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Rhode Island Governor's Newsletter February 2019

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Happy 2019 to all!

Happy 2019 to all!


Register Now for Chapter Scientific Meeting

Registration is now open for the RI Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting which is being held on March 20, 2019. Please join us for an exciting day!


Click here for the full brochure.

Meeting highlights:

  • Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind
  • SEP Module—Hospitalist Medicine
  • Update on Wellness and Burnout
  • Aggressive vs. Permissive Therapy
  • ACP College Update
  • Yoga and Meditation Workshops
  • Keynote: A Medical Mid-Life “Crisis”...and Gift
  • Poster and Podium Competitions

NEW THIS YEAR: Please consider bringing a new colleague who has yet to discover the benefits of being an ACP member. You'll each get a discounted rate!!



Internal Medicine Interest Group at Brown Medical School

Kudos to this past year's IMIG group:

Olivia Ziegler, Michelle Kwan, Katie Hsai and Kelsey Anderson

The IMIG hosted many interesting and popular events and worked hard to increase the medical student ACP membership up to 242 out of 566 students. This has brought our chapter's membership to a new high with a membership rate at 42.8%!

Below is a picture from the IMIG Careers in Internal Medicine Panel held on 12/5/18 at the Alpert Medical School:


Kelly Skrabel AMS ‘19; Drs. Audrey Kupchan, General Internist; Jill O’Brien, Hospitalist; and Kate Mayans, PGY 3

Please welcome the new members of the IMIG council:

Jessica Cao, Michelle Xiong, Sachit Singal, and Roger Winters. Olivia Ziegler has agreed to stay on to be a link to 3rd and 4th year students.

Their first event will be the IMIG Subspecialties Fair on Feb 26 from 6-7:30 pm at the Alpert Medical School.



Doctor's Dilemma

Our Annual Medical Jeopardy competition was held on November 28, 2018. It was an exciting evening, and kudos to all who participated:


The winning team was from Kent Hospital, and will be competing in the national competition in Philadelphia at IM 2019. The first round will be held on April 11. Please come and cheer them on!


Drs. Ali Alkhayat, Roshan Shah and Christelle Nzugang



Council of Residents

A fun time was held by all who attended the event at The Great Escape Room on Jan 10, 2019. The challenge was solved with great group effort and with time to spare! The group included residents from all the residency programs who then went out for some food and drink afterwards.


The next event is being planned for early April, which will be a panel and discussion about decision making and choices for life after residency. Details to follow soon!



Council of Early Career Physicians

Our ECP Council held an event last September at the Rooftop at the Providence G. The topic was Advocacy and an informal discussion was held, led by our new HPPC Chair, Dr. Pam Egan. Our guest speaker was Dr. Mike Migliori, who is the Chair of the Public Laws Committee for the Rhode Island Medical Society.


The next ECP event will be held on February 28, 2019 at Red Stripe at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be: Are You Where You Should Be? Review new CME/OC requirements over drinks and food with quest speaker, Dr. Yul Ejnes, Member, Board of Directors, ABIM.



ACP Resolutions

The last Board of Governors meeting was held in September in Seattle, Washington. Here is a photo of your Governor with your Governor-Elect, Kelly McGarry, hard at work at one of the workshops.


At each Board of Governors meeting, proposed Resolutions are discussed and voted upon. They are then sent to the Board of Regents for final action. Click here for a summary of the outcomes from that meeting.

The next BOG meeting will be in April in Philadelphia, prior to IM 2019. Seventeen (17) resolutions will be heard. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by Tuesday, March 26.



Treasurer's Report

Thomas Reznik, MD, MPH, FACP

This past fiscal year again demonstrated our ongoing financial health as a small-to-medium chapter. We continue to maintain our goal of having 6 months of our yearly operating budget in reserve while expanding chapter initiatives. Approximately one-third of our budget goes towards the annual chapter meeting. We continue to maximize revenue streams to support this endeavor. We anticipate increased expenditures in this fiscal year to support transition to a new governor and compensation of chapter support staff. Detailed budget and expenditure statements are available upon request by contacting our Chapter Administrator Roni Phipps by email.



Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

Mark your calendars for IM 2019 which is being held in Philadelphia. Registration is open.

The following is a list of new Fellows who are invited to participate in Convocation:

Tanya Ali, MD FACP

James Yess, MD FACP

Kristina Berglund, MD FACP

Subhankar Maitra, MBBS MRCP FACP

Leslie C Mohlman, MD FACP

Vanessa M Britto, MD MSc FACP

Stephanie A Catanese, MD FACP

Carol M Dorros, MD FACP

Carolina Fonseca Valencia, MD FACP

Nancy C Lasson, DO FACP

Thomas E Reznik, MD FACP

Lauren Schlanger, MD FACP

Laura G Shawhughes, MD FACP

Hugo M Yamada, MD FACP


Hope to see you all on March 20 for our Annual Chapter Meeting!


Audrey Kupchan
ACP Governor, RI Chapter


Kelly McGarry