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ACP offers a number of resources to help members make sense of the MOC requirements and earn points.
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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
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Patricia E. Sadler, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
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These new Fellows were inducted at the Convocation Thursday night in San Diego, California. Pictured below are from left to right are Dr. Simon Scalia, Dr. Michael Wagner, and Dr. Justin Garzone.
Congratulations to our up and coming talent in our chapter, the National Poster awardees! These medical students represent the South Carolina Chapter and hail from the Medical University of South Carolina.
From left to right: Heyward Mack, Meggan DeVeaux, Courtney Poston, Bastien Bacro-Duverger
Dr. Darilyn Moyer, EVP/CEO of the College, provided an encouraging update on maintenance of certification as outlined below:
ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from its 14,000 members of Advocates for Internal Medicine Network. Advocates communicate with their members of Congress on issues of importance to medical students, internists and their patients, and report the results back to ACP.
ACP members are not required to have existing relationships with their members of Congress to be Advocates. ACP gives these volunteers the tools necessary to develop and maintain relationships. The program is open to all membership categories. To enroll, register online.
Please refer your colleagues to the website JoinACP.com for more information on the merits of membership in the American College of Physicians.
A new ACP paper “Ethical Implications of the Electronic Health Record: In the Service of the Patient” addresses how EHRs can best serve the patient-physician relationship and patient care; patient autonomy, privacy, and confidentiality; and professionalism, clinical reasoning, and training.
The paper asserts that electronic health records should facilitate high value patient-centered care, strong patient-physician relationships, and effective training of future physicians. EHR use should assist and enhance clinical reasoning and the development of cognitive and diagnostic skills. Features such as copy-and-paste should be employed judiciously, reflect thought processes about the current patient encounter, and meet the ethical requirements for an accurate and complete medical record. The paper also addresses confidentiality issues and the risk of unauthorized disclosure and use of protected health information.
The paper was developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, and was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
ACP has released a clinical practice guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. The guideline was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on January 3 and serves as an update to the 2012 ACP guideline on the same topic. This guideline is endorsed by American Academy of Family Physicians.
ACP and AAFP have released a clinical practice guideline. The guideline presents evidence and provides clinical recommendations based on the benefits and harms of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for the treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years or older. The joint guideline was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on January 17.
Please plan to attend our state chapter meeting at the Charleston Marriott October 20-22, 2017. MOC credit and CME will be available.
As always, I appreciate the work of our council members, chapter members, and Ms. Debbie Shealy in developing and producing our annual chapter meeting as well as other contributions through the year.
Nathan Felding Bradford, MD, FACP
Amit G. Kachalia, MD, MBBS, FACP
Vinod E. Nambudiri, MD, FACP
Simon V. Scalia, MD, FACP
Peter L. Tilkemeier, MD, FACP
Leon Buffaloe, MD
Melanie Demattei, DO
Colby Grossman, MD
Mary Colleen O’Rourke, MD
Kimberly D. Rakes-Stephens, MD
Irene Richardson, MD
Jeffrey A. Rossi
Christopher Rubel, MD
Rafael David Sanchez, MD
Worku M. Wondafrash, MD