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Tennessee Governor's Newsletter January 2019

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Tracey E. Doering, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Tracey E. Doering, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Update

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had some quality time during the holiday season. I wanted to share a few things with you that you might be interested in. Please email me with any ongoing issues.

The future of MOC is being actively discussed and I wanted to call your attention to this recent draft report for comment. It came from the Vision Commission, and you should have received an email about it. The report can be found on the chapter web site. Please provide comments to the ABMS.

The Board of Regents made their final decisions on the resolutions presented at the fall BOG meeting and I wanted to share those with you. Please see the posting for details.

The local chapter of the AHA has approached our organization on a campaign regarding BP management and treatment. They are looking to partner with clinics, groups, physicians to help us to reach targets for our patients. They have several resources for us to use. See the information posted on the chapter web site for Target: BP and Control Rates and Data Submission .

I am encouraging local groups to get together regionally, (students, residents, outpatient physicians, subspecialists and hospitalists). Please contact me from your region in you are interested in having such-these are evening get-togethers, or can be on weekends. Local leaders can help you plan and do it. Our wellness champions will hopefully be visiting your regions also, and we can combine such!

One more reminder about the national meeting, held this year in Philadelphia. Please plan to attend. You can find full information on the College's web site.

Thanks for all you do for your patients, colleagues and our profession!