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Robert C. Pendleton, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
Greetings to all members of the Utah Chapter of the American
College of Physicians
It is hard to believe that we are well beyond the half-way mark
for 2015. I hope that you, your clinical care teams, and your
families, have had a wonderful 2015 so far. The American College of
Physicians, and Utah Chapter, have been busy and I wanted to take
an opportunity to provide you with a couple of updates:
These are just a few of the many initiatives that have been
undertaken locally-Please call or email me if you have the time and
willingness to help lead these efforts. It remains a privilege to
be able to serve as the Governor of the Utah ACP Chapter.
Bob Pendleton, MD
ACP Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members are encouraged
to submit a clinical vignette about a patient they have found
interesting. Vignettes should be submitted electronically by the
primary author between now and September 1, 2015 at 5 pm. Three
finalists will be chosen to present their vignettes on the evening
of Tuesday, September 22 at the University of Utah's Health
Sciences Education Building. Dinner will be served. Please join
Join your colleagues Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00pm at Lumpy's
Downtown for Paint Nite! Don't miss this great opportunity to
network with colleagues, enjoy food and drinks, and have fun
painting! Paint supplies, drinks, and appetizers are all included
with your reservation (no charge). Sign-up quick! Seats
are limited. Guests welcome.
Meeting: View our full agenda and register online.
Poster Competition: The Medical Student and
Resident/Fellow Poster Competition will coincide with the annual
Utah Chapter Meeting February 26-27, 2016. All trainee
members are encouraged to submit research, clinical vignette, or
quality improvement posters for the competition. The call
for abstracts will open on December 1st, 2015 and close on February
1, 2016. All ACP members are welcome at the
*More information will be sent as these events get closer.
This year the American College of Physicians is celebrating 100
years of 'Leading Internal Medicine, Improving Lives'. The Internal
Medicine meeting held the usual array of educational sessions as
well as special centennial events celebrating the College's
"In 2015, we are celebrating not just 100 years of ACP but also
a century of internal medicine innovation," said Dr. David
Fleming, President, ACP. "ACP is proud to have continued
to evolve over the years to support and meet the changing needs of
our internal medicine physician members, who are diverse in
professional focus, but unified by a commitment to excellence."
In recognition of its 100th anniversary, ACP developed an online
historical facts, images, and anecdotes about the organization in a
Our chapter was fortunate to have not one, but two new Masters
advance at the convocation ceremony this year. We are privileged to
have Drs. Thomas H. Caine and Corwin Q.
Edwards in our community and part of our local ACP
Dr. Edwards was also honored by ACP with the Arnold P. Gold
Foundation ACP Award for Medical Humanism. This award is given to a
member who exemplifies compassion, empathy, and respect. Learn more
about the Gold
Thomas H. Caine, MD, MACP and Corwin Q Edwards, MD, MACP
In addition to our two Masters, Dr. David Fedor
celebrated his advancement to ACP Fellowship at the convocation
ceremony in Boston. Recent Utah Fellowship advancements
Nathan Allred, MD FACP
Brian Clements, MD FACP
Beverly Chang, MD FACP
Darin Checketts, MD FACP
Kathryn Eden, MD FACP
David Fedor, MD FACP
Timothy Johnson, MD FACP
Josh Labrin, MD FACP
Jennifer Scott, MD FACP
Marian Pham, MD FACP
Matthew Rondina, MD FACP
Von Welch, MD FACP
Fellowship in the College is an honor. It is a mark of esteem
from colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over
and above the practice of medicine. If you are interested in
learning more about becoming a fellow or are interested in our
expedited invited-Fellow pathway please contact Dr. Edwards.
Sonja Raaum won the 2014 Associates Clinical/Research Poster
competition in September for her research poster which was
presented at the 2015 national competition. She did an excellent
job representing our chapter.
Our Residents and Fellows committee hosts two annual
competitions with the winners from each being eligible for entry
into the national competition held during the Spring Internal
Medicine conference. Winners are automatically accepted into the
competition and will receive a travel stipend to attend the meeting
(location varies by year). The next competitions are:
September 22 - Clinical Vignette Competition: ACP Medical
Student and Resident/Fellow members are encouraged to submit a
clinical vignette about a patient they have found interesting.
Vignettes should be submitted electronically by the primary author
between now and September 1, 2015 at 5 pm. Three finalists will be
chosen to present their vignettes on the evening of Tuesday,
September 22 at the University of Utah's Health Sciences Education
Building. Dinner will be served. Please join us.
February 26 - Poster Competition: The Medical Student and
Resident/Fellow Poster Competition will coincide with the annual
Utah Chapter Meeting February 26-27, 2016. All trainee members are
encouraged to submit research, clinical vignette, or quality
improvement posters for the competition. The call for abstracts
will open on December 1st, 2015 and close on February 1, 2016. All
ACP members are welcome at the competition.
Contact Brittany Patterson for
information about the competition.
Twelve resolutions were voted on at the 2015 Spring Board of
Governors Meeting. Click here to see how our chapter
responded as well as the outcome of each resolution from the
A request for your thoughts on the 2015 fall resolutions will be
sent out in September. We look forward to hearing your
Utah ACP Chapter Meeting 2015 Slideshow
Under the leadership of Drs. Karli Edholm, Nate
Allred, and Kristen Reis our Utah Annual
Scientific meeting was a resounding success! It was a fantastic
educational session, opportunity for collaboration with the Society
Supporting Leadership in Internal Medicine (SSLIM) and networking
with peers, and celebration of Utah's newest Masters in the
College- Dr. Thomas Caine and Corwin
Edwards. We are already looking forward to the 2016 meeting on Feb
26/27 - we look forward to seeing you there!
The clinical vignette competition was held alongside our annual
scientific meeting activities on Friday, February 27. We had 24
entries into the competition and from those entries four
outstanding clinical vignettes were chosen to be presented:
The entire clinical vignette submissions and case briefs are
judging was very close and we are happy to announce Uyen T.
Lam, MD was our 1st place winner; Dr. Lam will be invited
to join our leaders at the 2016 ACP National Meeting to be held in
Thank you to all who entered and a special thanks to
David Fedor, MD; Josh Labrin, MD; and
Andrea Nelson, MD for taking time out of their
busy schedules to judge this event. Last but not least this event
couldn't be done without the time and leadership devoted each year
by Residents and Fellow Committee: Dr. Kencee Graves, Dr.
Scott Woller, and Dr. Julianna Desmarais
- thank you!
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We are excited to announce that ACP and EBSCO Health are
collaborating to provide ACP members with free access to the most
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earn FREE CME from Annals of Internal Medicine! Hosted by Geno
Merli & Howard Weitz, two, seasoned clinicians, educators, and
comedians who answer questions from preoperative evaluations to
clinical puzzlers. Each episode reviews topics essential for anyone
practicing internal medicine or its subspecialties.
ACP Practice Advisor continues to improve and expand. First
offered as Medical Home Builder, the online tool provides practice
assessment based on national standards related to PCMH and the
input of experts, contains content on a wide variety of topics, and
hosts a large library of resources to be used by practices
interested in improving their clinical and practice operations.