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GOVERNOR'S NEWSLETTER September 2015

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Dr. Pendleton
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:

  1. 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 and networking, 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!
  2. The centennial ACP Internal Medicine in Boston was spectacular. In addition to recognizing Dr. Thomas Caine and Corwin Edwards, we also had the opportunity to celebrate with our new Fellow David Fedor, and our poster presentation winner Sonja Raaum.
  3. Nationally, ACP has been successfully advocating for our profession and our patients and was instrumental in recent MOC changes announced by the ABIM as well as legislation passed in April to better align physician payment with better care and a repeal of the SGR.

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.

Warmest Regards,

Bob Pendleton, MD FACP

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Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

September 22, 2015 - 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.

October 20, 2015 - Early Career Physicians Social, Paint Nite

Paint Nite

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.

February 26-27, 2016 - Annual Utah Chapter Scientific Meeting & Poster Competition

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 competition.

May 5-7, 2016 - Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, DC

Learn more.

*More information will be sent as these events get closer.

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Recap of Internal Medicine 2015 Meeting - Boston, MA

April 30 - May 2, 2015 | Boston, MA

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 history.

"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 timeline featuring historical facts, images, and anecdotes about the organization in a decade-by-decade format.

Utah Chapter Awardees & Advancements

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 chapter.

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 Award.

Masters

Masters of the American College of Physicians
ACP Internal Medicine 2015

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 include:

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.

Poster Presentation

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.

Sonja Raaum

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.

Spring 2015 Resolutions

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 meeting.

A request for your thoughts on the 2015 fall resolutions will be sent out in September. We look forward to hearing your opinions.

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Recap: Utah Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

February 27-28, 2015 | Salt Lake City, UT | University of Utah Guest House

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!

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Clinical Vignette Competition

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:

  • David Gill, MD - An Atypical "Cold"
  • Uyen T. Lam, MD - Bouncing Eyes and Tremulous Limbs
  • Ross Smith, MD, JD - Why Is This Guy's Head Full of Blood?
  • Devin West, MD - Congratulations, Your HgbA1c is Great!

The entire clinical vignette submissions and case briefs are available. The 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 Washington, DC.

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!

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.

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