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Greetings to all members of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Physicians:
We wanted to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. The end of the calendar year marks a time of reflection and this past year the Utah ACP chapter has been vibrant and active. We have seen growth of our overall membership, recognition of excellence of numerous members through successful advancement to Fellowship in ACP, financial stability, and incredibly meaningful contributions by our members such as the Annual Scientific Session spearheaded by Dr. Kristen Ries and the Associates Poster competition led by Dr. Scott Woller. Further, I am excited about initiatives that the new year holds in store such as implementation of innovative approaches to ensure that ACP membership is most meaningful through efforts by the new chair of our Membership Committee, Dr. Galindo, the launch of our early career physician group by Dr. Engelen, and IM 2014 in Orlando Florida.
Healthcare continues to undergo transformative changes with the only certainty being a relentless push towards greater accountability for the value of care we provide to our patients. I am proud that ACP is positioned to be a leader in this movement and will be successful with the engagement and input by invaluable members such as yourself. We encourage you to participate through attendance of our 2014 national meeting in Orlando, our Utah Scientific Chapter meeting, and/or self-nomination to serve on one of our many committees outlined in this newsletter.
Thanks so much for all you do for ACP, and even more importantly for all you do in providing outstanding patient centered care to your patients. Happy Holidays!
Bob Pendleton, MD FACP
We had a wonderful Scientific Program this September. Bob Doherty, Senior Vice President of ACP Governmental Affairs and Public Policy was our keynote speaker and gave a great update on healthcare reform. All slides presented at the meeting are available online.
Dates for the 2014 Scientific Meeting will be announced soon.
Dinner and social before the poster presentations.
Dr. Woller has put together another wonderful event. There were tremendous accomplishments achieved by our housestaff and medical students this year. A total of 16 posters highlighting fascinating cases seen at all 3 institutions, including 3 posters of original research were submitted.
The below is a list of individuals who submitted posters for the competition this year. The breadth of those participation this year including submissions by medical students, residents, IMC TY Residents, and Dr. Hannah Gaedtke, leading by example as Chief Medical Resident.
First place winners were Miguel Teixeira, MSIV and Craig Robison, MD (Research). After much debate by our judges it was decided that Craig Robison would be the grand prize winner; Craig will be joining Adam Tinklepaugh, MD and our leaders to present their cases at the 2014 ACP National Meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida.
Thank you to all who entered and a special thanks to Nate Allred, MD; Linda Venner, MD; and Kristin Dascomb, 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 Dr. Scott Woller, Utah Chapter ACP Resident & Fellow Committee Chairman - thank you!
Submissions for the spring clinical vignette competition will be opening in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information.
Ten resolutions were voted on at the 2013 Fall Board of Governors Meeting. See how our chapter responded as well as the outcome of each resolution from the meeting.
The number of prescriptions filled for opioid pain relievers has increased dramatically, leading the CDC to identify prescription drug abuse a problem of "epidemic" proportions. To better equip physicians and other health professionals against this crisis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers two free online CMEs/CEs:
Have you considered playing a more active role in ACP? Our chapter is expanding our leadership committees and we are looking for energetic, motivated internists to help us lead the Utah Chapter of the American College of Physicians into this new age of healthcare. Committees we need help on include:
If you are intersted in hearing more about serving on any of the commitees above please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategic planning session, Fall 2013. From top left: Scott Woller, MD; Michael Galindo, MD; Tony Musci, MD; Doug Smith, MD, Megan Engelen DO; Kristen Ries, MD.
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BONUS - For every member recruited within the promotional period you will also be entered into the grand-prize drawing for a trip to Internal Medicine 2015 in Boston, MA. That includes registration, airfaire (up to $500), and four days of hotel accomidations.
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