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Utah Governor's Newsletter July 2018

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Mary H. Parsons, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Mary H. Parsons, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

 


Greetings from the Governor

Hello to all members of the Utah Chapter of the ACP! It has been a busy time since our last newsletter! The annual meeting of ACP in New Orleans 4/19-21 was attended by 47 members of our chapter this year. Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Rojas, Dr. Yaw Boateng, Dr. Rachel Mitchell and Dr. Dolly Peach who attended convocation in honor of their advancement to Fellows of the ACP!

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Then Leadership Day was held in Washington DC May 22-23. Dr. Caroline Milne, Dr. Emily Signor and Dr. Matthew Mulligan and I met with 5 of our Utah congressional offices to advocate for our ACP priorities around

  1. Expanding coverage and stabilizing the insurance market
  2. Reducing unnecessary administrative tasks on physicians and patients
  3. Reducing prescription drug costs
  4. Funding for workforce, medical and health services research, and public health initiatives
  5. Promoting continued action to address the epidemic of opioid use
  6. Reducing firearms-related injury and death
  7. Making graduate medical education funding more effective

Our own Dr. Anna Maria Lopez was also there but has moved to Philadelphia in her role of President of the ACP this year.

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As they say, “all politics are local!” The fall meeting of the Utah Medical Association will be held September 14-15, 2018 at the City Creek Marriott. We should have 11 seats as delegates. Please let me know if you will be able to represent us and save the date! The first call for delegates has gone out and we can be a strong voice for internal medicine and the interests of our patients.

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time if you have ideas to make our chapter an even better professional home for you. Have a wonderful summer!

Mary Parsons, MD, FACP

If you've ever considered getting more involved with ACP you can learn more about joining our leadership committee by contacting us at

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ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY

Upcoming UTAH Advocacy Events

September 14-15, 2018 – UMA House of Delegates

Our chapter is looking for physicians to send as Utah Chapter ACP delegates to the 2018 UMA House of Delegates meetings, which will be held on September 14 – 15, 2018, at Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek.

At this engaging two-day event, you'll have opportunities to network with colleagues, preview emerging issues, hone your leadership skills, and participate in making policy for medicine in Utah and directing the efforts of your professional association for the coming year. Whether you are a first-time delegate or a seasoned veteran, it's an event you won't want to miss! Learn more here.

We have a block of seats reserved for the Utah chapter ACP. If you are interested in participating please respond to this email by August 1, 2018. Note that if you are not already a UMA member you will need to sign up for UMA membership in order to be a delegate.

Fall 2018 Resolutions – feedback requested

Sixteen (16) resolutions will be heard at the Fall 2018 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting in Seattle, WA. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the brief survey here by September 21st.

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Chapter & National Meetings

2018 Utah Chapter Meeting

The annual Utah chapter meeting this past March was a huge success! It was an overall amazing 1 ½ days! Big thank you to all the speakers and planning committee.

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Save the date: 2019 UTAH Chapter Meeting

March 1-2, 2019| Salt Lake City, UT | Intermountain Doty Education Center

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Utah Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2, 2019. In addition to the usual multitude of great talks, this two-day event will feature:

  • Guest keynote speaker Dr. Ana Maria Lopez
  • Social event and award ceremony
  • ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) medical knowledge points
  • And more…

You won't want to miss this - save the date on your calendar today! Exact schedule and details will be released soon.

2019 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting

April 11-13 | Philadelphia, PA | Philadelphia Convention Center

Learn more and register online.

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Awards & Recognition

C. Gregory Elliott, MD, MACP was honored with the Legacy of Life Award. Read more.

 

The 2018 awards ceremony coincided with our chapter meeting to honor five Utah Chapter members:

ACP Mastership Award – Kathleen Cooney, MD MACP

Laureate Award – Karli Edholm, MD FACP

C. DuWayne Schmidt Community Service Award – Adam Spivak, MD

Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Award – Eric Moore, MD & Anish Bhatnagar

Read more.

To suggest a colleague for our 2019 awards ceremony, please fill out our nominations form by August 1, 2018.

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Students, Residents & Fellows

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:

  • Fall 2018 – Clinical Vignette Competition: ACP Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members are encouraged to submit a clinical vignette about a patient they have found interesting. Three finalists will be chosen to present their vignettes during a dinner event on a weekday evening in fall 2018. More information will be coming soon.
  • Spring 2019 – Poster Competition: The Medical Student and Resident/Fellow Poster Competition will coincide with the annual Utah Chapter Meeting, Friday, March 1, 2019. All trainee members are encouraged to submit research, clinical vignette, or quality improvement posters for the competition. All ACP members are welcome at the competition.

Contact us for information about the competition.

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2018 Poster Competition

Friday, March 2 | Salt Lake City, UT | University Guest House

This is always a terrific event. We had 15 great poster submissions this year:

  • Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis In A Patient With Subacute Cough | Justin Costello
  • Shiitake mushroom-induced flagellate dermatitis | Serena Fang
  • A Case of Altered Mental Status: Recent Clinical Diagnostic Guidelines Allow More Timely Treatment for Autoimmune Encephalitis | Laura Gardner
  • Montelukast: A Simple, Effective Treatment for GI side effects in patients taking Dimethyl Fumarate for Multiple Sclerosis | James Gardner
  • A Diagnostic Approach to Diarrhea in Immunocompromised | Olesya Ilkun
  • Paraneoplastic Guillain-Barre Syndrome | Eric Johnson
  • Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia in a patient with Hypercalcemia | Brian Locke
  • IgG kappa Multiple Myeloma presenting as Hyperviscosity Syndrome | Christopher Nevala-Plagemann
  • Coxsackievirus: A Case of Sepsis and Rash in an Adult | Lindsey Snyder
  • Hyperammonemia: A Rare but Serious Complication of Bariatric Surgery | Josephine Wright
  • A case of wound botulism associated with skin popping | Jessica Zurko
  • Family Satisfaction in the Huntsman Cancer Hospital Intensive Care Unit | Thomas Anderson
  • A new role for NAP1L1 in human platelets under septic conditions | Hans Schwertz
  • Evaluation of the Likelihood of Specific Press Ganey® Outpatient Medical Practice Survey Questions to Receive a Perfect Score | Andrew Stephens
  • Out-of-pocket drug costs, shared decision making, and ticagrelor use in acute myocardial infarction | Andrew Walker

Winners & Runners-up

The 8 individuals selected from a very competitive pool who presented their posters were:

  • Montelukast: A Simple, Effective Treatment for GI side effects in patients taking Dimethyl Fumarate for Multiple Sclerosis | James Gardner
  • A Diagnostic Approach to Diarrhea in Immunocompromised | Olesya Ilkun
  • IgG kappa Multiple Myeloma presenting as Hyperviscosity Syndrome | Christopher Nevala-Plagemann
  • A case of wound botulism associated with skin popping | Jessica Zurko
  • Family Satisfaction in the Huntsman Cancer Hospital Intensive Care Unit | Thomas Anderson
  • A new role for NAP1L1 in human platelets under septic conditions | Hans Schwertz
  • Evaluation of the Likelihood of Specific Press Ganey® Outpatient Medical Practice Survey Questions to Receive a Perfect Score | Andrew Stephens
  • Out-of-pocket drug costs, shared decision making, and ticagrelor use in acute myocardial infarction | Andrew Walker

All presenters received a cash prize. The winning presentation was submitted by Christopher Nevala-Plagemann, who presented the case IgG kappa Multiple Myeloma presenting as Hyperviscosity Syndrome, Dr. Nevala-Plagemann will join our leaders at the 2019 ACP National Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, PA.

A copy of the posters can be found here.

Congratulations to all who submitted for the 2018 ACP Utah Chapter Poster Competition and a special thanks to Drs. Balch, Schaecher, and Woller 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: Drs. Kencee Graves (Former Chair), Amanda Breviu (Current Chair), Lana McGill, and Eric Moore – thank you!

National research contest winner

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Congratulations to Adam Kilian, MD for winning the National Research Contest at ACP 2018 held in New Orleans, LA.

“It felt great to represent the University of Utah and be selected as a winner out of more than 160 national finalists! My presentation garnered a lot of attention at the conference. In the past year, our research has gained national acclaim and all 4 of our publications from my research month in residency at U of U have been incorporated into the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Better Care Playbook and The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. With the wide distribution of our articles, many health systems are now adapting our model for improving care for the most expensive 1% of patients. There is a lot of great energy and momentum around the work. The National ACP Meeting in New Orleans was a terrific conference overall. I am grateful to the Utah Chapter of ACP for making it possible for me to attend, and also to the U of U IM residency program for giving me time to write my articles! I am loving my fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan and looking forward to my upcoming second year of fellowship. I very much miss Salt Lake City and all of the great people at the Utah Chapter of ACP and the University of Utah IM Program! I hope you are all doing well. There's not a day that goes by that I'm not thinking of beautiful SLC! – Adam Killian, MD”

 

Clinical Vignette Competition

October 3, 2018 | Salt Lake City, UT | University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building

There will be another chance to win a trip to the 2019 ACP National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA at the Fall Clinical Vignette competition. Winners will be eligible for entry into the national competition held during Internal Medicine 2019 and will receive travel expenses to attend the meeting.

The clinical vignette competition is an opportunity for you to present a medical patient case that is an unusual presentation of a common disorder; or an uncommon disorder; or a something you found very interesting.

Once we receive your vignette, it will be reviewed without your name by 3 internists. Judging will be based on interest of the case, the clarity of presentation, originality, and importance. Five abstracts will be selected for presentation at the ACP Utah Chapter Clinical Vignette Competition on October 3, 2018 at 5:30pm. All 5 who present at the Vignette Banquet will receive a CASH PRIZE; the grand prize winner will receive travel expenses to present at IM 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Deadline for submissions is September 3, 2018 at midnight. View instructions here
  • Presenting a clinical vignette may count as your scholarly activity requirement for the Utah Internal Medicine Residency Program

Please contact us at with any questions. We look forward to seeing your submissions.

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