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Mary H. Parsons, MD, FACP, ACP 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!
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
Our own Dr. Anna Maria Lopez was also there but has moved to Philadelphia in her role of President of the ACP this year.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
You won't want to miss this - save the date on your calendar today! Exact schedule and details will be released soon.
April 11-13 | Philadelphia, PA | Philadelphia Convention Center
Learn more and register online.
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
To suggest a colleague for our 2019 awards ceremony, please fill out our nominations form by August 1, 2018.
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:
Contact us for information about the 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:
The 8 individuals selected from a very competitive pool who presented their posters were:
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!
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”
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.
Please contact us at with any questions. We look forward to seeing your submissions.
A new policy paper, approved by the Board of Regents and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, examine the unique challenges women face within U.S. health care system and calls for policies to better support them. The paper address a wide range of issues, such as support for paid family and medical leave, recommendations on policies to reduce domestic violence, sexual abuse and harrassment, and participation in clinical trials.
In partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, ACP is offering a flexible, 18-month-long Certificate in Physician Leadership. Participants may select the Hospital Medicine track or beginning this July, the General Internal Medicine track.
The program includes a combination of formal training through 43.5 hours of webinar or live coursework, online group discussions facilitated by leaders in internal medicine, and a capstone project that will demonstrate successful mastery of leadership concepts.
This program offers exclusive training by leadership experts and important career-building skills. In addition, ACP provides participants with access to a number of professional development and membership engagement opportunities.
ACP has partnered with The Curbsiders, a podcast hosted by internist, focusing on internal medicine-related topics, to launch a monthly CME-accredited series. The first ACP-Curbside podcast focuses on ACP's recent guidance statement on A1C targets for people with type 2 diabetes. After listening to the podcast, ACP members can log on to ACP's Online Learning Center to claim CME credit and MOC points.