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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 how fast the past four years have gone. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Utah Governor for ACP during this time. The opportunity to both represent your voice nationally, and to see the impact that each of you has on your patients and communities have been both humbling and inspiring. I have been most appreciative to work so closely with an amazing leadership team including Brittany Patterson, our chapter director – the passion, energy, innovative ideas, and leadership that each member of the leadership team has brought to the Utah Chapter has been incredible. Because of them, we have seen an 11% growth in chapter membership, recorded the highest attendance at our annual Scientific meeting, received the Chapter Excellence award each of the past 4 years, begun to be active in public policy, and had our highest attendance at national leadership day. These are just a few of the results this group has achieved, but perhaps most importantly, they have made our chapter feel like a meaningful professional home.
Finally, I am so excited to watch the Chapter achieve new heights under the leadership of Dr. Mary Parsons. I have no doubt she will provide amazing leadership for the Chapter and I encourage each of you to reach out to Mary and to find ways to be involved.
Bob Pendleton, MD FACP
If you've ever considered getting more involved with ACP you can learn more about joining our leadership committee by contacting Brittany Patterson.
Fourteen (14) resolutions will be heard at the Spring 2017 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting in San Diego, CA. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the brief survey here form by Friday, March 24.
March 30 – April 1, 2017 | San Diego, CA | San Diego Convention Center
San Diego is often referred to as “America's Finest City” and for good reason. San Diego, CA, has fabulous beaches, year-round warm temperatures, and clear skies. San Diego's vibrant communities each have unique characters that will win your heart. Come and enjoy the best of both worlds— outstanding education in a location that offers countless opportunities for recreation, including world-class resorts, amusement parks, golf courses, deep-sea fishing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking. San Diego has something for everyone!
Learn more and register online.
February 10 – 11, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT | University of Utah Guest House
Another successful Utah Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting was held just a few short weeks ago. This event couldn't be done without the time and leadership devoted each year by Scientific Meeting Committee: Drs. Karli Edholm (Chair), Nate Allred, and Kristen Ries – thank you!
Slides and presentation materials are available on our website, including a video of the keynote presentation, 'In Search of Joy in Practice’ by Christine Sinsky, MD.
Awards & Recognition
The 2017 awards ceremony honored three Utah Chapter members: Kencee K. Graves, MD FACP and Donna Milavetz, MD FACP were presented with the ‘Laureate Award’ for their commitment to excellence in medical care and in service to the community; and Susan M. Berkebile, MD was presented with the ‘C. DuWayne Schmidt Community Service Award’ for her distinguished humanitarianism and voluntary contributions in medicine and the Utah ACP. Read more about our 2017 awardees here.
To suggest a colleague for our 2018 awards ceremony, please fill out our nominations form by June 30, 2017.
2017 Doctors Dilemma
At the Utah Chapter ACP Meeting, we play a game of medical jeopardy called Doctor's Dilemma. This was our 3rd year of this event and each year the chapter chooses two team captains and those teams compete at the meeting. This year, the chapter chose the theme of “North versus South” for the competition.
2017 Teams: North (University of Utah, VA) vs. South (Intermountain, community)
The winning team this year was South; a donation of $50 per person ($250 total) was made on their behalf from ACP to The Fourth Street Clinic. Congratulations to the South team on their victory! This theme will likely continue in to the 2018 so the North can have a shot at redemption.
Work is already underway in planning the 2018 chapter meeting. If you have ideas or suggestions for improvement please don't hesitate to contact Brittany Patterson we appreciate your feedback and support.
Nominate a Top Colleague!
Do you have a colleague who always goes out of the way to put his patients at ease or mentor new physicians? Maybe she solved a tricky throughput problem or led a safety initiative. If so, we would like to hear about it.
We're seeking candidates for our annual chapter awards ceremony to be held at our 2018 annual meeting. The ceremony will recognize physicians who made notable contributions to the field in 2017, whether through exceptional clinical skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.
To suggest a colleague, please fill out our nominations form by June 30, 2017. The more nominations, the better! Thanks for your participation.
Our Residents and Fellows committee hosts three 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 Brittany Patterson or information about the competition.
February 10, 2017| Salt Lake City, UT | University Guest House
This is always a terrific event. Each year we have more and more participation; this year we had a record-breaking 32 entries into the competition; 14 clinical and 18 research cases. From those entries ten outstanding posters (five from each category) were selected as finalists for this year's competition. You can view a PDF of all the posters here.
Winners & Runners-up
As the grand prize winner, Dr. Kilian will be traveling to New Orleans, LA to present his poster at the National ACP 2018 competition.
Congratulations to all who submitted for the 2017 ACP Utah Chapter Poster Competition! These were outstanding posters. We are very proud of our trainees.
Thank you to all who entered and a special thanks to Megan Engelen, DO; Adriana Rojas, MD; and Sonny Win, 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: Drs. Kencee Graves (Chair), Amanda Breviu, and Scott Holmstrom – thank you!
Clinical Posters - ALL
Research Posters - ALL
September 28, 2016 | Salt Lake City, UT | University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building
The clinical vignette competition was held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. A total of 23 clinical vignettes highlighting fascinating cases observed at University Hospital, VA Medical Center, and Intermountain Medical Center were submitted.
The six individuals selected from a very competitive pool who presented their Clinical Vignettes were:
All presenters received a cash prize. The winning presentation was submitted by Dawn Miller, who presented her case, The Way to a Man's Heart is through his Pancreas. Dr. Miller will join our leaders at the 2017 ACP National Meeting to be held in San Diego, CA.
Abstracts Submitted by Housestaff, Fellows & Medical Students
A copy of the Clinical Vignette Booklet can be found here.
Congratulations to all who submitted for the 2016 ACP Utah Chapter Clinical Vignette Competition and a special thanks to Yaw Boateng, MD; Amy Cowan, MD; and Erik Riessen, 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: Drs. Kencee Graves (Chair), David Glodowski, Amanda Breviu, and Scott Holmstrom – thank you!
March 21, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT | Wasatch Brew Pub
Join your colleagues on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at Wasatch Brew Pub for an Early Career Physician social.
Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other early career physician colleagues, enjoy food and drinks, and have fun! Food and drinks are all included with your reservation (no charge). Please RSVP here so we can get a head count for our table. Guests are welcome.
If you have ideas for a fall social event we want to hear from you! Email Brittany Patterson.
ACP and AAFP have released a clinical practice guideline. The guideline presents evidence and provides clinical recommendations based on the benefits and harms of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for the treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years or older. The joint guideline was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on Jan. 17. Read the clinical practice guideline here.
ACP has released a clinical practice guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. The guideline was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on January 3 and serves as an update to the 2012 ACP guideline on the same topic. This guideline is endorsed by American Academy of Family Physicians. Read the clinical practice guideline here.
ACP has released a clinical practice guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on the noninvasive treatment of low back pain. The guideline was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on February 14 and serves as a partial update to ACP's 2007 guideline on the same topic. Read the clinical practice guideline here.
Nancy E. Gundersen, MD FACP
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Thomas John Kottarathil, MD
Lana McGill, MD
Maisa Morris, MD
Robert V. Smith
Eric Snelson, DO
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