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Mark E. Pasanen, MD, FACP, Immediate Past Governor
I realize Dr. Carney has recently taken over as Governor of the
Vermont Chapter, but I hope you'll allow me one last newsletter, as
it's certainly been an exciting year for both national and Vermont
ACP. Highlights for the chapter include seeing my wonderful
colleague, Dr. Carney, take over as leader of the chapter, hosting
a wonderful scientific meeting in the fall in Stowe, having five
residents showcase their work at Internal Medicine 2015, and
sending a a representative Vermonter to Washington, DC as part of
Leadership Day. At the national level, there were great successes
for our patients and physicians, including (finally) the repeal of
the Sustained Growth Rate and tireless work advocating for a fair
and reasonable Maintenance of Certification process.
On a personal note, I want to thank you all for this incredible
opportunity. It has been my honor to represent the patients and
physicians of Vermont at the regional and national levels. For the
past year, I was also privileged to serve as the Chair of the
Chapters Subcommittee. This committee is charged with overseeing
and supporting the individual chapters. In this role, I also served
as a member of the Executive Council of the Board of Governors,
which represents Governors from around the world. This gave me the
opportunity to voice the opinions of Vermont at a national level.
It's really been an amazing journey and I encourage others to get
involved with the ACP. We're always looking for folks who want to
get more engaged, and I guarantee you'll find it fulfilling.
2015 VT ACP Chapter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the
Vermont Medical Society Meeting and will include the specialty
meetings for Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Location: Topnotch Resort - Stowe, VT
Internal Medicine 2016
Dates: Precourses - May 3-4, 2016; Scientific Program May 5-7,
Location: Walter E. Washing Convention Center, Washington, DC
Special events: This meeting will overlap with Leadership Day, with
a goal of increasing the opportunity for participation by ACP
Back in October, we enjoyed a wonderful VT Chapter Meeting at
Trapp Family Lodge. Showcasing the work of our Resident/Fellows is
one of my favorite parts of the meeting, and this year was no
exception. Among the fantastic abstracts submitted, the following
three were selected for oral presentation.
"The Fog": Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Edward W. Dunbar, MD
Use of Fecal Transplant in a Patient With C. Difficile
Induced MegacolonVishal Shah, MS, Markus Degirmenci,
MD, Aaron Cohn, MD, Peter Moses,
MD, and Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD
Systemic Sclerosis with Cardiac, Renal, and Rheumatologic
Sherrie Khadanga, MD
The following abstracts were invited and subsequently presented
at Internal Medicine 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Congrats to all
of our Resident/Fellows!
A Case of Adult-Onset Urea Cycle Disorder (VT Chapter
Winner)Tara Scribner-Metcalf and Jacqueline
Connective Tissue Disease and Recurrent ST-Elevation
Jonathan Halevy, MD
Delayed HHV-6 encephalitis in an allogeneic stem cell
Jacqueline O'Toole, DO
From Past to Present: Continuity of Care in a Resident
Clinic after a 4+1 Block Schedule ImplentationCharita Vadlamudi, MD, and Halle Sobel,
At the Internal Medicine 2015 meeting, we were joined by
numerous VT Chapter members and shared a wonderful reception with
our colleagues from all across New England. A special thanks to our
Massachusetts Governor Host, George Abraham, MD,
FACP for helping to arrange such a special evening.
We also welcomed three new ACP fellows, who participated in
Convocation.Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD, FACPPatricia King, MD, FACPHeather Smith, MD, FACP
For those of you interested in following the VT Chapter via
social media, our chapter has started a Twitter account and will be
tweeting information relevant to both local and national
healthcare. Please follow us at @VTACP
As part of your ACP benefit, a new evidenced-based clinical
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I want to offer my sincere thanks to Colleen Magne for all of
her help over the last 4 years - I certainly couldn't have done it
without her. And I also want to thank the fantastic members of our
Council over the last several year for their dedication and
assistance. I want to thank Dr. Carney for stepping up to the plate
to take on the Governor position and, once again, I thank you all
for your service to the people of Vermont. I wish you all a healthy
and happy summer.