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Happy New Year to everyone! As we begin 2015, I wanted to share
a few fantastic announcements and reminders for your 2015
calendars. We have some exciting upcoming opportunities and hope to
see you this year. It is a great privilege to serve as your
Governor for ACP and I welcome your feedback. I would like to
provide you with a voice for your ideas and concerns and help you
maneuver through new ACP resources for excelling in your career.
Your opinions and thoughts about ACP provide me and your Virginia
Governor's Advisory Council with opportunities to focus on our
resources and make changes.
Look for an email in the near future with all the details of
ACP's Leadership Day participation in Washington DC in May
I hope your 2015 is off to a great start and you are able to
join us throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me at any
time so that ACP can be here to meet your needs. Also, please visit
us on our Virginia Facebook Page (ACP Virginia Chapter) to see new
topics and announcements.
Governor-elect for 2016-The ACP VA Chapter is
pleased to announce that our next Governor will be William
E. Fox, MD, FACP, from Charlottesville. Bill has been on
the VA ACP Governor's Council since 2004 and has served us well
with his leadership on the Health and Public Policy Committee. Last
year, he was awarded the national Richard Neubauer Award as the
2014 Advocate for Internal Medicine. He has organized and chaired
the delegation for Leadership Day since 2006 and served as a
consultant on the planning committee for the Chapter's annual
meeting and clinical update. Bill also has been awarded the
Virginia Young Internist Award as well as the Dr. Paul Florentino
Volunteerism Award. Dr. Fox is currently in private practice in
Charlottesville. He will begin his term as Governor-Elect at the
2015 Internal Medicine Meeting in Boston (April 30-May 2). His term
as Governor will begin in April 2016.
Mastership-It was announced in November that
Jerry Nadler, MD, FACP, Chair of Internal Medicine
at Eastern Virginia Medical School, will be awarded a Mastership at
the Internal Medicine 2015 meeting in Boston. Dr. Nadler has been
an outstanding member of the College as well as the Chapter. When
he began his career as Chair of Medicine at EVMS in 2008, a seat on
the Chapter's Governor's Council came with his role. He has
supported his residents and students in ACP activities including
abstract competitions, "Medical Jeopardy" teams, and
sending a delegation to Leadership Day. Dr. Nadler's professional
reputation extends far beyond the bounds of his own institutions.
He has served as an invited speaker at and on the planning
committees for prestigious national and international programs
(e.g. Gordon Conferences).
Dr. Nadler has served as a personal mentor to many successful
basic and clinical scientists. He has been a success as a generator
of younger leaders in endocrinology and has also received awards
from his institution for his skill and dedication to teaching.
We wish to congratulate Dr. Nadler on this recognition of his
excellence in medicine from his peers.
National Student Council Representatives
Announced-Chelsea Cockburn, was named as
a representative on the National ACP Council of Student Members for
a 4-year term beginning in April 2015. Chelsea is originally from
Harrisonburg, VA. She graduated from James Madison University with
a degree in Biology. Chelsea started the MD-PhD program at VCU in
2013 and will enter G1 in March in the Department of Microbiology
and Immunology. At VCU, she is the outgoing Co-president of IMIG,
as well as an Admissions Tour Guide, on the executive board of
Advocates for MD-PhD Women at VCU, and a trip leader for HOMBRE.
Outside of medical school, she enjoys singing in the Richmond
Symphony Chorus and taking part in triathlons and marathons.
Chelsea plans on doing a residency in Internal Medicine and a
fellowship in Infectious Disease and eventually finding a job where
she can utilize both of her degrees as well as pursuing her
interest in global health. WE are excited to have Chelsea on our
Centennial Legacy Award-ACP has awarded
Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, MACP, with Virginia's
Centennial Legacy Award. The award celebrates ACP's centennial by
recognizing one seminal chapter member whose service to the chapter
had a significant impact on the chapter's viability. Jeff
exemplifies ACP's core values of leadership, excellence, respect,
compassion, professionalism, and responsibility. Dr. Harris will
March for Convocation with other Centennial winners and will be
recognized for this award at our annual state Clinical meeting in
Free CME and MOC credit-Don't forget that the ACP website provides numerous ways to
get free CME and online MOC credit. A recent example of available
credits includes the following: High Value Care: Managing
Conflicts. The latest ACP High Value Care module, part of
ACP's High Value Care curriculum, offers three 10-minute lectures
covering basic topics and three "unfolding cases" for in-depth
learning about direct-to-consumer drug advertising, industry
sponsorship of clinical trials, and the art of communicating with
patients about sample medication. All content is accessible via
desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Free online CME credits
and MOC points are available for both the lectures and cases.
Access the High Value Care module on Managing Conflicts here.
In April 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA)
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) issued a mandate to
ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks (in patients
whose clinicians have determined ER/LA opioid analgesics to be an
appropriate treatment option).
The FDA has determined that a single, shared REMS is required
for all brand and generic extended-release (ER) and long-acting
(LA) opioid (narcotic) pain medicines. Under this REMS, the
companies producing ER/LA opioid analgesics are required to make
independent, accredited education/training available to all ER/LA
opioid analgesic prescribers. The FDA required manufacturers of
ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC),
comprised of 11 pharmaceutical companies, to support education for
prescribers of these medications. RPC-supported REMS education is
to be provided through accredited continuing education (CE)
activities supported by independent educational grants from these
ER/LA opioid analgesic companies.
To assist in this effort, the FDA has developed a Blueprint for
Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid
Analgesics ("FDA Blueprint") that is posted on the
website. More than 30 CME and CE providers-including ACP and its
curriculum partner Pri-Med-have been approved by the RPC to deliver
the FDA's REMS-compliant curriculum.
ACP and other CME and CE providers are required to deliver the
curriculum as provided by the FDA and created by their experts with
no deviation, including the use of brand names. The FDA's intent
was to standardize the curriculum and have the exact same message
and content delivered regardless of the CME or CE provider. It is
the provider's responsibility to ensure that their program
maintains compliance with Blueprint requirements. The ACP course
launched on June 15, 2013. It offers CME credit and is available
through ACP website and