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By Joyce E. Wipf MD, FACP - WA-ACP Governor
by Matt Hollon MD, MPH, FACP
SPOKANE SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
66th Annual Scientific Meeting
ACP Sponsored Event
The Washington State Chapter of the ACP continues as the lead sponsor of SSIM's annual meeting and this year ACP leads off the meeting with the American College of Physicians Fellowship and Speaker Dinner-on Friday, March 6th at 6:00 pm. Please join us for a dinner celebration, at the Historic Davenport Hotel, for those new to ACP and those recently elected to fellowship. All ACP members are welcome to attend. This dinner will allow time to connect with colleagues and meet some of the SSIM Annual Meeting faculty. Registration is required so please see the meeting registration form accessed at: http://www.spokanesocietyim.org
This year's "Update in Internal Medicine 2015" meeting occurs the following day, Saturday, March 7th. The meeting will feature an update on cutting edge Hepatitis C treatments by expert Dr. Terry Box. Dr. David Spach from the University of Washington will present an Infectious Disease 2015 update. Dr. Steve Mcgee, back by popular demand, will have more physical exam pearls.
Other topics include; an update on thromboembolism, high value care in clinical practice, prostate imaging, common skin rashes and our ever popular panel presentations, "The Concise Consultant". Please visit the SSIM website to download a meeting registration form: http://www.spokanesocietyim.org
All in all, the SSIM meeting will be an amazing opportunity for both hospital-based and office-based internists, as well as other specialists and primary care providers, to hear a broad range of updates in areas relevant to the care of adult patients. As this year's meeting will be held on Saturday only, for those traveling to Spokane, consider making an extended weekend out of it by visiting one of the five major ski resorts (Schweitzer Mt., Silver Mt., 490 North, Mt. Spokane, Lookout Pass) within a 2 hour drive of downtown Spokane.
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ACP Leadership Day - May 20 & 21
The 22nd annual ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill will be held May 20-21 in Washington DC.
Leadership Day enables the College to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and bring our issues to the attention of U.S. lawmakers. This motivated and engaged delegation will assist the chapter greatly in our advocacy efforts.
The two-day event will provide ACP members with advocacy and/or media training, an update on the College's priority legislative issues, briefings by members of Congress, administration officials, and key Capitol Hill staffers, and an opportunity to meet with your state's elected officials.
Council members funded by the WA chapter to attend this year include Matt Hollon, Paul Kassab, Doug Lindahl, Hani Murad, Sundance Rogers and Cathrine Wheeler. Several residents and students will also receive chapter funding to attend Leadership Day. Carrie Horwitch and Vamsi Kanneganti will also be attending. A great delegation from our Chapter!
Scientific sessions were well-attended and well-received.
Doug Lindahl presenting the Internist of the Year award to James Bales Jr.
Mark Beiter presenting the Golden Apple Award to LTC George Mount
Pictured: Douglas S. Paauw MD, MACP Outstanding Medical Student Award Winner Emily Cedarbaum, MPH and Doug Paauw
Resident competitions at the 2014 chapter meeting included oral presentations, poster presentations and the always-popular Medical Jeopardy match. Students participated in a poster presentation competition. We were lucky to have the opportunity to learn from our colleagues-in-training.
Rachel Safran, MD, Providence Spokane resident, won the oral presentation competition with her talk entitled Testosterone Supplements: Hardly a Stroke of Genius.
Resident Rachel Safran (Providence Spokane) won the resident oral presentation and a trip to the ACP Spring Meeting in Boston.
CPT Victoria F. Sullivan, MD (MAMC) won $750 for the outstanding resident poster entitled Achalasia Leading to Acute Respiratory Failure.
University of Washington residents (Drs. Brian Bechtold, Eric LaMotte and April Schachtel) prevailed over teams from Providence Spokane, Virginia Mason, and Madigan Army Medical Center to win a trip to the National ACP Doctor's Dilemma competition in Boston, April 30-May 2, 2015.
If you attend the national meeting, please take the time to cheer on our Washington State team!
UW residents April Schachtel, Eric LaMotte, Brian Bechtold will compete against other Doctor's Dilemma/Resident Jeopardy teams at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Boston. Click here for more Jeopardy photos.
University of Washington medical student Huat Chye Lim won $250 in the student poster competition for Sleep Well: A Retrospective Database Analysis of Patient Risk Stratification, Clinical Deterioration and Vital Sign Collection Frequency at an Academic Medical Center.
Pictured: Student Huat Chye Lim receiving his award from Jason Sapp
Membership Committee Report
By Kemi Nakabayashi MD FACP, Membership Committee Chair
We're off to a promising start this year as we held our first membership conference call on January 19. The purpose of the meeting was to engage our new and regional council members in a discussion about how to reach out to recruit and retain members in our chapter, including those residing outside greater Seattle, medical subspecialists, academic internists, and also bridge the gap of residents and fellows to early career physician members. Matt Hollon (Spokane), Hani Murad (Tri-Cities), and Flint Orr (Yakima) joined Seattle area council members and representatives Mark Beiter, Paul Kassab, Bob Thong, chapter governor Joyce Wipf and me.
Also participating were Gary Forbes from Port Townsend and Oren Fix, a hepatologist who moved back to Seattle from UCSF where he had served on the membership committee for the Northern California chapter. As a council, we do want to support the other areas of the state but need some grassroots effort. The next calls will attempt to focus on members farther west on the Olympic peninsula and SW Washington and Pullman with the potential for collaboration with the Oregon and Idaho chapters. If you are in any of these locals, please contact me at email@example.com with comments and any ideas for supporting your area.
The 2015 ACP Washington Chapter Scientific Session will be held Friday and Saturday, November 6- 7, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. Half-day pre-courses and MOC Modules will be held at the same venue on Thursday, November 5.
Be sure to mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you!