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Finalists for the Oral Presentations Announced

The WV Chapter is pleased to announce the 2021 Oral Competition finalists. The following medical students and residents will present at our January 20-21, 2022 chapter meeting and a winner from each category will be chosen at that time. The winners will be entered for the 2022 National Abstract Competition at the national meeting in April. Congratulations on making it to the final round!

Resident/Fellow-Research Saranya Dinesan- WVU Charleston Incidence and Epidemiology of Biliary Cancers in the Charleston Service Area and Comparison to a National Registry

Breanne Hayes-WVU Morgantown Influence of a Black Box Warning on Prescriptions of a Common Allergy & Asthma Medication

Julton Tomanguillo-WVU Charleston A Nationwide Analysis of Fluid Resuscitation Outcomes in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis

Resident/Fellow-Clinical Vignette Katie Bergman-WVU Morgantown Acute Q Fever in a West Virginian Goat Farmer

Justin Conte-WVU Morgantown An Interesting Case of Optic Neuritis and Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis

Shaden Daloub-Marshall Koebner Phenomenon Predisposing to Calciphylaxis in an End-Stage Renal Disease Patient: Advocating Early Injection Site Rotation

Eswar Gadde-WVU Camden Clark A Case of Variant of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Matt Lokant-WVU Morgantown Intravenous Drug Use: A Risk Factor for Cryptococcal Meningitis?

Medical Student- Clinical Vignette Jessica Arvon-WVU Morgantown Inpatient Management of Obesity Medicine

Ryan Hayes-WVU Morgantown Going Hemiballistic: A Case of Uncontrolled Diabetes Complicated by Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Hemichorea

Laurel Lloyd-WVU Morgantown Achromobacter Pneumonia: A Case of an Unlikely Microbial Culprit in an Immunocompetent Patient Braden Zimmerman-WVSOM A Clinical Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Scalded Skin Syndrome

The following medical student and resident are the winners of the Research and Quality Improvement categories and will not present during our January chapter meeting. However, their presentations have already been submitted for the 2022 ACP National Abstract Competition at the national meeting in April. Good luck!

Medical Student-Research Hannah Goebel-Lincoln Memorial Infertility Education for First and Second Year Osteopathic Medical Students with a Focus on Female Physician Infertility

Resident/Fellow-Quality Improvement Apoorva Iyer-WVU Morgantown Lung Cancer Screening – A Combined Clinician and Patient-Side Initiative to Improve Screening Rates

Thank you to all of the fellows, residents and medical students who submitted abstracts this year. We appreciate that you chose to contribute your work and submit for this competition. We received so many excellent abstracts this year, which made it very difficult for our abstract review committee to make their selections. We expect the quality of this competition to be exemplary. The Chapter’s Executive Director has already contacted all of the presenters listed above and have instructed them on how to prepare for their presentations.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting in January. Please watch for details to be sent soon.

BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.

Congratulations New West Virginia Chapter Fellow

  • Preston Seaberg, MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the West Virginia Chapter's newest Fellow. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.

National Award Winner

(October 8, 2021)-Congratulations to Asif Rahman, MD, FACP on achieving the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award national award

Join me in congratulating Dr. Raham on this tremendous accomplishment.


(October 8, 2021)-Congratulations to Karen E. Clark, MD, MACP, the newest West Virginia Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership.

Join me in congratulating Dr. Clark on this tremendous accomplishment.

Chapter Financial Report

(April 2021) Our Treasurer, Dr. Karen Clark, provided us with our financial report to keep members informed about the status of the Chapter.

View the report

ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(Spring 2021) Wondering about West Virginia's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.