West Virginia Governor's Newsletter February 2019

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J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD FACP, ACP Governor

J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD FACP, ACP Governor


West Virginia Chapter Meeting Wrap-up

Congratulations to Kelly Gannon MD, FACP, for chairing an excellent chapter meeting. We have a long list of winners and honors.

Joseph Shapiro MD, MACP- our most recent Master


Sarah Sofka MD, FACP and Kristin Helmick MD, FACP, our 2018 Laureate Award winners


Taking home awards for teaching

Britton McJunkin MD, FACP

Charles Carter MD

Charles Meadows MD

Joel Yednock MD FACP


Two members received Volunteerism awards

Ashley Zawodniak MD

Jo Reece M D FACP

Winning our Resident Doctor's Dilemma Competition was the team from Marshall, headed by Eva Tackett MD, FACP and Samson Teka MD, FACP. This team will represent our chapter at the National Meeting in April.


Winning bragging rights for the Medical Students was the team from WVU-Morgantown.


We had a record breaking amount of posters presented in our poster session. There were 120 entries.

Congratulations to our winners:

Oral winners:

Research- Emily Fridenmaker, MD and Clinical Vignette – Andrea Stark MD

These two ladies will represent our Chapter at the National Meeting.

Poster Winners:

Research-YiWen Chen MD and Clinical Vignette- Matthew Lokant MD

Congratulations to all of our award winners.

Our Wellness Theme-”What Keeps Your Heart in Medicine”




Save the dates


April 11-13

ACP National Meeting in Philadelphia PA

Registration is FREE for all Medical Students

October 24-26 WV Chapter Meeting at Stonewall Resort



Year End Report of Chapter Finances

Accounting is holding about the same. After wrapping up the chapter meeting in October, our balance is $37,277.99. The total amount of registration fees and exhibitor fees taken in was $14,450.00. The total paid for the meeting was $19,897.70. Overall we had an overall profit of $4306.51 for the year and we ended with 1.39 years of reserves.



Volunteers Needed for User Experience Feedback for Online Learning Center

ACP's Medical Education Division is seeking volunteer members to participate in a brief (10 minute) user-experience feedback session related to web-based education redesign projects. As a thank you for participating, volunteers will receive a beautiful ACP-branded gift!

Volunteers will need a computer with internet access and a phone. Volunteers will need to have a ten-minute window available in January and February 2019, during Monday – Friday, between 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern. Interested volunteers should submit an email to Mandy Lawless, CME & Education Meetings. Further instruction will be sent via email to the first twenty (20) respondents.



ACP Releases New Edition of Ethics Manual

ACP released the seventh edition of its Ethics Manual on Jan. 15, published as a supplement to Annals of Internal Medicine and available online annals.org

New or significantly expanded sections of the ACP Ethics Manual include precision medicine and genetic testing, research and protection of human subjects, telemedicine, electronic communications, social media and online professionalism, electronic health records, and physician volunteerism.

A CME quiz and a MOC module are available for ACP members and subscribers to Annals of Internal Medicine.

For more information, please contact Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD Director of ACP's Center for Ethics and Professionalism.



Upcoming ACP Leadership Academy Webinars

Preparing for Retirement: Creating a Happy and Healthy Transition

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET

In this one-hour webinar, Charlene M. Dewey, MD, M.Ed., MACP, will discuss how to plan for a transition into retirement. The session will focus on the four must-know topics on the retirement timeline: saving/budgeting; health care coverage; maintaining your health and wellness; and caring for yourself and other loved ones. Participants will engage in planning activities and have the opportunity to ask questions.

There is no cost

Register Now