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Wisconsin Governor's Newsletter December 2018

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Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Wisconsin Chapter

Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Wisconsin Chapter

 


Message from the Governor

Dear colleagues,

Warm greetings to you! As we enjoy these crisp fall days and prepare for the winter season and snow, I would like to share with you about the state and national ACP activities.

In September, we had another successful state chapter meeting and scientific session. The meeting was well attended and received excellent reviews from the attendees. The residents participated enthusiastically and here are the results of the winners in the vignette and displayed poster competitions.

The winners of the vignette competitions will receive support from the chapter to present at the ACP national meeting, Internal Medicine, in Philadelphia in April 2019. I would like to thank all of the residents and their mentors and program directors for their participation and support of the event. I would like to express my thanks to the Addis Costello Family for their ongoing financial support of the displayed poster winners. During the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, we recognized a few individual physicians with the state chapter awards for their contributions to their patients, communities and the field of medicine. Here are the list of awardees and the pictures from the event:

2018 ACP-WI Laureate Award: Paul B. Halverson, MD FACP
2018 ACP-WI Distinguished Internist of the Year Award: Douglas J. Reding, MD FACP
2018 ACP-WI Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award: Christine S. Seibert, MD FACP
2018 Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award: Nameeta M. Dookeran, MD FACP
2018 ACP-WI Community Based Physician and Mentor Award: Kyla R. Lee, MD FACP
2018 ACP-WI Young Internist of the Year Award: Adrian P. Umpierrez de Reguero, MD FACP

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Dr. Paul Halverson, FACP from Brookfield, WI accepts the 2018 ACP-WI Laureate Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP, as his nominator, Dr. Kesavan Kutty, MACP looks on. The Laureate Award is given to Fellow or Master of the College who demonstrates by example and conducts an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community and the College.

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Dr. Christine Seibert, FACP from Madison, WI accepts the 2018 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award is in memory of Dr. Helen Dickie, a renowned clinician and academic professor at the University of Wisconsin. She was also the first female Wisconsin Master of the College. This award recognizes an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career including leadership, exceptional patient care and medical education and/or research.

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Dr. Adrian Umpierrez de Reguero, FACP from Milwaukee, WI accepts the 2018 ACP-WI Young Internist of the Year Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Young Internist Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a young internist in primary care and medical education.

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Dr. Kyla Lee, FACP from La Crosse, WI accepts the 2018 ACP-WI Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award recognizes an exceptional community preceptor who has demonstrated a commitment to the mentoring of medical students and/or residents outside of major teaching centers.

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Dr. Douglas Reding, FACP of Westin, WI accepts the 2018 ACP-WI Distinguished Internist of the Year Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Distinguished Internist of the Year Award recognizes a career distinguished by diligent effort or remarkable achievements in medical practice.

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Dr. Nameeta Dookeran, FACP of Pewaukee, WI accepts the 2018 ACP-WI Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award recognizes an active internist noted for diligent effort or achievements in the socio-economic aspects of medical practice.

Our college representative was Dr. George Abraham, Chair of the Board of Governors, and I would like to thank him for taking time to attend the meeting and share the college's perspective with us and also present at our scientific meeting. A special thanks to our Program Chairs, Dr. Thapa and Dr. Shiffler and our excellent chapter staff for the smooth conduct of the meeting and all our faculty for volunteering their time to share their wisdom and knowledge with us. I would like to invite you to mark your calendars for the next Annual Chapter meeting on September 2019 at the Wisconsin Dells.

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Dr. Deep presented Dr. George Abraham with a customary cheesehead! 

I would like to thank all of the Annual Scientific Meeting attendees who donated to the Wisconsin Dells Food Pantry!

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Wisconsin Wins a 25th Anniversary John Tooker Evergreen All-Star Award

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program, the Evergreen All-Star Awards recognizes the Wisconsin Chapter's program, Hospitalist Committee. The program has contributed to the strength and breadth of ACP and its chapters, and demonstrated sustainability through successive leadership terms. Congratulations to the members who have served and continue to serve on the Hospitalist Committee!

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2018 Fall Board of Governors Meeting

In late September, I attended the Fall Board of Governors meeting in Seattle and participated in the discussions on the resolutions and heard updates from the college leadership. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with other chapter governors and the ACP Leadership and staff. I am always impressed by their knowledge and experience and it is a great learning experience for me. This year we had sent all our chapter members the resolutions that were to be discussed and received responses on several resolutions. We hope to involve our chapter members and solicit your input on the resolutions in the future. There was robust discussion and testimony presented on the resolutions and the BOG has sent these resolutions on to the Board of Regents. The final outcome and the Board of Regents decision on these resolutions will be available in the next several weeks.

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New Wisconsin Fellows

Congratulations to our newest Wisconsin fellows who were elected to this honor in November:

Richard Amankwah, MD FACP; Keshani Bhushan, MD FACP; Luis Fernando Guzman Sr, MD FACP; Brian Hilgeman, MD FACP; Oladapo Igandan, MD FACP; Hiren Pansheriya, MBBS MD FACP; Jeffrey R. Trimark, MD FACP

If you would like information on Fellowship, here is the link

If you have been elected to Fellowship within the past three years, and have not marched in a Convocation, I encourage to consider doing so. The next Convocation will be in Philadelphia on April 11, 2019. Please consider attending ACP Internal Medicine 2019 in Philadelphia from April 11-13, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Advocacy

Legislative Advocacy is one of our chapter activities and we have an active and enthusiastic Health and Public Policy Committee that I would like to thank for all you do to improve healthcare for all. The Wisconsin Doctor Day will be in Madison on May 1, 2019 under the auspices of the Wisconsin Medical Society. ACP Leadership Day in Washington, DC will be on May 14-15, 2019. Please consider attending both these events to advocate for our patients and our profession.

If you would like to participate in our Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting as faculty, require information about advancing to Fellowship, or would like to be more involved in our chapter activities, please contact me at noeldeep@yahoo.com.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year!

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