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William N. Hannah, Jr, MC USAF, FACP, Governor
I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the New Year.
As I write this newsletter, I am looking forward to the upcoming
Centennial Events at the ACP Internal Medicine Conference in Boston
this coming April 30 through May 2, 2015. I hope all of you will
consider attending. Please
click this link to find out more about Internal Medicine
The USAF Chapter remains vibrant, and we continue to take
advantage of every opportunity to participate in ACP activities
despite the continued difficulties with traveling to non-federal
entity conferences. The chapter recently completed our annual
resident abstract competition, which was done virtually. I am
pleased to announce our competition winners:
Resident Clinical Vignette: Captain
Christopher Smith - Cough Cardioversion of Ventricular
Resident Research (Clinical): Captain
Cassandra Craig - Presence of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
and Anti-Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies in Patients with
Resident Research (QI): Captain
Christin Laufer - Hepatitis C Amongst Military
Retirees: To Screen or Not to Screen
All three of our competition winners will represent the Air
Force Chapter at the meeting in Boston. Captain Christin
Laufer is the winner of the annual Arthur Grollman Award
for the best scientific presentation.
For those of you who are interested, you can
view the abstracts and winning presentations.
Additional chapter activities include a very successful Early
Career Physicians (ECP) event in San Antonio, which focused on a
High Value Care presentation and an upcoming virtual jeopardy
contest run by Colonel Michael Forgione.
Lastly, I hope you will consider attending and partnering with
your local state ACP chapters to stimulate resident and member
involvement in ACP activities. We have several faculty and
residents at Keesler who will be traveling to New Orleans to
participate in the 2015 Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter Meeting.
Additionally, I have been in discussion with the Ohio Chapter to
substantially increase Air Force Chapter involvement in their
annual meeting. If you live in Ohio or nearby area, please mark you
calendar for the 2015 Ohio Chapter meeting, which will be held in
Columbus on Thursday and Friday, October 22-23, 2015.
As always, I welcome any suggestions or ideas you have to
improve our chapter, and I am always eager to add new members to
our leadership council.
I hope to see you in Boston!
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Boston, MA. Choose from more than 200 CME courses in internal
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Internal Medicine 2015 is being held Thursday, April 30th
through Saturday, May 2nd in Boston, MA. The Air Force Chapter has
invited newly elected Fellows to walk in convocation.
Congratulations to all!
Please pass along your congratulations to the newest ACP fellows
form the Air Force Chapter:
Major Frederick Flynt
Major Amy Gammill
Major Kristen Glass
Major Johnson Kay
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. If
you have interest in pursuing ACP fellowship, please contact me for
The ACP Leadership Academy provides early career internists with
the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in
The program includes formal live and online courses offered in
partnership with the American College of Physician Executives
(ACPE), the nation's largest leadership training organization for
physician leaders. Online courses are offered as self-study or
faculty led and includes topics such as strategic thinking,
financial decision-making, managing physician performance,
marketing, ethics, quality management and more.
All courses are eligible for CME credit through the ACPE. They
were selected to provide episodic leadership training for members
who want to brush up on a specific content area or to earn credits
toward the Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a nationally
recognized leadership certificate from the ACPE. Credits may also
roll into an advanced degree program from selected accredited
universities. ACP members receive a 15% discount on approved
In addition, the ACP Leadership Academy is currently accepting
registrations for a series of FREE (non-CME) webinars on a variety
of leadership topics. Topics currently scheduled include:
January 20, 2015 - Topics in Hospital Medicine: Working with
March 17, 2015 - Personal Financial Planning for Physicians
May 19, 2015 - Population Health
All webinars start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
To learn more about the ACP Leadership Academy and to register
for the free
webinars. If you have questions, please send an email.
In recognition of the American College of Physicians' 100th
anniversary, Annals of Internal Medicine is seeking
photographs of internal medicine physicians to feature on each
issue of the journal during 2015, the ACP's centennial year. In
choosing from among submitted photographs, we will seek photos that
capture personality and celebrate the diversity of individuals who
devote their professional lives to the practice of internal
medicine. Readers and others are encouraged to submit photographs
of internal medicine physicians for consideration. In an effort to
bring people to the pages of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the
editors began publishing photographs of people in 1999.
Annals published photographs in a section of the journal
called "Personae" from 1999 to 2000, and photographs have appeared
on the cover since 2000.
Written permission to publish the photograph from the subject
(or subjects) of the photograph or the subject's guardian or next
of kin must accompany submissions. The subject must understand
that, if selected for publication, the photograph will not only
appear on the cover of the journal but also in digital versions of
the journal and associated publications. Photographs can be
published without the subject's permission only under the following
circumstances: 1) the subject is unidentifiable in the photograph
or 2) the photograph was taken in a public venue, is not
potentially damaging to the subject, and is accompanied by a
written statement from the photographer vouching that the
photograph was taken in a public venue with the subject's consent.
A cover letter ensuring no prior publication of the photograph and
providing permission from the photographer for Annals to
publish the image should accompany all submissions. In addition,
the letter should indicate the name and specialty of the internist
depicted and the photographer's name, academic degrees,
institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and
e-mail address. Photographers must relinquish copyright to the
American College of Physicians before publication. Pictures from
photographers unwilling to do so will not be considered.
Please submit high-resolution, digital copies of photographs to
Briglia for consideration in our special
100th-anniversary issues. Please mention this special venue when
submitting your work.
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
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 ACPonline and
Introducing The Consult Guys! A unique and entertaining way to
earn FREE CME from Annals of Internal Medicine!
The Consult Guys make learning a pleasure!
Hosted by Geno Merli & Howard Weitz, two, seasoned
clinicians, educators, and comedians who answer questions from
preoperative evaluations to clinical puzzlers. Each episode reviews
topics essential for anyone practicing internal medicine or its
Enjoy, learn, and laugh while Geno and Howard entertain and
teach you on their medical consult talk show:
Tune into a new episode each month.
Annals of Internal Medicine released a new interactive medical
education tool designed to test physicians' decision-making skills.
Annals Virtual Patients uses a unique "if this, then that" format,
so each learner goes down his or her own path through a complex
clinical simulation. Each simulation covers the examination,
diagnosis, and treatment of a virtual patient. Upon completion of
each case, physicians may earn Continuing Medical Education (CME)
and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.
Annals Virtual Patients is uniquely formatted to allow
physicians to learn from mistakes as they proceed through the
simulations. Selecting a response prompts a detailed explanation of
the medical consequences based on the answer chosen. At the end of
each case, the physician is presented with a complete summary of
the clinical problem and solution.
The cases were developed by Annals of Internal Medicine editors
in collaboration with faculty of the Division of General Internal
Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.