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GOVERNOR'S NEWSLETTER September 2015

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From the Governor

William N. Hannah, Jr, MC USAF, FACP, Governor

William N. Hannah, Jr, MC USAF, FACP, Governor

As I prepare to attend the Fall Board of Governors Meeting, I wanted to highlight some of the things going on in our chapter and the ACP. The Air Force Chapter had a very successful year, which was highlighted at our annual meeting in Boston. We had several residents and chapter members in attendance, some of whom you can see at the bottom of this newsletter.

Shortly, I will be sending out instructions for our virtual resident abstract competition. This was a very competitive process last year, and I am hoping to attract more residents to the competition this year. If anyone has any ideas for additional categories for the competition, please let me know. Our jeopardy teams competed virtually with SAUSHEC leading the pack. Given how successful this was, I am hoping to duplicate this again this year.

Our chapter thrives on our active membership, and this is my opportunity to remind you to please renew in a timely fashion. All of the exceptional benefits of membership in ACP will expire on September 30, 2015, for those who have yet to pay their dues. I am proud to report that the Air Force chapter continues to have some of the lowest chapter dues in the ACP. Please consider contacting ACP customer service at 800-523-1546 ext 2600 to renew.

Our joint Ohio and Air Force chapter meeting is right around the corner on October 22 and 23, 2015 in Columbus Ohio. This will be an exceptional opportunity for our chapter members in this region to attend and network with colleagues and friends. Please review the meeting agenda. I will be in attendance in Columbus and look forward to seeing you there.

Lastly, I am pleased to welcome Eli Kinberg to our leadership council. Eli is a student member at UCF College of Medicine who is working diligently to improve our chapter outreach with medical students, particularly HPSP students. Please read more about Eli.

I will update you more after the Fall Board of Governors Meeting, and I look forward to seeing many of you in Columbus, Ohio.

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Air Force Chapter Governor-Elect Election

The ACP Governor-elect Election for our 2 exceptional candidates is open through November 9, 2015 11:59:00 PM ET, USA. Here is the link to the on-line ballot.

You were sent a paper ballot which provided you a passcode to vote. Candidate information is available on the on-line ballot.

For technical support (available Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time, USA, excluding holidays), please call 952 974 2339 or email at support@directvote.net.

For other questions, please email Evelyn James or call her at 215 351 2699.

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Free Access to DynaMed Plus™ for ACP Members

Beginning August 3, 2015, ACP members have free access to DynaMed Plus™, a new evidence-based point-of-care clinical reference tool that provides answers to clinical questions quickly and easily.

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Council of Early Career Physicians Call for Nominations

ACP seeks physicians post-training to run for a seat on its Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP). If you know of someone who you think would be a suitable candidate please direct them to Council of Early Career Physicians Call for Nominations for full details.

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Waxman Teaching Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Chief residents who are also Resident/Fellow Members of ACP are eligible to apply for a Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center Teaching Scholarship. Under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty, Waxman Scholars teach workshops on various topics including ultrasound-guided invasive procedures, arthrocentesis, and incision and drainage of abscesses. The Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center is part of ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting, and provides hands-on, small-group learning opportunities in the areas of communication, physical diagnosis, and hospital and office-based procedural skills.

The scholarship includes the cost of meeting registration, travel, and accommodations for the selected chief residents to attend the 2016 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting from May 5-7, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 9, 2015. For more information about the scholarship or to apply.

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ACP Releases Guide to Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care Settings

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today emphasized the importance of balancing the benefits of telemedicine against its risks for patients. The summary to A Guide to the Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care Settings: An American College of Physicians Position Paper also noted that conscious scrutiny is especially important as policymakers and stakeholders shape the landscape for telemedicine going forward. A summary of the paper is in the Annals of Internal Medicine online edition.

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Watch, Learn, Land the Job!

ACP now offers members more assistance in preparing for their job search. Preparing for a job interview can be stressful. There are many factors to consider when trying to make the best possible first impression with a potential employer. Our 20 short CareerSpot videos have you covered whether you need advice in email etiquette, how to prepare for an interview, how to dress, or how to negotiate a fitting salary. Members have free access.

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Newest Title in ACP's Teaching Medicine Series Available

Teaching Clinical Reasoning, the newest book in the Teaching Medicine series, is now available individually or as part of the seven-book series set. The book is designed to help medical educators of various levels enhance their clinical reasoning abilities, and explores instructional methods of modern medical education. Topics in the book include the importance of diagnosis testing, how to combine theoretical concepts and practice when teaching clinical medicine, and new approaches to continuing professional development. For more information, visit this page.

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Internal Medicine 2015

Capt Blair Laufer presenting her poster.
Capt Blair Laufer presenting her poster.

Capt Cassandra Craig presenting her research on Vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Capt Cassandra Craig presenting her research on Vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Air Force Chapter Doctor's Dilemma Team (left to right): John Hunninghake, Matt Koroscil, and Blair Laufer.
Air Force Chapter Doctor's Dilemma Team (left to right): John Hunninghake, Matt Koroscil, and Blair Laufer.

Capt John Hunninghake giving his award-winning oral presentation.
Dr. Hunninghake's oral presentation.
Capt John Hunninghake giving his award-winning oral presentation.

Capt Ross Pinson next to his award winning poster on ACE-inhibitor induced visceral angioedema.
Capt Ross Pinson next to his award winning poster on ACE-inhibitor induced visceral angioedema.

Capt Christopher Smith giving a poster presentation on cough cardio- Version of VT.
Capt Christopher Smith giving a poster presentation on cough cardio- Version of VT.

Capt Matt Koroscil next to his poster on metastatic melanoma and fever.
Capt Matt Koroscil next to his poster on metastatic melanoma and fever.

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