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William N. Hannah, Jr, MC USAF, FACP,
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
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
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,
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
You were sent a paper ballot which provided you a passcode to
vote. Candidate information is available on the on-line ballot.
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Beginning August 3, 2015, ACP members have free access to
Plus™, a new evidence-based point-of-care clinical
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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
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.
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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Capt Blair Laufer presenting her poster.
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.
Capt John Hunninghake giving his award-winning oral
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 Matt Koroscil next to his poster on metastatic melanoma and