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We want to hear from you: Fall 2024 BOG Resolutions

(July 2024) The following resolutions are up for consideration at the Fall 2024 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting. We invite you to review each resolution and share your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 12.

  • Developing Policy to Address Consolidation in Healthcare 
  • Gaining an Understanding of the 1-Year and 3-Year Mortality Rates of Patients that Have Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Stays 
  • Supporting Patients’ Access to Documentation and Communications in their Preferred Language  
  • Declaring Access to Equitable, Affordable Healthcare is a Human Right  
  • Developing Policy on Reducing Traffic Fatalities and Injuries in the United States  
  • Revising ACP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Policy to Promote an Age-Friendly Professional Home and Create Engagement Opportunities for Senior and Retired Physicians  
  • Advocating for Funding of a Direct Comparison of Two Highly Touted Dietary Approaches to Control Type Two Diabetes Clinical Measures and Costs  

Resolutions provide our members an opportunity to focus attention at the national level on particular issues or topics that concern you and gives grassroots members a voice, allowing you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Involvement in the resolutions feedback process is essential for maintaining a responsive and effective professional organization that truly represents its members. 

Your feedback is valuable and will be forwarded to your Governor to assist in their testimony on behalf of the chapter. Thank you for your input. 

(NOTE: Proposed resolutions should be considered confidential information and are intended to be viewed by ACP members only. Under no circumstances should proposed resolutions be shared with the news media or social networking media, nor should they be shared with other individuals and organizations. Proposed resolutions do not represent ACP policy.) 


Happy Anniversary to our Chapter Members!

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5 Years

  • John Hunninghake, MD FACP
  • Gregory Buchek, MD
  • LT  COL Dianne Frankel, DO MC USAF
  • MAJ Erica G Winn, MD
  • Jonathan Andrew Aun, DO FACP
  • MAJ Jonathan P Pollock, MC MD USAF
  • MAJ Ryan P Collier, MD FACP
  • LT COL Jason Cromar, MD FACP
  • MAJ Micheal A Massoud, DO USAF
  • CAPT Elijah S Grillo, MD
  • Sarah Schall, MD FACP
  • Nelson M Smith, MD

10 Years

  • MAJ Jacinth S Ruddock, MD USAF FACP
  • CPT Aseem Victor Peterson, DO
  • MAJ Joseph Kluesner, MC USAF FACP

15 Years

  • Robert R Oliverio, MD
  • Angelique N Collamer, MC USAF FACP
  • Isaac P Humphrey, MD FACP
  • COL Diane C Homeyer, FACP MC MD USA
  • Kathryn K Hodge, MD
  • CPT Sarah Hedrick, MC USAF

20 Years

  • MAJ Synya K Balanon, MC USAF FACP
  • Mark W True, FACP MD
  • David S Mallette, MD FACP
  • Gregory J Haack, MD
  • LT COL Gary F Giordano, DO
  • Bridget K Fiechtner, MD FACP
  • Misael C Alonso, MD FACP

(May 2024) Your ACP Chapter thanks you for your continued Membership and all you do every day to serve your patients and support the future of internal medicine. We’re proud that you’ve chosen us as your professional home, and we’re committed to remaining by your side—advocating for and supporting your professional journey.


BOR Action on Spring 2024 BOG Resolutions

(May 2024) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2024 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you would like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or local ACP chapter. Visit the advocacy section of your ACP chapter website for more information on how to propose a resolution.


Tri-Service Meeting 2024: Call for Speakers

(February 2024) We are looking forward to a fantastic Tri-Service ACP 2024 conference including diverse and inclusive speakers and content.  This year's meeting is planned for 23 to 25 September 2024 in San Antonio, Texas.  We invite any members to apply to be speakers, present a lecture, workshop, pre or post course or even a plenary session.  We also welcome suggestions for this year's meeting.

Your Talk:

  • Can be any topic relevant to Internal Medicine 
  • Submission includes brief (<250 word) summary and 3 learning objectives
  • Sessions are 30-60 minute in length
  • Multiple speakers are permitted
  • Live/in-person presentation is required
  • This call is open to medical students, residents/fellows and current/former staff physicians 
  • Member must be in good standing with their ACP Chapter (active membership account)

Speaker application. Submission deadline is 29 February 2024 at 2359 via email: triserviceACP1@gmail.com

Thank you for your consideration! The 2024 Tri-Service ACP Planning Committee


Member Feedback is Requested on Spring 2024 Resolutions

(February 2024) Twenty-one (21) resolutions will be considered at the Spring 2024 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting. With the exception of Resolution 9-S24, which will not be debated because this resolution is slated for adoption as a reaffirmation, please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by the deadline your ACP Chapter Governor has requested or by midnight March 13, whichever comes first. 

Your comments will be forwarded to your Governor to be used as part of his/her testimony on behalf of the chapter. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Giampietro, BOG Administrator, at chapter@acpmembership.org. Thank you for your input. 

(NOTE: Proposed resolutions should be considered confidential information and are intended to be viewed by ACP members only. Under no circumstances should proposed resolutions be shared with the news media or social networking media, nor should they be shared with other individuals and organizations. Proposed resolutions do not represent ACP policy.)


Call for Fall 2024 Resolutions

(February 2024) Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.  

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.  

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. The just released ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Guide for ACP Members is now available to download and will help, too. The Guide was created to provide members a short overview of the resolutions process essentials and highlights critical ACP online resources you must use.  

Once drafted, members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. Chapter council approval is required to move resolutions forward to ACP national. Although not official ACP policy, a resolution becomes property of the chapter once the chapter council approves forwarding it to national. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Fall 2024 Board of Governors Meeting is March 29, 2024. 

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution. 


Congratulations New Chapter Fellows

  • MAJ William Bennett, V, MD USAF FACP
  • CAPT Jamie L Geringer, MC USAF FACP
  • MAJ Shelby J Madden, MD FACP
  • LT COL Damien Morgan, DO MC USAF FACP
  • Amanda V Radtke, MD FACP
  • LT COL Matthew S Wimmer, DO FACP

(February 2024) Congratulations to the Chapter's new Fellows. 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 internal medicine physician lives and practices. 


Chapter Speakers at Internal Medicine Meeting 2024

(December 2023) We’d like to bring attention to our local chapter members who will be presenting as faculty at ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts this April. Early-bird registration is available through January. For a full schedule or for more information on the meeting, click here.

Christin Destefano Meet the Professor Coagulopathy of Cirrhosis: Not Just Bleeding Saturday, April 20, 2024
Jamie Geringer Clinical Workshop Helping Others Cope with Grief: The Next Steps after Saying Goodbye Thursday, April 18, 2024
Lacy Lowry Clinical Workshop Weight Management Woes: Assessment of Obesity in Primary Care Saturday, April 20, 2024
Brian Neubauer Clinical Workshop Helping Others Cope with Grief: The Next Steps after Saying Goodbye Thursday, April 18, 2024
Brian Neubauer Clinical Workshop Weight Management Woes: Assessment of Obesity in Primary Care Saturday, April 20, 2024
Sarah Schall Clinical Workshop Weight Management Woes: Assessment of Obesity in Primary Care Saturday, April 20, 2024
Timothy Sterling Meet the Professor Tuberculosis Management: RIPE for a Change Saturday, April 20, 2024
Julia Timm Intili Clinical Workshop Weight Management Woes: Assessment of Obesity in Primary Care Saturday, April 20, 2024
Heather Yun Meet the Professor (Re)emerging Pathogens: New Bugs on the Rise Friday, April 19, 2024

BOR Action on Fall 2023 BOG Resolutions

(December 2023) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2023 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you would like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or local ACP chapter. Visit the advocacy section of your ACP chapter website for more information on how to propose a resolution.


Congratulations New Chapter Fellows

  • MAJ Brandon W Kuiper, MD FACP
  • LT COL Bashir B El-Khoury, MD FACP

(November 2023) Congratulations to the Chapter's new Fellows. 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 internal medicine physician lives and practices.


2023 Chapter Excellence Award – Silver Winner

Chapter Excellence Award Bronze We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 11 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria and seventeen Silver criteria. Criteria include such activities as undertaking efforts to increase advocacy efforts, collaborating with stakeholders to increase visibility of the ACP, holding competitions for members, providing chapter financial reports to members, having Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members on the Governor's Advisory council, retaining transitional and unpaid members, giving awards to chapter members.

We would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.


We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2023 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2023) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2023 Board of Governors Meeting. With the exception of Resolution 3-F23 which was accepted as a reaffirmation and will not be debated, please review the balance of the slate and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the resolutions electronic response form by August 30th.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 30. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.


Congratulations Dr. Ruddock on Fellowship

  • MAJ Jacinth S Ruddock, MD USAF FACP

(July 2023) Congratulations to the Chapter's new Fellow. 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 internal medicine physician lives and practices.


Call for Spring 2024 BOG Resolutions

(July 2023) Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.  

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. The recently released ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Guide for ACP Members is now available to download and will help, too. The Guide was created to provide members a short overview of the resolutions process essentials and highlights critical ACP online resources you must use.  

Once drafted, members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. Chapter council approval to move resolutions forward to ACP national is required. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves forwarding it to national. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Spring 2024 Board of Governors Meeting is October 16, 2023.  

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution.


BOR Action on Spring 2023 BOG Resolutions

(June 2023) summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2023 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.


Chapter Members Elected to ACP Fellowship

(March 2023) We would like to congratulate our chapter members on election to Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine.

Jonathan Andrew Aun, DO FACP

MAJ Ryan P Collier, MD FACP LT

COL Jason Cromar, MD FACP

Sarah Schall, MD FACP

Fellowship is elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee. They may now use the letters “FACP” after their name in recognition of this honor. Please join me in congratulations!


Chapter Speakers at Internal Medicine Meeting 2023

(March 2023) We would like to draw your attention to our Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 local speakers.

Matthew Carroll US Air Force Meet the Professor Identifying and Treating Common Causes of Hand Pain: A Show of Hands Thursday, April 27, 2023 4:30 PM
Matthew Carroll US Air Force Meet the Professor Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: More Than Just Growing Pains Friday, April 28, 2023 11:00 AM
Matthew Carroll US Air Force Meet the Professor Wisely Ordering Rheumatology Autoantibodies: High-Value Care Friday, April 28, 2023 7:00 AM
Theodore Freeman US Air Force Meet the Professor Evolution of Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis Saturday, April 29, 2023 7:00 AM
Derek Smith US Air Force Meet the Professor Biologic Therapies for Allergic Disease: Scratching the Monoclonal Antibody Itch Saturday, April 29, 2023 4:00 PM
Heather Yun US Air Force Update Update in Infectious Diseases Saturday, April 29, 2023 2:45 PM

If you’re attending IMM23, please join us at our Ohio, US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy Combined Chapters Reception—Friday, April 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom, Section 5.


Member Feedback is Requested on Spring 2023 Resolutions

(March 2023) Fourteen (14) resolutions will be considered at the Spring 2023 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by the deadline your ACP Chapter Governor has requested or by March 22, whichever comes first.

Your comments will be forwarded to the Chapter Governor to be used as part of their testimony on behalf of the chapter. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Giampietro, BOG Administrator, at chapter@acpmembership.org. Thank you for your input.

(NOTE: Proposed resolutions should be considered confidential information and are intended to be viewed by ACP members only. Under no circumstances should proposed resolutions be shared with the news media or social networking media, nor should they be shared with other individuals and organizations. Proposed resolutions do not represent ACP policy.)


Call for Fall 2023 Resolutions

(February 2023) Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. The just released ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Guide for ACP Members is now available to download and will help, too. The Guide was created to provide members a short overview of the resolutions process essentials and highlights critical ACP online resources you must use.

Once drafted, members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. Chapter council approval to move resolutions forward to ACP national is required. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves forwarding it to national. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Fall 2023 Board of Governors Meeting is March 30, 2023.

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution.


Board of Regents Action on Fall 2022 BOG Resolutions

(November 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or local ACP chapter. Visit your ACP chapter website for more information on how to contact your Governor or chapter staff about proposing a resolution.


Chapter Members Elected to ACP Fellowship

(November 2022) We would like to congratulate our chapter members on election to Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine.

  • Jonathan Andrew Aun, DO FACP
  • MAJ Ryan P Collier, MD FACP
  • LT COL Jason Cromar, MD FACP
  • Sarah Schall, MD FACP

Fellowship is elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee. They may now use the letters “FACP” after their name in recognition of this honor. Please join me in congratulations!