U.S. Air Force Governor's Newsletter March 2023

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Lt Col Angelique N. Collamer, MC, USAF, FACP, ACP Governor

Col Angelique N. Collamer, MC, USAF, FACP, ACP Governor


From The Governor

Hello fellow ACP Members and a belated Happy New Year to all! It has been wonderful hearing from many of you over the winter as we continue to meet and support each other in our professional home. Reflecting on the past year, I am grateful for all of you who daily support our nation's healthcare system, whether at the bedside, in clinic, in medical education, research, leadership or providing mentorship.

Our 2023 Tri-Service Planning Committee is off to a strong start with numerous dedicated volunteers (thank you!). I am already looking forward to bringing our military chapters together again for a fantastic reunion and educational experience. Do tentatively block November 8-10, 2023, in your schedules for the Wednesday through Friday meeting taking place in Washington, DC. A big “welcome back” to Dr. John Hunninghake will be taking the lead as our Air Force Chapter Meeting Planner! Please feel free to reach out to either of us with questions.

As always, we continue to have a lot of activity going on in the Chapter! Dr. Kathryn Burtson was our Chapter lead at a fantastic in-person Ohio/Air Force meeting last October. Dr. Joshua Scott from WPAFB delivered a very well received lecture “Clinical Pearls in Rheumatology” at that meeting and several of our members participated in providing Medical Education sessions. Dr. Ryan Collier has started training through national ACP as our physician wellness champion; if you are interested in joining him as co-champion for wellness, let me know!

I remain thankful for the privilege of serving all of you as Governor of our chapter. If there is anything I can do to support you, do not hesitate to reach out. I hope to see many of you at IM week in San Diego this April and if you are there, please stop by and say hello at the Tri-Service/Ohio reception on Friday evening, 28 April. Best wishes for a wonderful spring and see you soon, whether in-person or virtually!


Angelique N. Collamer, MD, FACP, Air Force ACP Governor





Highlights from the 2022 Ohio / Air Force Annual Meeting

As shown in the photos below, it was a fantastic joint Ohio/Air Force annual chapter meeting! For those who attended, you can now access and earn CME here.




Member Spotlight


Many of you have expressed interest in bringing back the member spotlight in 2023. If you would like to see your mentor, student, trainee, colleague, or even you featured, please let me know! I am looking forward to showcasing a wide range of our members in all stages of their careers.

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!



National Awards, Masterships and Laureates

One of the goals of the American College of Physicians is to “recognize excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine.” As a way of achieving this goal, the College offers 23 national awards and a number of Masterships each year.

Our chapter is full of talented individuals and as your Governor I will do my best to recognize as many of you as possible. Please contact me with your ideas and nominations for the distinctions of Master of the ACP and for Laureate awards for our chapter.

The deadline for Mastership nominees and other national awards is 1 July 2023 and nomination information can be found here.



Internal Medicine Meeting 2023

Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 will be held April 27th to 29th in San Diego. There's never been a better time to reconnect with your colleagues and experience the three days of valuable, timely content you rely on to stay current in internal medicine. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you in San Diego and cheering on our Doctor's Dilemma team!

While in San Diego, come support our Air Force Chapter members speaking:

  • Dr. Theodore Freeman, Meet the Professor: Evolution of Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis, 29 April
  • Dr. Derek Smith, Meet the Professor: Biologic Therapies for Allergic Disease: Scratching the Monoclonal Antibody Itch, 29 April
  • Dr. Heather Yun, Update in Infectious Diseases, 29 April

And from our Army and Navy Chapters:

  • Dr. John McCarthy, US Army Chapter, Meet the Professor: Upper GI Potpourri, 27 April
  • Dr. Nicole Vietor, US Army Chapter, Meet the Professor: Inpatient Management of Diabetes Mellitus, 27 April
  • Dr. Brett Sadowski, US Navy Chapter, Meet the Professor: Fatty Liver Disease: Efficient Assessment and Optimal Management, 27 April
  • Dr. Richele Corrado, US Navy Chapter, Clinical Triad: Three Dimensions of Obesity Care: Lifestyle, Medications, Surgery, 28 April
  • Dr. Gregory Martin, US Navy Chapter, Meet the Professor: Travel Medicine for the Internist: I Need a Vacation!, 27 April



New Chapter Members

Let's extend a warm welcome our newest members:

Our Newest Fellows:

Jonathan Aun

Ryan Collier

Jason Cromar

Sarah Schall

Our Newest Members:

Dillard Dehard

Jeffy Kalavelil

Our newest Resident/Fellow Members:

Mackenzie Nelson

Berish Wetstein

Our newest Medical Student Members:

Allyssa Jobe

Roohali Sukhavasi

Joshua Capra

Austin Kerr

Andrew Koepnick

Sara Noguera

Jack Peterson

Krista Runcie

Sarah Wesely

Emmanuel Afari

Rafael Hamawi

Connor Maguire

Krisin Missimer

Stephanie O’Connor

Mayar Osman

Emmanuel Oyalabu

Our Newest Affiliate Members:

Amanda Evans

Millard Storms



Mark Your Calendar!

27-29 April 2023 - ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, San Diego, CA

Ohio/Military Chapters Combined Reception – Friday, April 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

8-10 November 2023 – Tri-Service Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

19-20 October 2023 – Ohio/Air Force Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH