- Message From the Governor
- Dr. Evan Klass takes office as Governor-Elect of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Physicians
- 2014 Chapter Annual Meeting
- Dean Mitchell D. Forman installed as Master of the American College of Physicians
- Joshua Gabel MS III at UNSOM wins ACP National Poster Competition
In this Issue:
Message From the Governor
Warren H. Evins, MD, PhD, FACP, Governor
- Chapter Meetings
- 2013 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting
- Save the Date
- Chapter Awards
- Internal Medicine Meeting 2013, San Francisco
- Membership News
- Strengthen Our Chapter: Participate in ACP’s Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter Rewards Program!
- Talks on Dermatology, EHR, Vascular Disease, Prescription Drug Abuse, Critical Care, and Patient Safety
- High-Value Care presentation
- Opportunities to catch up with your colleagues
Jay L. Larson, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Montana Chapter
2014 Montana Chapter Big Sky Meeting
February 6-8, 2014
Lodge at Big Sky
Big Sky, Montana
Meeting Program and Registration Information:
View the full meeting program and registration
2013 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting
Special thanks to Katie Blair, DO and Brice Addison, MD, FACP for all their hard work in planning an excellent chapter meeting.
Brett Kronenber, MD, FACP
Gus Visscher, MS-4
Peter Pappas, MD, MACP
Clinical Module – Common Skin Biopsy Techniques
Congratulations to Jim Yturri, MD, FACP for receiving the Laureate Award
Jim Yturri, MD, FACP & Katie Blair, DO
The Laureate Award honors Fellows or Masters of the ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Yturri is a long-standing and loyal supporter of the College, has rendered distinguished service to the chapter, and has upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the College is known.
We salute and honor Dr. Yturri and wish him and his family well in the future.
Congratulations to Anne Murphy, MD for receiving the 2013 Volunteer Service Award
Anne Murphy, MD and Katie Blair, DO
Congratulations to Kara Addison, FNP-C for receiving the 2013 Affiliate of the Year Award
Katie Blair, DO and Kara Addison, FNP-C
Congratulations to Shalina F. Mirza for receiving the 2013 William Reynolds Scholarship
Thanks to the following exhibitors and sponsors
Benfis Health System, Amgen, Novo Nordisk, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Lincare, Bristol-Mysers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co, Pfizer, Sanofi, Grifols, Merck, CPAP Solutions, Centers for Advanced Vein Care, PSS/McKesson
Save the Date
2014 Chapter Meeting, August 7-9, 2014
Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP and Steffan May, MD are busy planning the 2014 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting. The meeting is going to be held August 7-9, 2014 at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
More details will soon be available on the chapter website. Mark your calendars, looking forward to seeing you there!
Internal Medicine 2014, April 10-12, Orlando, FL
I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the 2013 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters which successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such activities as formulating an effective Governor’s Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating membership through local awards. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted me in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award
Montana Chapter Wins 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award
The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The Montana Chapter received a 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award in the Membership Recruitment/Diversity category for their initiative, Hospitalist Outreach through Chapter Meetings.
Internal Medicine Meeting 2013, San Francisco
Michael H. Spinelli, MD,FACP, Michael T. Herring, MD, FACP, Jay Larson, MD, FACP, Governor, MT Chapter, Mark D. Winton, MD, FACP, and Eric Hughson, MD, FACP
Senator Max Baucus, Katie Blair, DO, Kara Addison, FNP-C, Congressman Steve Daines, Senator Jon Tester
Congratulations to the Chapter’s New Fellows
Brice T Addison, MD, FACP – Great Falls
Eric J Saberhagen, MD, FACP – Billings
Welcome New Members
Jennifer Gibson-Snyder, MD – Missoula
Jessica A Hoge, MD – Bozeman
Ryan Roop, MD – Kalispell
Ramesh Chandra Yarlagadda, MBBS – Great Falls
Welcome New Resident/Fellow Member
Abbey M Gardner, MD – Missoula
Welcome New Affiliate Members
Aaron Derry, PA – Missoula
Laura H Hunter, NP – Big Fork
Check out the MT Chapter Facebook page and like us!
Strengthen Our Chapter: Participate in ACP’s Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter Rewards Program!
The American College of Physicians and the Montana Chapter encourages all members to help strengthen our chapter by recommending ACP membership to colleagues. By joining the College, your colleagues will enrich their clinical knowledge and skills and have access to all of the ACP member benefits that you enjoy.
To thank you for your dedication to our organization, ACP offers incentives to members and their chapters that recruit new members through the Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter (RACC) Rewards Program.
As with the national Recruit-a-Colleague Program, the RACC Program rewards successful individual recruiters with dues credits for each new full Member or Physician Affiliate member recruited and a chance to win a trip to the annual Internal Medicine meeting. In addition, the RACC Program also provides rewards to the recruiters’ chapters, including funding for chapter activities and complimentary registrations to the annual Internal Medicine meeting.
The Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter Rewards Program runs annually from April 1 through March 15.
To participate, simply forward to your colleagues a membership application. To qualify for the program, your name must be listed on the recruiter line of the application, and the form must include the code RACC.
Thank you for your help in strengthening our chapter!