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Chapter Excellence Award Winners

We are happy to announce that four international chapters received the 2009 Chapter Excellence Award. These are the Atlantic Provinces, Central America, Japan and Venezuela Chapters. These chapters received this award because they have made great strides in chapter management in numerous ways. These include such activities as formulating an effective Governorís Council and committees, communicating frequently with their membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating their membership through local awards. Congratulations to these chapters on a job well done!

College Master named President of International Society of Internal Medicine

William J. Hall, MACP, a former ACP president and current member of the ACP International Council, was named president of the International Society of Internal Medicine in March. Dr. Hall had been ISIM's president-elect since 2008. He took office as president at the World Congress of Internal Medicine in Melbourne, Australia, March 20-25, 2010.

ACP Awards and Masterships: Nominate Your Heroes, Mentors, and Colleagues

The Awards Committee of the American College of Physicians invites your assistance in recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished individuals and organizations through the College's awards and Masterships. Nominations are now invited for the 2010-2011 awards cycle, which will end with the College's bestowing a number of awards and Masterships during the Convocation ceremony at Internal Medicine 2011 in San Diego, California. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the practice of medicine, teaching, research, public service, leadership, and medical volunteerism.

The Awards and Mastership Booklet contains criteria for the College's awards and Masterships plus detailed instructions for writing nominating and supporting letters. Note the "Bookmark" icon on the left of the screen that displays links to specific sections

For new nominations, five detailed supporting letters and a current curriculum vitae with full bibliography are required. The deadline for all materials is July 1, 2010.

It is the nominatorís job to assemble all nomination materials via the online submission form, found at www.acponline.org/about_acp/awards_masterships/award.htm . Please note that if you navigate away from the form before submitting, the information will not be saved; all information must be entered to submit. The nominator will need the following information available when filling out the form:

  • Nominatorís full name and ACP number
  • Full name of nominee
  • Nomineeís current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of nomination
  • Four supporting letters (.doc or .pdf format only)

You will also be asked to compose a short bio sketch of no longer than 175 words for the nominee.

Special Note about the Johnson Award -- Please note that Johnson Award nominations require only three letters total plus CV and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2010.

In keeping with ACPís Diversity Policy, the Awards Committee requests that nominators consider a wide array of outstanding candidates including women, underserved minorities, other ethnic groups, and international members and colleagues. Nominations are especially welcome for the Loveland Award, Menninger Award, Rosenthal Awards, Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award, Edwards Award, and the Eichold Award.

For questions or information about the status of nominations submitted previously, please email the Staff Liaison for the Awards Committee at awards@acponline.org.

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