Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

ACP CME 170 features recorded sessions from Internal Medicine Meeting 2022

The ACP CME 170 package provides over 170 hours of recorded scientific lectures and associated Q&As on a variety of topics from world-class faculty, plus up to one full year of access and CME eligibility, which can be claimed at your own pace. ACP CME 170 is $1,039 for ACP members and $1,515 for nonmembers.

ACP honors outstanding chapters with John Tooker Evergreen Awards

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The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of ACP chapters as they strive to enrich, educate, and engage members. In 2022, ACP recognized eight winning chapters.

  • India: Case Files for Early-Career Physicians
  • Massachusetts: Virtual Advocacy Day at the State House and Leadership Development for Women in Medicine
  • Missouri: Career Paths in IM Video Series and Membership Engagement Using Social Media
  • New York: Small Feedings of the Soul: Readings and Reflections and Ready to Rank?
  • Texas: Designing and Developing a Statewide Internal Medicine Residency Program Virtual Showcase

Descriptions of each chapter's project are online. For more information, contact Dana Acord.

In addition, ACP awarded special recognition to five chapters for their efforts in implementing innovative programming: Delaware for Annual Resident QI Symposium, Pennsylvania for Chapter Collaboration on Invited Presentations for Early-Career Physicians, New York for NYACP Virtual Advocacy Week 2021, South Dakota for Gladiators-Battling for the Future of Medicine, and Wisconsin for Story Telling: On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.

ACP honors winners of abstract competitions, teaching scholarships

ACP honored the winners of its national abstract competitions and the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships during Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.

The abstract competitions are open to ACP Early Career Physician Members, ACP Resident/Fellow Members, and Medical Student Members. ACP Early Career Physician winners are online. ACP Resident/Fellow Member winners are online. ACP Medical Student Member winners are online.

In addition, ACP honored six chief residents as winners of the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships. The 2022 awardees are:

  • Haseeb Chaudhary, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member, Tower Health System
  • Yue Fang, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • ACP Member Emily Olson, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Rasha Raslan, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • ACP Member Brooke Shannon, DO, West Virginia University Internal Medicine
  • Jaspreet Sian, MD, MPH, MBA, ACP Resident/Fellow Member, Creighton University Arizona

ACP established the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships in 2014 to recognize outstanding chief medical residents and to provide them an opportunity to assist teaching popular workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty in the Clinical Skills Center at ACP's annual scientific meeting.

ICYMI: Highlights from ACP Internist Weekly

  • Cystatin C improves accuracy in calculations of Black patients' kidney function. Equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate more accurately predict risk of kidney failure and mortality in Black patients if they include both creatinine and cystatin C, but not race, according to a new retrospective study. The study was published by JAMA on June 6 and summarized in the June 14 ACP Internist Weekly.
  • Cannabis-based products associated with chronic pain improvement. The strongest available evidence is for synthetic and extracted products with high and comparable THC-to-CBD ratios, both of which resulted in improvements in pain severity, according to a systematic review of 18 placebo-controlled trials and seven cohort studies. The review was published June 7 by Annals of Internal Medicine and summarized in the June 7 ACP Internist Weekly. A video summary of the review is also freely available.

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