Chapter Highlight: The Annual Chapter Meeting

On October 31, we will host our annual chapter scientific meeting. We hope to see you there!

As has become customary, we will start the day with our highly successful resident poster session, consisting of both clinical vignettes and research categories. A great way for members to get involved in chapter activities is to serve as a judge for the poster session. It is a lot of fun, and I can honestly say I learn something every time I participate. If you are interested, please notify Chapter Executive Director Nancy Sullivan at ctacp@comcast.net. By the way, the winners of both categories have their abstracts automatically admitted to the poster competition at Internal Medicine 2015.

We are looking forward to the morning CME sessions. For the past few years we have had positive feedback about the parallel outpatient and inpatient-focused tracks. We have four talented speakers, covering the new lipid guidelines, dermatology for the internist, perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy, and an update on pneumonia (CAP and HCAP).

At lunch, we will give out the chapter awards, update you on what’s going on with ACP, and get a review of interesting resident posters from former governor and Master of the ACP Eric Mazur and former Laureate and Thornton Award recipient Ernie Moritz. Throughout the day, stop by one of the three unknown case stations and test your diagnostic acumen.

Our theme session in the afternoon is High Value Care, with two sessions on Choosing Wisely in the inpatient and outpatient settings; for residents and students, the innovative “Razor Case” where participants listen to a case and then try to reach the diagnosis in the most direct, cost-effective manner possible. We wrap up the day with two standbys: an ABIM SEP module which can be submitted for MOC credit, and the finals of the 17th MedChallenge, the resident medical knowledge tournament.

Then, in a few short weeks after the meeting takes place, we begin the process of planning for our 2015 meeting. If you would like to be a member of the planning committee, let me know!

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