ACP just concluded its annual meeting and it was outstanding! First, it was great to see so many CT Chapter members at the meeting. It is a particular treat, for a program director, to see former trainees who are thriving in their practices and lives. The annual meeting serves as a great opportunity for impromptu reunions.
The scientific offerings were superb. The quality of the all of the sessions I attended was high; I learned about a wide variety of topics from medical care of the pregnant patient to health IT to medical history. As always, the Thieves’ Market was very entertaining. The annual meeting also provides an opportunity to get involved; next year, consider volunteering to review resident or student abstracts before the meeting or serve as a poster judge during the meeting – this can be very rewarding! I had the chance to provide judging for one of the Doctors’ Dilemma rounds this year. There was tense action with young women and men displaying very impressive rapid recall of knowledge. Our CT Chapter champions, Yale University, fought valiantly but bowed out in the first round.
The Centennial Celebration also provided the opportunity to look back at what some very talented and dedicated internal medicine physicians have helped accomplish in advancing the state of the science and policy of health care. We have the obligation to continue that work and push internal medicine further across the next century!
Congratulations to our marching Fellows: Francis Amoo, Steven Angelo, Catherine Arnold, Patrick Asiedu, Michael Ayepah, Pia Dogbey, Sujata Kale, Joseph Kittah, Sherry Kroll, Elizabeth Ofori-Mante, Onyema Ogbuagu, Olubunmi Otolorin, Lynne Savino, Alfred Vichot and Benjamin Yeboah.