Governor’s Newsletter(Jun. 2022)

2022年5月30日

Greetings to the all the Chapter members!

It was unfortunate that we couldn’t attend the ACP 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago (IMM 2022) at the end of April due to the Covid-19 restrictions. But you should find good things in a bad situation – as it was held in a hybrid style, we could see some of the lectures online, although time difference was a limiting factor. Many sessions were recorded and are available for several months after the meeting so that you can watch some of them later.

The 2023 ACP Annual Meeting will be held at the end of April 2023 in San Diego. I hope that next year there will be many physicians from Japan at the meeting. Start planning now!

Let’s talk about our Chapter’s Scientific Meeting 2022. It will be held completely online on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th this month. Some of the sessions will be distributed on-demand to the participants during some period after the meeting so that you can view sessions you missed.

With Covid-19 still a present threat to our health and well-being, please remember to take care of yourselves and take time to treasure those who are most dear in your lives.

All the best,

Kenji Maeda

Governor’s Newsletter(Nov. 2021)

2021年11月4日

Fall is in full swing now and the covid-19 patients are rapidly decreasing in number, thanks to your endeavor. Subsequently, Winter is approaching but I hope there won’t be the sixth wave of the pandemic even in the cold season. To prevent the recurrence of the disease, we should be careful enough and learn about the virus. As a member of ACP I have appreciated the resources and support from ACP in providing care for the covid-19 patients. I encourage you to review the latest updates in the ACP homepage.

In this season, we are going to elect the Governor-Elect (GE) in the vote. Both of the candidates have leadership and cognizant of ACP matters well. So I firmly believe that he/she will be a good GE. If you haven’t voted yet, please make haste with your vote – the deadline is November 5th.

Lastly, let me ask you to stay current with your ACP membership, and to recommend to your professional IM colleagues and student/resident affiliates that they maintain and/or renew ACP membership. Membership provides you with various privileges including free access to Annals of Internal Medicine and other multiple free online resources, and we are planning to add more to the Japan chapter members in the near future.

I wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy upcoming holiday season.

Kenji Maeda

Governor’s Message (Aug 2021)

2021年9月9日

暑かった夏も終わろうとしていますが、デルタ株のコロナウィルス感染症の蔓延により皆様まだまだお忙しい日常だと推察します。

今年は2023年春から支部長になって頂く次期支部長(Governor-Elect)を選出する大事な年にあたります。候補者はお二人で、矢野(五味)晴美先生は国際福祉医療大学医学部医学教育統括センター副センター長・同大感染症学教授で、現在日本支部の理事もお勤め頂いています。もうお一人の候補者、元雄良治先生(ソフィア内科クリニック腫瘍内科部長)は今年の春まで金沢医科大学腫瘍内科学教授・同大集学的がん治療センター長を務められ、ACP日本支部では2009年から2012年までCMC委員長も務められた先生です。お二方とも、お人柄も良く、ACP内部の事情にも精通しておられ、またリーダーシップもあり次期支部長に相応しい先生方ですので、どちらの先生がなられても日本支部は安泰と安心しています。公明正大な選挙になりますよう皆様のご協力をお願い致します。

さて、9月は毎年恒例の「Women in Medicine month」です。周囲でFACPに相応しい女性医師の会員の方がおられたら、是非地域のCMC担当の先生にご推薦ください。また、男女を問わず、優れた総合内科専門医でまだ会員でない先生が周囲におられたら是非入会のお声掛けをお願い致します。
 
皆様の健康と安全を祈りつつ。

ACP日本支部 支部長
前田賢司