Thanksgiving Edition

As we approach Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, it’s an opportune time for me to pause and wish you peace, health, and happiness throughout this season and the year ahead. 

My involvement with NYACP as governor of the Hudson Valley Region and, this year, as Chapter president, has given me new perspectives on our various roles in healthcare as students, residents, and fellows, and as internal medicine specialists and subspecialists. Our Chapter’s affiliation with our national ACP connects us with an organization that works tirelessly to further quality of care, public health, patient safety, physician well-being, public education, and advocacy. We understand and recognize the value of primary care for adults as the very foundation of our healthcare system. Our interactions with patients, whether episodic or longitudinal, have a measurable impact on their lives. 

We are fortunate that our chapter and our national organization are blessed with a diverse and talented staff of professionals who embrace our mission and support the work that we do. I extend my sincere thanks to them and to each of you for advancing internal medicine and supporting ACP. 

In the weeks ahead, please be sure to spend time with your friends and loved ones and to indulge yourself in those activities that bring you joy and personal fulfillment. Happy Thanksgiving!

Louis Snitkoff, MD, FACP
Chapter President

ACP Offers Resources to Help Physicians Navigate Telehealth Technology

ACP is committed to helping internists take advantage of telehealth technology to improve patient care and outcomes and offers resources breaking down a physician's telehealth options, insurance coverage, the applicable billing codes, and ACP policy guidance.


Use our calculator to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether adding telehealth will be financially feasible for your practice.

Additional resources include a CME-MOC eligible ethics case study, a white paper which offers guiding considerations and impacts of telehealth in various settings, a podcast episode on the future of telehealth, and policy recommendations.

For more information, contact Steve Majewski, Media Relations Manager, at or 800-523-1546, ext: 2514.


NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum

Deadline to submit
December 16, 2019 at 5 pm

(Poster and Dr's Dilemma Competitions)
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY  12211

Call for abstracts is now open on the NYACP website!
Updated! Deadline to submit is Monday, December 16, 2019.
All details can be found here!

Dr's Dilemma Competition for Residents: All spots are full for the Dr's Dilemma competition. This year we have accepted 24 teams to compete. The winning team will receive funding to support travel to ACP's IM20 in Los Angeles to represent New York. Is your team competing? Check out teams competing here: Dr's Dilemma!

MLMIC’s November 2019 Case Review Now Available

The latest Case Review is available as a podcast and as a downloadable pdf.

Case Study #1    “Multiple Failures in Care Result in Neurologically Impaired Infant”

Case Study #2    “Questionable Eye Care and Records Lead to Large Settlement”

Read or listen to the latest Case Review.

Locum Tenens for Late-Career Physicians Webinar
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Locum tenens provides late-career physicians with flexibility, travel opportunities, and greater control over their work–life balance. In this free 1-hour webinar, Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN, author of The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens, explores the benefits and challenges of locum tenens and offers insight on how to get started as a locum tenens physician. Dr. Wilner will provide an overview of credentialing, licensing, and insurance, as well as offer success strategies for locum tenens physicians. 

This webinar is open to all ACP members. There will be time for questions after the presentation. 

Register Here!

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