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May 28, 2020

Attention NYS Licensed Prescribers - July 1, 2020 Deadline
Renew Your 3-Hour CME State Mandated Pain Management Training

The New York Chapter American College of Physicians, in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine, continues to offer the Scope of Pain and an updated version of the Chapter’s Managing Pain and Opioid Use:  An Educational Program on Compliance with NYS Prescribing Laws educational training modules.  This online course includes updated content and fulfills New York’s mandated 3-hours of continuing medical education (CME) on addiction and pain management for all licensed prescribers as required by NY Public Health Law Sec. 3309-a(3).  In addition, 3 MOC Points through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program can also be obtained. 

As most NY prescribers will recall, the initial pain management training deadline was 7/1/17 and every 3 years thereafter.  The new cycle (renewal) deadline is 7/1/2020.  Note:  There are no changes pertaining to newly licensed prescribers (within 1-year of licensure and every 3-years thereafter) or for residents prescribing under a hospital or facility DEA number (within 1-year of the start of their residency and every 3-years thereafter and hospitals must attest that ALL residents prescribing under their institutional DEA number have completed the required training).

The first 2-Hour Scope of Pain course is free, followed by a 1-Hour NYACP Pain module covering NY specific material for a fee of $20 (participants earn 3 Hours of CME in total). Internal medicine program directors have recently been notified about NYACP’s fee mitigation policy for ACP resident members.

Detailed information is contained on NYACP’s website, or you can begin the course now.  The Chapter will be addressing questions and/or technical assistance matters by emailing info@nyacp.org.

Meet your NYACP Leaders

The Chapter would like to introduce you to the Leaders who are guiding your region.  Some are familiar faces that have been serving on the Chapter's Council Board, other's are newly elected or appointed. You will be receiving regional emails from your Governor periodically, and we hope you will become familiar with your District Council Board members.

Long Island Region
Chapter President 

Maria Carney, MD, FACP

Regional and District Leaders

Resources Page

Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island
Parag Mehta, MD, FACP


From NYD Department of Health:

Guidance for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Office-Based Surgery Practices, and Diagnostic & Treatment Centers

Regional and District Leaders

Leslie Algase, MD, FACP

Regional and District Leaders

Bronx & Manhattan
Jitendra Barmecha, MD, FACP

Regional and District Leaders

Hudson Valley 
Daniel Pomerantz, MD, FACP

Regional and District Leaders

NYACP Medical Student Nourishes the Front Lines

Fourth-year Medical Student and NYACP Council Board Student Representative, Peter Bhandari, began to feel helpless during the COVID-19 health crisis. He wanted to provide any support he could to his Healthcare Heroes. So, Peter enlisted friends and began gathering donations to provide lunches for the Residents and House Staff working on the frontline during this pandemic. The group approached local restaurants and were pleasantly surprised by the immense community support. 
So far, Peter and his friends Rahul and Kush have been able to feed 400+ Healthcare Heroes at NYU Winthrop Hospital, New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Queens Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC). In the coming weeks, they will continue to provide food to as many hospitals as possible. 
They would like to thank you all for taking care of our community during this crisis.  "I know this is a difficult time for us all, but we’re going to get through this because we are New York Tough." - Peter Bhandari

Register Now!
Monday, June 1, 2020
5:30 - 6:30 PM 

This webinar will review the available resolutions process that typically begins at the grassroots level, and it will provide ACP members in New York an opportunity to discuss and actively craft urgent resolutions on issues related to the coronavirus or strategies and lessons learned from being on the front lines.
Webinar Facilitator: 

Douglas DeLong, MD, MACP
Immediate Past Chair, ACP Board of Regents 2020-2021
Former Chair, ACP Board of Governors
Former NYACP Hudson Valley Region Governor and Chapter President
Chief, Division of General IM, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown NY
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Don't Miss This Important Webinar - Register Online Now 

ACP Online Physician Leadership Program
In partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, ACP offers a flexible, 18-month-long online Certificate in Physician Leadership program. Participants may select either the Hospital Medicine or the Primary Care track.

The program includes a combination of formal training through 49.5 hours of coursework, online group discussions facilitated by national leaders in internal medicine, and a capstone project that will demonstrate successful mastery of leadership concepts. New this year, a course on Transitions of Care, developed especially by ACP for this program, has been added to the curriculum.

Apply online by June 15, 2020 to enroll in the July 2020 cohort.

When you enroll in this program, you will receive exclusive training by leadership experts and important career-building skills. In addition, ACP will provide you with exclusive access to a number of professional development and membership engagement opportunities to demonstrate your new leadership abilities and to begin building your CV immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact ACP at lead@acponline.org.


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