History, Mission and Objectives
ACP in South East Washington Celebrates 10th Anniversary of
Whats New in Medicine 2011
In May 4, 2002, the Southeast ACP-ASIM district, in coordination with the Benton County Medical Society, held its first continuing educational conference at the Tri-City Coliseum, Founders Club in Kennewick, Washington. The theme was “What’s New in Medicine, 2002.”
Dr. David Dale the then ACP Washington Chapter governor helped spearhead the meeting and met briefly with the organizers of the meeting: Roderick Coler, Teresita Clair De Jesus, Stephen Ewer, James Newman, Luzcel Tuazon and Jimmy Chua (Coordinator for the SE Washington ACP-ASIM).
There were 76 participants, 8 topics, and 10 speakers that comprised the first conference in Southeast ACP-ASIM district.
From then on the ACP in South East Washington have been holding annual CME courses and grew in members, fellows (FACP) and participation in the college activities. The annual meeting became twice per year with the start of the annual infectious diseases CME program in 2003. This eventually led to the combined annual Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases What’s New in Medicine CME program in 2006.
With the encouragement of the ACP national office, the theme of What’s New in Medicine became the name of the new 501c3 organization, forming from the initial South East Washington ACP in 2008. Each annual CME meeting also features an FACP evening, where future FACP candidates are presented to the chapter governor and the FACP candidates present a short speech to the ACP Washington Governor, family members, and current FACP Fellows.
What’s New in Medicine also attracts health care workers from Idaho, Oregon, and even Canada. Not only do physicians attend, but also nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other members of the medical community, which brings together all aspects of the healthcare community.
Nine years later, the What’s New In Medicine conference has grown to 330 participants, 24 topics, and 19 speakers.
Outreach Medical Education
2007 and 2008 pictures