Toward the Next Stage of ACP Japan Chapter
Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF
Governor for ACP Japan Chapter
I am delighted to announce that Dr. Kenji Maeda assumed the Governor-elect for ACP Japan Chapter as of 21 April 2018, at the ending of ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in New Orleans. He will assume the Governor for our Chapter in April 2019. Dr. Maeda is one of the founding members of the ACP Japan Chapter, and has served as the officer for the Chapter for years. His contribution to the Chapter has been tremendous. Although he is a busy practicing physician, he attends ACP IMM every year, and organizes valuable social functions for attendees from Japan and guests from national office. Current good relationships between the ACP headquarter and our Chapter would be impossible without his effort.
The Japan Chapter was established in 2003, as the first ACP Chapter away from American Continent. Led by Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, the founding Governor, the Chapter developed steadily during his term for eight years. Dr. Shotai Kobayashi succeeded as the next Governor, and the Chapter grew further. The most significant event of the Chapter is the Annual Chapter Meeting, and this has been true learning opportunity to obtain updated knowledge and skills in internal medicine worldwide. We attracted many brilliant physicians, trainees and medical students, and our membership is continuously growing, not only quantitatively, but also qualitatively.
My term as the Governor will end in April 2019. With the support of enthusiastic advisory councils, Dr. Maeda will take a good leadership for the Chapter for the next four years. I just cannot wait for the next stage of the ACP Japan Chapter.