In participation to the ACP Convocation as a new FACP
Chair, Local Nomination Committee, ACP Japan Chapter
Professor, Department of Neurology
International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School of Medicine
Masao Nagayama, MD, PhD, FAAN, FACP, FNCS
Thanks to present and past Governors of the ACP Japan Chapter and Chair of the Credentials/Membership Committee, I could be a new FACP at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 at New Orleans this April.
I am most honored to be a FACP because I used to point out the needs of broader coverage of patients and illnesses in the clinical practice, in contrast to the research activities. In my case, I am always trying to be a physician, and a generalist, rather than an internist, rather than a neurologist, rather than a critical care neurologist. Also, I am most pleased to be a FACP because I was involved in the project of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine for the translation of the ABIM/ACP/EFIM Physician Charter and Medical Professionalism in 2002, and also in the project of creating the Physician Charter in Japan.
I would like to specific contribute to the ACP and ACP Japan Chapter as a FACP and a FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology).