As covid-19 spreads around the world including this country, I believe all of you, more or less, have involved in the fight against the virus. Thank you for everything for you’re doing on a daily basis to support one another and your patients.
Normally, in this timing of newsletter, I would tell about the success of the recent ACP meeting, the Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, but as you may have already known, it was unfortunately cancelled.
We too had to cancel all the schedule concerning our chapter meeting in June due to this crisis, although now it seems that the first wave of the awful pandemic is passing…
As for the information concerning the pandemic, ACP is compiling first-hand accounts and relevant resources from the internal medicine community during these challenging times, helping you stay informed with the latest articles. You can find the resources on the ACP website. “COVID-19: An ACP Physician’s Guide” is available at the top page. (If it’s not available, access the Clinical Information bar at the top.) It is a great resource provided by ACP!
I look forward to reuniting as a chapter. Until then, stay safe and well.
I hope each of you is enjoying a busy but wonderful season.
As the first year of my term as Governor of Japan Chapter, I’d like to express my appreciation for your support. And thanks to the members who helped us spending time and energy, especially lots of thanks to various committee members.
Now we are going internationally. The first Asian Regional Chapters Conference will take place in Kochi in India in August 2020. It was accomplished through endeavors of Governors from India, Bangladesh and South-East Asian Chapters.
The guest speakers from India and Bangladesh will participate in our Chapter meeting in Kyoto in June 2020. There will also be a guest from ACP headquarter in the USA, and we’ll have the first “Thieves’ Market” session in Japan, one of popular sessions in the Internal Medicine Meetings in the USA, which will be presented by Dr. David Scrase.
At the national level, we began to cooperate with both of Japan Primary Care Association and Society for Clinical Epidemiology. Its activity is called as “Primary Care Research Connect” or “PCR Connect”. The first conference of PCR Connect will take place soon in early this month, December 8th. Also we keep cooperating with the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (JSIM), we are planning to hold a 2nd session with them in the coming JSIM annual meeting in Tokyo in April 2020.
Various committees in our Chapter are acting vigorously. For example, Resident Fellow Committee (RFC) is giving two clinical seminars a year for residents, and International Exchange Program Committee (IEPC) is trying to send young physicians out to oversea medical institutions for short-term study by observation. Other committees are working hard as well. The Japan Chapter is steadily progressing.
The best of the holiday season to you all and your families.