Chair: Masao Nagayama, MD, PhD, FACP
Department of Neurology, International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School of Medicine
What We Accomplished
Local Nominations Committee (LNC)委員会は、2017年度末に、次期、ACP日本支部長候補者公募、支部長候補者の本部への推薦を行い無事、前田理事が次期支部長として本部より決定通知をいただきました。また2018年度は、4年間にわたり貢献された平和伸仁委員長、伊藤孝史委員、倭正也委員、安尾和裕委員が勇退され、新体制は委員長永山正雄、副委員長羽田俊彦、小原まみ子委員、柳川健委員、江波戸美緒委員の計5名となりました。なお平和伸仁委員長には体制移行期の1年間（規定期間）、アドバイザーとしてご助言戴くことと致しました。
なお、2018年度のSakura Award、Volunteerism Award、ACP Japan Chapter Contribution Award (ACPJCCA)に対する公募をACP日本支部Websiteにて開始しています。
What We Are Working On/What We Plan to Initiate
2018年度のMACPノミネート、Laureate Awardノミネート、Sakura Award、Volunteerism Award、ACP Japan Chapter Contribution Award (ACPJCCA)受賞者の決定を行う予定です。
平成30年のACP日本支部総会で「レターの書き方ワークショップ（片岡 裕貴先生)」に一般参加者として参加しました。当日の課題であったAnnals of Internal Medicineへのレター投稿がアクセプトされ、2019年2月号（Annals of Internal Medicine • Vol. 170 No. 3 • 5 February 2019 218 ）に掲載されました。課題となった論文に対して計4本のレターが日本から掲載されています。一つは片岡先生が共著者のもの、そしてもう一つは私が参加したグループによるものです。後の2つも当日のワークショップの課題として提出されたものである可能性が高いと考えます（未確認）。このことは、ACP日本支部総会のワークショップのレベルの高さを示す具体例の一つになるかと思いますし、またニュースバリューもあるかと思いご報告する次第です。
INDIA PROJECT Two members of the IECP, Tetsuya Makiishi and Takahiko Tsutsumi participated in the ACP India Chapter annual congress held in Lucknow, India from August 31th to September 2nd, and provided lectures to enhance the interrelationship between the two chapters.
HAWAII PROJECT The committee has received one applicant for the externship in Hawaii under the supervision of Dr. Jinichi Tokeshi, clinical professor of Family Medicine at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. The committee has supported the candidates’ CV and personal statement before submission. The externship is planned in January, 2019. One of the IECP members will be assigned as a mentor to support the candidate before, during, and after the externship.
What We Were Already Working On
FLORIDA PROJECT By the courtesy of Dr. Jerald Stein, well known for his dedication to medical education in Japan, a three-week externship program at the University of Florida was offered to two members of the ACP Japan chapter. The committee has been involved in a selection process for this program. Their externships are planned in early 2019.
DOMESTIC PROJECT We are having a seminar focusing on how to get into a clinical training program overseas, mainly the US, at the end of November in Osaka.
What We Initiated
We started to interact with the ACP India Chapter as mentioned above to seek for the possibility to establish an exchange externship program between the two chapters in future years.
We started to support the externship program at the University of Florida as mentioned above.
What We Plan To Work On
We plan to continue and further develop each PROJECT mentioned above.
We plan to create a network among the members of the ACP to facilitate sharing information and know-how about working overseas as a physician.
We planned and held the ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting 2018 at Kyoto University. We attracted almost 700 participants with approximately 40 sessions and 100 abstracts. We invited Dr. Jack Ende, the immediate past president of ACP, and has a constructive discussion with eager participants about “Mind & Arts as Essentials for Internists” in the plenary session. The new session, Kurokawa Award, a competition of clinical research presentations, gained a large amount of attention and gave an initial push for increasing academic atmosphere into the annual meeting.
What We Are Working On
We are preparing for the upcoming ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting 2019 at the same venues. The theme of the 2019 meeting is “Fostering Lifetime Fundamental Competences for Internists －Beyond Board Certification System－”. The board certification system has been recently revised in Japan and how to integrate mind and experience of general internal medicine into the system remains a great matter of debate in Japan where most medical residents strive to become a life-time specialist. We will have Dr. Robert M. McLean who is the president of ACP to discuss “the wider the general basis, the higher the special peak as a specialist” in plenary lecture before the plenary session with Japanese seasoned physicians.
In addition, we will offer many attractive sessions. The Lecture Marathon starting with Latest Paper reviews is a new session where a summary of the up-to-date papers will be introduced first followed by many short lectures on basic internal medicine will be provided. A special lecture concerning the nuclear plant disaster operation in Fukushima after the East Japan Earthquake will be presented by Dr. Kurokawa. We have also planned the same sessions that are popular in the previous meeting: Dr’s Dilemma (an inter-institutional Quiz tournament by teams of residents), MKSAP, and Kurokawa Award for poster session.
Many attendants will enjoy and learn a lot from English-speaking sessions as well.
We are sure that the increasing number of attendants will be expected to the 2019 meeting with plenty of attractive sessions.
ACP日本支部において、私はYoung Physicians’ Committee委員（現RFC）、次いでPublic Relations Committee委員、その後PRC副委員長を務めさせていただいております。いろいろなご縁が重なり、In the Clinic翻訳プロジェクトという画期的な無謀な企画もプロジェクトリーダーとしてはじめさせていただきました。これらのことができたのは、ACP日本支部を組織として築いてくださった先生方、現支部長の上野文昭先生、PRC前委員長安藤聡一郎先生、PRC委員長大島康雄先生ほか、ACP日本支部の先生方のお力添えあってのことと感謝いたしております。
このたび、In the Clinic翻訳プロジェクトのご縁もあり、FACPに昇格させていただきました。FACPをいただいたということは、今後もACP日本支部、日本の総合内科医療/教育に貢献するようにとの暖かい叱咤激励と受け取っており、今後とも精進してゆきたいと存じます。
I recall joining ACP Japan Chapter in 2011.
After completion of Internal Medicine Residency 2006-2009 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and obtaining ABIM, I was confident of acquiring general internal medicine clinical skill, I was wondering how I could implement what I’ve learned in the U.S. in Japanese clinical training.
I remember when I first participated in ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting as one of the lecturers. I was very excited to find a community for aspiring general internists who have the same clinical passion to implement good general internal medicine practice. I felt that by attending this academic annual meeting regularly, I could be confident in my clinical knowledge and skills and would have life long learning opportunity.
I have served as a member of Young Physicians’ Committee and then a member of Public Relation Committee (PRC) and currently am a Vice Chair for the PRC. We as PRC started ‘In the Clinic Japanese Translation Project (ITC project)’ and I am proudly leading this project as the project leader. This project couldn’t have come to fruition without the support by Dr. Fumiaki Ueno, Governor for ACP Japan Chapter, Dr. Soichiro Ando, the immediate past Chair for PRC and Dr. Yasuo Oshima, the current Chair for PRC.
With the successful launch and progress of this ITC project, I have been promoted as an FACP. I take that being promoted as an FACP means to continue to contribute to ACP Japan Chapter and to promote General Internal Medicine in Japan, which I would proudly like to continue for the rest of my medical career.