Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

ACP asks physicians to help counter vaccine misinformation

ACP members can share the College's new YouTube series, “Physician to Physician Conversations” and “Ask Your Internist,” on social media. In addition, ACP's quick resource provides descriptions of the video series and tips on how to promote them, including hashtags, sample graphics, and sample posts.

Visit ACP's YouTube channel to watch and share the series and other video content.

ABIM Foundation seeks proposals for grants to challenge health misinformation

The ABIM Foundation is seeking applicants for its Misinformation Challenge Grant program, which will support practices building trust in the health care system by identifying and countering misinformation in health care and public health.

Two grants totaling $110,000 will be awarded to programs focused on improving quality of communication by providing or ensuring the provision of accurate health information to the public, especially populations made vulnerable by misinformation. An independent panel of judges will review each proposal.

The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2022. More information about the program is online.

The ‘Best of Annals 2021’ collection and video now available

The editors of Annals of Internal Medicine have curated a list of some of the most influential articles published by the journal over the past year. The “Best of Annals 2021” collection covers must-read articles on COVID-19; diversity, equity, and inclusion; breast cancer screening; HIV; alcohol and afib; and more.

Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP, Editor in Chief, offers an overview of the choices in an accompanying video summary. The articles and video are available online.

New mentoring program to foster career development for mentors and mentees

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Image by SDI Productions

ACP's new mentoring program consists of a robust Mentoring Resource Library and monthly online peer mentoring sessions for all members to access videos, self-assessment checklists, action plans, and other tools developed to help maintain successful mentee and mentor relationships.

The monthly online Peer Mentoring Session series is specifically geared toward early-career physicians and ACP Resident/Fellow Members to advance leadership skills. More information is available at the Peer Mentoring tab on the main Mentoring Resource Library page.

ICYMI: Highlights from ACP Internist Weekly

  • Equation for kidney failure risk that excludes race shows better sensitivity, specificity than eGFR alone. The four-variable equation included age, sex, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio. The authors of the observational cohort study said their results support recommendations from the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology task force to remove race as a variable from kidney failure risk equations. An accompanying editorial noted that the health inequities experienced by Black patients with kidney disease are longstanding and multifaceted and cannot be solved simply by tweaking equations. The study and editorial were published Jan. 11 by Annals of Internal Medicine and summarized in the Jan. 11 ACP Internist Weekly.
  • Outcomes after transient ischemic attack (TIA) appear similar with outpatient vs. inpatient care. A systematic review and meta-analysis found that patients with TIA or minor ischemic stroke who were cared for at a TIA clinic had a similar risk for subsequent stroke as patients admitted to a hospital, whereas patients who received treatment in EDs without further follow-up were at higher risk. The authors said benefits of TIA clinics could include more accurate diagnosis, fast-track access to specialists, and appropriate patient education and follow-up. The study was published Jan. 5 by JAMA Network Open and summarized in the Jan. 11 ACP Internist Weekly.

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