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From the June ACP Observer, copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians.

  • 5K Fun Run raises $15,000 for local clinic
  • Resolutions for Fall Governors meeting due June 30

5K Fun Run raises $15,000 for local clinic

More than 115 physicians and guests participated in ACP's 5K Fun Run at Annual Session, raising funds for a clinic for homeless patients in New Orleans.

First to cross the finish line was Lt. Cmdr. Tri H. Lac, FACP, a member of the U.S. Navy Chapter who is stationed in Rota, Spain. Denise A. Spence, ACP Member, from Amherst, Mass., was the first woman to finish the race.

The event raised $15,000 for the Adult Homeless Clinic, which is staffed by students and faculty volunteers from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

Resolutions for Fall Governors meeting due June 30

Resolutions to be heard at the fall Board of Governors meeting are due by Wednesday, June 30.

ACP members may initiate a resolution on any issue or topic by submitting it to their Governor and/or chapter council. Once the council approves a resolution, it becomes a resolution of the chapter.

A resolution should clearly distinguish the action requested within its resolved clause(s) as either a policy resolve ("Resolved that ACP policy ..."), or a directive, requesting action or study on an issue ("Resolved that the Board of Regents ..."). If you are proposing more than one action, give each its own resolved clause.

The Governors review new resolutions and present recommendations to the Board of Regents for follow-up. Once the Regents have considered the Governors' recommendations, resolutions can be adopted and implemented or forwarded to committees and staff for study.

You can search ACP's archive of resolutions in the Resolutions Database, a members-only site. The database allows you to search by three different fields: text of resolution (keyword search), date submitted or sponsor.

You can also research the College's position on key health policy issues in the "Advocacy" section of ACP Online.

If you have questions about the resolutions process or how to format a resolution, contact your Governor.

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