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From the January-February ACP Observer, copyright © 2006 by the American College of Physicians.

Chapters present Laureate Awards, others

ACP chapters have presented Laureate Awards to 10 internists, and honored other chapter members for their service in volunteerism, teaching and political advocacy.

Chapter awards honor College Masters, Fellows and Members—as well as members of the community—who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research, and who provided service to their communities and the College.

The following individuals received awards:

Army
Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael A. Dunn, FACP, Laureate Award
Col. (ret.) Kenneth G. Torrington, FACP, Laureate Award

California
Helen L. Hammer, ACP Member, Laureate Award
Lars G. Osterberg, ACP Member, Volunteerism & Community Service Award
Shagufta Yasmeen, ACP Member, Volunteerism & Community Service Award

District of Columbia
Victor F. Scott, FACP, Laureate Award
Louis N. Pangaro, FACP, Sol Katz Teaching Award
James A. Ronan Jr., FACP, Volunteerism and Community Service

Oregon
Emil J. Bardana Jr., FACP, Laureate Award
Mary Olhausen, Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Service Award

Tennessee
Mack A. Land, FACP, Laureate Award
Gregory O'Dea, PhD, and Clifton R. Cleaveland, MACP, Humanities in Medicine Award

Texas
Rody P. Cox, FACP, Laureate Award
Kenneth M. Nugent, FACP, Laureate Award
Temple W. Williams, Jr., FACP, Laureate Award
Ted M. Nicklaus, FACP, Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Washington
James F. Wallace, MACP, Laureate Award

Wisconsin
Cyril M. Hetsko, FACP, Laureate Award
Catherine E. Wolf, ACP Member, Volunteerism & Community Service Award

PIER on PDA transitions to new enhanced program

ACP and Skyscape Inc. have announced an agreement to transition all PIER PDA subscribers to a new Skyscape mobile program that combines PIER—the College's point-of-care, Web-based decision-support tool—with other features. Skyscape is the leading provider of interactive mobile medical references, with a registered user base of 450,000 practitioners and more than 300 resources covering 30-plus medical specialties.

Under the agreement, all current subscribers to PIER PDA can upgrade to a free, one-year subscription for a special Skyscape bundle that includes PIER and the dosing companion from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Skyscape's version of PIER includes PIER's rationale and evidence sections plus hundreds of images and supplemental tables not previously available. In addition, Skyscape is offering special savings to all other ACP Members on PIER and on hundreds of other physician references for mobile devices.

More information about the special offers available to ACP members is available on the Skyscape Web site.

Save 25% on Update recordings from ACP's 2005 Annual Session

Physicians can now buy the 25 best-selling recorded sessions from Annual Session 2005 at 25% off their original price.

For a limited time, you can purchase the complete set of 15 Update recordings from the American College of Physicians' 2005 Annual Session. By ordering now, you'll save $60 and receive a free CD-ROM of the handout material.

The Update recordings are an excellent way to stay current with advances that affect your practice. Nationally recognized faculty review important published papers in the following fields:

  • Cardiology
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  • Geriatric Medicine
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  • Oncology
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The recordings are available in MP3 CD, audio CD and audiocassette formats. If you purchased each recording individually, you'd pay $255. Instead, buy the set and pay only $195. You'll also get a CD of the handouts from the Update and Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind sessions free with your purchase.

For details, visit here or call 800-241-7785. When ordering, refer to Promo Code 855-TUR.

Physicians encouraged to enroll in Special Olympics directory

ACP is urging members to sign up for the "Healthy Athletes" clinician directory, a new directory that will give prospective patients who have intellectual disabilities the names of providers willing to treat them. The directory is located on the Special Olympics Web site.

The directory asks for a minimum of physician information, including name and e-mail address. Listing your name in the directory does not guarantee patients' access to care, but only indicates that you are willing to provide care. Recent research shows that patients with intellectual disabilities have greater health care needs and more difficulties accessing health care services and physicians than the general public.

The directory, which was launched earlier this fall in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians, will be open to the public in early 2006.

More information and the enrollment form are online.

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