September 1, 2014

Guest Editors’ Message: American College of Physicians, Hawai‘i Chapter, Annual Meeting 2014

Gurdev Singh MD, FRCS, FACP; Donald Helman MD, FACP;
and S. Kalani Brady MD, MACP;

Hawai’i Journal of Medicine & Public Health

In this, our second year of publication of the proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Physicians Hawai‘i Chapter as a Supplement to the Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, we welcome Dr. S. Kalani Brady as a co-editor. Dr. Brady, as the immediate past governor of the ACP Hawai‘i Chapter, was instrumental in launching the Supplement to “the Journal” last year. It is with great pleasure that we announce to the readership that at this year’s National Annual Meeting of the ACP in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Brady was awarded the Mastership, only the 4th ever in the history of Hawai‘i and the first to a Native Hawaiian physician.

The high caliber of the 50 submissions to the scientific meeting this year made the work of the peer reviewers extremely difficult. However, after review, 29 abstracts were selected for poster presentation and 10 for delivery at the podium. The authors of seven of the highest scoring abstracts were invited to submit full-length manuscripts for publication.

Author affiliations ranged from as far North as Rochester, Minnesota, as far South as Houston, as far East as Boston, and as far West as San Diego and Los Angeles on the mainland United States. Institutional affiliations included the Keck School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA amongst others. Department affiliations outside of Medicine included Neurosurgery, Obstetric and Gynecology, Pathology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology.

Topics covered were in the realms of critical care, dermatology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, palliative care, psychology, pulmonology, rehabilitation, and rheumatology. No matter what area of interest and specialization, stage of training or practice, we think you will find something to stimulate your intellectual curiosity in this supplement.

We would like to thank Jenny Helman, Executive Director, ACP Hawai‘i Chapter, and Drake Chinen, Layout Editor, Production Manager, and Peer Review Coordinator with the “Journal” without whom the work of the co-editors would have been impossible.

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