From The President's Desk

    ACPA President’s Message – March 2019
    Dear Colleagues,

    I hope you had a great month of February. I just want to take a few minutes and bring you up to speed with what’s been happening at ACPA this past month, and upcoming plans.

    ACPA Annual Meeting – Atlanta 2019

    As you know, our annual meeting is in Atlanta, GA from April 26th to 28th, 2019. We have a strong panel of speakers for the meeting. We are also offering 5.5 AMA Category 1 CME credits for the meeting. This is exciting. We also have some perks for our medical students - the first 10 medical students to register shall receive a scholarship at the meeting. The Programs committee and the team in Atlanta are working hard to ensure that we have a successful convention. Please register today if you have not yet done so.

    Call for Nominations

    The time has come for you to choose our next leaders. We are calling for nominations for President-Elect and two board members. One of the board positions is a one year term to finish out the team vacated by our President-Elect Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu when she assumed her new role as President-Elect. The other position is a full two year term. Please send your nomination or candidacy along with the CV of the nominee to Also indicate which term is preferred for board nominations. The deadline for nominations is April 30th, 2019.

    The various committees will also be electing new chairs during or shortly after our Atlanta meeting. We need more members to step up and play an active role in ACPA. It is only through member engagement that we can grow and achieve our mission. Each committee will elect its new chair. Committee chairs, please start having these conversations with your committee members.

    We want every ACPA member to be part of at least one, but not more than two committees. If you are not yet a member of a committee, check out our website for a full description of the committees. Email the executive director at if you are interested in joining a specific committee. ACPA NEEDS YOU!

    General Body meeting – Let’s chat and chart ACPA’s future

    We will be having our next quarterly general membership zoom call on Sunday April 14th, 2019 at 6pm ET. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together and discuss important ACPA matters. The zoom ID is 209-324-0036. You will need to download the Zoom app on your computer or phone. Once you do that, you can simply click this link

    Focus on growth

    This month, we will continue to focus on growth. That starts with every member renewing their membership for 2019. If you have not yet renewed your members, please do so today by clicking on the link below. We can all play a role in growing ACPA by sharing our vision and mission with our physician friends. Together, we can move mountains and make a huge difference in the lives of many of our brothers and sisters in Cameroon and here in the US, while also enhancing our professional growth and development. 

    Community Impact project updates

    The Education and Scientific Research committee sent out its survey for our community impact project, Please take time (about 5 minutes) to complete the survey, and send it out to as many contacts as possible, to your WhatsApp groups and other Cameroonian groups you belong to. The data collected will be critical in developing our action plan for the project – addressing mental health in our Cameroonian community here in the US. We hope to make a strong positive impacts in many lives through this project. We need your help. Like I tell my patients, knowledge is power but only action saves lives. Only action by you will make the difference that I know you want to make. Only action by you will help ACPA be the powerful voice that it strives to be to affect the health of our people in positive ways.  
    Thank you for your time. May you have a productive month of March!


    Bertrand Fote, MD, MBA, FACEP
    President - ACPA
    The Membership in the Association is open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon, practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the United States of America and Canada.

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