Missouri ACP has multiple committees and we encourage members to get involved with our committees. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact
Chair: Thomas M De Fer, MD FACP
This committee is responsible for the Annual Chapter CME Meeting held each fall in Osage Beach. The committee is responsible for the selection of topics and speakers along with working with the National ACP staff to provide CME and MOC credits for the event.
Chair: Thomas J Olsen, MD MACP
The finance committee is responsible for oversight of the budget and investments for the Missouri Chapter. They prepare the annual budget and present it to the Council for approval.
Health and Public Policy Committee (HPPC)
Chairs: Ernie-Paul Barrette, MD FACP and Stephen Keithahn, MD, FACP
HPPC monitors the legislative session each year and keeps members up-to-date on issues affecting their practices. This committee is responsible for the annual Advocacy Day held each year in Jefferson City. Additionally, the committee monitors the regulatory agencies in Missouri and provides feedback to these organizations on behalf of members.
Chair: Joseph Boyer, DO, FACP
The hospitalist committee works to foster relationships between Missouri hospitalists, advocate for high value care for hospitalized patients, and advance the field of hospital medicine.
Chair: Amy Loden, MD, FACP
The membership committee assists with member recruitment and engagement in Missouri.
Resident and Fellow Committee
The resident and fellow committee organizes resident activities including the resident and fellow meeting at the Missouri Chapter CME meeting.
The student committee organizes student activities including the student meeting at the Missouri Chapter CME meeting.