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Month Day, 2021

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Meeting Theme

(IN-PERSON Meeting)

After an unprecedented year for internists, the [CHAPTER] Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to learn, recharge, and facilitate face-to-face discussion with your peers, chapter leaders, and guest speakers!

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next [CHAPTER] Chapter scientific meeting [DATE]:

  • Earn CME credits and MOC points and connect with other internists who know your challenges and can help you find solutions.
  • Experience top-notch education from expert faculty, meet new people and connect with old friends, and learn about ways to get involved with our Chapter.
  • This meeting will help you meet your needs as a physician and help you provide the best care for your patients using the latest information.

We look forward to seeing you in [LOCATION]]!

(VIRTUAL Meeting)

Join ACP's [CHAPTER] Chapter at our upcoming comprehensive virtual scientific meeting, [DATE]. Refresh your knowledge, earn CME/MOC, and connect with your chapter colleagues in a new, convenient virtual platform.

Learn, Connect, and Engage from Your Own Space

  • Attend exclusive live, interactive learning sessions with your Chapter colleagues from the comfort and safety of your home or office.
  • Engage with other attendees in facilitated breakout “rooms” to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • Receive top-notch education from expert faculty, connect with one another, and learn new ways to get involved with our Chapter. This meeting will help you meet your needs as a physician and help you provide the best care for your patients using the latest knowledge.

(Hybrid Meeting)

Live events are changing, and American College of Physicians is helping lead the way with the ability to learn, network, and engage like never before!

  • Presented both live and virtually [DATE], ACP's [CHAPTER] Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the [LOCATION] as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in Person or from Home or Office Attend or tune in to exclusive live, interactive sessions with your local Chapter colleagues. Regardless of location, you can engage with each other to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education, help you connect with each other, and learn about ways to get involved with your Chapter. This Meeting will help you meet your needs as a physician and help you provide the best care for your patients using the latest knowledge.
William Curry, MD, MACP
Governor, Alabama Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • SEP Module for Hospital Medicine
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • Providing Palliative Care During a Pandemic
  • Updates in COPD, Addiction Medicine and Lipids
Program Committee
  • Lewis Aldred, MD FACP, Mississippi Chapter Chapter
  • William Curry, MD MACP, Governor, Alabama Chapter
  • Patrick Dauphin MD, Mississippi Chapter
  • Savannah Duckworth, MD FACP Mississippi Chapter
  • Jacob Elrod, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Otis Gowdy, MD FACP, Governor Elect, Mississippi Chapter
  • Jessica Lavender, MD FACP Chair, Mississippi Chapter
  • Allison Rogers, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Rob Smola, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Calvin Thigpen, MD FACP, Governor, Mississippi Chapter


Access the live feeds by clicking the 'Access the Virtual Meeting' buttons within the Agenda below.

Month Day

Time Session
7:00 AM Governor's Welcome
George Everett, MD, MS, MACP - Governor ACP
James Fiorica, MD, Vice-President - Chief Medical Officer, Sarasota Memorial Health Care
Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, MD, FACP – Scientific Program Chair, Presiding
7:15 AM Florida Controlled Substance Prescribing 

**This session will be available during the LIVE meeting only – no recorded version will be available.

Jason M. Goldman, MD FACP
9:15 AM What’s New in Rheumatology: An Update for the Internist
Kimberly A. Lyn Shue, MD
10:15 AM Adult Immunizations/CDC Lessons from Coronavirus
Jason M. Goldman, MD FACP
11:15 AM Clinical Pearls in Primary Care
Sary O. Beidas, MD, MBI, FACP
12:15 PM Networking Break
12:45 PM Update in Geriatric Medicine 2020
Naresh H. Pathak, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Month Day

Time Session
7:30 AM Nutrition and Preventive Cardiology Update
Chippy C. Nalluri, MD, FACC
8:30 AM Cardiology Update for the Internist
9:30 AM Dermatology Update for the Internist
Alla Gruman, MD
10:30 AM 10 New/Hot Topics in Infectious Disease
Eliot W. Godofsky, MD, FACP
11:30 AM New Considerations in the Management of Diabetes
Vida Farhangi, MD, FACP
Noon Resident & Medical Student Workshop
12:30 PM Networking Break
12:45 PM 9th Annual Humanism in Medicine Lecture Series: Humanism at the End of Life: Lessons from the COVID-Pandemic
Joelle M. Vlahakis, MD
2:45 PM Town Hall/Annual Business Meeting
George Everett, MD, MS, MACP, ACP Governor Florida
4:00 PM Governor’s Award Announcements
George Everett, MD, MS, MACP, ACP Governor Florida

Resident & Medical Student Meeting

Monday Day | Time

Join your colleagues at this specially designed breakout for important information relevant to your career. Registration for the Resident & Medical Student Workshop is included in meeting registration. 

If you have any questions, please contact (CHAPTER CONTACT INFORMATION)

Time Session
noon - 1:00 PM Program Director Q&A
1:00 - 2:00 PM Employment Contracts and Negotiations
Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.
2:00 - 3:00 PM Beyond Residency
Luis Isea, MD & Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP
Academic vs Private Practice; Locus Tenens; Visa/Green Card Sponsorships; Advice on Signing Employment Agreements
3:00 - 4:00 PM COVID Session - Student & Resident Discussion
Effects of Wellness & Education; Comparing Medical Schools & Residency Programs
4:00 - 5:00 PM FL Chapter ACP Council of Residents & Medical Students Representative Meeting
Policy Projects & Advocacy

Maintenance of Certification

Month Day | Time

SEP Module: 2020 - 2021 Update in Internal Medicine


Louis J. Rubenstein, MD, FACP, Iris Tong, MD, FACP

  1. Participate in group discussion to determine answers to multiple-choice questions
  2. Apply updated knowledge of internal medicine to clinical practice.
  3. Understand recent advances in internal medicine.
  4. Complete an ABIM SEP Module toward partial fulfillment of the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification.

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Internists participating in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program
  • General Internists
  • Family practitioners
  • Subspecialty physicians

Chapter Awards

Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award
E. Jane Carter, MD, FACP
Irving Beck Laureate Award
Vincent A. Armenio, MD, FACP
Governor's Award
Audrey Kupchan, MD, FACP
Distinguished Mentor Award
Elizabeth T. Toll, MD, FACP
Women Physician of the Year
Vanessa M. Britto, MD, MSc, FACP

Poster Competition

Place Resident CV
1st An Unusual Case of Chronic Cough: Broncho-Esophageal Fistula (HYPERLINKS TO VIDEO PRESENTATION, IF APPLICABLE)
Zain Raza, WUSM
2nd "Symptomatic" Pauses on Cardiac Telemetry
Shiyang Zhang, WUSM
3rd Do Not Disregard Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Case of Severe Steroid Resistant Immune-Mediated Colitis
Wilfor Diaz Fernandez, Mercy
Place Resident QI/HVC/Pt Safety
1st Quality Improvements Strategies to Improve Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in a Resident Clinic
Ojasqi Tomar, St. Mary's
2nd Calling Attention to Hepatic Steatosis in a CT Scan Impression is Associated with Increased Recognition of NAFLD in Primary Care
Luis Hernandez, WUSM
3rd HPV Vaccine Rate Improvement
Aireen Agulto, MU
Place Resident Research
1st Rural Urban Differences in Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection
Abbye Clark, WUSM
2nd Trends in Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions in the United States; 2013-2018
Preetham Gunta, UMKC
3rd Association of Food Environment and Cardiovascular Mortality
Janelle Fried, UMKC
Place Student CV
1st Non-typhoidal Salmonella Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm after Pneumonitis and Bacteremia
Margaret Wieser, MU
2nd Get That SGA Off the DKA
David Cheung, SLU
3rd A Case Report of Autoimmune Necrotizing Myopathy
Kristen Vu, MU
Place Student Research
1st The Impact of Accounting for Poverty on Financial Penalties in a Federal Value-Based Payment Program
Sukruth Shashikumar, WUSM
2nd Neurological Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest Patients with Non-shockable vs. Shockable Rhythm Treated with Targeted Temperature Management
Gopika Hari, WUSM
3rd rfaZ's Role in Escherichia Coli Growth & Intestinal Invasion
Adnan Islam, WMKC
Place Early Career Physician
1st Ketorolac - First Do No Harm
Paul Hansen, Mercy


Termination Date: (ONE YEAR LATER)

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In order to claim CME you must complete a meeting survey. This link will direct you to the survey and then the CME claim form. CME cannot be claimed until the last session of the meeting has been held.

The ACP designates this other activity (live component and enduring component) for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The (CHAPTER) Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The SEP modules pre-courses, for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Successful completion of this CME activity (Chapter Meeting ), which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Find answers to your questions below. 

Equipment and Materials

Create a Zoom Account!

Our meeting will be conducted on the Zoom platform and all registered attendees will be have links to the Zoom meeting through this page. If you do not have a Zoom account, we recommend you sign up for one before the meeting. Sign up is free. Click here to sign up.

Test Your Equipment in Advance

  • Please test and check your system at least 15 minutes prior to meeting. This includes your network connection, device battery life, and speakers.
  • We recommend you use a computer or a tablet for the best experience. The system is not responsive on a cell phone.

Control Your Environment as Best You Can

  • Mute other devices that might interfere with your computer audio.
  • Create a learning-conducive environment, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Close out of other tabs and mute notifications, if possible.
  • Prepare your space with anything you may need during the virtual program (appropriate chargers, note-taking materials, water, etc.).

Troubleshooting Technical Difficulties

  • Some networks cause slides to advance more slowly than others. If your slides are behind or you are having audio issues, please try to refresh the page.

Participant Photography

As a participant in the chapter meeting, your photograph may be taken as a focus or background subject, to be used in chapter communications. If you would not like your photo taken, please inform chapter staff.

ACP Chapter's Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

ACP is a community that values collegiality, respect for patents and each other, and medicine’s standards of ethics and professionalism. ACP members are guided by the content and spirit of the ACP Pledge and by their commitment to the ethics of medicine, including those in the ACP Ethics Manual. “Physicians’ conduct as professionals and as individuals should merit the respect of the community.”

ACP expects members, staff, and others who participate in events and activities involving ACP to treat others as you would like to be treated – with courtesy, respect for differences, and in ways that appropriately represent the profession of internal medicine. As set forth in ACP’s An-Harassment Policy, ACP does not tolerate any form of harassment, including intimidation, hostility, or other unwelcome and offensive communication or treatment.

If you experience or observe harassing, inappropriate or otherwise unprofessional behavior, or you have concerns about how you have been treated by an ACP member or staff or anyone else at an ACP meeting or event, you may report the incident to CHAPTER STAFF.

The chapter reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate; including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and the chapter reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact (CHAPTER STAFF) at XXX-XXX-XXXX or 


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