Texas Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 27-Sunday, October 30, 2023
Margaritaville Beach Resort | South Padre Island, TX

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Texas Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Building Bridges: Guiding Our Patients Through Times of Transition

The Texas 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 Texas Chapter scientific meeting October 27 - 29, 2023:

  • 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 at Margaritaville Beach Resort in South Padre Island, TX!

Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, MACP
ACP Governor, Texas Chapter, Southern Region
Roger S. Khetan, MD, FACP, FHM
ACP Governor, Texas Chapter, Northern Region

Meeting Highlights
  • Pre-Courses: Updates in Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine; POCUS; Joint Injection
  • Updates in Hepatology, NAFLD, HCV, AUD Treatment; Hematology and Perioperative Medicine; 
  • Innovations in Transitions of Care
  • State and Federal Health Care Legislative Updates
  • Chapter Awards
  • Doctor's Dilemma ® Competition
  • Abstract Competition
Program Committee
  • Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, JD, MPH, MACP, Host Governor
  • Elena Jiménez Gutiérrez, MD, MSc, FACP, Program Co-Chair
  • Brandon Altillo, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, Program Co-Chair

15.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 29, 2023
Termination Date: October 29, 2024

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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 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Friday, October 27

Time  Pre-Course Session
12:30-4:00 PM POCUS Workshop
Michelle Lopez, MD
Andrew Gonzalez, MD, MPH
Isha Puri, MD, MPH
Carlos Ramos, MD, FACP
Rebecca Nekolaichuk, MD
12:30-2:30 PM Board Review Course: Updates in Internal Medicine
Megan Newman, MD, FACP
Austin Metting, MD, FACP
3:00-5:00 PM Board Review Course: Updates in Hospital Medicine
Megan Newman, MD, FACP
Austin Metting, MD, FACP
4:00-5:30 PM Joint Injection Workshop
Jeff Eaton, MD
Samuel Miller, MD

Saturday, October 28

Time Session
7:00-8:00 AM Wellness Committee Breakfast: Work-Life Integration: Bridging Two Spheres of Being
Cheryl-Ann Monteiro, MD, FACP
Women in Medicine Breakfast: Build Your Nest
Hosted by the Women in Medicine Committee
Meeting Registration and Breakfast Break
8:00-9:00 AM Opening Plenary: Bridging Hospital to Home: Innovations in Transitions of Care
Matt Hubley, MD
Monique Jones, MSN, BSN-RN, ACM
Ronda Carter, MSN, RN, CCM
Monick Hamlin
9:00-9:15 AM Coffee Break
9:00-11:00 AM Medical Student Poster Competition
9:15-10:15 AM Inpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
Kristin Mondy, MD
Primary Care Hepatology Updates: NAFLD, HCV, AUD Treatment
Mike Stefanowicz, DO
John Weems, MD
Mahsa Mansouri, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break with Exhibitors/View Medical Student Posters
10:35-11:35 AM To Bridge or Not to Bridge? Updates in Hematology and Perioperative Medicine
Emily Wang, MD
Everardo Cobos, MD
Med-Peds Boot Camp: Updates in Primary Care of Adults with Childhood-Onset Diseases
Emily Bufkin, MD
11:45-1:15 PM Texas Chapter Annual Business Meeting Luncheon & Awards Presentations
M. Tarek Naguib, MD, FACP
Jimmy Widmer, MD, FACP
1:15-1:45 PM Break with Exhibitors
1:45-3:00 PM Residents Oral Vignette Competition Medical Students Oral Vignette Competition
3:00-4:30 PM Resident Poster Competition
3:00-3:30 PM Break with Exhibitors/View Resident Posters
3:30-4:30 PM Updates on 2023 State and Federal Health Care Legislation Affecting Women and Sexual/Gender Minorities
Lisa Kirsch, MPAff
Billing, Coding, Documentation, Telemed Updates
Vajeeha Sadi-Ali, MD
Carra Benson, MS, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, PPMC
4:30-5:00 PM Break
4:30-5:30 PM Yoga on the Beach
Miral Amin, MD, MBA
5:30-7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Sunday, October 29

Time Session
7:00-8:00 AM TXACP Services Legislative Update
David Reynolds
Jimmy Widmer, MD, MPH, FACP
8:00-9:00 AM Health Equity Education
Snehal Patel, MD and Sarah Mills, MD
Gliflozins are Chosen! Updates in Outpatient Diabetesm CHD, and Heart Failure Management
Doris Cubas, MD
9:00-10:00 AM Human Trafficking (State Mandated CME)
Laura Pena, JD
Aimee Korolev
Lilia Garcia
Updates in Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (State Mandated CME)
Alexandra Podosek, PharmD 
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30-11:30 AM Closing Plenary -A Bridge Over Troubled Water: Updates in the Care of Immigrant and Refugee Patients
Alfonso Mercado, PhD
11:30 AM-Noon Break
Noon-2:00 PM Doctor's Dilemma Competition
Austin Metting

Texas Chapter Registration

Categories By 9/30 After 9/30
ACP Member $295 $345
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $50 $50
ACP Medical Student Member $25 $25
ACP Affiliate Member $295 $345
Nonmember Physician $395 $395
Nonmember Resident $95 $95
Nonmember Medical Student $50 $50
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $395 $395
Military Veterans $245 $245

Questions? If you have trouble registering online, please contact Member and Product Support at 800-ACP-1915 or direct at 215-351-2600 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET).


Registration Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation.

Members whose dues were not paid for the current fiscal year will receive the nonmember registration rate.


Registered Attendees will receive an invitation to download the Meeting App. Stay up-to-date on agenda details, meeting materials and special events and contests!

Meeting Handouts

There will be no paper meeting handouts. Registered Attendees will be invited to download the Meeting App to access important information and applicable Meeting Handouts/Materials.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the TXN/TXS Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #TXACP23.

  • Twitter: @Texas_ACP
  • Facebook: @TexasChapterACP
  • Instagram: @texasacp

Cancellations and Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing (fax, mail, or e-mail). Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Cancellations made before October 16th, 2023 may result in a processing fee of $55; no refunds after October 16, 2023.
Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.

I cannot access my account

If you have any difficulty accessing your ACP account, you can reset your username and password. You can do so by clicking on the MyACP link at the top of the ACP web site. If you require additional assistance, please contact us (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) via web chat or call 800-ACP-1915 or 215-351-2600 or via e-mail at help@acponline.org

I do not have an ACPonline account

Nonmembers are advised to use their e-mail address as their username when creating a password. If you require additional assistance, please contact us (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) via web chat or call 800-ACP-1915 or 215-351-2600 or via e-mail at help@acponline.org

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates until October 4, 2023. When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you will be attending the ACP TXN/TXS Chapter meeting. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation as early as possible by calling the hotel directly at 956-761-6551 or registering online.

Single/Double: $179.00
Margaritaville South Padre Island Resort
310 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

MyACP Account

If you have any difficulty accessing your MyACP account, you can reset your username and password. You can do so by clicking on the MyACP link at the top of the ACP web site. Nonmembers are advised to use their e-mail address as their username when creating a password. If you require additional assistance, please contact us (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) via web chat or call 800-ACP-1915 or 215-351-2600 or via e-mail at help@acponline.org

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 Chapters 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 Anti-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 chapter meeting, contact Nicole Abbott, Executive Director at 512-370-1508 or TXACP@texmed.org.

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