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2021 Connecticut Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

October 15 & 16, 2021

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Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine


Join ACP's Connecticut Chapter at our upcoming comprehensive virtual scientific meeting, October 15th & 16th. 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 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.
Ruth E. Weissberger, MD, FACP
Governor, Connecticut Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • What non-COVID Outpatient Medical Literature did I Miss During the Pandemic?
  • Update in the Drug Treatment of Diabetes
  • Post COVID Neuro-Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Polypharmacy and Deprescribing in Geriatrics
  • The Value of the Internist
Program Committee
  • Kavita Advani MD
  • Rebecca Andrews MD FACP
  • Theresa Barrett, PhD
  • Marilyn Katz, MD FACP
  • Naseema Merchant, MD
  • Eric Mazur, MD MACP
  • David Miner, MD
  • Robert Nardino, MD MACP
  • Ellen Nestler, MD
  • Benjamin Oldfield, MD MHS BA
  • Sujata Prasad, MD FACP
  • Diana Sewell, MD
  • Shaheena Shan, MD
  • Sarita Soares, MD
  • Daniel Tobin, MD FACP
  • Ruth Weissberger, MD FACP

14.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 16, 2021
Termination Date: October 16, 2021

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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 ACP designates this other activity (live component and enduring component) for a maximum 14.5 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 14.5 medical knowledge MOC point 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.

Agenda

Friday, October 15

Time Session
8:00 - 9:30 AM MKSAP Learning Group
Stephen Atlas, MD
Barry Wu, MD
9:45 - 10:00 AM Chapter Meeting Welcome
Naseema Merchant, MD FACP
Diana Sewell, MD FACP
  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
10:00 - 11:00 AM What Non-COVID Outpatient Medical Literature Did I Miss During the Pandemic?
Medhat Ghaly, MD
Julie Oyler, MD
How to be an Expert Witness
Rebecca Andrews, MD FACP
Daniel G. Tobin, MD FACP
Best Practices in Telemedicine- What the Pandemic Has Taught Us
Heather Nisbeth
Jadwiga  Stepczynski, MD
Amerisa Tarabar, MD
11:00 - Noon Update in the Drug Treatment of Diabetes
Faryal Mirza, MD
Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC)

Alan Kliger, MD
Mathew Lempel, MD
Gender Inequities in Careers in Medicine

Nina Pirrotti, Esq.
Heather Gantzer, MD MACP
Noon - 12:15 PM Break / Transition
12:15 - 1:15 PM Poster Presentations
Shaheena Shan, MD
1:15 - 1:30 PM Break / Transition
1:30 - 2:30 PM Transgender Medicine
Pooja Luthra, MD
Polypharmacy and Deprescribing in Geriatrics
Marcia Mecca, MD
Kristina Niehoff, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP
Update on Coding and Billing
William Fox, MD FACP
2:30 - 3:30 PM Post COVID Neuro-Pulmonary Syndrome
Denyse Lutchmansingh, MD
Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD
What Non-COVID Inpatient Medical Literature did I Miss During the Pandemic?
Andre Sofair, MD
Chris Song, MD
How Did Our Healthcare Payment System Get So Dysfunctional, and What is the Way Forward?

Rob McLean, MD MACP
3:30 PM Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, October 16

Time Session
8:00 - 8:15 AM Chapter Meeting Welcome
Naseema Merchant, MD FACP
Diana Sewell, MD FACP
8:00 AM Women in Medicine (Women Only)
Heather Gantzer, MD MACP
Yes ,You Can! He For She:
How to Be An Ally For Women Physician Colleagues


Nina Pirrotti, Esq.
Rob Nardino, MD MACP
9:30 - 9:45 AM Break / Transition
9:45 - 10:45 AM Business Meeting/ Chapter awards
Rebecca Andrews, MD FACP
Ruth Weissberger, MD FACP
10:45 - 11:45 AM The Value of the Internist
Heather Gantzer, MD MACP
11:45 - Noon Closing Remarks
Naseema Merchant, MD FACP
Diana Sewell, MD FACP
Noon - 12:15 Adjourn

Connecticut Chapter Registration

Categories Registration
ACP Member $75
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $100
Nonmember Resident* $0
Nonmember Medical Student* $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $80
Guest $85

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

*Nonmember Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health Professionals cannot register online and must register by contacting Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600 in order to get the correct registration rate.

FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

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

Where can I find meeting handouts?

To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only on the Chapter Web site prior to the meeting.

How do I access the virtual meeting?

Sessions are accessible through the Virtual Meeting Hub and on your chapter website. Click the “join virtual session” links in the agenda. If you have just purchased the meeting and get an access denied message, please log-out of your ACPonline account and log back in. This will refresh the purchases on your account. 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 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

Will this meeting be recorded?

The meeting will be recorded and available for playback for one year.

Participant Photography

As a participant in the chapter meeting, your photograph may to 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 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.

If you have questions about the chapter, the meeting program, or have a disability, please contact Kat Cavallo at 609-362-6513  or kcavallo@lutinemanagement.com

 

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