Alabama & Mississippi Chapters 2023 Scientific Meeting

Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4, 2023
MSU Riley Center | Meridian, Mississippi

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Alabama & Mississippi Chapters 2023 Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The AL/MS Chapters are 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 AL/MS Chapters scientific meeting June 2 - 4, 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 in MSU Riley Center, Meridian MS!

Otis Gowdy, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
ACP Governor, Mississippi Chapter
William A. Curry, MD, MACP
ACP Governor, Alabama Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • SEP Module: Update in Internal Medicine
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • Thieves Market
  • Neurology, GI & IBD for Primary Care
  • Updates in Nephrology, Cardiology, Geriatrics, Addiction Management & Obesity Treatment
Program Committee
  • Wes Aldred, MD, FACP
  • William Curry MD, MACP
  • Jesse Faulk MD
  • Otis Gowdy Jr MD FACP
  • Alonso Heudebert MD
  • Jessica Lavender MD FACP
  • Allison Rogers MD FACP
  • S. Calvin Thigpen MD FACP

15.5 CME & MOC Available


Release Date: June 4, 2023
Termination Date: June 4, 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 the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Alabama/Mississippi Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The SEP modules post-course, for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 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, June 2

Time Session
7:00-8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00 AM Update in Heart Failure
Brandon Lennep, MD, FACP
9:00-10:00 AM Dementia Treatment
Kim Tarver, MD
10:00-11:00 AM Student Poster Presentations & Break with Exhibitors
11:00-Noon Resident/Fellow Oral Case Presentations
Noon-1:30 PM Laureate Luncheon
1:30-2:30 PM Obesity Management
Jarrett Morgan, MD
2:30-3:30 PM Updates in CKD
Chris LeBrun, MD, FACP
3:30-5:00 PM Doctor's Dilemma - Round 1
5:30-8:00 PM Reception at Mississippi Children's Museum - Meridian

Saturday, June 3

Time Session
7:00-8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00 AM Medical Marijuana
Davis Bradford, MD
9:00-10:00 AM GI & IBD Management in Primary Care
Pegah Carrol, MD
Andrew Weeks, MD
10:00-11:00 AM Break with Exhibitors
Resident/Fellow & ECP Poster Presentations
11:00-11:30 AM State of the Chapters
Dr. William Curry, MD, MACP - Governor, Alabama Chapter
Dr. Otis Gowdy, MD, FACP - Governor, Mississippi Chapter
11:30-12:30 PM Excellence in Internal Medicine
Ryan Mire, MD, MACP
12:30-1:30 PM Town Hall Luncheon
1:30-2:30 PM Thieves Market
S. Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
2:30-3:30 PM Neurology for Primary Care
Miles Cobia, MD
3:30-5:00 PM Doctor's Dilemma - Round 2
Alonso Heudebert, MD, MPH

Sunday, June 4

Time Session
8:30-10:00 AM Practice Changing Trials
Alan Baggett, MD, FACP
L. Wesley Aldred, MD, FACP
Otis Gowdy, MD, FACP
Virginia Wright, MD
10:00-Noon SEP Module: Update in Internal Medicine
William Rosenblatt, MD, FACP

Alabama and Mississippi Chapters Registration

Categories Registration by 5/19 Registration After 5/19
ACP Member $350 $400
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0 $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
ACP Affiliate Member $350 $400
Nonmember Physician $400 $425
Nonmember Resident $0 $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0 $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $150 $200
Guest for Reception $50 $50

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, reception, 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.

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the AL/MS Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

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 after 5/15/23 will result in a processing fee of $50.
Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.

Hotel Accommodations

Threefoot Hotel
601 22nd Ave
Meridian, MS 39301
Group rate: Single/Double $185.00 valid through May 11, 2023
Book directly at our dedicated link ( or by calling the hotel at 601-207-8700 and reference the ACP AL/MS chapter meeting.

Hilton Garden Inn Meridian
109 US Hwy 11 and 80, Meridian, MS 39301
Group rate: $169 valid through May 1, 2023
Book directly at our dedicated link (,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT)

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

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 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 chapter meeting, contact Christi Long at 334-954-2575 or

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