Alabama & Mississippi Chapters 2024 Scientific Meeting

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2, 2024
Hotel Effie Sandestin | Miramar Beach, FL

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Alabama & Mississippi Chapters 2024 Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The AL/MS 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 AL/MS Chapter scientific meeting May 31 - June 2, 2024:

  • 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 tje Hotel Effie Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida!

Otis Gowdy, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
ACP Governor, Mississippi Chapter
Ross B. Vaughn, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Alabama Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Medical Ethics
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • ChatGPT Panel
  • Updates in Oncology, Cardiology, Pulmonology & Rheumotology
  • Breakout Sessions for Hospitalists, Primary Care and MKSAP
  • Thieves' Market
Program Committee
  • Jesse Faulk MD
  • Otis Gowdy Jr MD FACP
  • Alonso Heudebert MD
  • Allison Rogers MD FACP
  • Ross Vaughn MD FACP
  • Ashley Villarreal MD

13.25 CME/MOC Available

Release Date: June 2, 2024
Termination Date: June 2, 2025

Disclosure Information

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 13.25 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 13.25 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.


Thursday, May 30

Time Session
5:00-7:00 PM Alabama Chapter Governor's Council Meeting
7:00-9:00 PM Mississippi Chapter Governor's Council Meeting

Friday, May 31

Time Session
7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast & Welcome
Ross Vaughn MD FACP
Otis Gowdy Jr MD FACP
Ashley Villarreal MD
Allison Rogers MD FACP
8:00-9:00 AM Medical Ethics
Sharon Douglas MD
9:00-10:00 AM Genetics for Cancer Risk
Ayesha Munir MD
Cassandra Gurganus MS CGC
10:00-10:30 AM Resident Oral Vignettes, Part 1
10:30-11:00 AM Medical Shorts: Cardiology
Kushdeep Chahal MD
11:00 AM-Noon Breakout Sessions (attendees choose 2 of 3)
  #1 DEI: MicroAgressions Workshop
KiKi Titer MD
#2 Outpatient Billing Updates
Ross Vaughn MD FACP
#3 LOR in ChatGPT World
Ryan Kraemer MD FACP
Vernon Rayford MD PharmD FACP
Sharon Douglas MD
Noon-1:30 PM Lunch & Medical Student and ECP Poster Session
1:30-2:00 PM Medical Shorts: Internal Medicine Pearls
Robert Centor MD MACP
2:00-3:00 PM Resident Oral Vignettes, Part 2
3:00-4:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma Round 1
Alonso Heudebert MD

Saturday, June 1

Time Session
7:00-7:45 AM Breakfast & Affinity Group Chats
7:45-8:00 AM State of the Chapters
Ross Vaughn MD FACP
Otis Gowdy Jr MD FACP
8:30-9:00 AM Medical Shorts: Gastrointerology
Donny Kakati MD
9:00-10:00 AM Obesity Panel
Jarrett Morgan MD
Brytney Cobia MD
Elizabeth Fryoux MD
10:00-11:00 AM Breakout Sessions (attendees choose 2 of 3)
  ##1 Update in Hospital Medicine
KiKi Titer MD
#2 Update in Primary Care
Vernon Rayford MD PharmD FACP
#3 MKSAP Rapid Fire
Sujana Reddy DO 
Austin Oslock MD
11:15-11:45 AM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Omar Atiq MD MACP
11:45-12:45 PM Lunch & Resident/Fellow Poster Session
Jesse Faulk MD
1:15-2:00 PM Thieves Market
Ryan Kraemer MD FACP
2:00-2:30 PM Medical Shorts: Pulmonology
Kimberly Bridges MD
2:30-3:00 PM Medical Shorts: Rheumatology
John Bridges MD
3:00-4:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma Round 2
Alonso Heudebert MD
4:30-6:00 PM Laureate Reception

Sunday, June 2

Time Session
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and Convos (mentoring/networking breakfast)

Alabama & Mississippi Chapters Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $350
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $350
Nonmember Physician $400
Nonmember Resident $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $150

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).


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 5/20/24 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

Hotel Effie Sandestin
1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

We have reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $269/night. The rate is available until May 2, 2024. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation as early as possible. Use the following links to reserve your room online.

To make your reservations for Hotel Effie, call Hotel Effie Group Reservations at 1.833.873.3343 and reference group code ALACP.
* Conference sessions will be held in Hotel Effie.

To make your reservations for the Grand Sandestin Complex, call Sandestin Group Reservations at 1.800.320.8115 and reference group code 24T7S3

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 patients 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 or call 215 351-7750.

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, Executive Director at 334-954-2575 or

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