2024 Alaska Chapter and AKOMA Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, April 4-Saturday, April 6, 2024
Marriott Anchorage Downtown

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2024 Alaska Chapter and AKOMA Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Welcome!!  Thank you for your participation in our CME Meeting 2024.

The Alaska Chapter of the American College of Physicians (AK ACP) and the Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association (AKOMA) joined together again this year to offer you an outstanding continuing medical education program.

We would like to thank the entire education planning committee for their hard work planning the program. Please review the agenda and note that in addition to the CME lectures there are several social functions you are welcome to attend.

  • Thursday evening will feature a Wine and Cheese Social.
  • The dinner banquet Friday evening will include guest speaker Chris Knight, MD FACP, on Drug Updates for 2023

This year we are going greener and slides will be available on the meeting HUB should you choose to print them, access them during the meeting or save to your own storage device. On site please don’t hesitate to reach our to registration desk or our leadership below,

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Anchorage AK!

Emily C. Church, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Alaska Chapter
Joyce Restad DO
AKOMA President

Meeting Highlights
  • Nobel Prize Winner Harvey Altman, MD (virtually) Hep C
  • Sarah Spencer, DO 2 hr state mandated Opioid Credits
  • Sarah Doaty MD FACP Updates in RHeumatology 2024
  • Kore Liow, MD Alzheimer’s Treatments - Dawn of a New Era?
  • Vidya Sundareshan, MD STOP TUBERCULOSIS- How Close are we? ;
  • Travel Medicine: Common Infections in Travelers and Significant Emerging Pathogens ;
Program Committee
  • Church Emily Dr
  • Dreibelbeis Eric Dr
  • Lake Julie        
  • Morgan Shari Dr
  • Perkins Byron Dr
  • Restad Joyce Dr

19 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: April 6, 2024
Termination Date: April 6, 2025

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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 19 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 19 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.

The Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association (AKOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. AOA AKOMA designates this program for a maximum of 19 Osteopathic 1-A CME Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


Thursday, April 4

Time Session
10:00 AM-Noon ACP Alaska Chapter Council Meeting
1:00-2:00 PM Hep C
Harvey Alter, MD
2:00-3:00 PM Insomnia Pearls
Ross Dodge, MD FACP
3:00-3:30 PM Break/afternoon snack/ exhibit hall
3:30-4:30 PM Stop Tuberculosis
Vidya Sundareshan, MD FACP
4:30-5:30 PM  Travel Medicine: Common Infections in Travelers and Significant Emerging Pathogens
Vidya Sundareshan, MD FACP
5:30-7:00 PM app and wine social in common area
7:00-9:00 PM ACP Strategic Planning Meeting

Friday, April 5

Time Session
7:30-8:00 AM Breakfast and Pathway to Fellowship
8:00-9:00 AM Things we do for no reason
Eric Dreibelbeis, DO
9:00-10:00 AM Stroke Systems of Care in Alaska
10:00-10:30 AM snack break
10:30-11:30 AM Updates in Rheumatology 2024
Sarah Doaty MD FACP
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Updates in Rheumatology 2024
Sarah Doaty MD FACP
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch buffet break, ACP Town Hall and AKOMA Board and Membership Meeting
1:30-2:30 PM Update on Oncology
Stephen Liu, MD
2:30-3:30 PM Reproductive History: Lifelong Implications
Megan Hayes, MD
3:30-4:00 PM Snack Break
4:00-5:00 PM Update in Ambulatory Internal Medicine
Chris Knight, MD FACP
5:00-6:30 PM Wine and app social- update on WWAMI and IM residency program
6:30-9:00 PM Banquet dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Drug Updates for 2023
Chris Knight, MD FACP

Saturday, April 6

Time Session
7:30-8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AM Alzheimer’s Treatments - Dawn of a New Era?
Kore Liow, MD
9:00-10:00 AM Alzheimer’s Treatments - Dawn of a New Era?
Kore Liow, MD
10:00-10:30 AM snack break
10:30-11:30 AM Quadruple therapy for Heart Failure - From Clinic to Hospital
Jacob Kelly, MD
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Easy Buprenorphine Prescribing for Everyone
Sarah Spencerr, DO FASAM
12:30-1:00 PM box lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Regulatory Changes and Innovations Affecting Opioid Used Disorder Treatment
Sarah Spencerr, DO FASAM
2:00-4:00 PM AKOMA OMT session- Introduction to Fascial Distortion Model
Byron Perkins MD
2:00-3:00 PM Recent Articles that Have Changed My Practice of Inpatient Medicine
Melissa "Mo" Hagman MD FACP
3:00-4:00 PM Morning Report-Style Inpatient Potpourri
Melissa "Mo" Hagman MD FACP

Alaska Chapter/AKOMA Registration

Registration Fees By 3/15/2024 After 3/15/2024
ACP/AKOMA Member $500 $600
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0 $0
ACP Medical Student $0 $0
ACP Affiliate Member $400 $480
Nonmember Physician $600 $700
Nonmember Resident* $0 $0
Nonmember Medical Student* $0 $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $480 $560
Retired Member* $400 $480
Retired Nonmember* $480 $560
Guest for Banquet $65 $65
Guest for Social $25 $25
Daily Rate - Thursday, 4/4 (Members) $140 $168
Daily Rate - Thursday, 4/4 (Nonmembers) $168 $196
Daily Rate - Friday, 4/5 (Members) $230 $276
Daily Rate - Friday, 4/5 (Nonmembers) $276 $322
Daily Rate - Saturday, 4/6 (Members) $230 $276
Daily Rate - Saturday, 4/6 (Nonmembers) $276 $322

AKOMA Members, please call ACP Member & Customer Service to register in order to receive the AKOMA Member rate: 800-ACP-1915 or direct at (215)351-2600 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m ET).

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.

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts.

Can I follow along on social media?

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

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates until April 1, 2024. When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you will be attending the ACP AK 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 7-907-279-8000.

Single/Double: $189.00
Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 W 7th ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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 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 acpevents@acponline.org 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 Chapter Executive Director, Julie Lake at 907-350-2351 or Lake@mtaonline.net.

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