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ACP Alaska Chapter and AKOMA CME 2022 Scientific Meeting

April 7-9, 2022

Sheraton of Anchorage
401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage

Fostering Excellence in Internal and Osteopathic Medicine

After an unprecedented two years for internists, the Alaska Chapter and AKOMA 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 Alaska Chapter / AKOMA Scientific Meeting April 7-9, 2022:

  • 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.
  • 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 Anchorage!

Emily Church, MD FACP
Governor, Alaska Chapter
Col Robert Gear, DO
President, AKOMA

Meeting Highlights
  • Anne Zink, MD: Lessons Learned from the COVID Pandemic
  • Sarah Spencer, DO: 2 hours state mandated pain management, opioid use and addiction
  • Nick Flickinger, DO: Somatic Dysfunction in upper and lower respiratory infections
Program Committee
  • Robert Bundtzen, MD
  • Emily Church, MD FACP
  • Mary Demers, DO
  • Eric Dreibelbeis, DO
  • Robert Gear, DO
  • Nancy Kragt, DO
  • Julie Lake, Executive Director, Alaska Chapter
  • Kristin Mitchell, MD
  • Corrina Muller, DO
  • Molly Southworth, MD

17 CME/MOC Available

Release Date: April 9, 2022
Termination Date: April 9, 2023

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 ACP designates each activity for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM​​ listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ​​

The Alaska Chapter/AKOMA Scientific Meeting​ 
Other (enduring component and live component), 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM​​

The ABIM module or AKOMA OMT Session post-courses​
Live activity, 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 17 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.

Claiming Osteopathic 1-A CME Credits:

Onsite there will be an AKOMA Attendance Attestation form that must be completed and returned to registration desk in order for your CME credits to be granted and submitted to the AOA Continuing Medical Education Office. Please return the CME form when you leave, whichever day that is for you, or by 4:30 pm on April 9th, 2022. Please be sure to sign in each day as well.

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

Personalized osteopathic CME certificated will be e-mailed 2 weeks after the conference. Certificates cannot be processed on-site and certificates will be held until all fees are paid in full. The last day to submit your form to AKOMA Headquarters is May 6, 2022. Attestation forms submitted AFTER this date will require a $25 processing fee in order for credits to be granted.


Meeting Syllabus

April 7

Time Session
1:00 PM The Art of Alignment: Advancement of Women Physicians through Individual Actions and Institutional Reform
Tammy Lin, MD FACP
2:00 PM Protecting the Dream: Expanding the Pathway for Diverse, Underrepresented, and Marginalized Students in Medicine
Tammy Lin, MD FACP
3:30 PM Contemporary Management of Heart Failure
Suneet Purohit, MD
4:30 PM Contemporary Management of Heart Failure cont’d
Suneet Purohit, MD

April 8

Time Session
8:00 AM Management of Opioid Withdrawal in Hospitalized Patients with OUD
Sarah Spencer, DO
9:00 AM Novel Dosing and Usage of Buprenorphine in Patients with OUD or Pain: Microdosing, Macrodosing, Monthly Injections and more
Sarah Spencer, DO
10:30 AM Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Era of COVID-19
Ben Westley, MD FACP
11:30 AM Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2
John Grace, MD
1:30 PM Update on Dementia
Marianne Parshley, MD FACP
2:30 PM Deprescribing the Elderly, an Essential Part of Prescribing
Marianne Parshley, MD FACP
4:00 PM Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Brian McMahon, MD MACP
7:30 PM Lessons Learned from the COVID Pandemic
Anne Zink, MD

April 9

Time Session
8:00 AM New and Underused Pain Management Treatments
Ben Ekstrom, MD
9:00 AM How to Keep Up with the Literature in Medicine
Vinay K Prasad, MD
10:30 AM New Drugs for 2022
Chris Knight, MD FACP
11:30 AM Errors and Success with COVID19 Evidence and Policy
Vinay K Prasad, MD
1:00 PM Diabetes Mellitus and Other Case Presentations
Patrick Nolan, MD FACP
2:00 PM 2022-2023 Update in Internal Medicine
Chris Knight, MD FACP
OMT Session: Somatic Dysfunction in Upper and Lower Respiratory Infections
Nick Flickinger, DO

Alaska Chapter ACP and AKOMA Registration

Categories Registration On or Before 3/7 Registration After 3/7
ACP/AKOMA Member* $400 $500
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0 $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
Nonmember $500 $600
20% Member Allied Health Professional $300 $380
20% Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $380 $460
Retired Member Discount* $300 $380
Retired Nonmember Discount $380 $460
Guest Fee/Banquet $65  
Daily Rate - Thursday, 4/7 (Members) $140 $168
Daily Rate - Thursday, 4/7 (Nonmembers) $168 $196
Daily Rate - Friday, 4/8 (Members) $230 $276
Daily Rate - Friday, 4/8 (Nonmembers) $276 $322
Daily Rate - Saturday, 4/9 (Members) $230 $276
Daily Rate - Saturday, 4/9 (Nonmembers) $276 $322

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).

*AKOMA Members, Retirees, 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.


Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

In person registration for the AK/AKOMA Chapter meeting includes meeting content and meals. 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.

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

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

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton of Anchorage
401 E 6th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Parking Guide

There is a parking lot located to the east, north and west of the hotel as well as a parking garage. Parking is $10 for all three days combined and must be purchased at the front desk. We do have 40 complimentary parking passes distributed on a first come first serve basis. PDF of Parking Guide

Participant Photography

As a participant in the 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 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 or any special dietary needs, please contact Julie Lake at 907-350-2351 or


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