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Alaska Chapter ACP and AKOMA CME 2022 Hybrid Scientific Meeting

April 7-9, 2022

Sheraton of Anchorage
401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage

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Fostering Excellence in Internal and Osteopathic Medicine

Live events are changing, and American College of Physicians is helping lead the way with the ability to learn, network, and engage like never before!

  • Presented both live and virtually April 7-9, 2022, ACP's Alaska Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the Sheraton of Anchorage as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in Person or from Home or Office Attend or tune in to exclusive live, interactive sessions with your local Chapter colleagues. Regardless of location, you can engage with each other to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education, help you connect with each other, and learn about ways to get involved with your 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.
Emily Church, MD FACP
Governor, Alaska Chapter

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
  • Kristen Mitchell, MD
  • Corrina Muller, DO
  • Molly Southworth, MD



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 SSARS-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 Hospital Medicine
Chris Knight, MD FACP
In-Person Only
OMT Session: Somatic Dysfunction in Upper and Lower Respiratory Infections
Nick Flickinger, DO
In-Person Only

Alaska Chapter ACP and AKOMA Registration

Categories Registration on for Before 2/4 Registration After 2/5
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  

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: XXXX, XXXX, XXXX. Virtual registration for the AK/AKOMA Chapter meeting includes: XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXX. Registration is available until XX/XX/XXXX. 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?

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

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

We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $XXX available until DATE.  The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation early by calling XXX-XXX-XXXX and refer to group #XXXXXX or by  registering online (LINK).

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 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.

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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