2023 Arizona Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28, 2023
Midwestern University Glendale Arizona

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2023 Arizona Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Sustainability: Personal and Professional Longevity and Satisfaction

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!

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next AZ Chapter scientific meeting October 27 - 28, 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 Midwestern University Glendale Arizona, Glendale AZ!

Allan Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP
ACP Governor, Arizona Chapter
Umesh Sharma, MD, FACP
2023 Annual Meeting Chair, Arizona Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Hands-on Skills pre-conference program
  • Physician Wellness and Professional Fulfillment Sessions
  • Sustainability for Female Physicians
  • Updates in General IM, Cardiology, Nephrology, Dementia Care and Orthopedics
  • Transgender/Gender-Affirming Care
  • Management of Post-COVID Symptoms
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • Posters and Oral Vignettes
Program Committee
  • Connie Abarikwu, MD, FACP
  • Pooja Bhardwaja, MD, FACP
  • Nathan Delafield, MD, FACP
  • Viet Do, DO, FACP
  • James Keane, DO, FACP
  • Guru Saravana Kutti-Sridaharan, MD, FACP
  • Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
  • Allan Markus, MD, FACP
  • Dalia Mikhael, MD
  • Indu Partha, MD, FACP - Co-chair
  • Anil Potharaju, MD
  • Krystal Renszel, DO, FACP
  • Perminder Sanghera, MD, FACP
  • Umesh Sharma, MD, FACP - Chair
  • Bijin Thajudeen, MD, MACP
  • Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
  • Mark Zubriski, MD, FACP

14.00 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 28, 2023
Termination Date: October 28, 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 a maximum of 14.00 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 14.00 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, October 27

Time Session
7:00 AM-6:00 PM Registration
8:00-11:00 AM Hand-on Skills (POCUS)
Chris Borowy, DO

Attending Physicians Only

9:00-9:45 AM Career Options for Medical Students and Residents
Umesh Sharma, MD, FACP
10:00-10:45 AM Medical Students - Meet the Residency Directors
Rupal Vora, MD, MPH, FACP
11:00-Noon Doctor's Dilemma Medical Student Round
Krystal Renszel, DO, MS, FACP
Noon-12:30 PM Exhibits/Lunch/Wellness Activity
12:30-1:30 PM Primary Care Updates
Nathan Delafield, MD
1:05-1:35 PM Transgender/Gender-Affirming Care
Kristopher Abbate, MD, ABIM, ABP
1:40-2:10 PM Management of Post-COVID Symptoms
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
2:15-2:45 PM Sustaining Balance and Work-Life Integration
Heather Rabin, Ph.D.
2:50-3:20 PM Wellness - Use of Cognitive Behavior Techniques
Denise Rodriguez Esquivel, PhD, DBSM
3:25-3:55 PM Sustainability from Perspective of a Female Physician
Jewel Kling, MD, MPH, NCMP, FACP, IF
3:55-5:10 PM Poster Judging Session 1 and Exhibits
5:15-6:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma Residents' Preliminary Rounds
Krystal Renszel, DO, MS, FACP
6:45-7:45 PM Governor's Reception

Saturday, October 28

Time Session
7:00 AM-2:00 PM Registration
7:15-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00-8:05 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:05-9:05 AM Keynote - Creating Professional Fulfillment
Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP
Chair, Board of Regents, ACP
9:05-9:35 AM Hospital Medicine Updates
Dalia Mikhael, MD
9:40-10:10 AM Oral Vignettes
The PET Paradox Dr. Julie Lee - HonorHealth
An Atypical Case of… Dr. Derek Sabatka – UA Tucson
It’s Not Covid? Dr. Ricardo Spaid - Canyon Vista
10:15-10:45 AM System Sustainability MBA in 30 Minutes for Physicians
Allan Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP
10:45-11:00 AM Break/Exhibits/Wellness Activity
11:00-11:30 AM

Oral Vignettes
The Silent Culprit Dr. Aaron Sidhu – Abrazo
Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Dr. Wali Zaidi – Creighton

A Pulseless Disease Dr. Reena Yaman – Mayo

11:30-12:00 PM Nephrology/ESRD
Elise Barney, DO
12:10-12:40 PM Cardiology Updates
Sundeep Shenoy, MD, MBA
12:30-2:00 PM Resident Lunch
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch/Exhibits/Wellness Activity/Poster Judging 2
2:00-2:30 PM Dementia Care Updates
Ganesh Gopalakrishna, MD, M.H.A
2:35-3:05 PM Primary Care Sports Medicine
AmyJo Overlin, MD
3:15-4:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma Resident Final Round
Krystal Renszl, DO, MS, FACP
4:30-5:00 PM Awards/Annual Business Meeting/Concluding Remarks/Adjourn

Arizona Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates by 10/9 Registration Rates after 10/9
ACP Member $295 $345
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $25 $25
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
ACP Affiliate Member $295 $345
Nonmember Physician $445 $495
Nonmember Resident $25 $25
Nonmember Medical Student $0 $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $445 $495

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

Conference registration fee includes 1 continental breakfast, 2 lunches, the Governor's Reception, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation. Note:  The Hands-On Skills session on Friday morning has an additional registration fee.

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 AZ Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #acpaz2023.

  • Twitter: @arizonaacp
  • Facebook: @theamericancollegeofphysiciansazchapter

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 October 20 will result in a processing fee of $100.
Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.

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 Debbie Webber, Executive Director at 602-799-0047 or dwebber@azmed.org.

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