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Arizona Chapter 2021 Scientific Meeting

October 22 - 23, 2021

Embassy Suites Tempe
4400 S Rural Rd
Tempe AZ 85282-7044

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Health Care Disparities: Closing the Gap

As a medical community we have had our rollercoaster of emotions during the last two years.  One major disappointment has been the sense of isolation. 

I hope that you will join your colleagues in internal medicine at the next scientific meeting of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe.

We hope that the meeting will allow you to recharge, reconnect, rewind and reflect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers.

Our planning committee under the leadership of Dr. Ijeoma Uche has planned a veritable academic feast. This year’s theme is Health Care Disparities: Closing the Gap. We are excited to host Dr. Darilyn Moyer (ACP Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President) and Robert (Bob) Doherty (ACP Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy) as our national speakers who have been advocating tirelessly on behalf of our profession in addition to an amazing line-up of faculty.

Connect with the Arizona chapter’s rich source of knowledge content and networking by attending this premier meeting for general internists, subspecialty internists, hospitalists, allied health practitioners, residents and medical students. In addition to earning CME credits, this conference is about making personal contacts and getting involved in your chapter. You’ll engage with people who know your challenges and can help you find solutions. The opportunities available at this meeting will help you meet not only your needs as a physician but also the needs of the patients you serve.

To ensure your place at this invaluable meeting, register now by visiting us online at

I look forward to seeing you this year!


Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Arizona Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Transforming Health Care Delivery through Public Policy and Health Reform
  • Gender and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes and Risk Assessment           
  • Physician Workforce Diversity & Shortages: The Leaky Pipeline to Medical School
  • COVID-19: The Aftermath & Lessons Learned
  • Disparities in Health Literacy and Use of Technology, Patient Portals
  • Oral Vignette Finalists
Program Committee
  • Ijeoma Uche, MD, PharmD – 2021 Program Chair
  • Robert M. Aaronson, MD, FACP
  • Constantia Abarikwu, MD
  • Viet D. Do, DO
  • Timothy Fagan, MD, FACP
  • Paul F. Howard, MD, MACP
  • Mohammad Hudeeb, MD
  • James Keane, DO
  • Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
  • Allan Markus, MD, FACP
  • Indu Partha, MD, FACP
  • Vinita Puri, MD
  • Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
  • Alejandro Recio Boiles, MD, FACP
  • Shakaib UR Rehman, MD, FACP
  • Krystal Renszel, DO
  • Perminder Sanghera, MD, FACP
  • Preston Seaberg, MD
  • Bijin Thajudeen, MD, FACP
  • Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
  • Tirdad Zangeneh, MD
  • Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD, FACP

6 CME/MOC Available

Release Date: October 23, 2021
Termination Date: October 24, 2022

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 6 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 6 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 22

Time Session
11:00 - Noon Registration Opens / Lunch Begins
Noon - 12:30 PM Welcome & Introductions
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
Ijeoma Uche, MD, PharmD
12:30 - 1:45 PM

Advocacy Keynote

Transforming Health Care Delivery through Public Policy and Health Reform
Robert B. Doherty

1:45 - 2:15 PM Gender and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes and Risk Assessment
Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FAAC, FAHA, FHFSA
2:15 - 2:45 PM Break & Exhibits
2:45 - 3:15 PM

Faculty Medical Education Session

Physician Workforce Diversity & Shortages: The Leaky Pipeline to Medical School
Francisco Lucio, JD, PhD

3:15 - 3:45 PM New Perspectives in General Internal Medicine
Neera Agrwal, MD, FACP
3:45 - 4:15 PM Updates in Hospital Medicine
Brenda Shinar, MD
4:15 - 4:45 PM

Ignite Sessions
Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD, FACP – Moderator  

Disparities in Health Literacy and Use of Technology, Patient Portals
Hamad Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA

Gender and Ethnic Inequity in Medicine: Salary, Academic Appointment, Corporate Leadership
Constantia Abarikwu, MD, FACP

Telemedicine: Impact on Health Care, Challenges, and Future Opportunities
Shakaib Rehman, MD, CSH, MACP, FACH

5:30 - 6:30 PM Governor's Reception
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP

Saturday, October 23

Time Session
8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
9:00 - 10:00 AM National Keynote
COVID-19: The Aftermath & Lessons Learned

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA
10:00 - 10:30 AM Mitigating Disparities in Health Equity through Performance Measures – Case Studies
Venkatesh K. Ariyamuthu, MBBS, MD, FASN
Vinita Pura, MD
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Roundtable Session

Corporate Health Leadership: Fostering Partnerships to Address Health Care Disparities
Sue Sadecki, MS, Ed
Alyshia Smith, DNP
Anabell Castro Thompson, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, FAANP
John Godfrey
Yaminikrishnan Sabesan, MD

11:30 - Noon Updates in Rheumatology
Paramvir Sidhu, MD, FACP
Noon - 12:30 PM

Oral Vignette Finalists (3)
James Keane, DO – Moderator 

12:30 - 1:30 PM Awards Luncheon and Closing Remarks
Cheryl O’Malley, MD, MACP
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP

Arizona Chapter Registration

Categories By 9/20 After 9/20
ACP Member $225 $275
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $25 $25
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
Nonmember Physician $225 $275
Nonmember Resident $25 $25
Nonmember Medical Student $0 $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $225 $275

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).


Find all the answers to your questions here.

How do I book my hotel room?

Don’t forget to  book your hotel room here! A block of rooms is reserved at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe with a special rate for ACP Arizona meeting attendees. You may also call the hotel at 480-897-7444 to make your reservation.

What is the Governor's Reception?

ACP Arizona Governor, Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan, invites all meeting attendees to the Friday night reception. ACP Arizona will serve hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket—cash bar available. Come catch up with old friends/colleagues and meet new ones in this relaxed, informal setting.

Why are registration fees the same for both Members and Nonmembers?

ACP Arizona is encouraging participation from all areas of health care, and in the spirit of inclusion we’re offering the member price to all who wish to attend.

Will sessions be recorded and archived for later consumption?

This meeting will be recorded and available for playback for one year.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Debbie Webber, CAE at 602-347-6916 or


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