California Northern Region 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center | Stanford, CA

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California Northern Region 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The CANO Region 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 CANO Region scientific meeting October 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 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, in Stanford California!

Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM
ACP Governor, California Northern Region

Meeting Highlights
  • Updates in Clinical Medicine
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Women's Health
Program Committee
  • Likitha Aradhyula
  • Shagun Bindlish, MD, FACP
  • Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM
  • Michael Coffee, MBA
  • Jagmohan S. Jandu, MD
  • Xin-nong Li, MD, FACP
  • Danny Sam, MD, FACP

12.75 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 12.75 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 12.75 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.


Saturday, October 28

Time Session
7:30-8:20 AM Breakfast / Registration set-up / IMG Panel Discussion / Program Director's Meeting
Xin-nong Li, MD, FACP and Jagmohan S. Jandu, MD
8:20-8:25 AM Introduction to the Meeting
Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM
8:25-9:00 AM Keynote Speaker
Elisa Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA
9:00 AM-Noon Poster Judging
9:00-9:20 AM What's New in the Air? Public Health Updates for the Internist
David Chang, MD, DrPH
9:20-9:40 AM Solving Insomnia: Evidence Based Techniques for Restorative Sleep
Silvia Tee, MD
9:40-9:45 AM Break/Q&A
9:45-10:05 AM Breast Density and Breast Cancer Screening
Jo-Anne Suffoletto, MD
10:05-10:25 AM Novel Insights Into Upcoming Diabetes and Obesity Management.
Shagun Bindlish, MD, FACP
10:30 AM-11:00 AM From Hype to Helpful: Real-World Uses of ChatGPT for Internal Medicine
Matthew Sakumoto, MD
11:00 AM-4:00 PM POCUS
Isaure Hostetter, MD, MPH
11:00 AM-11:40 AM Health Policy: An Internal Medicine Physician's Perspective from Washington, DC
Rita Kuwahara, MD, MIH
11:45 AM-1:10 PM Lunch / Awards
1:10-1:15 PM Transition
1:15-2:30 PM Poster Judging
1:15-1:45 PM Geriatric Assessment Using the 4Ms
Julianne George Marwell, MD
1:45 PM-2:15 PM When Building Your Career Delays Building Your Family: Fertility Preservation Options for Medical Providers
Brindha Saravanabavanandhan, MD, MS
2:20-2:50 PM Bouncing Forward: Refreshing, Restoring, Renewing—Especially Now
Linda Clever, MD, MACP
2:50-3:30 PM Images in Medicine Clinical Problem Solving
Paul Aronowitz, MD
3:30-4:05 PM Improving Bedside Skills Through Targeted Feedback
Maja K. Artandi, MD, FACP, FRCP
4:05-4:15 PM Break
4:15-6:15 PM Doctor's Dilemma 
6:15-6:30 PM PM Winning Team Announcement / Closing Remarks
Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM

California Northern Region Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $125
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $125
Nonmember Physician $300
Nonmember Resident $50
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $100

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, and all scientific sessions.

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 CANO Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

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

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 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 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.

For other questions about the chapter meeting, contact Michael Coffee, Executive Director at 615-506-0283 or

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