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Northern California Chapter Virtual Scientific Meeting

October 16 - 17, 2020

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ACP: Stands With You

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the virtual scientific meeting of the Northern California (CANO) Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held October 16 & 17. For the first time, we invite you to connect virtually with the CANO Chapter’s rich sources of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • ABIM Hospital Medicine and Internal Medicine Modules
  • Health Disparities in Renal Care
  • Family Caregiver Wellness
  • Augmented rather than Artificial Intelligence
  • COPD Management Pearls
  • Women’s Health Topics
  • Geriatric Care
  • Wellness: The Plant Based Diet
Program Committee
  • Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
  • Carmelina Raffetto
  • Annica Stull Lane

# CME/MOC Available

Release Date: October 17, 2020
Termination Date: October 17, 2021

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 live 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 Northern California Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The SEP modules pre-course, for a maximum of 4 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 9 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 16, 2020

Time Session
1:00 PM SEP: Hospital Medicine Update
Moderator: Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
Shaheen Najafi, MD, FACP
Pouria Kashkouli, MS, MD, FACP
John F. MacMillan, Jr., MD, FACP
3:15 PM

SEP: Internal Medicine Update
Moderator: Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
Maha Sami, MD
Voltaire R. Sinigayan, MD, FACP
Rashmi Manjunath, MD

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time Session
7:45 AM Introduction
Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Augmented Intelligence
Ed Lee, MD, MPH
9:00 AM Race and Kidney Function: What’s the Fuss?
Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP
10:00 AM Caring for the Family Caregiver
Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH
Joan C. Lo, MD, FACP
11:15 AM Fungal Diseases-an update for the internist
George Thompson, MD
12:30 PM Lunch Break/Awards recognition
Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
1:30 PM Management of Severe COPD Exacerbations: Addressing Myths, Pitfalls, and Strategies to Breaking the Cycle of Exacerbation
Brooks Kuhn, MD, MAS
2:30 PM Practical Pearls for Pelvic Pain in Primary Care
Eleanor B. Schwarz, MD, MS, FACP
3:30 PM Updates in Medicine
Moderator: Malathi Srinivasan, MD, FACP
  • Updates in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Sandra A. Tsai, MD, FACP
  • Update on Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients: Sharon Hung, MD
  • Asthma Update: Laura Vaughan, MD
4:30 PM Updates in Medicine
Moderator: Malathi Srinivasan, MD, FACP
  • Menopausal Mood Disorders: Diagnosis & Management: Maria Juarez-Reyez, MD
  • Care of the Older Adults, 5Ms of Geriatrics: Ria Paul, MD
  • Updates in Nutrition In Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Lauren Edwards, MD
5:30 PM The Power of Plant Based Nutrition in Managing and Reversing Chronic Disease
Rajiv K. Misquitta, MD FACP

Northern California Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $40
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $60
Nonmember Resident $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $0

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).


Due to rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our chapter has come to the difficult decision to move to virtual for the 2020 meeting. In the spirit of our chapter values to “adapt and overcome,” we have decided to move to a virtual event.

How do I find and access which sessions will be virtual?

All sessions will be virtual and marked on the Virtual Meeting Hub. We will add a link to join SEP sessions and the main meeting. Only registered attendees who are logged in will be able to access these links.

I cannot access my ACP account OR I do not have an ACP 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. 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

Will attendees be able to ask questions or participate in the session, or is the session just going to consist of streamed presentations?

We are aiming to make options available that include attendee interaction options like a live chat window and/or polling. We would like for sessions to be interactive when possible and desired.

Will sessions be recorded and archived for later consumption?

Sessions will be recorded an available for playback for one year.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Carmelina Raffetto at 916-358-0772 or


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