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2022 Colorado Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

February 3-5, 2022

Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

After an unprecedented year for internists, the Colorado Chapter 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 Colorado Chapter scientific meeting February 3-5, 2022.

  • 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 Colorado Springs!

Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP
Governor, Colorado Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • SEP Pre- Course in Office Based Medicine and Hospital Based Medicine
  • Clinical Pearls: Osteoporosis and Update on Multiple Scerosis and Co- Managing these Patients
  • Resident/Fellow Oral and Poster Presentations
  • Special Interest Groups:  Advancement to Fellowship and Early Career Physicians Presentation
  • Workshops: The Practical Neuro Exam and Hand/Feet 
Program Committee


Thursday, February 3

Time Session
Noon - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Exhibits
12:30 PM 2021 Office Based Update
Laura Hurley, MD
SEP Precourse Requires Separate Registration
2:45 PM 2020 Hospital Based Update
Darlene Tad-y, MD
SEP Precourse Requires Separate Registration

Friday, February 4

Time Session
7:00 AM - Noon Registration / Exhibits
7:00 - 10:00 AM Attendee / Spouse / Guest Breakfast
Morning Session
Moderator: Gail Mizner, MD FACP
8:00 AM Welcome
Alwin Steinmann, MD FACP
8:15 AM Update in Heart Failure
Larry Allen, MD
9:15 AM Resident / Fellow Presentation
9:25 AM Tackling Medication Overload:  Practical Tips for Prescribing and Deprescribing in your Older Patients
Sunny Linnebar, MD
10:25 AM Forest for the Trees
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Update in Infectious Diseases
John Koeppe, MD
11:45 AM Resident / Fellow Presentation
11:55 AM Lunch, awards, Business Meeting, Committee Updates, College Update, Town Hall
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Gail Mizner, MD FACP
1:30 PM Approach to the Patient with Spondyloarthritis
Kristi Kuhn, MD
2:30 PM Resident / Fellow Presentation
2:40 PM Osteoporosis
Christine Swanson, MD
3:40 PM Forest for the Trees
2:40 PM Update on Multiple Sclerosis and Co-Managing these Patients
Enrique Alvarez, MD PhD
4:45 PM Adjourn for the day
5:30 - 6:30 PM Governor's Reception
Resident / Fellow Poster Presentations

Saturday, February 5

Time Session
7:00 AM - Noon Registration / Exhibits
7:00 - 10:00 AM Attendee / Spouse / Guest Breakfast
7:00 - 8:15 AM Special Interest Groups Early Career Physicians Presentations
7:30 - 8:15 AM Advancement to Fellowship
Alwin Steinmann, MD FACP
Morning Session
Moderator: Jennifer Stichmann, MD FACP
8:15 AM Survey / Opening Remarks
Alwin Steinmann, MD FACP
8:25 AM 2021 Top 10+ Articles
Melver Anderson, MD
9:30 AM Forest for the Trees
8:25 AM The Skinny on NAFLD:  Moving beyond diagnosis and toward actionable interventions for your patients
Michael Kriss, MD
10:30 AM Break
10:5 AM Workshop I:
The Practical Neuro Exam

Bruce Morgenstern, MD
Workshop II:
Hands and Feet

 Ted Parks, MD
12:55 PM Meeting Adjourned

Nominations Open for Chapter Awards

The ACP Colorado Chapter is now accepting nominations for the Joel S. Levine, MD, MACP Distinguished Healthcare Advocate Award, the Robert B. Gibbons, MD, MACP Distinguished Medical Educator Award, the Colorado Early Career Award, the Laureate Award and the Volunteer Award.

These awards will be presented at the 2022 ACP Colorado Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting in February 2022. The awardees should be accepting the recognition in person unless excused by the Governor. The awardees are to be nominated by a process that may originate from the Awards Committee or from any member of the Colorado Chapter. The award committee is strongly interested in improving the diversity of nominees and is relying on Chapter membership from throughout the state of Colorado to submit these nominees.

Applications for each award should include:

  1. The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  2. A nomination letter. Up to two additional supporting letters for the candidate may be written by colleagues or patients.

Please email all nominations and materials to Christine Westbrook at:

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Wallace, MD, FACP at: or call him at 918-407-8162.

Thank you,

ACP Colorado Chapter Awards Committee

Research Presentations and Clinical Vignette Presentations to be presented at the February 4, 2022, ACP Colorado Chapter Meeting

We invite ACP Resident/Fellow Members (medical interns, residents, and fellows) Members to submit an abstract for the competition. Research presentations and clinical vignette presentations are accepted.

*Please note: if selected, in order to comply with ACCME guidelines, a Conflict of Interest Form MUST be completed by additional authors involved in the production of each poster or case being submitted for presentation at the meeting--not just the first author. Also, it is the first author's responsibility to collect and email all Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms from additional authors involved in their presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact your Chief Resident.

Colorado Chapter Registration

Categories Registration By 1/15/22 Registration After 1/15/22
ACP Member $265 $285
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $35 $55
ACP Medical Student Member $30 $50
Nonmember Physician $300 $335
Nonmember Resident* $60 $85
Nonmember Medical Student* $60 $85
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $285 $310

Guest - Both Breakfast, Friday Reception

(Separate Registration Required)

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$60 $85

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).

*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.

Categories SEP Precourse: 2021 Office-Based Update SEP Precourse: 2021 Hospital-Based Update
  Registration By 1/15/22 Registration After 1/15/22 Registration By 1/15/22 Registration After 1/15/22
ACP Member $120 $145 $120 $145
Nonmember Physician $145 $170 $145 $170
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Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

Registration for the XX chapter meeting includes: XXXX, XXXX, 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.

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts. OR To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only by XX/XX

What does registration include?

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation.

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

Broadmoor Hotel
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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).

Participant Photography

As a participant in the chapter meeting, your photograph may to 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 Christine Westbrook by telephone at 720-301-3184, or e-mail


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