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Colorado Chapter 2023 Meeting Hub

Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 11, 2023
Broadmoor Hotel

Access the Virtual Meeting  

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Learn, network, and engage in the format that works best for you! Presented both live and virtually this February 10-11, 2023, ACP’s Colorado Chapter is pleased to offer flexible options for you to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with your colleagues.

Attend in person at the Broadmoor Hotel or through exclusive virtual live keynote and education sessions:

  • Regardless of location, you can engage with other attendees to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.  
  • These flexible options provide access to comprehensive top-notch education, the ability for you to make meaningful collections with other Chapter members, and learn about ways to get involved with your Chapter. 

We look forward to seeing you in February!

Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Colorado Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Gender Affirming Primary Care for Transgender and Nonbinary Adults
  • Depression Treatment beyond the SSRI: ECT, psyclocybin, ketamine
  • Resident/Fellow Oral and Poster Presentations
  • Forest for the Trees Presentations
  • Workshops: Point of Care Ultrasound and Medicine Workshop
Program Committee
  • Gail Mizner, MD, FACP - Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Stichmann, MD, FACP - Co-Chair
  • Bree Ashdown, MD
  • David Downs, MD, FACP
  • Kathryn McCaffrey, MD
  • Matthew Moles, MD, FACP
  • Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP


Access the live feeds by clicking the 'Access the Virtual Meeting' buttons within the Agenda below.

Friday, February 10

Time Session
8:15-9:10 AM Novel Diagnostic Algorithms in Esophageal Disease
Paul Menard-Kathcer, MD
9:15-9:25 AM Resident/Fellow Presentations
9:25-10:20 AM Demystifying Benign Anoreactal Disease: A Cheeky Surgeon's Anal-Retentive Perspective
Magdalene Brooke Sanchez, MD
10:35-10:50 AM Break
10:50-11:45 AM Gender Affirming Primary Care for Transgender and. Nonbinary Adults
Elizabeth Kvach, MD
11:50-Noon Resident/Fellow Presentations
Noon-1:20 PM Lunch / Business Meeting / Committee Updates / College Updates / Town Hall
1:30-2:25 PM Depression Treatment Beyond the SSRI: ECT Psyclocybin, Ketamine, et, al
Christopher Schneck, MD
2:30-2:40 PM Resident/Fellow Presentations
2:40-3:40 PM Top 10+ Articles of 2022
Melver Anderson, III, MD, MACP
3:40-3:45 PM Forest for the Trees
3:45-4:45 PM HER Inbasket Messages: Bottomless Pit or Design Opportunity
CT Lin, MD
5:30 PM Governor's Reception & Poster Session

Thursday, February 11

Time Session
7:30-8:30 AM Special Interest Groups
  • Advancement to Fellowship, with Al Steinmann, MD, FACP
  • Concierge Medicine and DPC Q&A, with Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
  • Health & Public Policy, with Richard Penlosa, MD, FACP
8:30-8:40 AM Opening Remarks
Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP
Colorado Chapter, ACP Governor
8:40-9:40 AM Rheumatoid Arthritis
Jennifer Stichmann, MD, FACP
9:40-9:45 AM Forest for the Trees
9:45-10:40 AM Bariatric Surgery: What an Internist Needs to Know
Daniel Bessesen, MD
10:45-11:10 AM Break - Check out of Hotel
11:10-12:45 PM Narrative Medicine Workshop: Attention, Representation, Affiliation
Mark Kissler, MD
Is Point-of-Care Ultrasound an Extension of the Physical Exam or a Formal Study? "Yes"
Brandon Fainstad, MD


To claim CME & MOC credit or to generate a certificate of participation you will be asked to first complete an evaluation survey.

Release Date: September 17, 2022
Termination Date: September 17, 2023

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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.


Equipment and Materials

Create a Zoom Account!

Our meeting will be conducted on the Zoom platform and all registered attendees will be have links to the Zoom meeting through this page. If you do not have a Zoom account, we recommend you sign up for one before the meeting. Sign up is free. Click here to sign up.

Test Your Equipment in Advance

  • Please test and check your system at least 15 minutes prior to meeting. This includes your network connection, device battery life, and speakers.
  • We recommend you use a computer or a tablet for the best experience. The system is not responsive on a cell phone.

Control Your Environment as Best You Can

  • Mute other devices that might interfere with your computer audio.
  • Create a learning-conducive environment, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Close out of other tabs and mute notifications, if possible.
  • Prepare your space with anything you may need during the virtual program (appropriate chargers, note-taking materials, water, etc.).

Troubleshooting Technical Difficulties

  • Some networks cause slides to advance more slowly than others. If your slides are behind or you are having audio issues, please try to refresh the page.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the CO Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

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 Chapter's 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.

For other questions about the chapter meeting, contact Christine Westbrook, Chapter Staff at 720-301-3184 or

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