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District of Columbia Chapter Virtual Scientific Meeting

November 14 - 15, 2020

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Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the virtual scientific meeting of the DC Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 2020. The meeting is a great way for you to recharge, rewind, and reflect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers. Connect virtually with the DC Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • COVID Update
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Biologics
  • Telemedicine
Program Committee
  • Arrel S. Olano, MD, FACP (Chair)
  • Elizabeth C. Bluhm, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Laurie E. Duncan, MD, FACP
  • Lawrence E. Klein, MD, MACP
  • Maru Poonam, DO
  • Kacie J. Saulters, MD, FACP
  • Varun Sharma, MD
  • Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP

6* CME/MOC Available

Release Date: November 15, 2020
Termination Date: November 15, 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 American College of Physicians designates this Other activity (live activity component and enduring material component) 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.

* Registrants for the 2020 District of Columbia meeting are eligible to claim 3 CME credits for the main meeting, an additional 2 CME credits for the LGBTQ Competency session and 1 CME credit for the Biologic session both of which fulfill licensure requirements.


November 14, 2020

Time Session
8:00-8:15 AM Welcome
Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP, Governor, ACP District of Columbia Chapter
8:15-9:15 AM COVID Update
Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP, Governor, ACP District of Columbia Chapter
9:15-10:15 AM Emergency Preparedness
Lorenzo Norris, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Chair Yoga
Sonja Richmond, MD
10:30-12:00 PM Play Five Days to Friday
Charles Samenow, MD, MPH
2:00-4:00 PM Poster Competition

November 15, 2020

Time Session
8:00-10:00 AM LGBTQ Competency
Leon L. Lai, MD
10:00-11:00 AM Biologics
Aimee Lestrange, CRNP
11:00-11:15 AM Chair Yoga
Sonja Richmond, MD
11:15-12:15 PM Telemedicine
Dennis V. Truong, MD, MBA
12:15-1:00PM Awards Ceremony

District of Columbia Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $99
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $125
Nonmember Resident $25
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $125

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?

This entire meeting is virtual and accessible through the "Join Meeting" links in the Virtual Meeting Hub. Only registered attendees who are logged in will be able to access these links.

I cannot access my ACPonline account or I do not have an ACPonline 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?

Yes, the meeting will be recorded and available for playback for one year.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Amy Cheatham at 609-498-7468 or


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