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Florida Chapter 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting

October 29-31, 2021
Tradewinds, St Pete Beach

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Medicine: The New Normal

After an unprecedented year for internists, the Florida 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 Florida Chapter scientific meeting October 29 - 31, 2021.

  • 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 St. Pete Beach!

Manning H. Hanline, Jr, MD FACP FACEP
Governor, Florida Chapter
George D. Everett, MD MS MACP
Governor, Florida Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • COVID-19 Update
  • 2 Hrs. of Prevention of Medical Errors for FL Licensure Requirements
  • 2 Hrs. of Domestic Violence for FL Licensure Requirements
  • Specialty Updates in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Oncology & more
  • Residents & Medical Students Breakout
  • Residents & Medical Students Poster Competition
  • Doctors’ Dilemma Competition
Program Committee
  • George D. Everett, MD MS MACP
  • Mario J. Madruga, MD FACP

22.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 31, 2021
Termination Date: October 31, 2022

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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 22.5 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 22.5 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 29

Time Session
8:10 - 8:15 AM Governors' Welcome
George Everett, MD MS MACP, Governor FLACP
Manning Hanline, Jr., MD FACP FACEP, Governor/President FLACP
Mario J. Madruga, MD FACP, Scientific Program Chair - Presiding
8:15 - 9:15 AM COVID-19: An Update for Internal Medicine
Patricia Couto, MD
9:15 - 10:15 AM Current Practice in Stroke Evaluation Management and Prevention
Christian A. Rosado, MD
10:15 - 10:45 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:45 - 11:45 AM Infectious Diseases: What Today's Internists Need to Know
Antonio Crespo, MD FIDSA
11:45 - 12:45 PM Florida Legislative and Regulatory Report
Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.
12:45 - 1:00 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors
1:00 - 2:00 PM Update in Critical Care Medicine
Timothy W. Jones, MD
2:00 - 3:00 PM Structural Heart Disease Interventions: A Contemporary Approach PFO, MITRACLIP, TAVR
3:00 - 4:00 PM Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Management
Robert Hawes, MD FACG
4:00 - 4:15 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors
4:15 - 5:15 PM Nephrology Updates for the Internist
Viresh Mohanlal, MD FASN
5:15 - 6:15 PM Practical Strategies to Promote Adult Immunization
Jason M. Goldman, MD FACP
ACP Regent
6:15 PM Adjourn

Saturday, October 30

Time Session
7:30 -8:30 AM Update on the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Roland A. Filart, MD FACC FHRS
8:30 - 9:30 AM Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Caring for Patients with Complications of Obesity
Edward R. Maharam, MD FACP
9:30 - 10:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:00 -11:00 AM Symptom-Based Asthma Management: Update from the National Guidelines
Mario Castro, MD MPH
11:00 - Noon Changing Landscape in Multiple Sclerosis
Amparo Gutierrez, MD FAAN
Noon - 12:30 PM Town Hall / Business Meeting
George Everett, MD MS MACP, Governor FLACP
Manning Hanline, Jr., MD FACP FACEP, Governor/President FLACP
Mario J. Madruga, MD FACP, Scientific Program Chair - Presiding
12:30 - 1:30 PM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Jason M. Goldman, MD FACP
ACP Regent
1:30 - 2:30 PM Interventional Pulmonary Medicine: Updates and Options
Mark A. Vollenweider, MD MPH FCCP DAABIP
2:30 - 3:30 PM Determining Prognosis in Cancer and Non-Cancer Diagnosis
Mary T. Busowski, MD FACP
3:30 - 3:45 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors
3:45 - 6:00 PM

Prevention of Medical Errors
Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.

2 Hrs. of Prevention of Medical Errors for FL Licensure Requirements

6:00 - 7:30 PM Formal Resident & Medical Student Finalist Poster Competition
7:30 - 9:00 PM Governor's Reception
George D. Everett, MD MS MACP

Sunday, October 31

Time Session
7:15 - 8:30 AM Advancement to Fellowship (FACP) Mentoring Breakfast Women in Medicine Mentoring Breakfast Session
7:55 - 8:00 AM Scientific Session Opening Remarks
Mario J. Madruga, MD FACP, Scientific Program Chair - Presiding
8:00 - 10:00 AM Domestic Violence
Naresh H. Pathak, MD FACP FAAHPM

2 Hrs. of Domestic Violence for FL Licensure Requirements

10:00 - 11:00 AM Navigating Difficult Conversations in Medicine
Anthony J. Orsini, DO
11:00 - 11:30 AM Networking Break
11:30 - 1:00 PM Doctors' Dilemma TM Finals Competition
George D. Everett, MD MS MACP
1:00 PM Announcements and Adjournment

Resident and Medical Student Workshop

A Residents & Medical Students Workshop is being planned for Saturday, October 30, 2021. Speakers and topics are TBA.

Resident and Medical Student Hybrid Poster Competition

The Residents & Medical Students Virtual Poster Competition Preliminary Round will be held virtually in September. The finalists will be invited to present their posters in the Finals Round on October 30, 2021 at the FL Chapter ACP Annual Scientific Meeting.

Doctors' Dilemma TM Competition

The Doctors’ Dilemma Preliminary Competition will take place in the morning on October 30, 2021, and the Doctors’ Dilemma Finals Competition is scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2021

Florida Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Until 9/24 Registration Until 10/22 Registration Until 10/28
ACP Physician Member $139 $149 $159
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $50 $50 $50
ACP Medical Student Member $25 $25 $25
ACP Affiliate Member $229 $239 $249
Nonmember Physician $229 $239 $249
Nonmember Resident* $50 $50 $50
Nonmember Medical Student* $25 $25 $25
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $229 $239 $249

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.


Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

Registration for the Florida Chapter meeting includes: all scientific sessions, breakfasts, lunches and the Governor’s Award Reception. Registration is available until October 27, 2021.

Meeting Handouts

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

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

TradeWinds Island Resort on St Pete Beach
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $189.00 available until October 7, 2021.  The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation early by calling 800-360-4016 or by  registering online

Will this meeting be recorded?

The meeting will be recorded and available for playback for one year.

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 Dawn R. Moerings at 800-249-1667 or


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