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Florida Chapter Virtual Meeting Hub

October 29-31, 2021

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Medicine: The New Normal

Live events are changing, and American College of Physicians is helping lead the way with the ability to learn, network, and engage like never before!

  • Presented both live and virtually October 29-31, ACP's Florida Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the Tradewinds, St Pete Beach as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in Person or from Home or Office Attend or tune in to exclusive live, interactive sessions with your local Chapter colleagues. Regardless of location, you can engage with each other to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education, help you connect with each other, and learn about ways to get involved with your 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 knowledge.

We look forward to seeing you online or 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


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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 What's Hot in Infectious Diseases for the Internist
Antonio Crespo, MD FIDSA
11:45 - 12:45 PM Governor's Luncheon: 2021 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 2021
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 Resistant Hypertension Evaluation and Management
Viresh Mohanlal, MD, FACP, 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 Atrial Fibrillation: Update
Roland A. Filart, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA
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 Networking Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00 AM Scientific Session Opening Remarks
Mario J. Madruga, MD FACP, Scientific Program Chair - Presiding
8:00 - 10:00 AM Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
Naresh H. Pathak, MD FACP FAAHPM

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

10:00 - 11:00 AM Navigating Difficult Conversations in Medicine
Anthony J. Orsini, DO, FAAP
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 & Medical Students Poster Competition Finals

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 6:00—7:30 P.M.

The Residents & Medical Students Virtual Poster Competition Preliminary Round was held virtually in October. The finalists are presenting their posters on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The high scoring winners of the poster competition will be invited to represent the FL Chapter at the ACP National Poster Competition at Internal Medicine 2022 in Chicago, IL.

Resident & Medical Students Session

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 8:30 A.M.—11:00 A.M.

Time Session
8:30 - 8:55 AM Employment Contract Negotiations
Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.
8:55 - 9:20 AM FL ACP Legislative Priorities for 2022
Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.
9:20 - 9:45 AM Medical Advocacy - Not a Spectator Sport
Jason M. Goldman, MD FACP
ACP Regent
FL ACP Legislative Chair
9:45 - 10:10 AM What it Takes to be a Chief Resident
Shivangi Patel, MD
10:10 - 10:40 AM Program Director Q&A
N Lawrence Edwards, MD MACP
Jeffrey House, DO FACP
Claudio Tuda, MD FACP
10:40 - 11:00 AM CORFM & COSM Council Meeting
Samuel Foldy, DO & Subhashree Nayak, MD

Doctors' Dilemma Preliminary Competition

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 1:30—4:30 P.M.

Doctors' Dilemma Finals Competition

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 11:30 A.M.—1:00 P.M.

The winning team of the Doctors’ Dilemma™ competition will represent the FL Chapter at the National ACP Doctors’ Dilemma™ competition at Internal Medicine 2022 in Chicago, IL.


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.

In order to claim CME you must complete a meeting survey. This link will direct you to the survey and then the CME claim form. CME cannot be claimed until the last session of the meeting has been held.

The American College of Physicians designates this other activity (live component and enduring component) 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.


Find answers to your questions below. 

Equipment and Materials

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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

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Participant Photography

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ACP Chapter's Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

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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.

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