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Georgia Chapter Virtual Scientific Meeting

October 16 - 17, 2021

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Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine


The American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter is excited to deliver a new 2021 virtual meeting experience to our members via WhovaThe Whova platform empowers you to easily Connect, Educate, and Engage with your Internal Medicine peers from across Georgia in virtual setting.

Please note:

  • Registration includes access to the live virtual meeting, on-demand lectures and/or CME/MOC.
  • Instructions on how to access the Whova Web and Mobile App will be provided after your registration is completed.
G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MACP
Governor, Georgia Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • The World of Advanced Heart Failure: A 2021 Update
  • Adult Immunizations, Covid 19
  • VTE Management in Covid 19 Era
  • Racial Disparities During the Pandemic: Evidence or Innuendo
  • Developing Resilience Among Our Health Professionals: Students, Faculty, and Workforce
  • Alcohol Use Disorder: Practical Tips to Address a Complicated Problem
  • Best Practices in Telemedicine
  • Primary Palliative Care for the Internist – Communication Around Difficult Decisions
Program Committee
  • Bhavin B. Adhyaru, MD, FACP
  • T. Andrew Albritton, MD, MACP
  • Lisa Bernstein, MD, FACP
  • Melhim Bou Alwan, MD, FACP
  • George Waldon Garriss, MD, MACP
  • Jason Higdon, MD
  • Stacy Higgins, MD, FACP
  • John Kim, MD, FACP
  • Danny Newman, MD, FACP
  • Ugochi  Ohuabunwa, MD
  • Birju Patel, MD, FACP
  • Brian Ribeiro, MD, FACP
  • Donald Scott, MD
  • Ananth Vadde, MD
  • Holland N. Wilson, MD, FACP
Resident & Student Program Chairs
  • Michael Quinn, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
  • Alyce Oliver, PhD, MD
  • Jason Higdon, MD, FACP

19 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 17, 2021
Termination Date: October 17, 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 ACP designates each live activity for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

The SEP module post-course for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 medical knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Agenda

Saturday, October 16

Time Session
7:55 AM Opening Remarks
Brian Ribeiro, MD, FACP
8:00 - 9:00 AM The World of Advanced Heart Failure: A 2021 Update
Brian Howard, MD
9:00 - 10:00 AM Covid Conscious, But What About the Other Vaccines?
Frances Ferguson, MD, FACP
10:00 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM VTE management in COVID-19 Era
Alexander Truong, MD
11:30 - 12:30 PM Health Policy Updates
Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP
12:30 - 1:00 PM Town Hall & Lunch
G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MACP, Georgia Chapter Governor
1:00 - 2:00 PM Racial Disparities During the Pandemic: Evidence or Innuendo
Frances Ferguson, MD, FACP
2:00 - 3:00 PM Developing Resilience Among Our Health Professionals: Students, Faculty, and Workforce
Carlos del Rio, MD, FACP
3:00 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM 2021 Compliant E&M Documentation & Coding Workshop
Steve Adams, MCS, COC, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CEMC, FCS, PCS, COA
6:00 PM Chapter Awards

Sunday, October 17

Time Session
7:55 AM Opening Remarks
Brian Ribeiro, MD, FACP
8:00 - 9:00 AM Updates in Hospital Medicine 2021
Daniel Dressler, MD, MSc, SFHM, FACP
9:00 - 10:00 AM Alcohol Use Disorder: Practical Tips to Address a Complicated Problem
Erica Heiman, MD, MSc, FACP
10:00 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Best Practices in Telemedicine
Pamela Vohra- Khullar, MD, FACP
11:30 - 12:30 PM Primary Palliative Care for the Internist - Communication around Difficult Decisions
Pamela Gordon, MD, MBChB
1:00 - 3:00 PM

SEP MOC 2020 IM Updates
Bhavin Adhyrau, MD, FACP
Mikhail Y. Akbashev, MD

Separate Registration Required

3:00 - 5:00 PM

SEP MOC 2020 Hospital Updates
Malavika Kapuria, MD
Furheen Baig, MD

Separate Registration Required

Chapter Awards

The American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Georgia Chapter Awards.

Nominate an outstanding chapter member for a 2021 Georgia Chapter Award. Consider nominating a colleague, resident and/or student who represent some of the many outstanding chapter members deserving of recognition for their contributions and accomplishments. All nominations are confidential and will be reviewed by the awards committee. Please attach supporting letter(s) and CV with your nomination form. Send all nominations to Mary Daniels at mdaniels@gaacp.org

The nomination deadline is September 1, 2021.

Laureate Award

The Laureate Award is the highest award given by the chapter and honors American College of Physician Fellows and Masters: 1. Who have demonstrated by example and conduct their abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and/or research, and in service to their community. 2. Who have been long-standing and loyal supporters of the American College of Physicians—rendering distinguished service to the Chapter, and upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the American College of Physicians is known. 3. Who have been Fellows for at least 15 to 20 years, with a long history of excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal medicine. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements.

Leadership Award

The American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Leadership Award was established in 2003, and honors leaders whose contributions embody the core principles of ACP⸺to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care, public policy, and/or medical education. The Leadership award is given at the annual state meeting and the recipient will be invited to speak on a subject related to the line of work that led to receiving the award. The recipient does not have to be a physician or resident of Georgia.

Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Community service is an important attribute of medical professionalism. The ACP Georgia Chapter annually recognizes one member who demonstrates a significant and sustained commitment to the service of others at a local, state, national, or international level. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions made, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.

J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award

The J. Willis Hurst Bedside Teacher Award was established in 1991 to honor a Georgia member or Fellow in the College for his or her outstanding teaching activities, especially related to medical students and house staff. The award is named after J. Willis Hurst, M.D., MACP, and former Chair of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, whose dedication to instilling principles of lifelong learning brought him worldwide recognition as a gifted and influential teacher.

Mark Silverman Award

This award serves to recognize the nurturing attitude of a physician⸺demonstrating excellence in not only bedside skills and teaching, but has also served as an inspiration for younger physicians to advance their knowledge and training in medicine as well as their involvement in the Georgia Chapter of the ACP.

Community-Based Teaching Award

The Community Based Teaching Award recognizes those physicians located throughout the medical community who volunteer their time, practice and knowledge to help prepare our medical students and residents for their future in medicine. The time spent with these special mentors provides excellent role modeling for students and residents as they begin to build the foundation of care and service they will provide to their future patients.

Early Career Physician Award

Established in 2017, this award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member who is within 16 years of graduating medical school and who is not an ACP Medical Student Member or Resident/Fellow Member. Nominees must meet these qualifications as of June 30th of each year considered. Areas of achievement may include leadership, academics, (including publishing,) teaching, mentoring, and/or volunteerism.

Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award

The Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding Internal Medicine residents in Georgia for their dedication to the service of others. Each Internal Medicine Residency Program is asked to nominate one (1) outstanding resident for this award. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.

Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy

The Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding medical students in Georgia for dedication to the service of others. Each Medical School is asked to nominate one (1) outstanding medical student for this award. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.

NEW - American College of Physicians 2021 Georgia Chapter Meeting Event Platform - WHOVA

The American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter is excited to deliver a new 2021 virtual meeting experience to our members via WhovaThe Whova platform empowers you to easily Connect, Educate, and Engage with your Internal Medicine peers from across Georgia in virtual setting. 

Whova Highlights

  • Viewing Flexibility
    • View sessions from your phone or desktop using the Whova Mobile and/or Web App
  • Connections 
    • Explore attendee profiles to connect and share information and ideas with your peers across Georgia.
    • Explore Georgia Chapter Committees in the Virtual Exhibit Hall.  Learn about each committee and take advantage of opportunities to get involved.
    • Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet, engage and learn more about our Exhibiting Sponsors.  
  • Gamification
    • Earn points and win prizes based by completing challenges, participating on the community board, completing your profile and adding sessions to your agenda. 
    • Have fun, be creative and win prizes by participating in the photo and caption contests.
    • Earn bonus point for exhibitor and committee interactions in the Virtual Exhibit Hall.

Georgia Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Fee
ACP Member $175
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $50
ACP Medical Student Member $25
Nonmember Physician $275
Nonmember Resident* $100
Nonmember Medical Student* $50
ACP Member Allied Health Professional* $175
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $275

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.

FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

Registration includes access to the live virtual meeting, on-demand lectures and/or CME/MOC. Members whose dues are not paid for the current year will receive the nonmember rate.

Where can I find meeting handouts?

To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only within the WHOVA Web/Mobile App prior to the meeting.

I cannot access my 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. 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 help@acponline.org

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 help@acponline.org

Will this meeting be recorded?

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

Participant Photography

As a participant in the Georgia 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, please contact Suzanne Rabauer​ at 770-965-7606.

 

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