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Kansas Chapter 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

October 28-29, 2021

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Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join ACP's Kansas Chapter at our upcoming comprehensive virtual scientific meeting, October 28 & 29. Refresh your knowledge, earn CME/MOC, and connect with your chapter colleagues in a new, convenient virtual platform.

Learn, Connect, and Engage from Your Own Space

  • Attend exclusive live, interactive learning sessions with your Chapter colleagues from the comfort and safety of your home or office.
  • Engage with other attendees to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • Receive top-notch education from expert faculty, connect with one another, and learn new 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 knowledge.
Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
Governor, Kansas Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Updates in Neuro Emergencies, Wellness, Cardiology, and ILD
  • Alzheimer’s Care, Care of the Transgender Patient
  • Health Inequities Panel
  • History of Health Inequities
  • Review of Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Awards Luncheon/ACP Policy Updates
  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine
  • Assessing Capacity Panel
Program Committee
  • Samuel Kilaho Akidiva, MD
  • Marie Brubacher, MD
  • Branden Comfort, MD, FACP, Chair
  • Kenna Fischman MD
  • Jennifer A. Jackson, MD, FACP
  • Michael T. Rouse, DO, FACP
  • Tiffany E. Schwasinger-Schmidt, MD, PhD, FACP
  • Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
  • Melissa E. Taylor, MD
  • Andrew R. Weaver MD

14 CME/MOC Available

Release Date: October 29, 2021 
Termination Date: October 29, 2022

Disclosure Information

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 component and enduring component) for a maximum of 14 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 14 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.


Thursday, October 28

Time Session
7:50 AM Welcome
Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Common Eye Complaints for the Internist
Anne Wishna, MD
9:00 AM The Joy of Medicine: A Physician's Journey of Gratitude
Gerard S. Brungardt, MD
10:00 AM Break/Visit Vendors
10:15 AM Resident Poster Session #1 Student Poster Session
11:15 AM Alzheimer’s Disease Update
Jeffrey Burns MD
12:15 PM Break/Visit Vendors
12:30 PM College Update
George Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
1:30 PM Resident Poster Session #2
2:30 PM Cardiology Updates
Freidy A. Eid, MD, FACC
3:30 PM Health Inequities Panel
Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH
K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH
Margaret L. Smith, MD
5:15 PM Doctor's Dilemma

Friday, October 29

Time Session
7:00 AM Women in Medicine
Jennifer McRae, MD, FACP
7:50 AM Welcome
Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Unconscious Bias in Medicine
Lynette Sparkman-Barnes, PsyD
9:00 AM Review of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Kellie A. Wark MD
10:00 AM Break/Visit Vendors
10:15 AM The History of Health Inequities
Maria Alfonso Luaces, PhD
Natabhona Mabachi, PhD, MPH
11:15 AM The Care of the Transgender Patient
Donna E. Sweet, MD, MACP
12:15 PM Break/Visit Vendors
12:30 PM Awards Luncheon
Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
1:30 PM Break/Sponsors
1:45 PM Physician Advocacy and Engagement in Politics: Why and Why Now?
Robert Doherty
2:45 PM Updates in Interstitial Lung Disease; Genetic Risk and the Expanding Use of Antifibrotic Therapy
Scott Matson MD
3:45 PM Break/Visit Vendors
4:00 PM Assessing Capacity Panel
Lori Olson, MD
Lisa A. Shenkman, MD
Kathryn Shoemaker, LMSW, APHSW-C

Kansas Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $185
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $25
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $200
Nonmember Resident $125
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $160

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). 


Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

Members whose dues were not paid for the current fiscal year will receive the nonmember registration rate.

Where can I find meeting handouts?

To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only on the Chapter Web site prior to the meeting.

How do I access the virtual meeting?

Sessions are accessible through the Virtual Meeting Hub and on your chapter website. Click the “join virtual session” links in the agenda. If you have just purchased the meeting and get an access denied message, please log-out of your ACPonline account and log back in. This will refresh the purchases on your account. 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 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

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.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Denise Lantz at 785.235.2383 or


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