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2016 LA Chapter Meeting Highlights

2016 LA Chapter Meeting Highlights

Thanks to all who braved the storm and attended the March 11-12 Chapter Meeting. For those who could not make, you were missed. A great time was enjoyed by all. It was great to catch up with old friends and to connect with new ones. A Special thanks go out to the planning committee and presenters who made this event happen.

The list of Speakers below include links to their presentation slides and/or handouts if they were provided:

Vincent Cataldo, MD
Controversy in Cancer Screening 2.0

Patrick J. Torcson, MD, FACP
​Value-Based Purchasing/Value-Based Payment for Physicians and Hospitals

Denzil Moraes, MD
​Taking the Failure out of CHV

Gia Tyson, MD
Hepatitis C: What Every General Practitioner Should Know

​Kenneth Rhea, MD
Diagnostic Error in Medicine: What We Know Now

Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
Dean Lauret, MD


Hospital Medicine MOC: 2015 Update in Hospital Medicine 83R
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Moderator: Lee Engel, MD, FACP
Doctors Dilemma(TM)
See the Winners Here!

Suma Jain, MD

Laura Lee Hall, PhD
​Top Ten Reasons you are Critical in Raising Adult Immunization Rates

Robert "Bob" Doherty
​Healthcare Reform 2.0: What to Expect from the Next Generation of Healthcare Reform

Essay Contest Winners

Laureate Award Winner

​A highlight of the 2016 LA Chapter meeting was celebrating with Dr. Pete Blanchard and his beautiful family pictured here! It is so apparent why he received the prestigious Laureate Award. What a special, caring person he is and so gracious. In addition to this award, he also celebrated 50 years of marriage with a beautiful woman who worked together with him in his practice for 20 years, and he is being honored at the Shreveport Medical society as a 50 year doctor! And here is the good news, he said he wakes up happy to be going to work every day and will continue to practice as long as he is able. I'm betting his patients are so happy to hear this!