Louisiana Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2023
LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center
5246 Brittany Drive | Baton Rouge

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Louisiana Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join the Louisiana Chapter and your Internal Medicine colleagues on March 3-4 for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting at the LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center in Baton Rouge to learn, recharge and facilitate face to face discussion with peers, chapter leaders and guest speakers.  There is a Zoom option available for anyone who is unable to join us in person. 

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next LA Chapter scientific meeting March 3 - 4, 2023:

  • 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 LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center, Baton Rouge LA!

Angela C. Johnson, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Louisiana Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Updates in Cardiology, Nephrology, and Rhemulatology
  • Diabetes Management and Depression Management for Internists
  • Medication Management for older patients
  • Food as Medicine and Financial Wellness
  • Hospitalist Update
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • ACP Personalized Learning Programs
Program Committee
  • Lauren Barfield, MD, FACP, Program Chair
  • Anne Carrere, MD
  • Vince Cataldo, MD, FACP
  • Lee Engel, MD, FACP
  • Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
  • James Morris, MD, FACP
  • Marlon Joseph, MD, FACP
  • Wartelle Castille, Jr, MD, FACP

9.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: March 4, 2023
Termination Date: March 4, 2024

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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 9.5 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 9.5 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, March 3

Time Session
8:00-9:00 AM Update on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Diagnosis and Treatment
Frank W. Smart, MD, FACP
9:00-10:00 AM Depression in Primary Care
L. Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACP
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-10:45 AM Things We Do For No Reason
Michael R. Sewell, MD, FACP
10:45-11:15 AM Updates in Primary Care
Erica Tate, MD
Anh Mai, MD, MSc
11:15-12:15 PM Food As Medicine: Nourishing our Mind, Body & Spirit
Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD
12:15-12:30 PM Break
12:30-1:30 PM Business Meeting/Lunch
1:30-1:45 PM Break
1:45-2:45 PM Updates in Nephrology 
Bader Kfoury, MD
2:45-3:45 PM Updates in Diabetes Management in the Inpatient and Outpatient Setting
Susan Karam, MD
3:45-4:15 PM Rheumatology: 2023 Update
William E. Davis, MD, MACP
4:15-4:30 PM Break
4:30-5:30 PM Financial Wellness: How to Manage Competing Priorities, Set Goals, & Save for Retirement.
Jayme Schwartzenburg, CRPC
5:30-6:30 PM Laureate Awards Cocktail Reception

Saturday, March 4

Time Session
8:30-9:30 AM Medication Management and Deprescribing in the Older Adult
Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, FACP
9:30-10:30 AM Advancing Your Personalized Learning Program: an ACP Education Update
Davoren Chick, MD, FACP
10:30-10:45 AM Break
10:45-11:45 AM Social Determinants of Health as a Paradigm Shift of Priority in Population Health
Tonya Jagneaux, MD, MSHI
11:45 AM Adjourn

During the Annual Scientific Meeting, the Chapter will hold a food & fund drive for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. If you would like to bring items from the "Most Needed Items" list, there will be a collection box near the Registration Table during the meeting.

You may also scan the QR code to make a financial contribution. The QR code will also be available at the Registration Table during the meeting. All contributions are greatly appreciated!

QR code

Louisiana Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $250
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $250
Nonmember Physician $350
Nonmember Resident $120
Nonmember Medical Student $25
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $125

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).


Registration Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation.

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

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the LA Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts.

Parking Information

This may be useful for the New Orleans and Shreveport travelers. Parking

Baton Rouge Area Hotels

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd, 70810

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Ave, 70808

Drury Inn & Suites Baton Rouge
7939 Essen Park Ave, 70809

Holiday Inn Baton Rouge College Drive I-10
4848 Constitution Ave, 70808

Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge
4728 Constitution Ave, 70808

Double Tree by Hilton
4964 Constitution Ave, 70808

Hampton Inn Baton Rouge I-10
4646 Constitution Ave, 70808

MyACP Account

If you have any difficulty accessing your MyACP 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. 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

Participant Photography

As a participant in the chapter meeting, your photograph may be 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 chapter meeting, contact Sarah M Wardrop at 225-364-9480 or laacpchaptermeeting@gmail.com.

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