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Louisiana Chapter Virtual Meeting Hub

March 11 - 13, 2021

New Horizons in Internal Medicine

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the virtual scientific meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held March 11-13, 2021. The meeting is a great way for you to recharge, rewind, and reflect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers. Connect virtually with the Louisiana Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • General & Hospital MOC SEP
  • Updates in Infectious Disease, Hepatitis C, Diabetes and Palliative Care
  • Value Based Care Principles
  • Wellness Session
  • ACP’s Vision for Medicine
  • Resident and Student Abstract Competition
Program Committee
  • Lauren Barfield, MD
  • Anne Carrere, MD
  • Vince Cataldo, MD, FACP
  • William Davis, MD, MACP, Program Chair
  • Lee Engel, MD, FACP
  • Shane Guillory, MD, FACP
  • Shaminder Gupta, MD, FACP
  • Angela Johnson, MD, FACP, Governor
  • Marlon Joseph, MD, FACP
  • Angela McLean, MD, FACP
  • James Morris, MD, FACP
  • Shane Sanne, DO, FACP
  • Sarah Wardrop, Executive Director


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March 11

Time Session
1:00 PM Welcome
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP >br>

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1:15 PM MOC Internal Medicine
Brian Cruz, MD, FACP
Marlon Joseph, MD, FACP
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM MOC Hospital Medicine
Irene Grundy, MD, FACP
Shahzeem Bhayani, MD

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March 12

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Time Session
8:55 AM Welcome
Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
9:00 AM Infectious Diseases 2021: An Update
Fred A. Lopez, MD, MACP
9:45 AM Hepatitis C Elimination in Louisiana, Promise and Progress towards an infectious disease moonshot
Alexander Billioux, MD, D.Phil, FACP
10:30 AM Diabetes Update: Metabolic Surgery is now Standard Care Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Cardiovascular Outcome Trials in Diabetes – Changing Practice Guidelines
Vivian Fonseco, MD
12:00 PM Chapter Business Meeting
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
1:00 PM Value Based Care Principles and Success in Louisiana
Emily Maxson, MD
Nadine Robin
2:15 PM Palliative Care Update for the Internist
Mary C. Raven, MD, FAAHPM
3:00 PM Finding Your Inner Osler? Strategies to Finding Meaning and Vitality in Difficult Times
Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP
4:00 PM If Hindsight is 20/20 Vision, Foresight is ACP’s New Vision
Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP

March 13

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Time Session
10:00 AM Welcome
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
10:05 AM Student Poster Presentations
Shane Guillory, MD, FACP
11:05 AM Mystery Cases
Shane Sanne, DO, FACP
12:00 PM Navigating Turbulence During Difficult Patient and Colleague Encounters; Recognizing and Responding to Conflict
Jay M. Marion, MD
1:15 PM Resident Poster Session A
Shane Sanne, DO, FACP
2:15 PM Resident Poster Session B
Shane Sanne, DO, FACP
3:15 PM Awards Announcements
Shane Sanne, DO, FACP
3:30 PM Adjourn
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP

ABIM SEP Modules Session for Maintenance of Certification

March 11, 2021
1:15 - 3:15 PM | 2020-2021 Update in Internal Medicine
3:30 - 5:30PM | 2020-2021 Update in Hospital Medicine

Brian Cruz, MD, FACP
Marlon Joseph, MD, FACP
Irene Grundy, MD, FACP
Shahzeem Bhayani, MD

  1. Participate in group discussion to determine answers to multiple-choice questions.
  2. Apply updated knowledge of internal medicine to clinical practice.
  3. Understand recent advances in internal medicine.
  4. Complete an ABIM SEP Module toward partial fulfillment of the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for completion of most ABIM Medical Knowledge activities. To receive CME, just answer and submit the online survey that appears when you have successfully completed the activity. Indicate the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ you are claiming from the maximum allowed, as outlined below. Only ABIM products are eligible for CME credit through this program.

The Perelman School of Medicine designates each of these enduring materials for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM encourages you to claim your CME credit as soon as you successfully complete a Medical Knowledge activity. For products in which you do not claim credit immediately upon completion, a link to the online survey will remain in your Physician Portal on the My Activities page. You must claim CME credit before the posted CME credit expiration date that appears in each activity. Sign in to view your individualized CME report that summarizes the ABIM activities for which you have claimed CME credit.

  • Internists participating in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program
  • General Internists
  • Family practitioners
  • Subspecialty physicians


Release Date: March 13, 2021
Termination Date: March 13, 2022

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 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Tools & Tips for Attendees

Before attending the chapter's virtual meeting, be sure to read through these tools & tips to make the most our of your experience.

Equipment and Materials

Create a Zoom Account!

Our meeting will be conducted on the Zoom platform and all registered attendees will be have links to the Zoom meeting through this page. If you do not have a Zoom account, we recommend you sign up for one before the meeting. Sign up is free. Click here to sign up.

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

  • Some networks cause slides to advance more slowly than others. If your slides are behind or you are having audio issues, please try to refresh the page.

Engagement Through the CHAT Feature

  • Take note of how the presenter intends to utilize the chat feature as well as the Q&A field. Participate in questions and polls to stay engaged with the session.
  • Questions for the presenters can be submitted through the Q&A function or within the chat. CHAT can also be a great way to engage and connect with other attendees.

ACP Chapter's Virtual 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 Sarah Wardrop.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Sarah M. Wardrop at 225-364-9480 or .


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