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Louisiana Chapter Virtual Scientific Meeting

March 11 - 13, 2021

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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

7 CME Available

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.


March 11

Time Session
1:10 PM Welcome
Angela Johnson, MD, FACP
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

March 12

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 Fonseca, 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
2:00 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

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

Louisiana Chapter Registration


Registration Rates

Registration Closes 3/9

ACP Member $50
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $100
Nonmember Resident $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $100

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).
Notice of cancellation must be made in writing (fax, mail, or e-mail). Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. A processing fee of HALF OF REGISTRATION FEE will be deducted from the member’s refund. Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.


Due to rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our chapter has come to the difficult decision to move to virtual for the 2021 meeting. In the spirit of our chapter values to “adapt and overcome,” we have decided to move to a virtual event.

How do I find and access which sessions will be virtual?

The entire meeting will be virtual. We will add a link for the audience to join virtual sessions in Virtual Meeting Hub. Only registered attendees who are logged in will be able to access these links.

I cannot access my ACPonline account or I do not have an 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. 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

Will attendees be able to ask questions or participate in the session, or is the session just going to consist of streamed presentations?

We are aiming to make options available that include attendee interaction options like a live chat window and/or polling. We would like for sessions to be interactive when possible and desired.

Will sessions be recorded and archived for later consumption?

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

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


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