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Maryland Chapter Virtual Scientific Meeting

January 29 - 30, 2021

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Navigating in Pandemic Waters

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the virtual scientific meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held January 29-30, 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 Maryland Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • Prior Pandemics Past & Present - Looking to the Past for Insight into the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Top 10 Annals Articles for 2020
  • All You Should Know about Telehealth Medicine
  • Rheumatology Update for 2021
  • Thieves' Market (Challenging Case and Prize)
  • Resident and Student Corners to include a Doctor's Dilemma™ contest
Program Committee
  • Ali J. Afrookteh, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
  • Marie-Alberte Boursiquot, MD, FACP
  • R. Dobbin Chow, MD, MBA, MACP
  • Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP
  • Janaki Deepak, MBBS, FACP
  • Sanjay Desai, MD
  • Robert P. Ferguson, MD, MACP
  • Mangla S. Gulati, MD, CPPS, FACP, SFHM
  • Erica N. Johnson, MD, FACP
  • Sapna P. Kuehl, MD, FACP
  • Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, MACP
  • Mary M. Newman, MD, MACP
  • Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
  • Asha M. Thomas, MD, FACP
  • David S. Weisman, DO, FACP
  • Richard B. Williams, III, MD, FACP

12.75 12.75 CME/8.75 MOC Available

Release Date: January 30, 2021
Termination Date: January 30, 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 each Other activity (live activity component and enduring materials component) for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Maryland Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The SEP modules post course, for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The POCUS workshop, for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.75 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.


January 29

Time Session
11:30 AM Welcome
Business Meeting
Presentation of Nominations

Mangla S. Gulati, MD, CPPS, FACP, SFHM
Noon Prior Pandemics - Looking to the Past for Insight into the COVID-19 Pandemic
Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, MACP
12:35 PM All You Should Know About Telehealth Medicine Panel

The Best Possible Visit
Mary M. Newman, MD, MACP

New Policies and Reimbursement Issues
Robert Doherty
1:50 PM Management of Patients with Difficult to Control Hypertension
Gregory P. Propkopowicz, MD, MPH
2:25 PM Top 10 Annals Articles for 2020
Christine Laine, MD, FACP
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Nephrology Update for the Internist
Derek M. Fine, MD
3:50 PM Urinary Incontinence: What’s New in Treatment
Rena Malik, MD
4:25 PM New Treatments for Lung Cancer
Kristen A. Marrone, MD
5:00 PM COVID Vaccines - Where Are We in January 2021?
Kirsten E. Lyke, MD
5:35 PM Rheumatology Update for 2021
Allan C. Gelber, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP
6:15 PM Meeting Adjourns
6:30 PM

Awards Presentation and Jazz Performance
Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education
Samuel P. Asper Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
Mary Betty Stevens Award for Clinical Research
Mackowiak Student Achievement Award
Hospitalist Award
Early Career Physician Award
Maryellen Woodward Governor’s Service Award
Diversity and Inclusion Award

January 30

Time Session
8:10 AM Dermatology Updates
Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD
8:45 AM Unconscious Bias and Health Care Disparities Panel Discussion
Kimberlee J. Adkins, MD
Erica N. Johnson, MD, FACP
9:50 AM Thieves Market (Challenging Case & Prize)
R. Dobbin Chow, MD, MPH MACP
10:25 AM Break
10:35 AM Metabolic Complications of Heart Disease
Mikhail Kosiborod, MD
11:10 AM Evidence Based Approach to Wearable Device Data Management
Francoise A. Marvel, MD
11:45 AM Update on Therapeutic Endoscopy
Mouen A. Khashab, MD
1:00 PM Speed Mentoring Lunch
Early Career Physicians/ Women in Medicine/IMG/Diversity
1:15 PM SEP Module – General Internal Medicine Update
Sara Mixter, MD, MPH
Heather Sateia, MD, FACP
POCUS Workshop
David S. Weisman, MD, FACP
2:00 PM Residents Corner
Doctor's Dilemma™
Iron Med Competitions
Winners from the Mullholland-Mohler Meeting
Tips for Residents Working in COVID unit
Students Corner
ProudToBeGIM Story Slam
Those "Necessary" X-ray Interpretations
3:15 PM SEP Module - Hospital Medicine Update
Elham Afshar, MD
Paige Luneburg, MD, FAAP

Maryland Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $65
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $85
Nonmember Resident $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $10

The following require separate registration:

Categories Registration Rates
SEP Modules Members(one or both) $50
SEP Modules Nonmember (one or both) $75
POCUS Member $40
POCUS Nonmember $75
POCUS Resident $0
POCUS Medical Student $0

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).


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?

Our entire meeting is going virtual. Sessions will be available in the Virtual Meeting Hub with links to join the virtual sessions. 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 ACP online 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 If you are having technical problems the day of the meeting, please call 301-715-8592. If you are having difficulty accessing the meeting on the day off, click here

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.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Maryellen Woodward at 410-332-8444 or .


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