ACP Massachusetts Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Massachusetts Medical Society/Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

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ACP Massachusetts Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

The Future of Medicine is Innovative and Bright

Live events are changing, and American College of Physicians is helping lead the way with the ability to learn, network, and engage like never before!

  • Presented both live and virtually September 23, 2023, ACP's MA Chapter is pleased to offer a meeting to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the Massachusetts Medical Society/Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham MA as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in person or virtually. There will be exclusive live, interactive sessions with your local Chapter colleagues. You can engage in topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education, help you connect with each other, and learn about ways to get involved with your 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 knowledge.
Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Massachusetts Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • AI Addresses a Clinical Challenge: Watch It in Action
  • Cancer Detection: When and How? 
  • Gratitude in Medicine
  • Advances in Treating Individuals with Obesity
  • Town Hall with ACP President Dr. Omar Atiq
  • Poster Competition for Residents, Fellows, & Medical Students 
  • Doctor’s Dilemma®
  • And more
Annual Scientific 2023 Program Committee
  • Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP, Chair, Meeting Program Planning Committee
  • Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP, Governor, Massachusetts Chapter
  • George Abraham, MD, MACP
  • Sarita Bajracharya, MD, FACP
  • Alyssa Cali, DO
  • Chava Chapman, MBBCH
  • Elisa Choi, MD, FACP
  • Petal Elder, MD
  • Eric Green, MD, FACP
  • Gene Lambert, MD, FACP
  • Romela Petrosyan, MD, FACP
  • Luis Quiel, MD, FACP
  • Adam Rodman, MD, FACP
  • Yuvaraj Singh, MD

6.75 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: September 23, 2023
Termination Date: September 23, 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 6.75 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 6.75 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.

Agenda

Time Session
7:30-9:00 AM Poster Competition
8:50-9:00 AM Welcome
Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP
Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP
9:00-10:10 AM Cancer Detection: When and How? Evolving Guidance in Breast Cancer Screening
Christina Wee, MD, MPH, FACP
Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH
Priscilla Slanetz, MD
Cilomar Martins, MD
10:10-10:55 AM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Omar Atiq, MD, FACP
10:55-11:20 AM Refreshments, Networking, Contribute your words to the Gratitude Board
11:20 AM-12:20 PM Restoring the Core of Clinical Practice: The Role of Balint Groups
Karen J. Carlson, MD
Alyssa Cali, DO
Eran Metzger, MD
12:20-1:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00-1:45 PM Recent Advances in Treatment of Individuals with Obesity
Pascale Carbonara, MD
Harinivaas Shanmugavel Geetha, MD
1:45-3:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma®
3:30-3:45 PM Refreshments, Networking, Contribute your words to the Gratitude Board
3:45-5:00 PM Live Podcast: Human vs. Machine: A Turing Test for Clinical Reasoning
Adam Rodman, MD, FACP
Stephanie Cabral, MD
Raja-Elie Abdulnour, MD
Susan V. George, MD, MACP
Riffat Sabir, MD, MEdHP, FACP
Richard Forster, MD, FACP
5:00-5:45 PM Governor's Reception & Award Presentations

Location: Berkshire Room

Time Session
9:00-9:30 AM

Hear from ACP's National President
Omar Atiq, MD, FACP

Dr. Atiq, ACP’s President, is Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the UAMS College of Medicine, and the founding Director of the Arkansas Cancer Institute in Pine Bluff. He will share how ACP helps Residents, Fellows and Medical Students in many ways. Come with your questions!

9:30-10:55 AM

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Practical Applications in Hospital Medicine
Jennifer Sargent, DO, FACP

During this interactive session, review cases and point of care ultrasound (POCUS) imaging that illustrates the utility of POCUS while caring for a hospitalized patient.  The session will end with an open discussion on introducing a POCUS curriculum or enhancing an existing curriculum.

10:55 AM Refreshments, Networking, Contribute your words to the Gratitude Board
11:20-12:20 PM

Hear from National Physician Leaders About Two Topics of Interest: Developing Clinical Guidelines and Publishing Medical Literature – Bring Your Questions!
Michael J. Barry, MD, MACP

Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Director of the Informed Medical Decisions Program in the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a primary care physician at MGH, will share insights on how to become involved in clinical guidelines development, clinical measures development.  

Christina Wee, MD, MPH, FACP

Senior Deputy Editor of The Annals of Internal Medicine and Vice President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (part-time) and adjunct faculty in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Wee will share insights about how to become involved with the process of generating medical literature. 

12:20 PM Lunch

Massachusetts Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $90
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $60
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $90
Nonmember Physician $160
Nonmember Resident $90
Nonmember Medical Student $60
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $125

Questions? If you would like help 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).

FAQ

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.

Meeting Handouts

To help us go "green" handouts will be available online only. They will be posted on the Chapter Web site by 9/22/2023.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the MA Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #ACPMA23.

How do I access the virtual meeting?

Sessions are accessible through the Virtual Meeting Hub and on your chapter website. Click the "join virtual session" links in the agenda. If you have just purchased the meeting and get an access denied message, please log-out of your ACPonline account and log back in. This will refresh the purchases on your account. 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

I cannot access my 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. 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

I do not have an ACPonline account

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

Will this meeting be recorded?

Those sessions that are recorded will be available for playback for one year.

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.  

ACP Chapters Meeting Code of Conduct

ACP is a community that values collegiality, respect for patients 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 Anti-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 acpevents@acponline.org or call 215 351-7750.

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 Chapter Administrator, Lynda Layer, CAE, at 781-434-7317 or maacp2@mms.org.

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