Massachusetts Chapter 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2022
Waltham Woods Conference Center

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Massachusetts Chapter 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

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 November 19, 2022, ACP's MA Chapter is pleased to offer the Annual Scientific meeting to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the Waltham Woods Conference Center, Waltham MA as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in person or anywhere. Exclusive live, interactive sessions with your Chapter colleagues. Regardless of location, you can engage with each other to discuss topics important to you and your community.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education and help you to 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
  • Health Equity talk with ACP President, Dr. Ryan Mire
  • Covid Update Panel moderated by Dr. Helen Boucher
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel moderated by Dr. Valerie Stone
  • Digital Health Panel moderated by Dr. Anupam Jena
  • MA ACP Town Hall with ACP President, Dr. Ryan Mire
  • Podcast with Dr. Adam Rodman & Dr. Shreya Trivedi
  • Poster Competition: Residents, Fellows, & Medical Students
  • Doctor's Dilemma ®
Program Committee
  • Judith Melin, MA, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
  • Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP, Program Chair
  • George Abraham, MD, MACP
  • Sarita Bajracharya, MD, FACP
  • Alyssa Cali, MD 
  • Elisa Choi, MD, FACP
  • Lauren Doctoroff, MD, FACP
  • Andrew Jorgensen, MD, FACP
  • Gene Lambert, MD, FACP
  • Joseph Li, MD, MACP
  • Daniele Ölveczsky, MD, FACP
  • Adam Rodman, MD, FACP
  • Shakti Sabharwal, MD, FACP
  • Yuvaraj Singh, MD

7.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: November 19, 2022
Termination Date: November 19, 2023

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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 7.5 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 7.5 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.


Time Session
7:30-8:50 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-9:00 AM Poster Competition
8:50-9:00 AM Welcome
Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP
Governor, Massachusetts Chapter
Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP
Program Chair
9:00-10:00 AM COVID Update
Moderator: Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP
Lindsey R. Baden, MD
Lawrence C. Madoff, MD, FACP
Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Creating a CV that Shines
Kathryn Jobbins, DO, FACP
Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP
Bring a copy of your CV
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-10:25 AM IM Bite - Standards of Care for Diabetes – 2022
Presenter: Adham Abdel Mottalib, MD, FACP
Mentor: Robert A. Gabbay, MD, FACP
10:25-11:30 AM Effective Strategies for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Medicine
Moderator: Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH, MACP
Chris Estiverne, MD
Daniele D. Ölveczky, MD, FACP
Fidencio Saldana, MD, MPH, FACP

Becoming an Author of Medical Literature:
Understanding the Medical Journal Publication Process
(for Resident/Fellows & Medical Students)

Lindsey R. Baden, MD

11:30-11:35 AM IM Bite - New ACP Clinical Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Diverticulitis
Presenter: Chidambaram Ramasamy, MD
Mentor: Yesenia Greeff, MD
11:35-11:40 AM IM Bite - The Latest on the Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines
Presenter: Alyssa Cali, DO
Mentor: Sheila A. Bond, MD, FACP
11:40-12:25 PM Health Equity: The Haves and the Have Nots
Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP
President, American College of Physicians
12:25-1:10 PM Networking Luncheon
1:10-1:30 PM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP
President, American College of Physicians
Elisa Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Physicians
Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP
Governor, Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Physicians
1:30-3:00 PM Doctor's Dilemma
George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, FIDSA
Ryan Quarles, MD, FACP
Antonio Garcia, DO, FACP
3:00-3:10 PM IM Bite: How Would You Treat this Patient with Acute and Chronic Pain Due to Sickle Cell Disease?
Presenter: Ayo S. Falade, MD, MBA
Mentor: Chava E. Chapman, MBBCH
3:10-4:20 PM Medicine Outside the Doctor's Office: The Role of Digital Health
Moderator: Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD
Leonor Fernández, MD
Ateev Mehrotra, MD
Jorge A. Rodriquez, MD
4:20-5:30 PM Podcast: Pacemaker for Internists
Adam Rodman, MD
Shreya Trivedi, MD
Andrew Locke, MD
Aaron Dunn, MD
5:30-6:30 PM ACP President's Reception

Massachusetts Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $85
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $60
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $85
Nonmember Physician $150
Nonmember Resident/Fellow $85
Nonmember Medical Student $60
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $125

Questions? If you need assistance 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, President's Reception, breaks, 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 MA Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #ACPMA22.

  • Twitter: @ACPMAChapter
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Will this meeting be recorded?

The meeting will be recorded and 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

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 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 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 781-434-7317 or


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