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Massachusetts Chapter Meeting Hub

Saturday, November 19, 2022
Waltham Woods Conference Center

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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 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


Access the live feeds by clicking the 'Access the Virtual Meeting' buttons within the Agenda below.

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
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
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
5:30-6:30 PM ACP President's Reception


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

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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.

In order to claim CME you must complete a meeting survey. This link will direct you to the survey and then the CME claim form. CME cannot be claimed until the last session of the meeting has been held.

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.


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.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the MA Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #ACPMA22.

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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 Chapter's Virtual 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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