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Massachusetts Chapter Virtual Meeting

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Purchase the Recorded Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the next scientific meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held October 10, 2020. 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 Massachusetts Chapter's rich source of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • Panel Discussion: Health Care Disparities and Lessons from Covid-19;
  • Justice and Equity in Healthcare During Covid-19 and Beyond with ACP Executive Vice President and CEO Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP;
  • Social Disease: A Live Podcast on Disparities in Plagues;
  • Legislative Update right before the election with ACP Sr VP, Governmental Affairs & Health Policy, Bob Doherty.
Program Committee
  • Elisa Choi - Chair
  • George Abraham
  • Sarita Bajracharya
  • Prarthna Bhardwaj
  • Lauren Doctoroff
  • Antonio Garcia
  • Andrew Jorgensen
  • Todd Kerensky
  • Adam Rodman
  • Shakti Sabharwal
  • Lydia Siegel
  • Anita Vanka

4.25 CME/MOC Available

Release Date: October 10, 2020
Termination Date: October 10, 2021

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 4.25 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 (point amount) 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.


October 10

Time Session
8:55 AM Welcome & Annual Business Meeting
Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA
9:10 AM

Panel Discussion: Health Care Disparities and Lessons from COVID-19
Moderator: Lauren Doctoroff, MD, FACP
Community Health - Andrew Jorgensen, MD, FACP, FAAP

Incarcerated Population - Thomas Lincoln, MD 
Aging Population - Larissa Lucas, MD, FACP 
Homeless Population - James O'Connell, MD, FACP
Hospitalist Perspective - Daniele Olveczky, MD, MS

10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM

Medical Student - Oral Presentations

Can it be Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Disguised by Clinical Signs of CJD (Clinical Vignette)
Rebecca Scharf, Tufts University School of Medicine

Decreases in Primary Care Use and Blood Pressure Monitoring During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Research)
Adam Beckman, Harvard Medical School

Resident/Fellow - Oral Presentations

Collateral Damage in the COVID Pandemic: A Case of a Fatal Homemade COVID Remed​ (Clinical Vignette)
Anish Bhatnagar, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on the Efficacy of Direct-Acting Antivirals in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infectio​n (Research)
Parul Sarwal, MD, St. Vincent Hospital

11:15 AM Justice and Equity in Healthcare During COVID-19 and Beyond
Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA
Executive Vice President and CEO, American College of Physicians
11:45 AM Lead On: The ACP in the Future of COVID-19 and Beyond
Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA
Executive Vice President and CEO, American College of Physicians
12:15 PM Break
12:45 PM Social Disease: A Live Podcast on Disparities in Plagues
Adam Rodman, MD and Anthony C. Breu, MD
1:45 PM Break
1:55 PM Rising to the Occasion of our Stormy Present to Create a Better Health Care System
Bob Doherty
Sr. Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Health Policy, American College of Physicians
2:55 PM Closing Comments
Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA
3:00 PM Adjourn

Massachusetts Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $30
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $15
ACP Medical Student Member $0
Nonmember Physician $50
Nonmember Resident $15
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $30
Guest $30

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 2020 meeting. 

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

Sessions will be marked on the Chapter Web site as virtual and found in the virtual meeting gallery. We will add a link for the audience to join virtual sessions in the online session gallery. Only registered attendees who are logged in will be able to access these links.

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 meeting will be recorded and available online for six months.

For other questions about the virtual meeting, contact Lynda Layer, Chapter Administrator at 781-434-7317 or


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