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Minnesota Chapter 2021 Scientific Meeting Hub

Friday, October 29 (in-person) & Saturday, October 30 (virtual)

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2735

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join your colleagues in internal medicine at the In-Person and Virtual scientific meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held October 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 Minnesota Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content.

Meeting Highlights
  • Updates in Diabetes, Valvular Heart Disease, Addiction Medicine, COVID care, Adrenal Insufficiency, Sarcoidosis, and Vaccines
  • Health Disparities
  • Dealing with Mental Health issues for in-patient and out-patient settings
  • What has Changed for Screening with Practical Cases
  • Tele-Hospitalist and Tele-ICU
Program Committee
  • Chris Aakre, MD, FACP - Planning Committee, Co-chair
  • John Bundrick, MD, FACP
  • Mary Cameron, MD, FACP
  • Sagar Dugani, MD, PhD, FACP
  • Katherine Helgen, MD, FACP
  • David Hilden, MD, FACP
  • Amy Holbrook, MD, FACP
  • Meltiady Issa, MD, FACP
  • Anya Jamrozy, MD, FACP
  • James Langland, MD, FACP
  • Kyle Lehenbauer, MD, FACP
  • Mary Miley, MD, FACP - Planning Committee, Co-chair
  • Keith Murphy, MD, FACP
  • Andrew Olson, MD, FACP - Planning Committee, Co-chair
  • Charles Reznikoff, MD, FACP
  • Claudia Thomas, MBBS, FACP
  • Katherine Cairns, MPH, MBA


Access the live feeds by clicking the 'Access the Virtual Session' links within the Agenda below.

Friday, October 29 - In-person

Time Session
7:30 AM Hot Topics Internist Breakfast and Discussion
Anya Jamrozy, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Diabetes Update
Tom Martens, MD, FACP
Updates in Valvular Heart Disease
Ganesh Raveendran, M.D., M.B.A
8:30 AM Adrenal Insufficiency and Perioperative Management
Irina Bancos, MD
Perioperative Medicine/Co-Management
Khuong Vuong, MD
9:00 AM Sarcoidosis for the Practicing Clinician
Eva Carmona Porquera, MD
Management of Acute Behavioral Emergencies in the Hospital
Neel Shah, MBChB, FACP
9:30 AM How the Case of Robin Williams Informs Suicide Assessment
Michael Bostwick, MD
Tele-Hospitalist and Tele-ICU
Chrisanne Timpe, MD
Ameet Doshi, MD
10:00 AM What has Changed for Screening with Practical Cases
Tim Wilt, MD, MACP
De-Escalating Antibiotics
Dimitri Drekonja, MD, FACP
10:45 AM Health Disparities and Vaccines
Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP
11:30 AM COVID Update: Evidence-Based Review of COVID Care
Andrew Olson, MD, FACP
Alison Galdys, MD
12:15 PM Awards and Lunch
David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP
1:00 PM Year in Review: Recent Research Important for our Patients
Amy Holbrook, MD, FACP
1:45 PM Voice of the Clinician Story Slam
Ben Trappey, MD
2:15 PM Hot Topics in Addiction Medicine
Brian Grahan, MD
2:45 PM Abstract Presentations
Andrew Olson, MD, FACP
3:15 PM Stump the Internist
John Bundrick, MD, MACP
4:15 PM Doctor's Dilemma
David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP
5:15 PM Awards

Saturday, October 30 - Live Streamed

Access the Virtual Meeting

Time Session
8:30 AM SEP 1: 2021 Updates in Hospital Medicine
Ben Trappey, MD
Julia Lister, MD
10:30 AM SEP 2: 2021 Updates in Internal Medicine
Carina Himes, MD, FACP
Jill Huber, MD


Release Date: October 30, 2021
Termination Date: October 30, 2022

Disclosure Information

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACP designates this other activity (live component and enduring 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 Minnesota Chapter Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The SEP modules post-courses, for a maximum of 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 15 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Tools & Tips for Attendees

Before attending the chapter's virtual meeting, be sure to read through these tools & tips to make the most out of your experience.

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.

Engagement Through the CHAT Feature

  • Take note of how the presenter intends to utilize the chat feature as well as the Q&A field. Participate in questions and polls to stay engaged with the session.
  • Questions for the presenters can be submitted through the Q&A function or within the chat. CHAT can also be a great way to engage and connect with other attendees.

ACP Chapter's Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

ACP is a community that values collegiality, respect for patents 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 An-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 virtual meeting, contact Katherine Cairns at 651.492.1994 or


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