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2021 Alabama & Mississippi Chapters Scientific Meeting

June 11- 13, 2021
MSU Riley Center
Meridian, MS

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

Join us and your colleagues in internal medicine at the next scientific meeting of the AL/MS Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held June 11 - 13, 2021, at the MSU Riley Center.

The meeting is a great way for you to recharge, rewind, and reflect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers. Connect with the AL/MS Chapter's rich source of knowledge content and networking by attending our premier meeting for General Internists, Subspecialty internists, Fellows in subspecialty training, Hospitalists, Residents, and Medical students interested in internal medicine.

In addition to earning CME credits, this conference is about making personal contacts and getting involved in your chapter. You'll engage with people who know your challenges and can help you find solutions. The opportunities available at this meeting will help you meet not only your needs as a physician, but also the needs of the patients you serve.

We look forward to seeing you in Meridian.

William Curry, MD, MACP
Governor, Alabama Chapter
Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
Immediate Past Governor, Mississippi Chapter
Otis Gowdy Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
Governor, Mississippi Chapter
Meeting Highlights
  • SEP Module for Hospital Medicine
  • Doctor's Dilemma
  • Providing Palliative Care During a Pandemic
  • Updates in COPD, Addiction Medicine and Lipids
Program Committee
  • Lewis Aldred, MD FACP, Mississippi Chapter Chapter
  • William Curry, MD MACP, Governor, Alabama Chapter
  • Patrick Dauphin MD, Mississippi Chapter
  • Savannah Duckworth, MD FACP Mississippi Chapter
  • Jacob Elrod, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Otis Gowdy, MD FACP, Governor, Mississippi Chapter
  • Jessica Lavender, MD FACP Chair, Mississippi Chapter
  • Allison Rogers, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Rob Smola, MD, Alabama Chapter
  • Calvin Thigpen, MD FACP, Immediate Past Governor, Mississippi Chapter

16 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: June 13, 2021
Termination Date: June 13, 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 ACP designates each live activity 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 AL/MS combined Chapters Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

The SEP module post-course for a maximum of 2 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 14 medical knowledge MOC point 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.


June 10, 2021

Time Session
TBD Chapter Council Meetings

June 11, 2021

Time Session
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast with Sponsors
7:50 AM Welcome
Otis Gowdy, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Palliative Care During COVID Pandemic
Keith Mansel, MD
9:00 AM Delirium
Lyssa Weatherly, MD
10:00 AM Break with Sponsors, Student Poster Sessions, ECP Poster Session
11:00 AM Resident Oral Presentations
Noon Laureate Awards Luncheon
1:30 PM Allergic Syndromes
Patricia Stewart, MD
2:30 PM Lipid Update
Trey Clark III, MD, MPH
3:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma - Round One
5:00 PM Adjourn
5:30 PM Reception and Music on the Rooftop at The Max

June 12, 2021

7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast with Sponsors
8:00 AM COPD Update
Jessie Harvey, MD
9:00 AM Addiction Medicine
Leah Leisch, MD
10:00 AM Residents and fellow poster presentations
11:00 AM State of the Chapters
Otis Gowdy, MD, FACP - Mississippi Chapter, Governor
William Curry, MD, MACP - Alabama Chapter, Governor
11:30 AM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Shari Erickson, MPH
11:30 PM Town Hall Luncheon
1:30 PM Sex Steriods
Licy Yanes Cardozo, MD
2:30 PM Cancer Survivorship
Clark Henegan Jr, MD
3:30 PM Doctor's Dilemma - Round Two
5:00 PM Adjourn

June 13, 2021

8:00 AM COVID Panel Discussion
Lewis Aldred, MD, FACP
James Brock, MD, FACP
Joshua Stripling, MD
Allison Rogers, MD
Rob Smola, MD
10:30 AM SEP Module: Update in Hospital Medicine
Brett Jeter, MD

Alabama & Mississippi Chapter Registration

Categories Registration By 6/10 Registration After 6/10
ACP Member $300 $400
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0 $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
Nonmember Physician $350 $400
Nonmember Resident* $0 $0
Nonmember Medical Student* $0 $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $150 $200
Guest $50 $50

Members whose dues were not paid for the current fiscal year will receive the nonmember registration rate. 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).

*Nonmember Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health Professionals cannot register online and must register by contacting Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600 in order to get the correct registration rate.


Find answers to commonly asked questions here. 

Where can I find meeting handouts?

To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only on the Chapter Web site prior to the meeting.

What does registration include?

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation.

Hotel Accommodations

Drury Inn & Suites Meridian
112 Highway 11 and 80 North
Meridian, MS 39301
Telephone: (601) 483-5570

We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $139-159 available until May 9, 2021.  The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation early by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to group #2432952 or by  registering online.

Is onsite parking available?

Parking (free) is available one block from the MSU Riley Center. See map.

Where will the events take place inside the MSU Riley Center?

See the facilities map for more information.

ACP Chapters 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 Christi Long.

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.

If you have questions about the chapter, the meeting program, or have a disability or any special dietary needs, please contact Christi Long at (334) 954-2575 or


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