2024 Montana Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, 2024
Double Tree Hotel | Billings, MT

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2024 Montana Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The Montana Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to learn, recharge, and facilitate face-to-face discussion with your peers, chapter leaders, and guest speakers!

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next MT Chapter scientific meeting September 12 - 13, 2024:

  • Earn CME credits and MOC points and connect with other internists who know your challenges and can help you find solutions.
  • Experience top-notch education from expert faculty, meet new people and connect with old friends, and learn about ways to get involved with our 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 information.

We look forward to seeing you in Double Tree Hotel, Billings Montana !

Mike Spinelli, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Montana Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Dermatology Pearls and Updates
  • Team-based Care of Cancer Patients
  • Chronic Pain Pearls and the Role of Buprenorphine
  • Update on Vaccines 
  • Orthopedic Injuries and Injections 
  • Stump the Professor 
  • Palliative Pearls
Program Committee
  • Erica Bruen, MD, FACP
  • Jason Kunz, DO, FACP
  • Kevin Stroebe, DO 

14 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: September 13, 2024
Termination Date: September 13, 2025

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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 (14) 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.


Thursday, September 12

Time Session
7:00-7:45 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:00 AM Welcome/Announcements
Erica Bruen, MD, FACP
Kevin Stroebe, DO
Jason Kunz DO, FACP
8:00-9:00 AM Dermatology Pearls and Updates
Tanya Riddle, MD, FAAD
9:00-9:30 AM The Lp(a) Revolution - Are you Ready?
Ronald Loge, MD, MACP
9:30-10:00 AM Medical Jeopardy
Christopher Dietrich, DO, FACP
10:00-10:30 AM Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30-11:30 AM Engaging Primary Care Providers in Survivorship and Team-based Care of Cancer Patients
Jack Hensold, MD
11:30 AM-Noon Linezolid's New Indications and is Use Really Contraindicated with SSRIs?
Noon-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Chronic Pain Pearls and the Role of Buprenorphine
Emma Murter, PharmD, MPH
2:00-2:30 PM Beyond Diabetes: What to Know About SGLT2-Inhibitors and GLP1-Receptor Agonists
Alexis Robinson, PharmD, BCPS
2:30-3:00 PM Break/Visit Exhibits
3:00-3:30 PM Biologic & Non-biologic Orthopedic Treatment Update
Benjamin Phipps, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP
3:30-4:00 PM Update on Common Orthopedic Conditions in Primary Care
Benjamin Phipps, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP
4:00-5:00 PM Stump the Professor
Steve Gerstner, MD, FACP
5:00-5:15 PM Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine Update
John Moore, DO, MPH, FAAFP
5:15-6:30 PM Welcome Reception/Awards/Poster Presentations
6:30-8:00 PM Dinner

Friday, September 13

Time Session
7:15-7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:00 AM Welcome/Announcements
Erica Bruen, MD, FACP
Kevin Stroebe, DO
Jason Kunz DO, FACP
8:00-9:00 AM An Update on Vaccines for COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza
A. Michal Stevens, MD, MPH
9:00-10:00 AM Old and New Pearls in Rheumatology
Melissa Reily, MD, FACR
10:00-10:30 AM Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30-11:30 AM Improving Clinical Outcomes Through Shame Resilience
Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, CDWF
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Deep Dive into Palliative Care and Hospice
Jessica Scheer, FNP-BC, AG-ACNP-BC, ACHPN
Nathan Bates, DO
1:30-2:30 PM Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Julianna Papez, DO
2:30-3:00 PM Break/Visit Exhibits
3:00-3:30 PM The Optimized Patient
Charlie Crellin, MD
3:30-4:00 PM Is the Joint to Blame?
Charlie Crellin, MD
4:00-5:00 PM Ophthalmology for the Internist
Curtis Frewin, MD
5:00-5:15 PM Closing Statements
Erica Bruen, MD, FACP
Kevin Stroebe, DO
Jason Kunz DO, FACP
6:00-8:00 PM Dinner Activity
Saturday Extra-curricular Activities – Keep the fellowship going while enjoying fun activity options including family friendly activities around Billings and Red Lodge.

Montana Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $225
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $130
Retired Member $75
Nonmember Physician $290
Nonmember Resident $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $195

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).


Registration Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, Thursday reception, 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.

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts.

Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the MT Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates until August 11, 2024. When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you will be attending the ACP MT Chapter meeting. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation as early as possible by calling the hotel directly at +1 406-252-7400 or registering online.

Single/Double: $189.00
Double Tree Hotel
27 North 27th Street
Billings , Montana 59101

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 help@acponline.org

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 acpevents@acponline.org or call 215 351-7750.

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 Carrie Reisig, Executive Director at 406-899-8765 or creisig33@gmail.com.

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