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Montana Chapter Meeting Hub

September 15-17, 2022
Providence St. Patrick Hospital 

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 September 15 - 17, 2022, ACP's MT Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to earn CME/MOC, recharge, and engage with one another. Sessions will be held live at the Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula Montana as well as through exclusive virtual keynote and education sessions.
  • Learn, Connect, and Engage in Person or from Home or Office Attend or tune in to exclusive live, interactive sessions with your local Chapter colleagues. Regardless of location, you can engage with each other to discuss topics important to you and your community, both professionally and socially.
  • These flexible options provide access to top-notch education, help you 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.
  • New this year! Book Club Discussion "Einstein’s Violin: The Love Affair Between Science, Music, and History’s Most Creative Thinkers" by Douglas Wadle, MD, FACP. It would be most helpful to read the book prior to the meeting to provide input during the discussion. More details coming soon. 
Steven J. Gerstner, MD, FACP
Governor, Montana Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Pulmonary Embolism from Start to Finish
  • Updates in Endocrinology & Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dermatology for the Internist
  • Current Principles of Perioperative Medicine
  • Glycemic Managment Strategies for the Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings
  • Medical Jeopardy
Program Committee
  • Charlotte Nelson, MD FACP
  • Claude Tonnerre, MD, FACP
  • Andrea Smith, MD
  • Jennifer Gibson-Snyder, MD


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

Thursday, September 15 

Time Session
Noon-12:45 PM Registration
12:45-1:00 PM Welcome/Introductions
Steve J. Gerstner, MD, FACP
Charlotte Nelson, MD, FACP
Claude Tonnerre, MD, FACP
Andrea Smith, MD
Jennifer Gibson-Snyder, MD
1:00-2:00 PM Updates in Endocrinology
Christopher M. Corsi, MD
2:00-3:00 PM Current Principles of Perioperative Medicine
Gregory Smith, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Break/Visit Exhibits
3:30-4:00 PM Surgery in the Diabetic Foot
P. Joshua O’Brien, MD
4:00-4:30 PM Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Management
Jason R. Hurd, MD
4:30-5:00 PM Vascular Surgical Problems in Young People
Michael Rohrer, MD
5:00-6:30 PM Welcome Reception

Friday, September 16 

Time Session
8:00-9:30 AM

Pulmonary Embolism from Start to Finish
Vince Colucci, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), AACC, CPP
Ryne Dougherty, MD, MBA
William A. Surber, MD

9:30-10:00 AM Elevated creatinine in a previously healthy 30 year old — the importance of family history
Zachary L Matsko
10:00-10:30 AM Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30-11:30 AM Dermatology for the Internist
Shannon Foster, MD
11:30-Noon Glycemic Management Strategies for the Inpatient and Ambulatory Setting
Ingrid J. Hazlett, APRN, BC-ADM
Noon-1:30 PM Lunch/Resident Posters/Town Hall Meeting
1:30-2:30 PM Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
Andrea R. Smith
2:30-3:30 PM Post-Roe Gynecology
Jennifer Mayo, MD
3:30-4:00 PM Break/Visit Exhibits
4:00-5:00 PM Alcohol Withdrawal Management
Brett Bell, MD, MPH
5:00-5:30 PM PM Medical Jeopardy
Christopher Dietrich, MD, FACP
6:00-7:30 PM Awards Reception

Saturday, September 17 

Time Session
8:00-9:00 AM Infectious Disease Cases
Claude A. Tonnerre, MD, FACP
9:00-10:00 AM Update on Congestive Heart Failure
Bradley D. Berry, MD
10:00-10:30 AM Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30-11:00 AM Early Mobility in Hospitalized Patients
Joseph M. Miller, MD
11:00-11:30 PM There's an IR Procedure for that: Interventional Radiology Services for your Inpatient and Ambulatory Practice
Casey Cable


Release Date: September 17, 2022
Termination Date: September 17, 2023

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

The ACP designates this live activity for a maximum 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation with the activity. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 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.


Find answers to your questions below. 

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 MT Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtags #IMProud #.

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 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.

If you have questions about the chapter, the meeting program, or have a disability or any special dietary needs, please contact Carrie Reisig at 406-899-8765 or


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