Rhode Island Chapter 2023 Meeting Hub

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Kent Hospital

Rhode Island Chapter 2023 Meeting Hub

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The RI 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 RI Chapter scientific meeting March 15, 2023:

  • 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 at Kent Hospital!

Kelly McGarry, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Rhode Island Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • General Medicine SEP Module
  • Medical Emergencies: Dermatology, Neurology, Hematology/Oncology
  • Keynote: Going Beyond Identifying Burnout
  • Thieves' Market
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Chronic Pain
  • Updates in Atrial Fibrillation and Pre-Op Evaluation
  • Dermatology pearls for the internist
Program Committee
  • Co-Chair: Stephanie Catanese, MD, FACP
  • Co-Chair: Alisa Merolli, MD
  • Co-Chair: Drew Nagle, MD, FACP
  • Co-Chair: Jennifer O'Brien, MD, FACP, FHM
  • James Crowley, MD, FACP
  • Alisha Crowley, MD
  • Kwame  Dapaah-Afriyie, MBChB, FACP, SFHM
  • Rebekah Gardner, MD, FACP
  • Stephanie Graff, MD, FACP
  • Kelly McGarry, MD, FACP
  • Melissa McNeil, MD, MACP
  • Mariah  Stump, MD, FACP
  • Karen Woolfall-Quinn, MD, FACP


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Time Session
7:30-9:00 AM SEP Module (General Medicine)
Hussain Khawaja, MD, FACP
Geetika Tewary, MD 

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Sentinel Updates in Medicine

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9:00-9:15 AM Welcome
Kelly McGarry, MD, FACP
9:15-9:45 AM Pre-Operative Assessment
Emily LeVeen, MD, MSc, FACP
9:45-10:15 AM Atrial Fibrillation
Bruce Koplan, MD
10:15-10:45 AM Thieves' Market
Alisha Crowley, MD
Kyla A. Dewar, MD, FACP
10:45-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:30 AM Updates for the Rhode Island Internist: Contraception, Medication Abortion & Advocacy
Meghan Geary, MD, FACP
Vidya V. Gopinath, MD, FACP 
11:30-Noon "Is there a doctor on the plane?": Inflight Medical Emergencies
Debasree Banerjee, MD
Noon-1:00 PM Keynote
Wellness: Going Beyond Identifying Burnout

Kerri Palamara, MD, MACP
1:00-1:30 PM Business Meeting / Chapter Awards
Kelly McGarry, MD, FACP
1:30-2:00 PM Lunch
PM Track A: Outpatient Conundrums - Approaches to Help Ease Your Practice

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2:00-2:30 PM Infectious Harm Reduction in Primary Care
Angela McLaughlin, MD, MPH
2:30-3:00 PM Dermatology Emergencies
Elnaz Firoz, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Managing Chronic Pain
M. Catherine Trimbur, MD
PM Track B: Medical Emergencies

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2:00-2:30 PM Heme/Onc Emergencies
Andrew Hsu, MD
2:30-3:00 PM Dermatology Emergencies
Elnaz Firoz, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Recognition and Acute Management of Epileptic Seizures
Mauricio F. Villamar, MD, FACNS

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3:30-3:45 PM Break
3:45-4:15 PM Pecha Kucha: Insomnia, Migraine, Physician Advocacy, Endocrine Incidentalomas
Daniel Dustin, DO
Roderick D. Spears, MD, FAHS, FAAN
Aryeh Pelcovits, MD
Russell Bratman, MD
4:30-5:15 PM Poster Exhibition
5:30-7:00 PM Podium Presentations and Awards
Kelly McGarry, MD, FACP

Meeting Evaluation and CME/MOC Credit

To claim CME & MOC credit or to generate a certificate of participation you will be asked to first complete an evaluation survey.

Release Date: March 15, 2023
Termination Date: March 15, 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.

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The pre-course meeting: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM

The Rhode Island Chapter Scientific Meeting: 5.75 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 5.75 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.


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.

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 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 chapter meeting, contact Roni Phipps at 401-480-2774 or riacpinfo@gmail.com.

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