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South Carolina Chapter 2021 Scientific Meeting Hub

October 22 - 24, 2021

Where the Learning Never Ends

I invite you to join me and your colleagues in internal medicine at the next scientific meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians, being held October 22–24, 2021, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. For those who cannot join us in person, we also are offering an opportunity to participate virtually. 

This meeting is not just for ACP members. I particularly want to invite nonmembers to join us for this important clinical update and to learn about the benefits of membership at the same time. 

The meeting is a great way for you to recharge, rewind, and reflect with your peers, Chapter leaders, and great speakers. Connect with the South Carolina Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content and networking by attending our premier meeting for general internists, subspecialty internists, hospitalists, allied health practitioners, residents, and medical students.

In addition to earning CME credits and MOC points, 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.

I look forward to seeing you in Charleston.


Mary Beth Poston, MD, MSCR, FACP
ACP Governor, South Carolina Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Dr. Mary Walker: Civil War Surgeon and an American Original
  • Practical Strategies to Promote Adult Immunizations
  • Advanced Heart Failure Management Update
  • Digital Health: Past, Present, and Future
  • Update on COVID-19: Lessons Learned
  • Integrative Medicine: Roots, Fruit, and Branches
Program Committee
  • Anne G. Cook, MD, FACP — AnMed Health Family Center
  • Laura DalSanto, MD, FACP — Prisma Health Midlands
  • Kimberly S. Davis, MD, FACP — Medical University of South Carolina
  • Joanne F. Daniel-Saunders, MBBS, FACP — Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • John Gould III, DO, FACP — Three Rivers Medical Associates
  • Suchita S. Pancholi, MD, FACP — University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Brittany Kizer Stovall, MD, ACP Member — Prisma Health Upstate
  • David B. Pitts, MD, FACP — Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Mary Beth Poston, MD, MSCR, FACP — University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP — Prisma Health Upstate


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

Friday, October 22, 2021

Time Session
1:15 PM Charles S. Bryan Lecture—Dr. Mary Walker: Civil War Surgeon and an American Original
Debra Conner
2:15 PM Initial Evaluation of Newly Discovered Renal Insufficiency
William R. Keane, MD
3:45 PM Update on COVID-19: Lessons Learned
Mark D. Call, MD
Bill Kelly, MD

Saturday, October 23

Time Session
8:00 AM Acute Stroke Management
Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS, NVS, RPNI, FNCS
9:00 AM Digital Health: Past, Present, and Future
Nitin Patel, MD
10:30 AM Wound Care 101 for Primary Care Providers
Poornema Ramasamy, MBBS, MBA, FACP
11:30 AM Advanced Heart Failure Management Update
James O. Ampadu, MD

Sunday, October 24

Time Session
8:00 AM Integrative Medicine: “Roots, Fruit, and Branches”
Dana M. Nairn, MD, ACP Member
9:00 AM Update on Clinical Diabetes and Therapeutics
Kathie L. Hermayer, MD, MS, FACP
10:30 AM Practical Strategies to Promote Adult Immunizations
Jason M. Goldman, MD, PA, FACP
11:30 AM Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine
Jason M. Goldman, MD, PA, FACP


Release Date: October 24, 2021
Termination Date: October 24, 2022

Disclosure Statement  

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 11 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 11 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.


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 Debbie Shealy at


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