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Southwest Texas ACP Conference 2021

September 17, 2021

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Teaching with Technology

The planning committee for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) program invite you to join your colleagues in internal medicine at the virtual Southwest Texas ACP Conference, Teaching with Technology being held Friday September 17 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT. This virtual abstract competition and educational meeting is a great way for you to connect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers.

Meeting Highlights
  • Live Virtual Event
  • Keynote Speaker: Teaching with Technology
  • Clinical Vignette Poster Presentations
  • Research/QIPS Poster Presentations
  • Creative Expression Competition – “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it,” -Helen Keller
  • 15 Minute Mini Sessions/Knowledge Nuggets:
    • Updates in Endocrinology
    • Updates in Cardiology
    • Non-COVID Updates in ID
  • Awards Ceremony
Program Committee
  • Jamie Geringer, DO, Capt, USAF, MC
  • Lacy Lowry, MD, Capt, MC, USAF
  • Sarah Schall, MD, Capt, USAF, MC


Friday, September 17

Time Session
1145 - 1200 Introduction
1200 - 1245 Teaching with Technology
Anita Samuel, PhD, MS
1245 - 1300 Knowledge Nugget - Updates in Endocrinology
Jeffrey Colburn, MD, FACP, FACE (USU)
1300 Break
1315 - 1445 Clinical Vignette Poster Presentations
1445 - 1500 Knowledge Nugget -Updates in Cardiology
Robert Hull, MD
1500 - 1630 Research/QIPS Poster Presentations
1630 - 1645 Knowledge Nugget -Non-COVID Updates in ID
Jack Kiley, MD
1645 - 1700 Break
1700 - 1715 Awards Ceremony

Abstract Competition

Abstract Booklet

Each program can submit up to 3 clinical vignettes, 1 QIPS, and 1 research project. There is NO limit to the amount of creative expression submissions allowed per program. The method by which selections are made is at the discretion of each individual program.

PLEASE NOTE: The abstract portal is open to all individuals with an ACP membership, as such, please either direct only those trainees who are selected to submit directly, or, if programs prefer, delegate an individual to submit all abstracts at once.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be 300 words or less, not including title, author, etc).  A link to an ACP abstract preparation guide is available within the submission portal. Abstract Deadline: Abstracts are to be submitted no later than 11:59 CT on Sunday, August 8

Submit Your Abstract 


Poster Guidelines

Selected presenters will be asked to submit a PDF poster by no later than 11:59 CT on Friday, August 20.  Note: Currently the submission portal is set to expire for all submissions on August 8; for individuals unable to submit a poster by this deadline, please email the PDF directly to a member of the planning committee by August 20.

Presentation Details

Depending upon the number of abstracts received, we will be running 2-3 simultaneous breakout sessions for clinical vignette presentations, followed by 2 simultaneous breakout sessions for research and QIPS.  Each presenter will have 4 minutes for their presentation and 2 minutes for questions.  This time will be strictly enforced.  Further details regarding presentation expectations will be provided closer to the time of the sessions. 

Creative Expression Competition

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  -Helen Keller

Accepted Materials

  • Visual arts including photographs, paintings, drawings, mixed media, comics, etc. (submitted as JPEGs)
  • Language arts including poetry, prose, creative fiction, non-fiction, essay, etc. (world limit 750)


Southwest Texas Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates
ACP Member $0
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0
ACP Affiliate Member $0
Nonmember Physician $0
Nonmember Medical Student $0

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).


Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

How do I access the virtual meeting?

Sessions are accessible through the Virtual Meeting Hub and on your chapter website. Click the “join virtual session” links in the agenda. If you have just purchased the meeting and get an access denied message, please log-out of your ACPonline account and log back in. This will refresh the purchases on your account. 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

I cannot access my account.

If you have any difficulty accessing your ACP 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. 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

I do not have an ACPonline account

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

Participant Photography

As a participant in the Southwest Texas Chapter meeting, your photograph may to 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 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 Nicole Abbott at 512-370-1528 or


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