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Vermont Chapter 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

October 15, 2021

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe VT or Virtual

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 October 15th, ACP's Vermont 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 Trapp Family Lodge and live-streamed via Zoom, allowing in-person or virtual attendance.
  • 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.
Allen B. Repp, MD, FACP
Governor, Vermont Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Heart Failure – New Therapeutics
  • Public Health Insights: Hot Topics in VT
  • Tips for Anemia Evaluation and Management     
  • Update in Hospital Medicine     
  • Antibiotics Update     
  • Telemedicine Updates
  • Updates in General Internal Medicine
Program Committee
  • Colleen Magne
  • Allen B. Repp, MD, FACP

5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: October 15, 2021
Termination Date: October 15, 2022

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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 5 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 5 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.



Time Session
7:30 AM Registration and Breakfest
7:55 AM Welcome
Allen B. Repp, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Telemedicine-Where are we now and where are we going?
Jennifer Gilwee, MD FACP
8:30 AM Update in General Internal Medicine
Emily Greenberger, MD
9:00 AM Heart Failure – New Therapeutics
Peter Van Buren, MD
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM Public Health Highlights: Hot Topics in VT
Mark Levine, MD MACP
10:15 AM Things We Do For No Reason
Lee-Anna Burgess, MD
Mark Pasanen, MD, FACP
10:45 AM Tips for Anemia Evaluation and Management
Julian Sprague, MD
11:15 AM Transition to Lunch
11:30 AM Lunch and Keynote
Ryan Mire, MD FACP
12:30 PM Virtual Poster Viewing
1:30 PM Update in Hospital Medicine
Carolyn Boscia, MD
2:00 PM Antibiotics Update
Andy Hale, MD
2:30 PM Poster Competition Winners - Presentations
3:00 PM Closing Remarks, Poster Awards, and Adjournment
Allen B. Repp, MD, FACP

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, is President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP) representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students.   

Dr. Mire will be the fourth African-American physician to serve in the office President following the distinguished Gerald E. Thomson, M.D., MACP (1995-96), Charles K. Francis, M.D., MACP (2004-2005), and Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP (2015-2016). 

A proud native of New Orleans, LA, but current resident of Nashville, TN, Dr. Mire is a private practice internal medicine physician, past-President of Heritage Medical Associates, and holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education for the University of Tennessee Health College of Medicine.  He has served as the Vice Chief of Medicine and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Ascension St. Thomas West Hospital. 

Dr. Mire has served on the ACP Board of Regents since 2017.  He chaired ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee for two consecutive years and served on other committees during his Regent term.  He was also the national Chair of the ACP Council of Young Physicians.  He is a member of the Tennessee Governor’s Council, served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, and was a recipient of the Laureate Award for the Tennessee ACP Chapter.  He has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2006.  FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes professional accomplishments, demonstrated scholarship, ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of internal medicine.   

Dr. Mire earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN.  He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also served as Chief Resident.  After completion of his Chief Resident year, Dr. Mire relocated to Nashville where he has since been in private practice. 

Professionally, Dr. Mire is a life member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a member of the National Medical Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

In addition to leadership within ACP, he also serves on the Rhodes College Board of Trustees and as a member of the Executive Committee for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Alumni Council. 

Areas of professional interest and expertise for Dr. Mire include independent practice, preventative medicine, health equity, and medical profession mentorship. 

Abstract Competition

2021 Abstract Competition

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

Abstracts will be judged in 2 categories: (1) clinical vignettes, and (2) research/quality improvement/high value care. Competition winners in each category will be automatically invited to present their work at the national ACP poster competition in 2022, and will receive support from the Vermont ACP Chapter for travel to attend the national meeting if it is held in-person.

  1. Submit an abstract. Submit your abstract to Allen Repp (
    • There is a 450 word limit (which includes headings, but not title or authors).
    • Please submit the abstract in Word or PDF format.
    • No tables or figures should be included with the abstract.
    • Identify the competition category (clinical vignette or research/QI/high value care).
    • List the names of the first author and all co-authors in order of authorship.
    • Reminder: You will submit these in abstract form, not in poster form.
    • Refer to the ACP’s Guide to Preparing for the Abstract Competition for helpful advice.
  2. If your abstract is selected for a poster presentation, you will be notified of acceptance by September 8 and be invited to create a virtual, voice over poster (in PowerPoint). See the ACP’s guide to preparing a poster presentation here. At the time of abstract acceptance you will receive instructions about how to upload the virtual, voice over poster. The deadline for poster submission will be October 1, 2021.
  3. Judges will score the posters and select winners.
  4. Register for the 2021 Vermont ACP Chapter meeting which will occur on Friday, October 15. Online registration will be open soon, with options to attend in-person or virtually! There is no registration fee for student, resident, and fellow Vermont ACP members.
  5. Competition winners will be announced at the Chapter meeting and the winning research posters will be presented as part of the meeting agenda.

Vermont Chapter Registration

Categories In-person Registration Virtual Attendee Registration
ACP Member $100 $50
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $0 $0
ACP Medical Student Member $0 $0
Nonmember Physician $125 $75
Nonmember Resident* $50 $25
Nonmember Medical Student* $25 $25
Nonmember Allied Health Professional* $125 $75
Guest $50 $25

Register Now

Register Now

Members whose dues were not paid for the current fiscal year will receive the nonmember registration rate. 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).

*Nonmember Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health Professionals cannot register online and must register by contacting Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600 in order to get the correct registration rate.


Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Registration Information

In-person registration for the Vermont Chapter Meeting includes continental breakfast, boxed lunches, beverages throughout the day, credit for CME / MOC for sessions attended and access to the meeting recording after the meeting. Virtual meeting includes credit for CME, MOC for sessions attended and access to the meeting recording after the meeting. Members whose dues were not paid for the current fiscal year will receive the nonmember registration rate.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

In-person attendance will require proof of vaccination, masking indoors, and distanced meals. Attendees are required to  upload proof of vaccination status and attest to their vaccination status.

Where can I find meeting handouts?

To help us go "green" we are making our presentations available online only on the Chapter Web site prior to the meeting.

How do I access the virtual meeting sessions?

Sessions are accessible through the Virtual Meeting Hub and on your chapter website. Click the “join virtual session” links in the agenda. In-person attendees are encouraged to bring an internet-enabled tablet or laptop to the conference to view on-line content.  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

Hotel Accommodations

Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road
Stowe, VT 05672

Make your reservation by calling 800-826-7000.

Will this meeting be recorded?

The meeting will be recorded and available for playback for one year.

Participant Photography

As a participant in the 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.

If you have questions about the chapter, the meeting program, or have a disability or any special dietary needs, please contact Colleen Magne at 802-223-7898 or


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