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Upcoming Events and Meetings

VA Chapter Early Career Physicians "Happy Hour"

(Resident/Fellow and Student Members Invited)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Topic: "Coaching, Mentorship, and Sponsorship for the Early Career Physician"

Guest Speaker: Ana Maria Lopez MD MPH MACP

Dr. López is Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Chief of Cancer Services at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health New Jersey. Dr. López joined Jefferson in 2018 from the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, UT, where she was Director of Cancer Health Equality and Inclusion and served as Associate Vice President of Health Equality and Inclusion at the University of Utah Health. A board-certified Medical Oncologist, Dr. Lopez’s clinical expertise is in women’s malignancies, integrative medicine and oncology, and telehealth. Dr. López is President-Emeritus of the American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. Her strong commitment to health equity is reflected in her work with the American Society of Clinical Oncology as former Chair of the Health Equity Committee and with the Association of American Medical Colleges where she serves as Member of the Steering Committee of the Group of Women in Medicine and Science. Her areas of expertise and research focus include cancer prevention, integrative oncology, and innovations in healthcare.

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Past Meetings

2021 Virginia Chapter Scientific Meeting

November 12-13 | Virtual Meeting

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Resident Abstract Competition

The Chapter’s Resident/Fellow Member abstract competition was held virtually on Saturday, October 16. The presenters were from Inova, UVA, VCU, EVMS, VTC, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Norton. A total of 105 abstracts were submitted and, after those abstracts were blinded, 42 were selected by reviewers to present at the virtual program. The following were chosen to represent the Chapter for the national abstract competition being held during Internal Medicine 2022 in Chicago, April 28-30:

Research – Jenna Schlefman MD – UVA – Does BMI Really Matter? Debunking the BMI Myth in Cancer Outcomes

Clinical Vignette – Patrick Willard DO – VCU – Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Polyarticular Effusion: A Case Report

Quality Improvement – Jenna Schlefman MD – UVA – Discharge Checklist Reduces Length of Stay in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

High Value Care – Zein Aburish MS – VCU – We’re Made of Enzymes, Not Money: Stemming Unnecessary Testing of a Benign Liver Enzyme Elevation

Other winners were:

Research - Dan Park MD – VCU – Bristol Stool Scale as a Determinant of Hepatic Encephalopathy Management with Inpatients and Outpatients with Cirrhosis

Bennett Wisner MS – UVA – Assessing the Utilization of Inpatient eConsults During COVID-19

Clinical Vignettes - Daniel Shields DO – NMCP – Secondary Hemophagocytic Syndrome: A Case Report

Alan Turner MD – VCU – Hiding in Plain Sight: IV Iron Infusion and Hypophosphatemia

Sarah Schimming DO – VTC – A Common Disorder with a Tricky Presentation: A Case of Cobalamin Deficiency Masquerading as Pseudo-Thrombotic Microangiography

Marva DO – VTC – Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome: A Twist on a Timeless Classic

Pooja Chawla MD – VCU – Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole-Induced Aseptic Meningitis and Acute Liver Injury

Angel Morvant MD – UVA – Expect the Unexpected: Diagnosing a Rare Cause of Anemia

Bansi Patel DO – EVMS – The Clot Thickens: Procedures can be a Pain in the Neck

Randy Bitrus MD – VCU – Compression Therapy for Idiopathic Persistent Macroglossia Quality Improvement

Chelsea Lau MD – UVA – Standardized Interventions Using QI Tools are Associated with Fewer Pulmonary Exacerbations in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Ibrahim Mohsin MD – Norton – Targeted Temperature Management in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients Following Return of Spontaneous Circulation


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