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Upcoming Events and Meetings

2022 Virginia Chapter Meeting

November 11-12, 2022 | Hotel Roanoke 

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2022 Resident Virtual Meeting & Poster Competition

October 22,2022
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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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