Virginia Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23, 2023
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

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Virginia Chapter 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

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!

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next VA Chapter scientific meeting September 22 - 23, 2023:

  • Earn CME credits and MOC points and connect with other internists who know your challenges and can help you find solutions.
  • Experience top-notch education from expert faculty, meet new people and connect with old friends, and learn about ways to get involved with our 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 information.

As a Chapter, we have the opportunity to give back to our host community by supporting a fund drive campaign for the Health Brigade of Richmond. We look forward to seeing you at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump in Richmond, VA!

Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP
ACP Governor, Virginia Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind - Pulmonary
  • Best Papers
  • Top Medication Mistakes and Pain Management without a Prescription
  • Telemedicine
  • Social Disparities
  • Moss Lecture with Dr. William E. Fox, MD FACP
  • Diabetes and Weight Loss
  • GI - gender differences and Dermatology - ethnic differences
Program Committee
  • Simon Lehtinen, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
  • Lisa Ellis, MD, MACP, Co-Chair
  • Dana Buchanan, MD, FACP
  • Renee Carter, MD, FACP
  • Robert Enelow, MD, FACP
  • Stuart Henochowicz MD MBA FACP
  • Eileen West, MD, FACP
  • Sarah Wardrop

11.5 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: September 23, 2023
Termination Date: September 23, 2024

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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 11.5 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 11.5 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.


Friday, September 22

Time Session
7:00-7:45 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:00 AM Welcome
Stuart Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP
Session 1
8:00-9:00 AM Health Care: Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated?
William E. Fox, MD , FACP
9:00-9:45 AM Heart Failure with Preserved EF: What the Primary Care Internist Needs to Know
Steven Philips, MD, PhD
9:45-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:00 AM Gender Differences in GI
Asma Khapra, MD
11:00-11:45 AM Blurring the Lines Between Sports Medicine and Primary Care
John MacKnight, MD, FACSM
11:45-12:15 PM Getting to the Point with Dry Needling*
Tracey Adler, DPT, OCS, CMTPT 
12:15-12:30 PM Break/pick up boxed lunch 
12:30-1:15 PM Town Hall
1:15-1:30 PM Break
Session 2
1:30-2:30 PM Do No Harm in Primary Care: The Top Medication Mistakes
Kelly Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPha, FCCP
"Tox Talk" for Primary Care
Christopher P. Holstege, MD
2:30-3:15 PM Are Vaccines Causing Us "Portal" Hypertension?
Patrick E. H. Jackson, MD 
3:15-3:45 PM Break
3:45-4:30 PM Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind - Pulmonology
Nauman Chaudary, MD, FACP FCCE
4:30-5:30 PM Best Papers In the Last Year that Changed My Practice
Jon Sweet, MD, FACP
Alan Dow, MD, FACP
5:30 PM Awards Program and Reception
7:30 - 9:00 PM Evening SocialMix & Mingle
Early Career Physicians, Resident/Fellow and Medical Students
World of Beer, 11600 W Broad St, 23233

Saturday, September 23

Time Session
7:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:15 AM Ethnic Hair Differences and Alopecia: Getting to The Root of the Problem
Kimberly Salkey, MD
8:15-9:00 AM Diagnosis and Management Tools for Dementia
Justin B. Mutter, MD, MSc
9:00-9:45 AM Curbsides in Primary Care- Diabetes and Weight Loss
David Lieb, MD, FACP ,FACE
9:45-10:30 AM Break/Student Poster Competition
10:30-11:15 AM High Tech-High Touch: Telemedicine in the Post Pandemic World
Jeannine Z. Engel, MD, MACP

Treating Pain Without a Prescription *this session meets a state mandate to be used towards the required hours of opioid education*
Andrew Chapman, MD

12:15-12:45 PM Social and Health Disparities in our Own Backyards
Danny Avula, MD, MPH
12:45 PM Adjourn

Saturday, September 23 at The Hilton in Short Pump, VA

Time Session
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Attend General Meeting Sessions
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM How to Succeed on Rotations
9:45 AM Poster Competition
10:30 AM Break
10:40 AM Program Director's Panel
Noon Break
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM CV Building Workshop
2:00 PM Award Announcements
2:10 PM Closing

Virginia Chapter Registration

Categories By 9/8 After 9/8
ACP Member $325 $350
ACP Resident/Fellow Member *$25 *$25
ACP Medical Student Member *$25 *$25
ACP Affiliate Member $325 $350
Nonmember Physician $380 $405
Nonmember Resident $140 $140
Nonmember Medical Student $25 $25
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $380 $405

*A full $25 refund will be provided at the registration desk upon check-in.
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).


Registration Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, all scientific sessions and materials, and CME documentation.

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

Meeting Handouts

There will be no meeting handouts.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
Group rate: Single/Double $145.00 valid through August 31, 2023
Book directly at our dedicated link or by calling the hotel at 1-888-225-9664 and reference the ACP VA chapter meeting.


Can I follow along on social media?

Yes, follow/like the VA Chapter through the meeting on social media! Use the hashtag #IMProud.

  • Instagram: @acp_virginia

MyACP Account

If you have any difficulty accessing your MyACP 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. 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 chapter meeting, your photograph may be 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 patients 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 Anti-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 or call 215 351-7750.

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 chapter meeting, contact Sarah Wardrop, Chapter Staff at 225-364-9480 or

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