Virginia Chapter 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

September 27 & 28, 2024
The Westin Tysons Corner | Falls Church, VA

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Virginia Chapter 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine

The VA Chapter is pleased to offer a safe meeting space to learn, recharge, and facilitate face-to-face discussion with your peers, chapter leaders, and guest speakers!

Join your internal medicine colleagues at the next VA Chapter scientific meeting September 27 - 28, 2024:

  • 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Falls Church VA!

Renée Y. Carter, MD, MPH, FACP
ACP Governor, Virginia Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Updates in Cardiac Imaging
  • Menopause Management
  • Parkinson's Disease for Internal Medicine
  • Challenging Cases in Urology
  • Obesity Management
  • New Strategies in Asthma Treatment and RSV Updates
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Pearls
  • Climate and Health
Program Committee
  • Dana Buchanan, MD, FACP
  • Renée Carter, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Lisa Ellis, MD, MS, MACP
  • Stuart Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP
  • Simon Lehtinen, MD, FACP, Chair
  • Suzie Park, MD, FACP
  • Eileen West, MD, FACP

11.25 CME & MOC Available

Release Date: September 28, 2024
Termination Date: September 28, 2025

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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 11.25 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 11.25 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 27

Time Session
7:45-8:00 AM Welcome
Renée Y. Carter, MD, MPH, FACP
Simon Lehtinen, MD, FACP
8:00-9:00 AM Moss Lecture: What have we learned in 2024 about patient care impact with physician reimbursement cuts?
Alice Coombs MD, MPA, FCCP
9:00-9:45 AM Cardiac Imaging--Clinical Insights into Which Patient, Which Test?
Amit Patel, MD
9:45-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:00 AM Menopause Management: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
JoAnn Pinkerton, MD
11:00-11:45 AM Deconstructing the Shoulder Evaluation: A Practical Approach to a Common Dilemma
John M. MacKnight, MD, FACSM
11:45 AM-Noon Break
Noon-12:45 PM Town Hall: What's new with ACP-Perks, Policies, Programs, and Pearls
12:45-1:00 PM Break
1:00-1:45 PM Urine Trouble: Challenging Cases in Urology
Joshua Langston, MD
1:45-2:30 PM Dissecting the Lab Reports: A Dyad of Allergy and Urology
Joshua Langston, MD
Stuart Henochowicz, MD MBA, FACP
2:30-3:15 PM Pearls and Pitfalls in Geriatric Psychiatry
Azziza Bankole, MD, DFAPA
3:15-3:45 PM Break
3:45-4:30 PM Respiratory Syncytial Virus: The Basics and Beyond An Update for Internal Medicine Physicians
Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP
4:30-5:15 PM Improving outcomes through current strategies in Parkinson's Disease
Karen Thomas, DO, ABPN
5:15 PM Adjourn

Saturday, September 28

Time Session
7:30-8:15 AM An Expert Weighs in on Obesity Management in 2024
Susan Wolver, MD, FACP, FOMA
8:15-9:00 AM "Don't get Perplexed about PrEP and PEP!"
Rachel R. Waller, MD, FACP
9:00-9:45 AM Strategies in Asthma-What's New?
Eric Libre, MD
9:45-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:00 AM Too Much of a Good Thing: Sorting Out the Colorectal Cancer Screening Options
Captain Patrick E Young, MD MACP
11:00-11:30 AM Myth Busters: Are we Over Regulated?
Lisa Ellis, MD, MACP
11:30 AM-12:15 PM From the Press to Patients with Climate Smart Healthcare
Homan Wai, MD
12:15 PM Adjourn

Virginia Chapter Registration

Categories Registration Rates Registration Rates
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

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).

*A full refund of the $25 fee will be given on site at the meeting.


Registration Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast both days, lunch, the Awards Reception and 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.

Can I follow along on social media?

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

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates until September 5, 2024. When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you will be attending the ACP VA Chapter meeting. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation as early as possible by calling the hotel directly at 1 703-893-1340 or registering online.

Single/Double: $149.00
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

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 M Wardrop, Executive Director, at 225-364-9480 or

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