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Scientific Sessions

Note: Preliminary program—topics, schedule, and faculty are subject to change. All times shown are Pacific Standard Time (PST). Recorded sessions will be available for additional viewing shortly after the conclusion of the live presentation. Select sessions will be livestreamed for virtual attendees.

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7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Cardiovascular Screening of Athletes

Professor: Michael S. Emery, MD, MS, FACC
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Which athletes should be screened for cardiovascular disease?
  • What testing should be incorporated into cardiovascular screening?
  • What cardiovascular conditions preclude participation in sports?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 005

Common and Important Dermatologic Issues in the Patient Admitted to the Hospital

Professor: Helena B. Pasieka, MD, MS
DermatologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the common dermatologic conditions prompting hospital admission?
  • How do you recognize and manage dermatologic emergencies?
  • How do you recognize and manage common drug reactions and other dermatologic illnesses affecting patients admitted to the hospital?
Live-stream available
Location: 6 A, Course Code: SS 002

Fatty Liver Disease: Efficient Assessment and Optimal Management

Professor: Brett W. Sadowski, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is the best way to noninvasively assess fatty liver disease?
  • What is the role of statins in the management of fatty liver disease?
  • What interventions, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic, should be used as primary management of fatty liver disease?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MTP 022

Managing Older Adults With Frailty and Multimorbidity

Professor: David B. Reuben, MD, FACP
Geriatric Medicine
  • How common is frailty in older adults?
  • How does frailty impact outcomes of medical interventions, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and dialysis?
  • How can I manage complex decision making in my patient with frailty, such as whether to begin dialysis?
  • What practical approaches can assist the internist in managing patients with frailty?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 028

Maximizing the Benefits of Telehealth in Practice

Professor: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP
Ambulatory MedicineHealth Information Technology
  • How can clinicians best determine which patients are most appropriate for telehealth visits versus who should come into the office?
  • How can practitioners best establish, maintain, and improve rapport with patients via telehealth visits?
  • What ethical or legal barriers does conducting telehealth visits raise?
  • What is the latest in reimbursement for telehealth visits?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 107

Nephrolithiasis 101: Stones and Groans

Professor: Deepak Agarwal, MD
Nephrology and Hypertension
  • What are pain management strategies for renal colic?
  • What are the recommendations for imaging modality in the acute setting? CT versus US?
  • What are the indications to admit to the hospital and refer to a urologist?
  • What therapies are available to prevent and treat recurrent nephrolithiasis?
  • What are basic surgical options and indications for each?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 074

Understanding and Eliminating Racial Bias in Clinical Algorithms and Practice Guidelines

Professor: Darshali Vyas, MD
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • What are some examples of racial bias in clinical algorithms?
  • How should providers interpret results of clinical prediction tools that factor in race knowing these tools are inherently biased and may perpetuate health inequities?
  • How should clinical guidelines that recommend therapies based on race be applied in practice? How does this apply to patients who identify as multiracial or multiethnic?
  • What is the best way to involve patients in discussions around race-based medicine?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 112
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Brief Military History: The Key to Good Health Care for Veterans in Your Practice, A

Director: Lucile Burgo-Black, MD, FACP
Faculty: Stephen C. Hunt, MD, MPH • Andrea Kossoudji, MS, MBA, RN, AMB-BC
Ambulatory MedicineVeteran’s Health
  • Grasp the importance of asking whether your patient or someone close to them has served in the military.
  • Be aware of military culture and the characteristics of Veteran populations.
  • Understand the health risks of war and potential health outcomes of military service, combat, and environmental exposures, especially Agent Orange and airborne hazards/open burn pits.
  • Appreciate the various resources and benefits available to Veterans and their families.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 001

Complete Contraceptive Toolkit: What’s New in Contraception?, A

Director: Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • Review newest contraceptives and how they compare to the older products.
  • Understand the rationale for choosing between agents.
  • Discuss medical scenarios that would dictate use of one contraceptive over another.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 003

Current Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertension

Professor: Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS
Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What is the role of ambulatory blood pressure measurements in the diagnosis and evaluation of hypertension?
  • What is the current evidence around the diagnosis and treatment of hyperaldosteronism as a cause of hypertension?
  • What side effects of common hypertensive treatments are underrecognized and underaddressed?
  • What are the optimal, evidence-based blood pressure targets for different patient populations in the ambulatory setting?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MTP 073

High-Value Rational Physical Examination Skills for the Hospitalist

Professor: Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc, FACP, MHM
Ambulatory MedicineClinical ReasoningHospital Medicine
  • What aspects of physical examination need to be conducted during daily inpatient rounds?
  • What are some high-value, high-yield physical examination findings that hospitalists should be familiar with?
  • What are key physical examination findings to look for in patients with critical illness to help guide initial diagnostic impressions?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 048

Improving Patient Health During Climate Crises

Moderator: Elizabeth A. Cerceo, MD, FACP, FHM
Panelists: Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP • Toby Hillman, FRCP
Ethics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • Understand how climate change, health, and racial justice thread together and the role of physicians in climate change advocacy.
  • Recognize the importance of health professionals’ involvement in policy-making processes in climate change and how to establish and sustain an equitable global framework for carbon emission control.
  • Address physicians’ responsibilities in individual action to reduce their carbon footprint and how to engage with their institutions and healthcare system.
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: PN 015

Interstitial Lung Diseases: What's New

Professor: Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What is the approach to current diagnosis of interstitial lung disease?
  • How do the newer antifibrotic agents for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis differ? What are their advantages and disadvantages?
  • What is the approach to treatment of progressive pulmonary fibrosis?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 087

Make an Impact and Get Promoted Via Nontraditional Methods

Director: Matthew Watto, MD, FACP
Co-Director: Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsGender in Medicine
  • Embrace expanded definitions of scholarship and "what counts" in medicine.
  • Reclaim static professional document templates to articulate your impact, reach, and influence.
  • Analyze why and how the CV and other professional documents can be an unlikely ally and tool in equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
  • Implement creative and novel methods to advocate for professional respect and the advancement of at-risk groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and junior faculty.
Location: 16, Course Code: WSO 002

My Older Patient Is in Pain: What Is Safe to Prescribe?

Professor: Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical PharmacologyEnd-of-Life and Palliative CareGeriatric MedicinePain Management
  • How common is chronic pain in older adults?
  • What analgesic medications have the best safety profile in older adults?
  • When is it appropriate to use opioids in older adults?
  • What nonpharmacologic modalities are effective in treating pain in older adults?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 029

Office Orthopedics for the Internist: Common Knee Problems

Professor: Edward (Ted) Parks, MD
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the most evidence-based physical examination and history elements to differentiate important knee conditions in a primary care practice?
  • What clinical findings should trigger MRI as opposed to empirical conservative management with physical therapy and analgesia?
  • For which conditions should therapeutic steroid injections be considered, and what is the evidence for their efficacy?
  • What findings in the knee should prompt referral to orthopedic surgery?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 096

Sickle Cell Disease: Best Practices in Inpatient Management

Professor: John J. Strouse, MD, PhD, FACP
HematologyPain Management
  • What are the best practices around managing a vaso-occlusive painful episode not able to be managed at home?
  • What is the optimal management strategy for a patient with sickle cell anemia with a pulmonary embolus? What is the optimal agent to use, and what is the duration of treatment?
  • How should a patient with sickle cell anemia be managed before going to the operating room for an acute abdominal surgery?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 032

Update in Women's Health

Presenter: Deborah DiNardo, MD, MS, FACP
Co-Presenter: Melissa Ann McNeil, MD, MPH, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 013

Upper GI Potpourri

Professor: John G. McCarthy, MD, Member
Ambulatory MedicineClinical ReasoningGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • How should you manage chronic nausea in the outpatient setting?
  • What is the best initial treatment for H pylori?
  • What are available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for functional dyspepsia?
  • How can you best manage chest pain thought to be from a gastrointestinal issue?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 117

Visitation Policies, Family Caregiving, and Medical Ethics

Moderator: Lydia S. Dugdale, MD, MAR, Member
Panelist: Kari Esbensen, MD, PhD, FACP
Ethics and Health Policy
  • What are the implications of and ethical challenges raised by visitor policies?
  • What is the role of family caregiving in the hospital and other care settings?
  • What has been learned from visitor policies implemented during COVID-19?
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 014
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Opening Ceremony

Presenter: Vineet Arora, MD, MACP, MAPP
Additional Topics
  • TBD
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Hall D, Course Code: OC 001
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Addiction Medicine for the Hospitalist

Professor: Keri Holmes-Maybank, MD, MSCR, SFHM
Hospital MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What is the best approach to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders (AUD and OUD) in patients admitted to the hospital?
  • What inpatient pharmacologic interventions can be initiated for the treatment of AUD and OUD?
  • What are high-value care approaches to managing these disorders and avoiding readmissions?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 039

Caring About Sharing: Maintaining Patient Privacy While Improving Communication through the Electronic Health Record

Moderator: Ellen J. Gelles, MD, FACP
Panelists: Sarah Krug • Steven Lane, MD, MPH
Ethics and Health PolicyHealth Information Technology
  • What is the 21st Century Cures Act? What are its implications for both patients and physicians and our information sharing responsibilities?
  • What do patients and physicians need to know and understand about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 2023?
  • How is information exchanged between EHRs? What are the trade offs between seamless interoperability and privacy?
  • What are our patients' concerns and perspectives regarding the sharing of their health information?
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 023

Clinical Pearls: Women's Health & Infectious Diseases

Moderator: John B. Bundrick, MD, MACP
Panelists: Randall S. Edson, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP • Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS, FACP
Additional TopicsInfectious DiseasesWomen’s Health
  • Test your clinical acumen by answering challenging patient management questions faced in practice.
  • Compare your critical thinking with that of your colleagues.
  • Amass a rich collection of "pearls" that can be applied to patient care.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CP 001

Complete Contraceptive Toolkit: What’s New in Contraception?, A

Director: Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • Review newest contraceptives and how they compare to the older products.
  • Understand the rationale for choosing between agents.
  • Discuss medical scenarios that would dictate use of one contraceptive over another.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 004

Echocardiographic Assessment of Primary Care Symptoms: Picture This

Professor: Kerry A. Esquitin, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, RPVI
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • When is it appropriate to order a transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiogram?
  • How can the echocardiogram be used as a high-value imaging modality to assess cardiovascular disease?
  • What diagnostic echo findings might you see in a patient with common primary care symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, syncope, and stroke/TIA?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 007

Inpatient Coding: Thinking Inside the Box

Professor: Yvette M. Cua, MD, Member
Hospital MedicinePractice Management
  • Learn what's new in inpatient coding and how to differentiate among the inpatient codes.
  • Understand time-based billing, critical care codes, observation codes, advance care planning, and other inpatient situations.
  • Recognize the difference between face-to-face time and unit/floor time.
  • Learn how to bill correctly to avoid payment delays.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 114

Inpatient Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Professor: Nicole O. Vietor, MD, Member
Endocrinology and MetabolismHospital Medicine
  • What is the ideal management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in an inpatient setting?
  • How should you discharge a patient who is newly diagnosed with diabetes from the hospital?
  • What are the common causes and management of hypoglycemia in patients admitted to the hospital?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 053

Life-Threatening ECGs Encountered in the Outpatient Setting

Director: Lisa M. Filippone, MD
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Identification of life threatening and subtle ECG findings encountered in an office practice.
  • Identification of subtle ECG findings associated common clinical conditions.
  • Review of ECG findings of common clinical entities.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 020

News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines In Treatments for Depression and COVID-19

Moderator: Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, MRCP (Lon), FACP
Panelists: Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD, FACP • Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS, FACP
Additional TopicsInfectious DiseasesPsychiatry and Substance Use DisordersPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the latest clinical guidelines and best practice advice in the areas of depression and COVID-19?
  • What are the current standards of evidence-based care?
  • How can I implement these guidelines into my practice?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: PN 008

Practical Approaches to Increasing Immunization Rates

Moderator: Vidya Sundareshan, MD, MBBS, FACP, FIDSA
Panelists: Leyla M. Aponte, MD, FACP • Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineInfectious DiseasesQuality and Patient SafetyRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Summarize the most recent adult immunization recommendations.
  • List practical and proven strategies to increase adult immunization strategies in your practice.
  • Identify several strategies to implement in your practice on Monday.
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: PN 011

Sleep Disorders in Primary Care: This Lecture Is a Snoozer

Professor: Kimberly A. Hardin, MD, MS
Ambulatory MedicineNeurology
  • What are the most common sleep disorders in the general population?
  • Which home-based sleep assessments can be arranged by primary care clinicians, and how should findings be interpreted?
  • How should primary care clinicians counsel patients on optimal sleep?
  • What are the most evidence-based treatments for common sleep disorders?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 110

Team-Based Approach to the Annual Wellness Visit in Primary Care, The

Director: Birju B. Patel, MD, FACP, AGSF
Co-Director: Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD, Member
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionQuality and Patient Safety
  • Learn evidence-based screening guidelines to be used in older adults for common conditions.
  • Learn tools and resources to complete assessment and preventive care in a time efficient manner.
  • Learn about vaccination in the elderly.
  • Learn to identify common geriatric syndromes (dementia, incontinence, falls, fraility, etc.).
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 029

Transgender Health

Moderator: Richard E. Greene, MD, MHPE, FACP
Panelist: Asa Radix, MD, PhD, FACP
Gender in MedicineSocial Determinants of HealthWomen’s Health
  • How should clinicians gather a patient-centered history on gender identity in the clinical encounter?
  • What should internists know about hormones for those who are transitioning?
  • What does the internist need to know about preparation for gender-affirming surgery?
  • What medical conditions have a high prevalence in the transgender community, and how should internists screen or assess for these?
  • How should clinicians approach routine screening and prevention in transgender patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: PN 040
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Acute Kidney Injury: A High-Value Care Approach

Professor: Paul M. Palevsky, MD, FACP
Hospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What is an effective diagnostic and therapeutic approach to acute kidney injury (AKI) in a patient admitted to the hospital?
  • What is the role of renal imaging and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the management of AKI?
  • What patients with AKI need hospital admission, and how should you assess discharge readiness in these patients?
  • What strategies can be used to prevent or treat AKI?
  • What are the indications for kidney replacement therapy in a patient with AKI?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 037

Cardiac Murmurs: Benign or Serious

Co-Directors: Vivian T. Obeso, MD, FACP • Ross J. Scalese, MD, FACP
Faculty: Mike Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Describe cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of stenotic valvular lesions.
  • Explain cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of regurgitant valvular lesions.
  • List physical exam maneuvers that may help differentiate various systolic murmurs.
  • Identify point-of-care untrasound findings that can be paired with cardiac auscultation to help differentiate various murmurs.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 007

Male Hypogonadism: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management

Professor: Shalender Bhasin, MD, MBBS
Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismGeriatric Medicine
  • How does one screen for hypogonadism in men?
  • What are the causes of hypogonadism in men?
  • What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy in young and older men with hypogonadism?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 018

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology

Moderator: Rachel P. Brook, MD, FACP
Panelists: Chidinma Chima-Melton, MD, MBA, FCCP • Jaffar Khan, MD, FAAN • Louis H. Miller, MD, FACP, FACC
Additional TopicsCardiologyNeurologyPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • Cardiology:
    • 1. For new atrial fibrillation, what is the evidence for initiation of early rhythm control, and what guidance exists for the selection of first-line agents? When should internists refer for ablation?
    • 2. In practice, how do you integrate the results of coronary artery calcium scores in your cardiac risk assessment, including guiding decisions about initiation of medication(s) for primary prevention? Do any patients with a zero calcium score still need a statin?
  • Pulmonary Medicine:
    • 1. What is the approach to management of a postviral cough? Is there harm in empirical ICS use, and are there patients who are more likely to benefit? What are evidence-based treatment strategies for management of idiopathic chronic cough?
    • 2. When should patients with asthma be considered for biologic agents, and how should the appropriate agent be selected?
  • Neurology:
    • 1. What are best practices in the management of recurrent benign peripheral vertigo outside of vestibular therapy, and how should we counsel patients about the natural history of peripheral vertigo?
    • 2. What is your approach to the management of menstrual migraines, and are there situations when it is appropriate to use estrogen-based therapies to manage migraines with aura?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MSFM 001

Newer Biologics for Patients With Severe Asthma

Professor: Samuel Louie, MD
Pulmonary Diseases and Critical CareRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the National Asthma Education Prevention Program/Global Initiative for Asthma criteria, and when should I consider a biologic agent for my patient with severe asthma or referral to an expert for opinion?
  • What are the differences, advantages, and disadvantages among the various biologic agents?
  • What are the data supporting the efficacy and cost of these agents and how do we obtain approval or financial assistance?
  • Any comments on the evidence for use of the newer agents targeting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP)?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 088

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Professor: Michael Stevens, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Infectious Diseases
  • How high is the risk for another pandemic?
  • What is the role of internists in preparing for and preventing a future pandemic?
  • What lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic should we take forward in practice?
  • How significant are advances in testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics for prevention or mitigation of a future pandemic?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 068

Quality and Performance Improvement Tips for the Hospitalist: Take No Additional Burden

Professor: Varun Malayala, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM
Hospital MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are the important hospital quality metrics relevant to the hospitalist?
  • What are the practical tips for a practicing busy hospitalist to incorporate quality improvement (QI) work in their daily work flow?
  • How can you grow a QI-minded hospital medicine group?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 062

Understanding Clinical Research: Randomized Controlled Trials

Moderator: Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH, Member
Panelists: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP • Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Learn about the role of randomized controlled trials in the hierarchy of evidence.
  • Learn about different types of trials including non-inferiority trials, cluster randomized trials, and pragmatic trials.
  • Learn how to interpret trial results critically.
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: PN 035

Update in Rheumatology

Presenter: John R.P. Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR
Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 012

What Medications Should We Be Wary Of?: The Fine Print

Professor: Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Pharmacology
  • What medications have been in the news for toxicity and side effects in the last few years?
  • What are common drug interactions of which clinicians should be aware?
  • Which common medications have frequent side effects and should be used less commonly?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 012

Wound Care for the Internist

Professor: Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF
Ambulatory MedicineDermatology
  • What are common wounds seen in the outpatient setting?
  • How should common wounds in the outpatient setting be evaluated, and when should patients with wounds be referred to wound specialists?
  • What are best practices for promoting healing of the most common wounds seen in the outpatient setting?
  • How should primary care providers ensure that they are meeting the standard of care when caring for patients with chronic wounds?
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: MTP 014
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1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Beyond A1C: Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Co-Directors: Thomas W. Martens, MD, FACP • Gregg Simonson, PhD
Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • Describe the currently available continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems and associated glucose metrics and reports like the ambulatory glucose profile (AGP).
  • Discuss benefits of using CGM for management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Explain how to analyze and interpret CGM metrics and the AGP Report.
  • Apply CGM metrics and AGP Report interpretation for shared decision making with patients with type 2 diabetes using case studies.
  • Identify good candidates for CGM and how this technology can be integrated into existing clinical workflow and billing processes.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 005

Practical Office Orthopedics: The Shoulder

Director: Edward (Ted) Parks, MD
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Learn a mechanism-based “makes sense” understanding of shoulder pathophysiology.
  • Learn how to make patient history taking a quicker, more precise, and more useful diagnostic tool.
  • Learn high-yield exam techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • Work with anatomic injection models to learn proper injection techniques.
  • Learn what diagnostic tests are most useful, and when to order them.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 026
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Aortic Stenosis: Detection, Diagnosis, and Management

Professor: Rebecca T. Hahn, MD
Cardiology
  • How is aortic stenosis (AS) diagnosed and how is AS severity determined?
  • What are the recommendations for monitoring and managing patients with AS in the outpatient setting?
  • What are the current management strategies for AS specifically related to a surgical versus interventional approach? What are the recommendations for antiplatelet therapy following transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 002

Approach to Acute and Chronic Pain in the Patient Admitted to the Hospital

Professor: Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, MPH, FACP
End-of-Life and Palliative CareHospital MedicinePain Management
  • What are the nonnarcotic and narcotic treatment options for patients with acute or chronic pain, and associated prescribing considerations?
  • How should you manage acute pain in patients with substance use disorder and those receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
  • When should you obtain a pain management consult for a patient with chronic pain?
  • What management strategies will help reduce adverse events in these patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 040

Cardiac Murmurs: Benign or Serious

Co-Directors: Vivian T. Obeso, MD, FACP • Ross J. Scalese, MD, FACP
Faculty: Mike Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Describe cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of stenotic valvular lesions.
  • Explain cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of regurgitant valvular lesions.
  • List physical exam maneuvers that may help differentiate various systolic murmurs.
  • Identify point-of-care untrasound findings that can be paired with cardiac auscultation to help differentiate various murmurs.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 008

Caring and Advocating for Patients Involved in the Justice System: The Internal Medicine Physician's Many Roles

Moderator: Newton E. Kendig, MD, Member
Panelists: Scott A. Allen, MD, FACP • Emily Wang, MD, MAS
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • What health care policies should be adopted by correctional medicine to advance the health care of patient populations who are incarcerated?
  • How can internal medicine physicians more meaningfully engage as primary care providers or consultants with patients who are incarcerated?
  • How can internal medicine physicians more effectively care and advocate for patients involved in the justice system residing in the community?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: PN 020

Dementia Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care

Professor: Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, FACP
Geriatric MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What is a cost-effective diagnostic work-up, and when should biomarkers and other newer tools be used?
  • What pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches are effective for managing cognitive and noncognitive symptoms of dementia?
  • What resources can internists use to help patients with dementia and their families?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MTP 027

Gynecologic Cancers

Professor: Amy Bregar, MD
Ambulatory MedicineEnd-of-Life and Palliative CareOncologyWomen’s Health
  • When and how should internal medicine physicians screen and/or evaluate patients for ovarian cancer?
  • When and how should internal medicine physicians evaluate patients for uterine cancer, and how should they be followed post treatment?
  • How should survivors of cervical cancer be followed, and are they candidates for hormone therapy post treatment?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 099

IMGs in the U.S.: Increasing Diversity and Improving Access to Care

Moderator: Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
Panelists: Moe Ameri, MD, MSc, Resident/Fellow Member • Natalia Solenkova, MD, PhD, MLS, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical StudentsSocial Determinants of Health
  • Describe the ways that international medical graduate (IMG) physicians have changed the American health system, with a specific focus on their achievements and contributions to diverse communities including under-resourced and geographically underserved areas.
  • Provide resources and a toolkit to support IMGs as part of ACP's inclusivity vision.
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 038

Inpatient Hypertension: Best Practices

Professor: Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS
Hospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • When should you treat hypertension, and what are the strategies to avoid under- and overtreatment of hypertension in patients admitted to the hospital?
  • How should you manage patients with orthostatic hypotension and concomitant supine hypertension?
  • What is the work-up and management of malignant hypertension?
  • What follow-up plans should be established for patients who have newly begun antihypertensive medication n the hospital?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 052

Pandemic and a Pivot to Virtual Education for Volunteers, The

Professor: Nancy A. Kelly, MHS
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionSocial Determinants of Health
  • Discuss important considerations and key features of an e-learning program and platform that enable success in a low-resource setting.
  • Understand the role of virtual learning both during and post pandemic in providing health professional education, especially in low-resource settings.
  • Review the outcomes of health volunteers overseas' (HVOs') pivot to e-learning.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: MTP 116

Succeeding in Value-Based Payment in Private Practice

Moderator: Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP
Panelists: Michael D. Leahy, MD, MACP • Not Selected
Ambulatory MedicinePractice Management
  • Understand Medicare's Quality Payment Program, including advanced alternative payment models (APMs) and MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs).
  • Appreciate how payers and ACOs are using value-based payment and how to improve your scores.
  • Understand how to choose the best quality measures that both are meaningful and will be successful, including which measures ACP recommends.
  • Learn what resources are available from ACP and others to help your practice succeed in the value-based payment program.
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: PN 028

Travel Medicine for the Internist: I Need a Vacation!

Professor: Gregory J. Martin, MD
Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What resources are available for travel medicine?
  • What are the common vaccines that should be prescribed for travel?
  • How do I prevent and treat travelers' diarrhea?
  • What are the best options for preventing malaria?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 069
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4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Allyship Basics and Beyond

Moderator: Jabraan S. Pasha, MD, FACP
Panelist: Ashley Walker, MD
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsGender in MedicineMedical Students
  • Appreciate the relevance of allyship to achieving health care equity.
  • Describe one area of allyship in which you would like to improve, and identify one resource that will guide you on your journey.
  • Describe the features of a microaggression.
  • Learn how to effectively intervene when witnessing a microaggression.
  • Learn how to effectively identify and apologize for committing a microaggression.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 029

Clinical Triad: Advances in Cancer Screening: Breast, Colon, Lung

Moderator: Erik Wallace, MD, FACP
Panelists: Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, FACS • Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCCP, FRCP • Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD
Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyOncologyPulmonary Diseases and Critical CareWomen’s Health
  • Segment A: Breast Cancer
    • 1. What is the most evidence-based approach to breast cancer screening in patients at average risk?
    • 2. How should providers approach shared decision making when discussing when to begin screening?
    • 3. When is the use of breast MRI or whole breast ultrasound appropriate?
  • Segment B: Colon Cancer
    • 1. What is the best evidence-based approach to colon cancer in terms of modality, frequency, and timing?
    • 2. For which patients are stool-based tests for colon cancer screening inappropriate?
    • 3. How should family history of polyps or colon cancer and other risk factors modify the screening approach for colon cancer?
  • Segment C: Lung Cancer
    • 1. Who should be screened for lung cancer and how frequently?
    • 2. How should patients be counseled about the various findings from screening CTs?
    • 3. How should patients be advised about the harms from repetitive, regular screenings?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CT 004

Communicating Effectively When You Don’t Want to: Practical Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Patients, Staff, Administrators and Other Clinicians

Director: Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD, FACP
Faculty: Kevin W. Chamberlin, PharmD, FASCP • Jennifer Ozimek, MD, Member
Quality and Patient Safety
  • How can you effectively anticipate and prepare for a difficult conversation in the clinical setting?
  • What is a systematic approach to effectively handle conflict or mismatched expectations in a clinical setting?
  • What are some tips for getting an emotionally charged or difficult conversation "back on track" so that those involved can find common ground?
  • How do you build on the common ground and keep the lines of communication open after your initial discussion?
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 016

Identifying and Treating Common Causes of Hand Pain: A Show of Hands

Professor: Matthew B. Carroll, MD, MACP, FACR
Ambulatory MedicinePain ManagementRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • When a patient presents with hand pain, what are some findings on history that will help identify a potential source of pain?
  • What physical examination findings help identify sources of hand pain?
  • What are some treatment options for hand pain, and when do you refer a patient with hand pain for surgery?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 094

Keeping Pace With Cardiac Devices

Professor: Peter Zimetbaum, MD
Cardiology
  • What devices are available for cardiac monitoring of arrhythmia?
  • What devices are available for pacing, and what are the indications for pacemaker implantation?
  • What defibrillators are available, and what are the indications for ICD implantation and Bi-V upgrade?
  • What complications are associated with cardiac devices?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 009

Life-Threatening ECGs Encountered in the Outpatient Setting

Director: Lisa M. Filippone, MD
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Identification of life threatening and subtle ECG findings encountered in an office practice.
  • Identification of subtle ECG findings associated common clinical conditions.
  • Review of ECG findings of common clinical entities.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 021

Office-Based Preoperative Evaluation

Professor: Steven L. Cohn, MD, MACP, SFHM
Ambulatory MedicinePerioperative Medicine
  • What is the most evidence-based and efficient application of the various risk assessments for office-based preoperative evaluation prior to noncardicac surgery?
  • What tools are available to calculate risk for patients with specific conditions (e.g., cardiac, pulmonary, OSA, liver, frailty) as well as multiple comorbidities, and how should they be used?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 080

Pathways to Universal Health Care in the United States: Better Is Possible

Moderator: Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP
Panelist: Claudia M. Fegan, MD, FACP
Early Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsEthics and Health Policy
  • Understand the basics of how our current health care system operates and how it falls short in terms of affordability, equity, and access.
  • Understand how healthcare systems in other countries are structured and how they compare in terms of affordability, equity, and access.
  • Understand how both a single-payer and a public option could be realized in the United States and how each of these systems could lead to universal, affordable, and equitable coverage.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: PN 009

Pneumonias in the Hospital

Professor: Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc, PhD, FCCP
Hospital MedicineInfectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are parameters in establishing the diagnosis of community-acquired, aspiration, hospital-acquired, and ventilator-associated pneumonias?
  • What are the recent treatment guidelines for these three types of pneumonias?
  • What are the high-value care aspects of pneumonia management?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 059

Pregnant and Peripartum Period: What Should a Hospitalist Know?

Professor: Sonya S. Abdel-Razeq, MD
Hospital MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What medical conditions can become unmasked or occur for the first time during pregnancy or in the peripartum period prompting hospital admission?
  • How can you best co-manage these conditions as a medical consultant with the primary OBGYN team?<<
  • What are the safe practices for prescribing medication and imaging studies in patients who are pregnant?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 060

Serology and Imaging of the Liver

Professor: Kapuluru Gautham Reddy, MD, FACG, FAASLD, AGAF
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Who needs hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening? What are the best ways to screen for HCC?
  • What is your approach to diagnosis and management of a liver mass?
  • How do you use and interpret a transient elastography report?
  • How do you use and interpret other biomarkers of liver disease?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 025

Update in Hematology

Presenter: Ted Wun, MD
Hematology
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 006
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7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Acute Dyspnea: Etiology, Evaluation, and Management

Professor: Peter S. Marshall, MD, MPH
Hospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the common causes of dyspnea in the hospital setting?
  • How do you diagnose uncommon but serious causes of dyspnea, and when should you call the pulmonologist?
  • What is a high-value care approach to the diagnosis and management of dyspnea?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 036

Antibiotic Abuse: Making the Right Call With Antibiotics

Professor: Jasmine R. Marcelin, MD, FACP
Clinical PharmacologyInfectious Diseases
  • What conditions most frequently get inappropriate antibiotic treatment?
  • What is the optimal duration of antibiotics for common infections?
  • What resources are available to guide decisions about antibiotic usage?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MTP 066

Hip Fracture and Osteoporosis Management in the Hospital

Professor: Lily Ackermann, MD, FACP
Geriatric MedicineHospital MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What is the role of the hospitalist in the management of hip fracture?
  • What are the DVT prophylaxis guidelines for patients with hip fracture in the perioperative and postoperative period?
  • What are the guidelines for medical perioperative complications hip fracture, pain management, and frailty?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 049

In-Flight Emergencies: Is There a Doctor on the Plane?

Professor: Jason D. Napolitano, MD, FACP
Ethics and Health PolicyQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are the most common in-flight medical events?
  • What medical resources are available on commercial flights?
  • What is the role of a responding clinician on a flight to determine whether to land the plane?
  • What are the legal considerations in caring for people with in-flight medical events?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 106

Nephroprotection for the Internist: Beyond ACEs and ARBs

Professor: Daniel W. Ross, MD, Member
Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What are the newer nephroprotective drugs for the management of diabetic nephropathy?
  • What are the new evidence-based recommendations for blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease (CKD) with and without proteinuria?
  • How and why should metabolic acidosis be treated in CKD?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 075

Postpartum Care for Women

Professor: Sarah A. Tilstra, MD, MS, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What screening should all women in the postpartum period undergo post delivery, and what tools/labs should be utilized?
  • How should gestational diabetes be evaluated and followed in the postpartum period? What long-term risks does this confer, and what counseling should be provided?
  • How should gestational hypertension be evaluated and followed in the postpartum period? What long-term risks does this confer, and what counseling should be provided?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 101

Wisely Ordering Rheumatology Autoantibodies: High-Value Care

Professor: Matthew B. Carroll, MD, MACP, FACR
Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What new serologic markers are available to aid in the diagnosis of rheumatologic conditions?
  • How can physicians appropriately utilize these antibodies to help rule in or rule out a rheumatologic illness?
  • How should a physician interpret a positive ANA test?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 097
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7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Practical Office Orthopedics: The Knee

Director: Edward (Ted) Parks, MD
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Learn a mechanism-based “makes sense” understanding of knee pathophysiology.
  • Learn how to make patient history taking a quicker, more precise, and more useful diagnostic tool.
  • Learn high-yield exam techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • Work with anatomic injection models to learn proper injection techniques.
  • Learn what diagnostic tests are most useful, and when to order them.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 025
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Annals Beyond the Guidelines: Would you Screen an Older Patient for Cognitive Impairment?

Moderator: Risa B. Burns, MD, MPH, Member
Panelists: Michael J. Barry, MD, MACP • Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD
Geriatric MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What screening tools are available and how effective are they in identifying patients with cognitive impairment?
  • What interventions are available for patients found to have cognitive impairment and to what extent do they improve patient outcomes? What if any negative effects can occur?
  • Based on these answers, would you recommend screening for cognitive impairment?
Location: 5, Course Code: PN 031

Cardiac Murmurs: Benign or Serious

Co-Directors: Vivian T. Obeso, MD, FACP • Ross J. Scalese, MD, FACP
Faculty: Mike Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Describe cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of stenotic valvular lesions.
  • Explain cardiac auscultation findings that suggest severity of regurgitant valvular lesions.
  • List physical exam maneuvers that may help differentiate various systolic murmurs.
  • Identify point-of-care untrasound findings that can be paired with cardiac auscultation to help differentiate various murmurs.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 009

Clinical Triad: Three Dimensions of Obesity Care: Lifestyle, Medications, Surgery

Moderator: Elizabeth Selden, MD, FACP
Panelists: Daniel Bessesen, MD • Richele Corrado, DO, MPH, FACP • Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FACP, FAAP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Segment A: Lifestyle Interventions
    • 1. What is the most evidence-based approach for diet and lifestyle change to promote weight loss?
    • 2. What role does exercise play in achieving and maintaining weight loss goals?
    • 3. What risks should clinicians be aware of when counseling patients on dietary interventions?
  • Segment B: Medication Management
    • 1. What is the most evidence-based approach to medication therapy for obesity?
    • 2. What are the most common side effects or risks of weight loss medications?
    • 3. How should medications be integrated into a long-term strategy for weight loss maintenance?
  • Segment C: Surgical Interventions
    • 1. Which patients should be referred to surgery for obesity therapy?
    • 2. How should patients be monitored in primary care after bariatric surgery?
    • 3. What long term complications of bariatric surgery should primary care physicians be aware of?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CT 001

COVID-19 Update 2023: Where Are We Now?

Professor: Carlos del Rio, MD, FACP
Infectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the latest recommendations for preventing COVID-19?
  • What are the advances in diagnosis of COVID-19?
  • What are the most effective treatment options for COVID-19?
  • How do we best manage patients with persistent symptoms or organ dysfunction post-COVID-19 infection?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 118

Harnessing Mentoring Relationships for Women

Moderator: Bisi Alli, DO, MS, FACP
Panelists: Eliza Lo Chin, MD, PH, MACP • Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, FRCP, FAMWA • Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Define mentorship and sponsorship, and distinguish them from networking and coaching.
  • Learn how to set up achievable goals and expectations for both sides of the relationship to ensure a positive mentoring relationship outcome.
  • Identify communications strategies to progress effectively as a mentor and a mentee.
  • Recognize that women can have successful mentoring relationships with both female and male colleagues.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 030

Management of Acute Hypoxemia: From Nasal Cannula to Mechanical Ventilation and Everything in Between

Professor: Gregory C. Kane, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineHospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What devices are currently available to treat hypoxemia in patients admitted to the hospital?
  • What are the indications for the use of oxygen via a nasal cannula, facemask, venturi mask, high-flow nasal cannula, non-rebreather mask, noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation, or mechanical ventilation?
  • How should you evaluate patients in a high-value care approach for oxygen needs upon discharge?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 054

Outpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder

Professor: Ann R. Garment, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineEnd-of-Life and Palliative CarePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • How do a physician and patient decide between buprenorphine and methadone for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD)?
  • What is the evidence for injectable naltrexone for the treatment of OUD, and what are its potential drawbacks?
  • What strategies best reduce barriers for patients to treatment of OUD?
  • What are the current hot topics in harm reduction interventions, including naloxone overdose kits, needle exchange programs, supervised injection facilities, benzodiazepine co-prescription, and hepatitis C treatment?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 083

Perioperative Medical Assessment and Management Basics for the Hospitalist

Professor: Avital Y. O'Glasser, MD, FACP, SFHM
Hospital MedicinePerioperative Medicine
  • How can hospitalists identify patients at highest risk for perioperative complications from elective and emergent surgery?
  • When is perioperative testing appropriate, and when should you consult a specialist for additional perioperative management?
  • How should home medications be managed in the perioperative period?
  • How can hospitalists examine the nuances and "grey zones" of the guidelines to identify common pitfalls and areas of confusion in inpatient perioperative medicine?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 058

Reducing Disparities in the Care of Patients With Critical Illness

Professor: Bernard Lo, MD, FACP
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicyPulmonary Diseases and Critical CareSocial Determinants of Health
  • How did the COVID-19 pandemic lead to shortages in supplies and health care workers, and what lessons should we learn from these challenges?
  • How has the impact of COVID-19 differed among various racial/ethnic groups in the U.S., and what can health care practitioners do to lessen these differences?
  • How do we determine who gets priority for advanced, life-prolonging technology during conditions of extreme scarcity?
  • What was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global inequities, and how should we advance global social justice while trying to advocate for the best health care of the American people?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 089

Update in Endocrinology

Presenter: Daniel J. Rubin, MD, MSc, FACE
Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 003
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Anxiety and Depression for the Internist

Professor: Stephanie Schmitz, MD
Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are the recommended nonpharmacologic therapies for anxiety and depression?
  • What are the first-line pharmacotherapies for anxiety and depression, and how should one go about choosing a first-line agent?
  • How do you define refractory depression, and how should this be approached?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 081

Caring for Patients With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Professor: Peter Bulova, MD, Member
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine
  • What is the social model versus the medical model in caring for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)?
  • How do physician biases impact the care of patients with IDD?
  • What are the legal requirements for caring for patients with IDD in the outpatient and inpatient settings?
  • What are tips for best providing care to patients with IDD?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 104

Clinical Images to Improve Your Knowledge Base and Refine Your Clinical Reasoning Skills

Director: Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • Experience some of the joy and challenge of medicine by reviewing some common and uncommon diseases seen through clinical images.
  • Learn some of the best "go to" resources for clinical image based education.
  • Learn how to start and store clinical image banks.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 011

Everyone Is a Leader in Transforming the Culture of Medicine

Moderator: Lisa Ellis, MD, MS, MACP
Panelist: Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Identify how to create inclusive, psychologically safe environments.
  • Strategize how to build trust and break the devastating culture of silence in medicine.
  • Reconstruct approaches to organizational and individual well-being that focus on culture rather than system.
  • Share and learn from examples of specific interventions that helped change culture in a meaningful way.
  • Identify at least three actionable steps to implement in your practice or organization.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 037

Food for Thought: What Should I Eat and When?

Professor: Michelle E. Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACP, FACLM
Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is the scientific evidence behind different diet options for weight loss?
  • What evidence supports different approaches to fasting?
  • For patients who have chronic conditions, how should primary care physicians counsel them differently about fasting and diet modification?
  • What are successful, evidence-based techniques to support patients to maintain diet modification?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 023

Optimizing EHRs: How to Make the EHR Work for You and Your Patients

Moderator: Matthew Sakumoto, MD, Member
Panelists: Kristin M. Mitchell, MD, FACP • David Wetherhold, MD
Health Information Technology
  • Recognize the importance of an electronic health record (EHR) change event (such as an upgrade or new module installation), and what the best practices are in terms of risk mitigation to go through the transition safely.
  • How can physicians discover existing EHR tools (in terms of interfaces and order sets), and advocate for their use to improve productivity and effective messaging with patients?
  • What should you expect as a physician regarding patient generated data (from wearables, home monitoring, or home test kits)?
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 022

Palliative Care for Patients Admitted to the Hospital

Professor: Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
End-of-Life and Palliative CareHospital Medicine
  • How can you identify patients appropriate for inpatient and outpatient palliative care?
  • What are the barriers to utilizing palliative care services, and how do you address them?
  • How should you manage symptoms of terminal dyspnea, delirium, refractory pain, and nausea?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 057

Patient With Bruising: Evaluation and Management, The

Professor: Alice Ma, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineHematology
  • What are some of the common causes of new onset bruising, as well as the "must not miss," but less common causes?
  • What is an appropriate evaluation for the patient with bruising, history, physical, and laboratory studies?
  • What are some remedies that can be tried for the patient with bruising?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 033

Rheumatology for the Hospitalist

Professor: Horng-Chyi Richard Lai, MD, FACP, FACP, FACR
Hospital MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the mimics and presentations of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and what are the treatment approaches?
  • How can you best approach patients admitted to the hospital with monoarticular arthritis?
  • When should you obtain serum serologies for suspected rheumatologic conditions, and when should you seek rheumatology consultation?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 063

Thieves’ Market

Co-Moderators: Alexander D. Schafir, MD, FACP • David R. Scrase, MD, MHSA, MACP
Clinical Reasoning
  • How does my clinical decision making compare with that of other internists?
  • Can internal medicine really be this much fun, and am I allowed to laugh out loud through a whole presentation?
  • Will I achieve instant fame and fortune by correctly diagnosing a case before it is presented on screen?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: PN 004

Update in Cardiology

Presenter: Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACP, MACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Cardiology
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: UD 002
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Challenges in Geriatric Medication Management: An Interactive Case-Based Workshop

Director: Birju B. Patel, MD, FACP, AGSF
Co-Director: Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD, Member
Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyGeriatric Medicine
  • Understand factors that lead to polypharmacy and tools to reduce polypharmacy.
  • Be able to appropriately dose medications based on age related physiological changes.
  • Recognize potentially inappropriate medications for older adults.
  • Recognize important lesser known drug-drug and drug-disease interactions.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 010

Clinical Images to Improve Your Knowledge Base and Refine Your Clinical Reasoning Skills

Director: Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • Experience some of the joy and challenge of medicine by reviewing some common and uncommon diseases seen through clinical images.
  • Learn some of the best "go to" resources for clinical image based education.
  • Learn how to start and store clinical image banks.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 012

Clinical Pearls: Gastroenterology & Nephrology

Moderator: John B. Bundrick, MD, MACP
Panelists: Mira T. Keddis, MD, FACP • Douglas A. Simonetto, MD
Additional TopicsGastroenterology and HepatologyNephrology and Hypertension
  • Test your clinical acumen by answering challenging patient management questions faced in practice.
  • Compare your critical thinking with that of your colleagues.
  • Amass a rich collection of "pearls" that can be applied to patient care.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CP 002

Dr. Ananda Prasad Lecture in Physiology: The Physiology of Pain (Note: This session is not designated for CME credit.)

Professor: Tony L. Yaksh, PhD
Pain Management
  • Address current advances in understanding of pain signaling from the tip of your finger to the top of your cranium.
  • Based on advances in our understanding of pain signaling, review novel nonopioid therapeutics in development.
  • Review advances in platforms by which pain therapeutics can be delivered to address acute and chronic pain states.
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 109

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: More Than Just Growing Pains

Professor: Matthew B. Carroll, MD, MACP, FACR
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are common sources of whole-body pain ("all-over" body pain) that an internist might encounter in their daily practice?
  • What are the historical and clinical findings of hypermobility that distinguish it from other chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia?
  • What are the current treatment options for joint hypermobility syndrome?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 095

More News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines in Treatments for Osteoporosis and Acute Pain

Moderator: Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, MRCP (Lon), FACP
Panelists: Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, MACP • Devan Kansagara, MD, MCR, FACP
Additional TopicsClinical PharmacologyEndocrinology and MetabolismGeriatric MedicinePain ManagementWomen’s Health
  • What are the latest clinical guidelines in the treatment and management of osteoporosis and acute pain?
  • What are the current standards of evidence-based care?
  • How can I implement these guidelines into my practice?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: PN 007

Navigating Patient Engagement and Education in the Misinformation Era

Moderator: Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc
Panelist: Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, Member, FIDSA
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEthics and Health Policy
  • What are effective strategies to address misinformation with patients?
  • How can you engage the clinical team to address misinformation?
  • What are best practices for patients navigating health information online?
  • What resources can patients access that provide trusted, accurate health information online?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: PN 016

Newly Approved Medications in Primary Care

Professor: Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Pharmacology
  • What are the medications newly approved by the FDA that are relevant to primary care?
  • What side effects of these newly approved medications should primary care physicians be aware of?
  • How effective are the new medications when compared with existing treatment options?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 011

Outpatient Coding: Getting Paid for What You Do

Professor: Jeannine Z. Engel, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicinePractice Management
  • Learn how to use the new E&M codes as well as other new codes and how they affect the bottom line.
  • Understand how to optimize reimbursement, reduce hassles and risk, and code accurately and efficiently to maximize revenue and minimize audit risk.
  • Learn the basics of coding and documenting office visits, as well as preventive services, chronic care management, and telemedicine.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: MTP 115

Science of Adversity: Black Men's Health, The

Professor: Robert O. Roswell, MD, FACP, FACC
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineSocial Determinants of Health
  • What health conditions drive the difference in mortality between Black men and other demographic groups?
  • What are the pathophysiologic pathways that influence blood pressure and cardivascular health in Black Men?
  • What are the drivers for the disparate cancer screening rates in Black men?
  • What strategies may help better engage Black men in health, wellness, and medical care?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 103

Stump the Professor

Director: Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Clinical Reasoning
  • Understand the thought processes of an experienced internist while solving medical problems.
Location: 29, Course Code: WSO 006

Thinking about Thinking: Improving Clinical Decision Making in Everyday Practice

Director: Deborah DiNardo, MD, MS, FACP
Faculty: Eliana Bonifacino, MD, MS • Katie Gavinski, MD, Resident/Fellow Member • Melissa Ann McNeil, MD, MPH, MACP • Sarah A. Tilstra, MD, MS, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • State the rationale for and importance of formal instruction in clinical reasoning.
  • Describe how clinicians think.
  • Identify (using real clinical scenarios) how and where clinicians make mistakes in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify strategies to combat errors in clinical reasoning.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 014

Update in Hospital Medicine

Presenter: Bradley A. Sharpe, MD, SFHM
Hospital Medicine
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: UD 007

Volunteering = Personal Satisfaction and Professional Growth

Moderator: Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, MACP
Panelist: Josephine L. Reece, MD, FACP, FAAP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionMedical Students
  • Learn how volunteering can be a key strategy for creating fulfillment in your life.
  • Learn how to assess the right volunteer activity for your time, passion, and goals.
  • Learn how volunteer activities can be a tool for professional development.
  • Learn about various volunteer activities, from virtual to in-person, local to international, and a few hours a month to a long-term commitment.
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 036
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Colon Cancer Screening: Increasing Access With New Guidelines

Professor: Pascale M. White, MD
Ambulatory MedicineDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyOncologySocial Determinants of Health
  • Who needs to start colonoscopy at age 45? 40? Earlier?
  • How can you best reduce disparity in adequate colon cancer screening in underserved populations?
  • What determines colon cancer screening intervals? Who needs repeated colonoscopy earlier than 10 years?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 021

Contemporary Management of the Suspicious Pulmonary Nodule

Professor: Krish Bhadra, MD
Clinical ReasoningPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • With increased identification of lung nodules via screening, what are the various approaches to nodule assessment?
  • What are the pros and cons of each approach to assessing a pulmonary nodule?
  • How should primary care practitioners prepare patients when a pulmonary nodule is found and for the different approaches to assessing a pulmonary nodule?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 085

Decompensated Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): From Hospital Admission to Discharge

Professor: Ileana L. Pina, MD, MPH
CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • How do you effectively manage patients admitted to the hospital with HFpEF?
  • Should a hospitalist refer a patient with HFpEF to advanced heart failure services?
  • What appropriate therapies should be initiated in patients with HFpEF prior to discharge?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 045

Does this Abnormal PAP Test Need Follow Up?: A Case-Based Approach to Personalized Cervical Cancer Prevention Using New Result Management Guidelines

Director: Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, FACP
Faculty: Amy Wiser, MD, FAAFP
Women’s Health
  • Understand new evidence underlying a risk-based paradigm for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening test results.
  • Understand the process through which risk factors guide the clinical actions of colposcopy versus short-interval follow up.
  • Gain proficiency with the new technology (app) so that learners can leave the course ready to apply the new guidelines to patients.
  • Identify physiologic versus suspicious findings of the cervix on a pelvic exam.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 019

Ethics Year in Review

Moderator: Kenneth Prager, MD, FACP
Panelist: Kari Esbensen, MD, PhD, FACP
Ethics and Health Policy
  • What are the emerging medical ethics and professionalism issues for internists today?
  • How do ethical issues affect patient care?
  • What should clinicians consider and how should interests be balanced when ethical challenges arise?
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 013

Guidelines on the Treatment of Diabetes in Older Adults

Professor: Adrian Vella, MD
Endocrinology and MetabolismGeriatric Medicine
  • What are the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetes in older adults?
  • What is the evidence for treating diabetes and its common comorbidities in older adults?
  • How can you prevent hypoglycemia in older adults with diabetes?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 017

How Neurologists Think: What My Errors Have Taught Me

Professor: Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc (Hon), MACP, FAAN, FRCP, FANA
Ambulatory MedicineClinical ReasoningNeurology
  • Recognize the common categories of medical error.
  • Develop strategies to avoid common mistakes.
  • Be more confident making mistakes.
  • Understand the limitations of the clinical method.
  • Mentor junior physicians when they make an error.
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 077

How to Keep Up with Medical Evidence

Director: Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FACP, FRCPC
Co-Director: Shreya P. Trivedi, MD, Member
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Learn about strategies to keep up with emerging evidence tailored to various specific reasons for staying current with new knowledge. Strategies will include the use of non-ACP and ACP resources such as journal articles, clinical guidelines, ACP Journal Club, ACP JournalWise, and Dynamed.
  • Demonstrate implementation of the strategies discussed using one important clinical topic area as an example.
Location: 16, Course Code: WSO 003

MGUS, CCUS, and Monoclonal B-Cell Lymphocytosis: Not Enough of a Bad Thing

Professor: Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FACP, FRCPC
Ambulatory MedicineHematology
  • What are these three disease entities, and what are the chances that they will turn into a treatment-needing malignancy over the proceeding 5 years?
  • How do individuals with these disorders present, what are the diagnostic criteria, and how often should they be followed?
  • What are the criteria for needing referral to hematology at the time of diagnosis? Should these patients be followed by hematology or internal medicine?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 079

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Nephrology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology

Moderator: Alexandra M. Goodwin, MD
Panelists: Stephanie B. Mayer, MD, MHSc • Jose E. Navarette, MD • Xiao Jing (Iris) Wang, MD
Additional TopicsEndocrinology and MetabolismGastroenterology and HepatologyNephrology and Hypertension
  • Nephrology:
    • 1. How should cystatin C be used in the clinical setting to manage patients with CKD? Is there a role for cystatin C in patients with AKI?
    • 2. How much is too much: Is it ever safe to use NSAIDs in patients with CKD?
  • Endocrinology:
    • 1. What does the internist need to know about prescribing tirzepatide?
    • 2. What is the appropriate work-up of a patient noted to have hypoglycemia without a history of diabetes?
  • Gastroenterology:
    • 1. What is an evidence-based approach to patient risk assessment for the initiation, continuation, and discontinuation of PPIs?
    • 2. In patients diagnosed with functional dyspepsia, what are evidence-based management strategies, including non-PPI treatments?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MSFM 002

Observation Care

Professor: Sorin J. Brener, MD
Hospital Medicine
  • What are the common criteria for admitting patients under observation care?
  • What are the common conditions for which patients need a stay in the observation care unit?
  • What are the high-value care aspects of managing these common short-stay conditions?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 056

Reclaiming Meaning and Reducing Burnout by Making Empathic Connections

Director: Tara Sanft, MD
Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Learn patient-centered interviewing techniques to efficiently uncover and empathically respond to patients' emotions.
  • Observe the techniques demonstrated in an interview.
  • Practice the techniques with colleagues in facilitated small groups using scripted role plays.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 027

Why Equity and Inclusion are Important for Individual and Organizational Wellness

Moderator: Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, FRCP, FAMWA
Panelists: Jonathan Vilasier Iralu, MD, MACP, FIDSA • Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH, MACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionGender in Medicine
  • Develop strategies for benchmarking equity and well-being in your practice and/or institution.
  • Learn tools you can use to create psychologically safe and inclusive work environments.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: PN 039
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1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician

Director: Damara Gutnick, MD
Faculty: Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM, FAPA • Maura Porricolo • Prantik Saha, MD, MPH
Ambulatory MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • Explain how motivational interviewing can guide meaningful conversations with patients.
  • Describe how ASK-TELL-ASK can be used to effectively offer information and advice and save time.
  • Explain the motivational interviewing concepts of "change talk" and the "righting reflex".
  • Practice applying the core skills (OARS) of motivational interviewing.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 023
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Strategies in Primary and Secondary Prevention: A Sticky Situation

Professor: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA
CardiologyHematologyNeurology
  • What are the recommendations for the use of antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy for primary and secondary prevention in CAD?
  • When should dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) be discontinued?
  • What are the anticoagulation strategies for stroke prevention in valvular versus nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 001

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: Practical Applications in Medicine

Moderator: Deepti Pandita, MD, FACP, FAMIA
Panelists: Jonathan H. Chen, MD, PhD, Member • Ivana Jankovic, MD
Health Information TechnologyPractice Management
  • Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are used in healthcare to manage high-volume data sets, as well as the tools and technologies with embedded AI and ML functionality.
  • Understand what predictive models are used for, how they are developed, and how they relate to clinical guidelines to maximize AI/ML utility in a practice setting.
  • Identify the risks and benefits of these technologies and what questions to ask when you or your practice are considering integrating these technologies.
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 021

Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Management

Professor: Nabil Abou Baker, MD, Member
Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are the signs and symptoms of ADHD in childhood versus adulthood?
  • What are the best practices for screening, diagnosis, monitoring, and transitional care of ADHD?
  • What are the multimodal treatment options for ADHD, with consideration of other medical comorbidities, and when is it appropriate to de-escalate treatment in adults?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 071

Common Diagnostic Errors: How to Recognize and Manage Them

Professor: Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
Clinical ReasoningHospital MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are common diagnostic errors encountered in the hospital setting?
  • How do transitions of care, time of care, and other factors impact the risk for diagnostic errors?
  • What clinical conditions are at highest risk for diagnostic errors?
  • What are the strategies to recognize and minimize the risk for diagnostic errors?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 043

Communicating Effectively When You Don’t Want to: Practical Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Patients, Staff, Administrators and Other Clinicians

Director: Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD, FACP
Faculty: Kevin W. Chamberlin, PharmD, FASCP • Jennifer Ozimek, MD, Member
Quality and Patient Safety
  • How can you effectively anticipate and prepare for a difficult conversation in the clinical setting?
  • What is a systematic approach to effectively handle conflict or mismatched expectations in a clinical setting?
  • What are some tips for getting an emotionally charged or difficult conversation "back on track" so that those involved can find common ground?
  • How do you build on the common ground and keep the lines of communication open after your initial discussion?
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 017

Consult Talk

Co-Moderators: Geno J. Merli, MD, MACP, FHM, FSVM • Howard H. Weitz, MD, MACP, FRCP (Lond.), FACC
Additional TopicsHospital MedicinePerioperative Medicine
  • Join the Annals Consult Guys as they address a variety of clinical issues while using humor to deliver educational pearls related to the practice of internal medicine.
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: PN 003

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: The Domain of the Internist

Professor: Melissa Ann McNeil, MD, MPH, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What symptoms characterize the genitourinary symptoms of menopause?
  • What are the options for treatment of the genitourinary symptoms of menopause?
  • How should clinicians best counsel patients about these symptoms and the risks and benefits of treatment options?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 098

How Is an Internist to Treat Gout?

Professor: N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, MACP, MACR
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • How should internists apply current guidelines for the treatment of gout?
  • What is the evidence base that supports the recommendations in the ACR guidelines for the treatment of gout?
  • How should gout management be adjusted to meet personalized needs of patients with co-occurring conditions?
  • What are special chronic care needs for patients with gout?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 093

How to Write a Clinical Case Report

Director: Gustavo R. Heudebert, MD, MACP
Co-Director: Andrew Fenves, MD, FACP, FAS
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Learn the academic potential of case reports in their journey as a trainee.
  • Learn how to identify a good case and how to research potential journals for publication.
  • Learn basic structures of case reports, common pitfalls with writing, and how to overcome these issues.
Location: 6 F, Course Code: WSO 005

Shock: Approaches to Diagnosis and Management

Professor: Brett Lindgren, DO
Hospital MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What are the commonly encountered causes of shock in the inpatient setting?
  • How can you identify and assess the cause and phase of shock in a patient admitted to the hospital?
  • What are the most recent guidelines in the management of shock?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 065

Thinking about Thinking: Improving Clinical Decision Making in Everyday Practice

Director: Deborah DiNardo, MD, MS, FACP
Faculty: Eliana Bonifacino, MD, MS • Katie Gavinski, MD, Resident/Fellow Member • Sarah A. Tilstra, MD, MS, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • State the rationale for and importance of formal instruction in clinical reasoning.
  • Describe how clinicians think.
  • Identify (using real clinical scenarios) how and where clinicians make mistakes in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify strategies to combat errors in clinical reasoning.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 015

Update in Nephrology

Presenter: Adrian P. Sequeira, MD, FACP
Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: UD 009
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4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Acute Coronary Syndrome: What's New in 2023

Professor: Robert O. Roswell, MD, FACP, FACC
CardiologyClinical PharmacologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the latest guidelines in the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)?
  • What are the potential complications of the pharmacotherapy utilized for the treatment of ACS?
  • How do you to diagnose and manage type 2 myocardial infarction?
  • What are the core quality measures in ACS care that hospitalists should be aware of?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 035

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Beyond the Office Doors

Moderator: Josh Serchen
Panelists: Rachel Solotaroff, MD, FACP • Laura J. Zimmermann, MD, DipABLM, MS, FACP
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • How can social, economic, and environmental factors directly and indirectly impact one’s health?
  • What are some policy approaches and considerations at the local, state, and federal level that can be taken to address social determinants of health?
  • What steps can physicians and medical professionals take to begin to address social determinants of health with their patients and in their communities today?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: PN 019

Approach to Acute GI Bleeding in the Inpatient Setting

Professor: Linda A. Lee, MD, FACP
Gastroenterology and HepatologyHematologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the common causes of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding?
  • Which inpatients benefit from intravenous proton-pump inhibitor therapy?
  • When is conservative management of recurrent GI bleeding appropriate?
  • What is the approach to evaluating obscure causes of GI bleed?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 041

Cardiovascular Manifestations of Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Professor: Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • What are the risks associated with chronic inflammatory dieases in humans?
  • How should a primary care physician assess cardiovascular risk in patients with these conditions?
  • What pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies can be implemented to reduce cardiovascular risk in these patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 003

Clinical Images to Improve Your Knowledge Base and Refine Your Clinical Reasoning Skills

Director: Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • Experience some of the joy and challenge of medicine by reviewing some common and uncommon diseases seen through clinical images.
  • Learn some of the best "go to" resources for clinical image based education.
  • Learn how to start and store clinical image banks.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 030

Clinical Triad: Prognosis, Cancer Screening, and Deprescribing: When Should We Stop?

Moderator: C. Bree Johnston, MD, MPH, FACP
Panelists: Sei J. Lee, MD, MAS • Louise C. Walter, MD, FACP • Eric Widera, MD
Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyGeriatric MedicineOncology
  • Segment A: Prognosis
    • 1. Why is prognosis important in the care of older adults?
    • 2. What prognostic tools should internists be using in clinical practice?
  • Segment B: Cancer Screening
    • 1. When should cancer screening be discontinued based on prognosis?
    • 2. How can internists communicate effectively with patients about discontinuing cancer screening?
  • Segment C: Time to Benefit and Deprescribing
    • 1. How should internists make deprescribing decisions based on prognosis and time to benefit?
    • 2. How can internists communicate effectively about deprescribing?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CT 002

Evidence-Based Medicine and COVID-19: Global Health Lessons: A Joint ACP and EFIM Session

Moderator: Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP
Co-Moderator: Not Selected
Panelists: Dror Dicker, MD, FACP (Hon), EFIM President • Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA
Clinical ReasoningInfectious Diseases
  • Understand why practicing evidence-based medicine is essential, even in desperate situations.
  • Learn how the clinical–epidemiologic collaborative approach can lead to preventing and controlling COVID-19.
  • Discuss how increasing your knowledge of epidemiology can lead to better decision making.
  • Utilize successful epidemiologic approaches when working hand in hand with clinicians.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 017

Hair and Nails Telltales

Presenter: Helena B. Pasieka, MD, MS
Clinical ReasoningDermatology
  • What clinical conditions should be considered for a patient presenting with hair loss, and how should this symptom be evaluated?
  • What are common nail abnormalities, and when should nail abnormalities prompt referral from primary care?
  • What systemic conditions manifest with nail abnormalities?
Live-stream available
Location: 6 B, Course Code: SS 001

Nonmalignant Hematologic Emergencies

Professor: Ara Metjian, MD
HematologyHospital Medicine
  • What is the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment strategy for a patient with potential thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)?
  • What is the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment strategy for a patient with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome?
  • What is the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment strategy for an adult patient with non-malignant hematologic emergencies (e.g., immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), acquired hemophilia, bleeding while on anticoagulation)?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 031

Physician as Social Activist: Virchow at 200 and Lown at 100, The

Professor: Salvatore Mangione, MD
Ethics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • What do clinicians need to know about the history of social activism and political involvement in the medical profession?
  • How can clinicians apply the lessons learned from the advocacy of Rudolf Virchow and Bernard Lown to improve the health of their patients?
  • How should clinicians revisit and modify the "job description" of 21st-century clinicians to encourage greater social activism?
Live-stream available
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 111

Providing Women’s Healthcare in a Post-Dobbs America: What Internal Medicine Needs to Know

Moderator: Alan W. Dow, MD, FACP
Panelists: Lisa H. Harris, MD, PhD • Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What is the current landscape of legal limitations on reproductive health options in the United States, and what do clinicians need to know to navigate this landscape including implications for telehealth services and the use of abortifacients for non-reproductive health indications?
  • How should internal medicine physicians educate themselves about providing medication-induced abortion and what do internal medicine physicians need to know about follow-up and potential complications after abortion?
  • How do we help women navigate the current landscape to access safe and evidence-based care?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: PN 041
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7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Acute Liver Failure for the Hospitalist: What's New in 2023?

Professor: Sofia Simona Jakab, MD
Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • What is the appropriate diagnostic approach to acute liver failure?
  • What are the recent treatment guidelines and high-value care approach in managing patients with acute liver failure?
  • What are the best treatment options for these patients in resource-limited hospital settings?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 038

COVID-19 Vaccination on the National and Global Scale

Professor: Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH, FCCP
Ethics and Health PolicyInfectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • Because the World Health Organization has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health, what has been and should be done to address this nationally and internationally?
  • What is the cause of vaccine hesitancy? Do the safety profiles and benefits of the various vaccines justify this hesitancy?
  • What perspectives should be considered when examining global vaccine access as an ethical and health issue? What can we learn from past vaccination campaigns?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 086

Evolution of Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis

Professor: Theodore Freeman, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What has been the evolution of immunotherapy (ITx) over the past few years?
  • How does aeroallergen sublingual Itx differ from conventional subcutaneous Itx?
  • For what allergens might aeroallergen ITx be effective?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 091

Getting to Gun Safety: What Do Patients Want From Their Physician?

Professor: Erik Wallace, MD, FACP
Ethics and Health PolicyQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are patient preferences regarding internists addressing firearm safety?
  • Should internists address firearm safety with all patients or only certain patients?
  • What recommendations and resources should internists provide to patients to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 105

Hyponatremia and Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH): Inpatient Diagnostic and Management Guidelines

Professor: Helbert Rondon Berrios, MD, FACP
Endocrinology and MetabolismHospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What are the common causes of hyponatremia in the patient admitted to the hospital?
  • What are the laboratory tests required to properly diagnose hyponatremia and SIADH?
  • What are the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety profiles of traditional and new drugs for SIADH?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 051

Management of Soft Tissue Masses and Dermatologic Cysts: Cysts, Lumps and Bumps

Professor: Kevin J. Gaddis, MD
Ambulatory MedicineDermatology
  • What are the historical and clinical features that should prompt imaging or further work-up of a soft tissue mass?
  • What are the most common benign cysts of the skin, how do they present, and how are they managed?
  • When should inflamed or ruptured cysts be incised and drained?
  • What is the internist's role in managing pilonidal cysts?
  • What is the best approach to non-surgical management for hidradenitis suppurativa?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 013

Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions in the Geriatric Population

Professor: Amit Shah, MD, FACP, ASGF
End-of-Life and Palliative CareGeriatric MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • Which antidepressants are safest in elderly patients, and what side effects should providers be aware of?
  • What are the risks of long-term benzodiazepine therapy in older patients and how can these medications be safely deprescribed?
  • What are the risks of medications for behavorial disturbances in dementia and what pharmacologic approach should be used when these medications are necessary?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MTP 084
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

60 Minutes: Special Report on Hot Issues in Health Policy

Moderator: Shari M. Erickson, MPH
Panelists: George Lyons, Jr., Esq., JD-MBA • Brian E. Outland, PhD • David Pugach, JD
Ethics and Health Policy
  • Attend an extremely timely and in-depth presentation on hot public policy issues that are of most concern to internal medicine.
  • Learn what ACP is doing about these issues and how members can become involved.
  • Receive an opportunity for direct questioning of ACP Washington staff.
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: PN 018

Advanced Communication Skills: How to Turn a Volatile Interaction into a Successful Patient Encounter Where You Come out Unscathed

Faculty: Mara Lugassy, MD • Andrea Porrovecchio, MD, FACP • Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW APHSW-C
Ambulatory Medicine
  • Identify early warning signs of, and contributing factors to, patient interactions at high risk for anger or emotional distress.
  • Integrate mindfulness based strategies into real-time, self-regulation of internal and external responses during interactions with angry or upset patients.
  • Apply a systematic, empathy-driven communications process to effectively deescalate interactions with angry or upset patients.
  • Develop language to successfully strengthen or reestablish disrupted patient-physician relationships.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 002

Benign Anorectal Disease: Itching for Help

Professor: Waqar Qureshi, MD, FRCP, FASGE, FACG
Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is the best way to diagnose the cause of rectal bleeding after a negative colonoscopy?
  • What is the best medical management of hemorrhoidal bleeding and itching?
  • What is the best way to manage anal pain?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 020

C. Wesley Eisele Lecture: High-Value Care Strategies to Advance Health Equity

Professor: Christopher Moriates, MD, FACP
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineGender in MedicinePractice ManagementSocial Determinants of Health
  • List strategies to identify and mitigate bias.
  • Engage in efficient and effective cost of care conversations.
  • Use a population health approach to improve patient outcomes.
  • Engage a broad group of stakeholders to help prioritize improvement efforts.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 113

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Lipid Management: How Low Should You Go?

Professor: Lauren A. Weber, MD, FACC
Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyClinical PharmacologyEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • What biomarkers and imaging modalities are used to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease?
  • What pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies are recommended for patients at moderate to high risk?
  • When should a PCSK9 inhibitor be considered? When should referral to a lipidologist be considered?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 004

Clinical Images to Improve Your Knowledge Base and Refine Your Clinical Reasoning Skills

Director: Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • Experience some of the joy and challenge of medicine by reviewing some common and uncommon diseases seen through clinical images.
  • Learn some of the best "go to" resources for clinical image based education.
  • Learn how to start and store clinical image banks.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 013

Clinical Triad: Infectious Diseases: Clostridium difficile, Positive Blood Cultures, and Urinary Tract Infections

Moderator: Naseema B. Merchant, MD, FACP, FCCP, FHM
Panelists: Richard Martinello, MD • David A. Pegues, MD • Jorge Luis Salinas, MD
HematologyHospital MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • Segment A: Clostridium difficile
    • 1. What are the diagnostic guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection?
    • 2. What are the management guidelines for Clostridium difficile infections?
    • 3. Which patients are at a risk for recurring Clostridium difficile infection?
  • Segment B: Positive Blood Cultures
    • 1. What are the common clinically significant organisms detected in blood cultures?
    • 2. How can you establish contamination as a cause of a positive blood culture?
    • 3. What is a high-value care approach to management of a positive blood culture?
  • Segment C: Urinary Tract Infections
    • 1. What are the diagnostic criteria for uncomplicated, complicated, and catheter associated UTI?
    • 2. How do you diagnose asymptomatic bacteriuria?
    • 3. What is a high-value care approach to antibiotic utilization in the management of UTIs and asymptomatic bacteriuria?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CT 003

Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Support Equity

Moderator: Deepti Pandita, MD, FACP, FAMIA
Panelists: Rebecca G. Mishuris, MD • Urmimala Sarkar, MD
Gender in MedicineHealth Information Technology
  • Discuss ways in which digital health tools can be used to advance health equity.
  • Learn strategies for implementing these tools in practice and discussing the use of these tools with patients.
  • Learn from these tools to drive best practices to bridge the equity gap, given that digital equity is not equal to health equity.
  • Understand how these tools assist clinicians in closing these gaps and mitigating disparities in care.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: PN 025

Personal Branding: Knowing and Promoting You

Director: Fariha Shafi, MD, FACP
Faculty: Marion Mull McCrary, MD, FACP • Rebecca Rainer Pauly, MD, FACP
Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Define and refine your own personal brand, 3-word mantra.
  • Expand your personal brand into adaptable 15/30 second core messages.
  • Be aware of social media avenues to enhance your brand and visibility.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 024

Seizures and Epilepsy Management Basics for the Hospitalist

Professor: Manu Hegde, MD, PhD
Hospital MedicineNeurology
  • What are common types of seizures (and mimics) that hospitalists might encounter?
  • How should you manage seizures and status epilepticus in the inpatient setting?
  • When should I transfer for specialty neurology care?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 064

Thrombosis Management: What's New and Different?

Professor: Stephan Moll, MD
Hematology
  • How long should a patient with a VTE be treated with anticoagulation? What do the new ASH guidelines say?
  • How should a patient with a portal vein clot be treated? Is anticoagulation required, and if so, with which agent and for how long?
  • What is the best treatment strategy for a patient receiving dialysis with a VTE?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 034

Update in Oncology

Presenter: Helen K. Chew, MD
Oncology
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 010
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Saturday Plenary

Presenter: Not Selected
Additional Topics
  • TBD
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Hall D, Course Code: PL 001
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Approach to Patients Admitted to the Hospital With Atrial Fibrillation

Professor: Carlos L. Alviar, MD, FACC
CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • How do you manage patients presenting with the first episode of atrial fibrillation and those with a history of atrial fibrillation presenting with rapid ventricular rates?
  • What are the management options for patients with refractory atrial fibrillation?
  • What are the guidelines for choosing anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 042

Chronic Kidney Disease: When Should You Consult Nephrology? A Case-Based Approach

Professor: Joseph A. Vassalotti, MD
Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • When is referral of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) appropriate?
  • What are the consequences of late referral of patients with CKD?
  • When should a nephrologist be involved in the care of a patient with CKD undergoing a contrast study?
  • What are the kidney failure replacement therapy options?
  • When is a patient with advanced CKD not a candidate for dialysis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 072

Clinical Pearls: Anticoagulation/Vascular Medicine & General Internal Medicine

Moderator: John B. Bundrick, MD, MACP
Panelists: Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP • Robert McBane, II, MD
Additional TopicsCardiology
  • Test your clinical acumen by answering challenging patient management questions faced in practice.
  • Compare your critical thinking with that of your colleagues.
  • Amass a rich collection of "pearls" that can be applied to patient care.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: CP 003

Common Inpatient Acid–Base Disorders: A High-Value Care Approach

Professor: Prashant Pendyala, MD
Hospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What is the diagnostic approach to common acid–base disorders encountered in the hospital setting??
  • How should you utilize and interpret venous and arterial blood gases in the work-up of acid–base disorders?
  • What is the high-value care approach in managing common acid–base disorders in patients admitted to the hospital?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 044

Creating Professional Fulfillment

Director: Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP
Faculty: Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, FRCP, FAMWA • Justin J. Roesch, MD, FACP
Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Practice strategies for promoting community and decreasing professional isolation.
  • Increase knowledge of tools to reclaim your practice.
  • Create goals to increase professional fulfillment.
Location: 14, Course Code: CW 018

Ethical Case Challenges: EHRs and E-Communications

Moderator: Isaac Opole, MD, PhD, FACP
Panelists: Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, MACP • Amy K. Holbrook, MD, FACP
Ethics and Health PolicyHealth Information Technology
  • How does information technology affect the patient–physician relationship?
  • What ethical standards apply to e-communications?
  • How can physicians balance EHR requirements with the best interests of patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 012

Food as Medicine

Director: Danielle Belardo, MD
Ambulatory MedicineEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Increase nutrition knowledge as it pertains to managing chronic diseases.
  • Develop and strengthen nutrition counseling skills.
  • Build confidence and comfort when discussing diets with patients.
Location: 30, Course Code: WSO 001

Macrocytosis and Microcytosis: Red Cell Sizes From Big to Little

Professor: Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP
Hematology
  • What the diagnostic and treatment strategy for a patient with microcytic anemia in whom self-treatment with oral iron is not successful?
  • What is the diagnostic approach to the patient with a macrocytic anemia with normal B12 and folate levels?
  • What is the optimal management strategy for a patient with macrocytosis or microcytosis without anemia?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 078

Medical Improv: Novel Method to Improve Communication Skills with Empathy

Director: Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MPH, MACP
Co-Director: John-Michael Maury
Quality and Patient Safety
  • Describe core medical improv principles and their relevance to medical education and the practice of medicine.
  • Demonstrate and practice improvisation-based skills, and explain their application to medical communication education.
  • Discuss innovative ways to bring new and fun learning techniques into your institution.
Location: 17, Course Code: CW 022

Pancreatobiliary Disease for the Internist

Professor: Nazia Hasan, MD, MPH, FASGE
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • How do you diagnose and treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency?
  • What are the best ways to conduct surveillance of a pancreatic cyst? What are red flag signs for malignancy?
  • What is the best management strategy for gallbladder polyps?
  • What is the best approach to diagnosing and managing a common bile duct stone?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 024

Stories that Heal and Reveal: A Radical Listening and Reflective Writing Workshop

Director: Marion Mull McCrary, MD, FACP
Faculty: Fariha Shafi, MD, FACP • Riddhi S. Shah, MD, FACP • Mariah H. Stump, MD, MPH, FACP
Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Learn how narrative medicine can expand insight, creativity, and connection that supports inclusion and a sense of belonging.
  • Explore the impact of narrative practice for team building and burnout prevention.
  • Experience two different models of narrative medicine that can be used in groups of physicians and learners, in interdisciplinary teams, and with patients.
Location: 15, Course Code: CW 028

Update in Geriatric Medicine

Presenter: Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH
Co-Presenter: Kinga Kiszko, DO
Geriatric Medicine
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: UD 005

Urine Trouble: What's New in Treating Urinary Tract Infections?

Professor: Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, FACP
Clinical ReasoningInfectious Diseases
  • What are effective first-line approaches to treating urinary tract infections?
  • How do you treat multidrug-resistant urinary tract infections?
  • How do you prevent recurrent urinary tract infections?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 070
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Annals of Internal Medicine: Recent Articles That You Should Know About

Moderator: Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH, FACP
Panelist: Stephanie Chang, MD, Member
Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Become aware of recent studies published in the past year with implications for internal medicine practice, research, and education.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: PN 032

Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Professor: Darren K. McGuire, MD, MHSc
CardiologyEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • What is the epidemiology and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in diabetes?
  • What are the pharmacologic actions of antihyperglycemic medication that impact cardiovascular outcomes?
  • What antihyperglycemic agents are effective in reducing major cardiovascular events?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 016

Diagnostic and Management Guidelines of Acute Stroke: What's New?

Professor: Jennifer E. Rasmussen-Winkler, MD, FAHA
Hospital MedicineNeurology
  • What are the latest management guidelines for ischemic, thrombotic, and hemorrhagic strokes?
  • What alternate treatment should be considered in patients in whom thrombolytic therapy cannot be utilized?
  • What core measure and key quality metrics should the hospitalist be aware of when managing patients with stroke?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 047

High-Value Management of Back Pain: Lumbar-ing Along

Professor: O. Kenrik Duru, MD, MSHS
Pain ManagementRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What is the high-value care approach to imaging patients with back pain?
  • When should an inflammatory cause of back pain be considered, and how should it be evaluated?
  • What is the most evidence-based sequence of treatments for back pain, and when should injections or surgical intervention be considered?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 092

Hospital/Ambulatory Care Coordination and Transitions

Moderator: Sarah Starling Crossan
Panelists: Alicia I. Arbaje, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP • Harriet Bering, MD, MACP
Ambulatory MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • Describe the impact of consistent, effective, and safe transitions of care across care settings.
  • Describe overarching principles to guide effective collaboration throughout varied care settings.
  • Illustrate practical application of effective care transition principles through case examples.
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: PN 010

Hypertension in Women: Special Considerations Across a Woman's Lifespan

Professor: Natalie A. Bello, MD, MPH
Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyWomen’s Health
  • What underlying etiologies of hypertension occur in women at different stages of life?
  • What therapeutic strategies are used in women across the lifespan?
  • What sex differences exist in diagnosis and management of hypertension? What circumstances must be considered when treating hypertension in women (such as OCP use, pregnancy, and breastfeeding)?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 008

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Infectious Diseases, Women’s Health, General Internal Medicine

Moderator: James B. O'Keefe, MD, FACP
Co-Moderator: Elizabeth Selden, MD, FACP
Panelists: William Carroll, MD, FACP • Robert A. Pitts, MD • Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS, FACP
Additional Topics
  • Infectious Diseases:
    • 1. What updates regarding injectable PrEP for HIV prophylaxis should internists be aware of, including but not limited to medication adherence and patient counseling, must-know risks and adverse effects, efficacy at preventing HIV transmission, and potential effect on HSV-2?
    • 2. How do you incorporate recent updates in the management and treatment of gonorrhea and chlamydia into your clinical practice?
  • Women's Health:
    • 1. What is the preferred screening imaging method for women at high risk for breast cancer, and what specifics should be considered for women with dense breasts?
    • 2. What should the internist know about medication options for pregnancy termination, appropriate patient selection, and potential complications?
  • General Medicine:
    • 1. Should we be screening for pancreatic cancer? For what patients should we be considering MRI and/or referral for EUS for pancreatic cancer screening?
    • 2. T o D or not to D: Which patients should have vitamin D measured in the primary care setting or be advised to supplement without measurement? If a patient is found to be vitamin D deficient, what is the appropriate advice? Does this advice change if the patient is known to have osteopenia or osteoporosis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: MSFM 003

Presentation Skills for Clinicians: Making Your Next Teaching Presentation Go Better Than Your Last

Professor: Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Organize a teaching presentation with special emphasis on an effective opening and a strong closing.
  • Demonstrate helpful skills for presentation techniques.
  • Create and deliver your next presentation more effectively than you have in the past.
  • Constructively critique presentations of others, providing helpful suggestions.
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 010

Triaging Financial Priorities for Early Career Physicians

Director: Amy K. Holbrook, MD, FACP
Co-Director: Disha C. Spath, MD, FACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsPractice Management
  • Develop a framework for prioritizing competing financial goals.
  • Discuss student loan management strategies.
  • Discuss different paths to wealth-building for retirement.
  • Understand the role of financial planners and how to assess them.
Location: 16, Course Code: WSO 004

Update in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Co-Presenters: Jose Gomez Villalobos, MD, MS • Mitchell M. Levy, MD
Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: UD 011
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Cancer Does Not Affect All Patients Equally

Professor: Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineOncologySocial Determinants of Health
  • What are the disparities in patients who are racial minorities receiving appropriate cancer care according to guidelines?
  • How do we address the disparities in representation of racial minorities in cancer clinical trials?
  • What are the barriers to patients with cancer who are racial minorities receiving equal access to palliative care?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 030

Case Studies in End-of-Life Care

Professor: Danielle Noreika, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
End-of-Life and Palliative Care
  • How should primary care physicians best engage with the interprofessional team to enhance end-of-life care?
  • How should primary care physicians best prepare families for the dying process and the time after death?
  • How should physicians navigate the challenges of opioid use in this population?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: MTP 019

Contemporary Management of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

Professor: A. Reshad Garan, MD, MS, FACC
Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • What are the initial steps in the diagnosis and management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?
  • What are the latest therapeutic strategies for outpatient management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?
  • What strategies can be used in the outpatient setting to prevent heart failure hospitalizations?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 006

Delirium, Falls, and Beyond: Avoiding Common Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Professor: Aaron J. Calderon, MD, FACP, SFHN
Geriatric MedicineHospital MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use DisordersQuality and Patient Safety
  • How should you assess and manage delirium in the patient admitted to the hospital?
  • How do you prevent falls in the hospital setting?
  • What are the other common preventable noninfectious hospital-acquired conditions, and how do you prevent them?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 046

Hospitalists as Consultants: Best Communication Practices in a Team-Based Care Approach

Professor: Heather E. Nye, MD, PhD
Ambulatory MedicineHospital Medicine
  • What are the effective communication strategies to utilize with the primary caring team when acting as a medical consultant for a patient admitted to the non-hospitalist services?
  • How can you establish effective lines of communication and manage expectations with the consultants when managing a nonmedical or surgical patient on the hospitalist service?
  • Are there best practice recommendations for communication with the patient's primary care physician during hospitalization?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 050

Hot Topics in Health IT: Trends

Moderator: Ross W. Hilliard, MD, FACP
Panelists: Ryan Jelinek, DO, Member • Parag Mehta, MD, MACP
Health Information Technology
  • Be exposed to current hot topics in medical informatics.
  • Interact with faculty to learn how these new technologies and concepts may affect their practices.
  • Hot Topic #1—Self-service Analytics to Guide Your Outcomes
  • Hot Topic #2—Navigating the Changing Regulatory Landscape of Health IT
Session will be recorded
Location: 16, Course Code: PN 024

How to Get Published: Surviving the Peer-Review Process for Journals

Moderator: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP
Panelist: Michael A. LaCombe, MD, MACP
Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • Gain an understanding of the journal peer-review process.
  • Learn strategies for choosing journals that are a good fit for your work.
  • Increase the chances of publication success by learning how to prepare your work for journal submission, avoid common pitfalls, and respond to peer reviews.
  • Gain an understanding of what to expect after your work is accepted for publication.
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: PN 033

Menopause Management for the Internist

Professor: Sarah Merriam, MD, Member
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What symptoms characterize menopause, and how do you diagnose it?
  • What are the risks and benefits of hormone therapy (HT), and how should it be prescribed?
  • What are the nonhormonal alternatives to managing the symptoms of menopause?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 100

Optimizing Behavior Change in Primary Care: Jedi Mind Tricks

Professor: Ed A. Tori, DO, FACP
Ambulatory Medicine
  • What is the importance of behavioral modification in primary care?
  • What is a framework for approaching behavioral modification in primary care?
  • What are some proven techniques to modify behaviors in primary care?
  • How should primary care physicians support retention of modified behaviors for patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 108

Update in Infectious Diseases

Presenter: Heather C. Yun, MC USAF, FACP
Infectious Diseases
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: UD 008
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4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Biologic Therapies for Allergic Disease: Scratching the Monoclonal Antibody Itch

Professor: Derek M. Smith, MD
Clinical PharmacologyRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the cytokine and cellular targets of some of the recent monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) approved by the FDA for the use in various allergic conditions (pulmonary and dermatologic)?
  • What are some of the mAbs that have been approved by the FDA for use in various allergic conditions?
  • What are the side effects of mAbs when used to treat allergic conditions?
Session will be recorded
Location: 29, Course Code: MTP 090

Bone Health and Newer Approaches to Osteoporosis

Professor: Elaine W. Yu, MD, MMSc
Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismGeriatric MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What causes postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis?
  • What are some recommendations to promote bone health and slow the development of osteoporosis?
  • What are new treatments for osteoporosis?
Session will be recorded
Location: 30, Course Code: MTP 015

Getting Into the Weeds on Cannabis

Professor: Kari L. Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Clinical PharmacologyPsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What is the difference between THC and CBD and their impact on physiology?
  • What if any, are the concerns about cannabis use in adolescence?
  • What is known about the efficacy of cannabis for various syndromes?
  • What counseling points should be covered by practitioners about formulations and dosing?
Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 A, Course Code: MTP 082

HIV for the Internist

Professor: Erica N. Johnson, MD, FACP
Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What is the latest in preexposure prophylaxis for HIV?
  • What are common side effects of HIV medications?
  • What are common drug interactions to consider with HIV medications?
  • How can the primary care provider help in managing long-term complications of HIV and its treatment?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6C, Course Code: MTP 067

Managing Patients in the Postacute Setting: What Does the Hospitalist Need to Know?

Professor: Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD, AGSF
Hospital MedicinePerioperative MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical CareQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are the basic differences in the management of patients in acute and postacute settings?
  • How should you manage chronic comorbidities in skilled nursing facilities (SNF)?
  • How can you reduce readmissions from nursing and rehabilitation facilities?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 DE, Course Code: MTP 055

Pulmonary Embolism for the Hospitalist

Professor: Timothy M. Fernandes, MD, MPH
HematologyHospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • How should you diagnose, triage, and manage pulmonary embolism in the hospital setting?
  • When is it appropriate to consider thrombolytic therapies for patients with pulmonary embolism?
  • How should you best approach patients with incidental or isolated subsegmental pulmonary embolism?
  • How should you choose optimal and safe long-term anticoagulation management strategies for pulmonary embolism?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 B, Course Code: MTP 061

Secondary Hypertension: Tips in Diagnosis and Management

Professor: Lalathaksha M. Kumbar, MBBS, Member
Endocrinology and MetabolismNephrology and Hypertension
  • When should the internist suspect secondary hypertension?
  • What is a cost-effective work-up for the evaluation of secondary hypertension?
  • What do you need to know when ordering an aldosterone–renin ratio?
  • How do you select the type of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA), dosage, and side effects?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 D, Course Code: MTP 076

Update in Gastroenterology

Presenter: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Presentation of 6 to 12 papers published during the past 12 to 15 months that, in the view of the presenter, have made the most difference in the practice or understanding of the subspecialty
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 6 A, Course Code: UD 004

Well-Woman Exam: Update From the Women's Preventive Services Initiative, The

Professor: Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH
Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What evidence-based preventive services are recommended for women across the lifespan?
  • What gaps are present in current screening recommendations?
  • What differences exist among published guidelines, and how can they be reconciled?
Session will be recorded
Location: 6 F, Course Code: MTP 102
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5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 Highlights and Doctor's Dilemma®: The Finals

Panelists: Justin Berk, MD, MPH, MBA, Member • Ann R. Garment, MD, FACP • Megan Lemay, MD
Additional Topics
  • Hear three outstanding clinician–educators share what they think are Internal Medicine Meeting 2023’s most important take-home messages. Then, join the excitement of the final round of Doctor’s Dilemma®. The “Final Five” teams of residents who survive the Thursday and Friday competitions will face off in the championship round of this Jeopardy-style test of knowledge. The winner takes home the Osler Cup—ACP’s coveted trophy.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom 20 BC, Course Code: IMH 001
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