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Scientific Sessions

Note: Preliminary program—topics and schedule are subject to change. All times shown are Eastern Time (ET). 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

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management

CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • What is the initial evaluation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and which diagnostic tests (imaging, biomarkers, and noninvasive and invasive testing) should be performed?
  • What is guideline-directed medical therapy for ACS?
  • When are coronary angiography and revascularization indicated? Which stent, which medications, and for how long?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 037

Giant Cell Arteritis: Are We Using Too Much Prednisone?

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the clinical features of giant cell arteritis?
  • What are the most useful diagnostic studies to consider in giant cell arteritis?
  • What pharmacologic interventions are most effective in managing giant cell arteritis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 101

Liability and Legal Considerations in Medical Practice: Dos and Don'ts of Risk Management

Hospital MedicinePractice Management
  • What are the elements of medical malpractice?
  • What are the literature updates regarding legal liability for hospital medicine compared with other specialties?
  • What aspects of medical practice may represent elevated liability risk that physicians should be aware of?
  • What are some ways physicians can reduce their risk of facing a medical malpractice claim?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 056

Maximizing Urge Incontinence Treatment and Maintaining Cognitive Safety in Older Adults

Ambulatory MedicineGeriatric Medicine
  • How robust is the evidence for short- and long-term cognitive impairment with anticholinergic incontinence medications in older persons?
  • What is the efficacy and safety of beta 3-agonists for urge incontinence treatment?
  • How can nonpharmacologic management be implemented in clinical practice?
  • What sort of procedural interventions have been shown to be effective for urinary incontinence?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 032

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismWomen’s Health
  • How do you diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
  • What are screening recommendations for patients with PCOS?
  • What are the lifestyle modifications and medical therapies for PCOS?
  • When should an internal medicine physician refer a patient with PCOS?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 017

Tobacco Dependence: Promoting Health Behavior Change and Smoking Cessation

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use DisordersPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What is known about tobacco cessation programs?
  • What behavioral changes should be adopted to decrease tobacco dependence?
  • What are the optimal pharmacologic treatment options for tobacco dependence?
  • What are the evidence-based strategies for a successful smoking cessation program?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 096
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7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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

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: 206, Course Code: CW 003

Practical Office Orthopedics: The Knee

Rheumatology 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: 104, Course Code: CBL 012
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Advancing Equitable Approaches to Improve Obesity Care

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What actions can be taken to advance equity through obesity care education, focusing on cultivating both clinical expertise and empathetic patient interactions?
  • What initiatives can be undertaken to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in obesity care among various medical subspecialties, ensuring a comprehensive and patient-centered approach?
  • What practical measures can healthcare providers and policy makers implement to combat bias, stigma, and misinformation surrounding obesity, thereby promoting equitable and respectful treatment for all individuals?
  • What ACP resources can help you effectively address obesity with your patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 011

Antimicrobial Resistance in Inpatient Medicine: How to Treat the Toughest Bugs

Hospital MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What are the major challenges in antibiotic resistance facing internal medicine physicians today?
  • How does one best manage MRSA infections, in particular contrasting bacteremia with localized infections?
  • How does one best manage infections with resistant Enterobacteriales, with a focus on AmpC, ESBL, and CRE management?
  • How does one best manage infections with Pseudomonas and other multidrug-resistant environmental organisms?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 068

Antiplatelets and Anticoagulation in Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiac Disease

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyHematology
  • What are the recommendations for the use of antiplatelet therapy for primary and secondary prevention in coronary artery disease?
  • When should dual antiplatelet therapy be discontinued, and when can it be interrupted?
  • What are the anticoagulation strategies for stroke prevention in valvular versus nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?
  • When should I stop aspirin if a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) is being started?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 001

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

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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 001

Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: A Case-Based Approach

Ambulatory MedicineOncology
  • What are the classic carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) presentations indicating specific therapy (e.g., axillary node adeno, cervical node squamous)?
  • How extensive a work-up is justified for determining a primary site (e.g., PET and endoscopy)?
  • What is the role of the pathology report in suggesting an origin of cancer or target of therapy?
  • Can molecular diagnostics inform personalized therapy?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 081

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ambulatory MedicineComplementary and Alternative Medicine
  • For which medical conditions has complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) been found to be safe and effective? What are the data?
  • What are the potential harms of commonly used CAM modalities?
  • When can you recommend acupuncture or hypnosis? How do patients access these modalities?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 014

Hot Topics in Ethics

Ethics and Health Policy
  • What are the emerging medical ethics and professionalism issues for internal medicine physicians today?
  • How do ethics issues affect patient care?
  • What should clinicians consider and how should interests be balanced when ethical challenges arise?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 015

Interstitial Lung Disease: Evaluation and Management

Ambulatory MedicineHospice and Palliative MedicineHospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the criteria and tests for diagnosing interstitial lung disease (ILD)?
  • What therapies are available, including medications, oxygen, pulmonary rehabilitation, and transplant?
  • When should pulmonary be consulted for assistance with diagnosis and management?
  • How do you best address end-of-life discussions and symptomatic management in these patients?
  • When should interstitial lung disease be suspected?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 055

Menopause Management for the Internal Medicine Physician: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismWomen’s Health
  • Which types of symptoms are appropriate indications for systemic and vaginal menopausal hormone therapy, and who is an appropriate candidate?
  • How should physicians decide among systemic patches, gels, creams, and pill forms of menopausal hormone therapy? What about vaginal estrogen rings, inserts, and creams?
  • What is bioidentical hormone therapy, and when is it appropriate?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 108

Optimizing Team-Based Telehealth

Health Information TechnologyPractice Management
  • Define team-based care for telehealth-based care delivery and how this can benefit both physicians and patients.
  • Learn about setting up patient expectations of care when delivering team-based telehealth, including modalities like care at home and remote patient monitoring.
  • Learn about challenges and potential pitfalls in setting up team-based telehealth and how to mitigate these.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 025

Skills to Align Organizational Culture and Well-Being

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionPractice Management
  • Identify tools to help you align organizational and clinician well-being goals regardless of your title or position.
  • Share and learn from examples of specific interventions that helped organizations operationalize well-being in a meaningful way.
  • Identify at least three actionable steps to implement in your practice or organization.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 122

Update in Nephrology

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: 210, Course Code: UD 009
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Opening Ceremony

Additional Topics
  • Lecture title: How A.I. Will Change Medicine • How A.I. has the potential to transform the future of medicine. • The power of machine eyes. • How the gift of time for clinicians can be restored. • Gearing up for hospital-at-home and other multimodal AI opportunities.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Hall B2, Course Code: OC 001
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together and HIV Nexus: Clinical Resources and Care Presentations to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • Navigate the CDC HIV Nexus clinician portal for guidelines and up to date information about HIV care.
  • Improve clinician competence through utilization of Together resources such as free medical education offerings, clinician scientific based literature and patient materials.
  • Incorporate HIV testing, prevention & care in clinical practices per HHS/CDC recommendations.
  • Develop improved communication skills for patient discussion about PrEP and treatment as prevention.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CBL 005

Clinical Pearls: Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine

Additional TopicsCardiologyPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • 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 East, Course Code: CP 001

Clostridium difficile: What the Hospitalist Needs to Know

Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What specific tests and diagnostic algorithms should be used to diagnose Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection?
  • How are initial episodes of C difficile infection managed in non-severe, severe, and fulminant cases?
  • How is recurrent C difficile infection managed, and when should fecal microbiota transplantation be considered?
  • What novel therapeutics are on the horizon for future therapies?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 040

Coding for Risk: Why It Matters

Practice ManagementSocial Determinants of Health
  • Why is risk adjustment important?
  • How does risk adjustment affect physician payment?
  • What is hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding, and how is it calculated?
  • How does risk adjustment help my patients?
  • How do social factors (social determinants of health) affect HCC coding, and how do I use Z codes?
Location: 160, Course Code: WSO 005

Entering Private Practice: Making the Choice

Early Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Define models of practice: employed vs. single private practice vs. single specialty group practice.
  • Discuss the considerations to weigh when deciding to open or join a private practice.
  • Identify strategies for navigating from employed role to private practice.
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: PN 009

Life-Threatening ECGs Encountered in the Outpatient Setting

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Identification of life threatening and subtle ECG findings encountered in an office practice.
  • Identification of subtle ECG finding associated common clinical conditions.
  • Review of ECG findings of common clinical entities.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 009

New Meds to Know in Primary Care

Ambulatory MedicineClinical Pharmacology
  • Which new drugs are available that should be incorporated into your practice?
  • How do new drugs compare with previously available agents in terms of efficacy and cost?
  • What do you need to know about new medications in terms of side effects or drug interactions?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 013

News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines In Colorectal Cancer Screening

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyOncology
  • What are the latest clinical guidelines?
  • What are the current standards of evidence-based care?
  • How can I implement these guidelines into my practice?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 007

Office-Based Allergy Testing for the Primary Care Physician

Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Which patients are appropriate candidates for allergy testing in the primary care physician (PCP) practice?
  • How is an allergy testing program established in a PCP practice?
  • What diagnostic studies and concurrent laboratory testing are useful for PCP office-based allergy testing?
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 105

Outpatient Management of VTE

Ambulatory MedicineHematologyPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • Which patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be treated as outpatients?
  • What are the barriers to outpatient care of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and how are they overcome?
  • Which patients with pulmonary embolism are eligible for outpatient therapy or early hospital discharge?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 035

Practicing High-Value Care: Appropriate Cardiac Biomarker Use for Hospitalists

CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • When should cardiac biomarkers be used for diagnosis and prognosis during hospitalization?
  • What are opportunities to reduce low-value cardiac biomarker testing during hospitalization?
  • What are effective quality improvement interventions to reduce unnecessary biomarker testing among hospitalized patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 039

Protect Healthcare Professionals to Deliver Optimal Patient Care: A Joint ACP and EFIM Session

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Understand the workplace safety challenges to physicians and their teams.
  • Apply principles of safety risk mitigation to protecting health professions.
  • Analyze threats to patient care presenting as threats to physician wellbeing.
  • Create a plan to improve physician and patient satisfaction with care.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 017

Update in Oncology

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: 210, Course Code: UD 010
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Become aware of recent studies with implications for internal medicine practice, research, and education.
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 028

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

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.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 007

Helping Health Care Heal: Reducing Barriers to Physicians Receiving Mental Health Care

Additional TopicsCareer Development and Professional SatisfactionPsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • Understand how licensing and credentialing processes deter physicians and trainees from seeking timely and appropriate mental health care.
  • Identify stigmatizing questions related to mental health history asked on state licensing, hospital, and insurance program credentialing applications.
  • Explore best practices in use of nonstigmatizing language by medical boards and credentialing bodies.
  • Utilize the ACP toolkit on removing credentialing and licensing barriers to mental health to act at a local, state, and national level to eliminate stigmatizing language on applications.
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 013

Inpatient Syncope Evaluation

CardiologyHospital MedicineNeurology
  • Which patients presenting to the ER with syncope require hospitalization, and who can be worked up in the outpatient setting?
  • What is the appropriate work-up for a patient admitted for syncope, and which symptoms prompt specific diagnostic tests?
  • What is the approach to evaluation and management of syncope that newly occurs during hospitalization, and what are some of the most common causes?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 054

Integrating and Optimizing Patient-Entered/Patient-Generated Data Into Clinical Workflows

Health Information TechnologyPractice Management
  • Understand the current landscape of mobile health and the data available from these devices to health care systems and physicians.
  • Understand the pitfalls and guardrails when considering importing mobile health data into the electronic health record (EHR) or at point of care.
  • Understand how to set up patient expectations on how their care teams may or may not be able to use their mobile health data.
  • Understand the requirements and technical needs of introducing mobile health data into the EHR.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 024

Key Findings on Cardiac Auscultation and POCUS: Part 1 – Systolic Murmurs and Heart Sounds

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.
  • Correlate cardiac auscultation with point-of-care ultrasound and distinguish those bedside findings that should prompt further evaluation.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 004

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: General Internal Medicine, Oncology, Infectious Diseases/Immunology

Additional TopicsEndocrinology and MetabolismInfectious DiseasesOncologyWomen’s Health
  • General Internal Medicine:
    • 1. What are the latest updates in symptomatic management of menopause? How do you counsel patients on appropriate use of diagnostic testing? When considering menopausal hormone therapy, are there indications beyond vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms?
    • 2. What is the latest evidence for cardiovascular and thrombotic events in patients receiving testosterone therapy for hypogonadism and/or erectile dysfunction?
  • Oncology:
    • 1. What are the most clinically important adverse effects of newer immunotherapy treatments for malignancies that internal medicine physicians should be aware of?
    • 2. What are some high-yield examples of things internal medicine physicians should know (and tell their patients) about cancer survivorship care plans?
  • Infectious Diseases/Immunology:
    • 1. For respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccination, how do you counsel patients regarding the decision to vaccinate, and are there particular populations that you most strongly recommend a vaccine? How do you address requests for vaccines outside of the age-based FDA approval? Is there clinical evidence that spacing the vaccine apart from other vaccines is warranted?
    • 2. Is there evidence that treatment of COVID-19 with nirmatrelvir/ritonavir prevents long COVID? Is there any new evidence on the use of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir and symptom duration and/or severity? Is nirmatrelvir/ritonavir indicated with each infection in patients who have had COVID-19 multiple times? Is it ever indicated in patients with rebound COVID-19 infection?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MSFM 001

Partnering for Depression Care: Evidence-based Care of Major Depression

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • List at least four barriers to successful treatment of depression in primary care (Systems-Based Practice).
  • List and conduct the five components of the Mental Health Care Model (MHCM): educate a patient about depression; elicit a commitment to treatment; establish treatment goals; and negotiate a multi-modal treatment plan including medications for depression and sleep.
  • Describe how to apply the MHCM for engaging a patient who does not desire therapy or does not respond to first-line pharmacotherapies.
  • Describe at least one setting in which they can implement MHCM teaching at their practice or institution
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CBL 010

Primer on Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyPsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are the elements of history taking and medical screening needed to accurately identify patients with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and binge eating disorder?
  • What are the misconceptions and implicit biases related to the topic of eating disorders?
  • What are common medical complications and long-term health risks associated with eating disorders?
  • What are the common medical interventions for patients with eating disorders, and when are referrals and additional support warranted?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 074

Reconciliation of Medications in Transitions of Care

Clinical PharmacologyHospital MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are the best practices for medication reconciliation upon the transition of care in terms of outcomes and patient-centered value?
  • What are the tools for medication reconciliation upon transition of care?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 062

Testosterone Therapy

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismWomen’s Health
  • Who is a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, and how do you evaluate and then monitor them?
  • What different formulations of testosterone are available, how should they be used, and what are the risks and benefits of each?
  • Is there a role for testosterone therapy in women, and if so, what's the harm?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 019

This Is Your Kidney on Drugs

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyNephrology and Hypertension
  • When is a drug-induced increase in creatinine considered kidney injury?
  • Is there an increase in creatinine at which potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be decreased or discontinued?
  • What should you monitor when using potentially nephrotoxic medications?
  • What drugs should be avoided in patients with chronic kidney disease?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 078

Update in Geriatric Medicine

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: 210, Course Code: UD 005
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Addiction Medicine: What's New in the Clinic?

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are brief, practical screening tools for treating patients with substance use disorders that can be used in a busy primary care practice?
  • When can an internal medicine physician initiate buprenorphine, and when should a patient be seen by an addiction specialist?
  • What is the latest on safe injection sites in the United States?
  • What new treatments are available for patients with stimulant use disorders?
  • What pharmacotherapy can a primary care physician initiate for outpatient treatment of alcohol use disorder?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 088

Best Practices in Patient-Centered Care

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineHealth Information TechnologySocial Determinants of Health
  • Define patient-centered care and key goals for achievement.
  • Discuss why and how to incorporate the patient voice into the electronic health record (EHR) and in the office/hospital visit.
  • Discuss racial, economic, and other bias and how a patient centered approach can reduce these biases.
  • Identify resources and tools to improve the patient-centered care we provide.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 026

Chronic Peripheral Artery Disease for the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Which patients should I suspect of having peripheral artery disease (PAD)?
  • How do I approach the diagnosis of PAD?
  • How do I manage cardiovascular risk in patients with PAD?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 004

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

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: 104, Course Code: CBL 014

Common Outpatient Bacterial Infections

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • Urinary tract infections: Which patients need a urinalysis? What about a urine culture? What findings actually warrant treatment, and what's new in picking the best antibiotics?
  • Skin and soft tissue infections: Can any abscesses be treated with just drainage, and which ones require antibiotics? Who should I assume might have MRSA? And which patients with cellulitis need to go to the hospital?
  • Lower respiratory tract infections: How do I "confirm" a bacterial pneumonia (does everyone need a chest x-ray)? And if I've decided to start antibiotics, how do I tailor the choice? Who can I safely treat in the office, and who should I be sending to the ER for further evaluation?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 069

Consult Talk

Additional Topics
  • 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: 253, Course Code: PN 005

Expanding Our Lane in Health Equity: This Is Our Why

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine
  • How can internal medicine physicians promote equity and reduce bias in obesity management? Why is this our work?
  • What is ACP doing to prevent firearm injury? Why is this our work?
  • How and why are we expanding our lane at ACP?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 116

Helping Others Cope with Grief: The Next Steps after Saying Goodbye

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionHospice and Palliative MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • Define grief.
  • Recognize and understand the effects of grief on a trainee or colleague.
  • Identify maladaptive coping mechanisms and teach beneficial coping mechanisms for grief.
  • Discuss resources available to help others cope with grief.
  • Design a plan for implementation to help others cope with grief at your own institution.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CW 010

Hot Topics in Sleep Apnea

Ambulatory MedicinePerioperative MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What should the primary care physician know about in-laboratory and at-home sleep apnea testing?
  • What new devices are available to treat sleep apnea?
  • What are the preoperative and postoperative management considerations for patients with sleep apnea?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 093

Key Findings on Cardiac Auscultation and POCUS: Part 2 – Diastolic Murmurs and Heart Sounds

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.
  • Correlate cardiac auscultation with point-of-care ultrasound and distinguish those bedside findings that should prompt further evaluation.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 005

Sickle Cell Anemia: Diagnosis and Management of the Hospitalized Patient

HematologyHospital Medicine
  • What is the typical presentation of sickle cell disease (SCD) vaso-occlusive episode?
  • Which patients experiencing a pain episode should be admitted, and how should this condition be worked up once admitted?
  • Which severe complications of SCD should the hospitalist be aware of, and how are they managed?
  • When should patient with SCD receive a blood transfusion?
  • How can SCD complications be prevented?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 063

Update in Women's Health

Women’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: 210, Course Code: UD 014
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4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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

Additional TopicsAmbulatory 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 de-escalate interactions with angry or upset patients.
  • Develop language to successfully strengthen or reestablish disrupted patient-physician relationships.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 002

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

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.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 006

Clinical Features and Management of Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema

Ambulatory MedicineDermatologyRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the clinical features of chronic urticaria and angioedema?
  • What are the types of angioedema, and how are they triggered?
  • How is chronic urticaria diagnosed and managed?
  • How are both acute and chronic episodes of angioedema managed?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 098

Dietary Trends Explained

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is a Mediterranean diet, and what is the evidence for its health benefits?
  • What is a keto diet, who might it benefit, and what are its drawbacks?
  • Is there value in intermittent fasting?
  • Who should be on a DASH diet these days?
  • For patients interested in a plant-based diet, what are the health benefits and how can patients get started?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 023

How Environmental Exposures Harm Patients and What Physicians Can Do About It: From Air Pollution to Toxic Substances

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • How does the health care system contribute to climate change?
  • What can physicians and other stakeholders do to mitigate and adapt to climate change?
  • How do zoning, land use, financial lending, and other policy decisions affect environmental factors in marginalized communities?
  • How can policymakers ensure that all communities—including people of color, people with low income, and marginalized populations—deserve to live, work, learn, and play in a safe, healthy environment?
  • How can physicians collaborate with public health departments, regulators, and other stakeholders to address environmental health risks in their community?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 019

Humanism in Medicine: Re-emphasis on Human-to-Human Interactions

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Recognize the variety of systems and structures that allow physicians to humanize their patients.
  • Learn the value of medical humanity and empathy in advancing inclusivity and antiracism.
  • Learn the value of being present and witnessing suffering as a physician.
  • Recognize the healthy and unhealthy, and conscious and unconscious, coping mechanisms physicians use to process events affecting humanism in their professional and personal lives, as introduced in ACP's Physicians Well-being and Professional Fulfillment resources.
  • Develop techniques to debrief with your colleagues following a challenging case.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 010

Noncancer Screening in Primary Care

Additional TopicsAmbulatory Medicine
  • When should I screen for anemia? Is there such a thing as an annual complete blood count (CBC)?
  • Should I just order a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and hemoglobin A1c test on all my patients?
  • Who should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and who should not be?
  • What is the validity and best practice for depression screening? What resources do I need?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 112

Partnering for Depression Care: Evidence-based Care of Major Depression

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • List at least four barriers to successful treatment of depression in primary care (Systems-Based Practice).
  • List and conduct the five components of the Mental Health Care Model (MHCM): educate a patient about depression; elicit a commitment to treatment; establish treatment goals; and negotiate a multi-modal treatment plan including medications for depression and sleep.
  • Describe how to apply the MHCM for engaging a patient who does not desire therapy or does not respond to first-line pharmacotherapies.
  • Describe at least one setting in which they can implement MHCM teaching at their practice or institution
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CBL 011

Pneumonia: What the Hospitalist Needs to Know

Hospital MedicineInfectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What risk scores help stratify level of care for hospitalized patients with pneumonia?
  • What should a hospitalist know about empirical coverage for drug-resistant pathogens? When is procalcitonin useful in the clinical decision making?
  • What are the differences between community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), and ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP)?
  • Which diagnostic testing should be performed to identify an etiology and promote good antimicrobial stewardship?
  • What are the recommended empirical treatment regimens, routes of administration, and durations of therapy for CAP, HAP, and VAP?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 060

Prostate Cancer Treatment Basics for the Primary Care Physician

Ambulatory MedicineOncology
  • What are the common questions of a patient recently diagnosed with prostate cancer?
  • What are the relative roles of surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer?
  • What are the long-term survivorship issues for people with prostate cancer?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 084

Rapid-Fire ECGs

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • What are the most common electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities seen in an internal medicine physician's practice?
  • What findings on an ECG warrant an urgent referral for acute care or a cardiology consult?
  • What are hallmark findings on an ECG that suggest an underlying genetic abnormality?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 007

Teaching and Innovation in Medical Education in Hospital Medicine

Additional TopicsCareer Development and Professional SatisfactionClinical ReasoningHospital Medicine
  • What elements should be required curricula for teaching during inpatient rotations?
  • What are concrete tips for giving feedback on the wards and teaching at the bedside?
  • What strategies can be used to improve learners' clinical reasoning and diagnostic decision-making skills? What strategies can be used to deal with uncertainty?
  • What teaching resources are needed in community programs that may not have as much academic infrastructure in university settings?
  • What are the educational goals for inpatient rotations for students and residents?
  • How do you teach to multi-level learners?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 064

Update in Ambulatory General Internal Medicine

Ambulatory 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 West, Course Code: UD 001
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7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

(Re)emerging Pathogens: New Bugs on the Rise

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What are risk factors for the emergence of zoonotic infections into human populations?
  • What are the 4 to 5 emerging infections that have been most clinically relevant in the past 12 to 18 months, including their epidemiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and management?
  • What can a general internal medicine physician do to stay aware of emerging trends and help prevent emerging infections?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 067

Back Pain: When Is It Serious?

Ambulatory MedicinePain ManagementRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What symptoms and presentation of back pain might indicate a serious underlying condition?
  • When is imaging necessary and evidence based?
  • What are the evidence-based nonpharmacologic interventions for back pain?
  • What medications come after nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
  • When is surgery or more advanced treatment indicated?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 097

Delirium During Hospitalization

Geriatric MedicineHospital MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are the most common causes and presentations of delirium in the hospital setting?
  • What assessment methods and tools are available for diagnosing delirium?
  • What should a hospitalist know about the management and prevention of delirium?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 041

Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Guidelines-Directed Management

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyHospice and Palliative Medicine
  • 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?
  • When is palliative care appropriate?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 006

Noninvasive Oxygenation Strategies in the Patient With Hypoxemia

Ambulatory MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the optimal oxygen level targets?
  • What are the characteristics of conventional oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and high-flow nasal oxygen?
  • What are the indications for high-flow nasal oxygen and noninvasive ventilation?
  • What are the risks associated with noninvasive oxygenation strategies?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 094

Transaminitis in the Hospitalized Patient: What to Do and How?

Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the most common causes of transaminitis in a newly admitted hospitalized patient? What about in a patient who has already been hospitalized for a while?
  • What are the approaches to evaluating transaminitis in the hospital?
  • When should gastroenterology get involved in the care of these patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 065
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7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Practical Office Orthopedics: The Shoulder

Rheumatology 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: 104, Course Code: CBL 013
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Applying Augmented Intelligence and Machine Learning in Your Practice

Health Information Technology
  • Learn how augmented intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, including large language models and generative AI, are used in health care 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 the models are developed, and how they relate to clinical guidelines to maximize AI/ML utility in a practice setting.
  • Identify the risks and benefits to these technologies and what questions to ask when you or your practice are considering integrating these technologies.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 021

Dermatology for Hospitalists: A Case-Based Session

DermatologyHospital Medicine
  • What are some of the most common examples of dermatologic conditions encountered in hospitalized patients?
  • How can one distinguish between cellulitis and other mimics?
  • What are the "do-not-miss" dermatologic diagnoses in hospitalized patients? And how do these look in patients with darker skin?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 042

Disorders of Gut–Brain Interaction: IBS, Functional Dyspepsia, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis, and Cyclic Vomiting

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Which patients with symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional dyspepsia should undergo endoscopy?
  • What is the optimal medication trial sequence for IBS and functional dyspepsia?
  • What are the important differences between cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome and cyclic vomiting syndrome?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 024

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

Ambulatory MedicineWomen’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 vs. 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 vs. suspicious finding of the cervix on a pelvic exam.
Location: 206, Course Code: CBL 008

Getting Started as a Clinical Educator: How to Incorporate Teaching Into Your Practice

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Illustrate the importance of internal medicine physicians incorporating learners into clinical practice.
  • Compare traditional and nontraditional settings for clinical education of learners.
  • Propose outpatient schedule templates for faculty to maintain clinical efficiency and educational excellence with learners.
  • Review models for outpatient precepting, including the 1-minute preceptor.
Location: 160, Course Code: WSO 002

Hypertension in Older Adults: Where to Go and How

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyGeriatric MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What level of blood pressure control has the greatest efficacy and safety for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and to promote brain health in older adults, especially those older than 75 years?
  • What needs to be incorporated into accurate blood pressure measurement in older adults?
  • What are the benefits and risks of using lower doses of multiple medications over maxing out doses of single agents?
  • How can clinicians identify and communicate with older patients who may benefit from lower blood pressure treatment goals?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 031

Inpatient Management of Cirrhosis in the Pretransplant Patient

Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • What is the optimal management for cirrhosis-related upper GI hemorrhage?
  • What are common pitfalls in the management of hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, hepatorenal syndrome, and cirrhosis-related coagulopathy?
  • Which patients with cirrhosis should be considered for liver transplant?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 052

Medical Improv: Novel Method to Improve Communication Skills with Empathy

Additional TopicsCareer Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Describe core medical improv principles and their relevance to medical education and 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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 012

Outpatient Perioperative Management

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyPerioperative Medicine
  • What tests, studies, and exams are actually needed preoperatively?
  • How do you manage direct oral anticoagulants in the perioperative setting as an outpatient?
  • Which medications need to be stopped or changed in the perioperative period?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 087

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Anabolics, Antiresorptives, Drug Holidays

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyRheumatology and Allergy & ImmunologyWomen’s Health
  • What specific pharmacologic agents should be used to initiate osteoporosis drug treatment (ODT)?
  • How long should patients receive ODT and for which patients should clinicians consider initiating drug holiday or switching to alternative agent?
  • Which patients are candidates for anabolic therapy?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 110

Type 2 Diabetes: Beyond Metformin

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • What are the most cost-effective first- and second-line glucose-lowering therapies?
  • What are the most important criteria for the selection of second and third adjunctive drugs?
  • When should insulin therapy, including U300 glargine and U500 regular insulin, be considered?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 021

Update in Cardiology

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 West, Course Code: UD 002
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Friday Plenary: New in Annals of Internal Medicine: Hear it First from the Authors

Additional Topics
  • Authors of three selected articles to be published during the Internal Medicine Meeting will present a 10-minute overview of their article.
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Hall B2, Course Code: PL 001
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Are SOAP Notes Clean or Dirty?

Additional TopicsPractice Management
  • Identify three ways that the modern Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) note is problematic in health care communication.
  • Should the Review of Symptoms (ROS) still be part of the notes?
  • List the benefits and risks of using the modern SOAP note for diagnostic reasoning.
  • Describe one way to “restore the story.”
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 004

Aspirin’s Evolving Role in Primary Prevention

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyClinical PharmacologyOncology
  • How did we used to use aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, and what should we be doing now?
  • How does aspirin affect colorectal cancer as well as overall cancer rates and mortality?
  • Aspirin in older adults: Who should start it, who should continue it, and when if ever should it be discontinued if it was already started?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 011

Clinical Pearls: Gastroenterology and Benign Hematology

Additional TopicsGastroenterology and HepatologyHematology
  • 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 East, Course Code: CP 002

Colon Cancer Treatment Basics for the Primary Care Physician

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyOncology
  • What are the common questions of a patient recently diagnosed with colon cancer?
  • What are the roles of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in the treatment of colon cancer?
  • What are the new and emerging treatments for colon cancer?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 082

Ethical Case Challenges: Health Care Disinformation and Misinformation

Ethics and Health Policy
  • What ethical challenges do dis- and misinformation pose for physicians?
  • What issues do they raise for academic discourse, especially when clinical evidence is lacking or still evolving as was the case, for example, in the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What are ethical best practices in talking to patients when disinformation is raised?
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 014

Know Yourself: Communicate Your Personal and Professional Message

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Understand the importance of being authentic to enhance personal fulfillment.
  • Define your own personal and professional message with a three-word mantra.
  • Create a personal values and mission statement based on authenticity.
  • Use these new strategies to expand your visibility and impact.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CW 013

Moral Distress in Clinical Settings: Navigating Obstacles to Well-being in the Moment

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Describe the interplay in clinical settings of "values conflict" and "moral distress" and how these undermine physician well-being in the moment.
  • Define and understand the Inner, Outer, and Productive Selves.
  • Practice the Three Selves Model by troubleshooting a scenario where values conflict and moral distress are prominent.
  • Provide tools to navigate "moral distress" in real time.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 011

More News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines in COVID-19 and Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinology and MetabolismInfectious Diseases
  • What are the latest clinical guidelines and best practice advice/rapid practice points?
  • What are the current standards of evidence-based care?
  • How can I implement these guidelines into my practice?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 008

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment in the Hospitalized Patient: Case-Based Evaluation and Management Tips

CardiologyHospital MedicinePerioperative Medicine
  • How does one perform a cardiac risk assessment for a preoperative evaluation in the hospital?
  • What is the role of functional status, biomarkers, and noninvasive testing during evaluation?
  • What are the diagnostic criteria, characteristics, and predictors of myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS)?
  • Which cardiac medications should be continued or paused perioperatively? What is the evidence behind these changes?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 061

Resuscitation Fluid in Critical Illness: Saline or Balanced Crystalloids or Colloids?

Hospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the properties of the various intravenous fluids used in hospitalized patients?
  • What are the goals of fluid therapy, and how does one select and dose the right type of intravenous fluid?
  • What are the side effects to consider when using resuscitation fluids in hospitalized patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 095

Sodium Disorders: Practical Cases

Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • How do you evaluate a patient with hyponatremia?
  • How do you appropriately treat a patient with hyponatremia?
  • How do you evaluate a patient with hypernatremia?
  • How do you appropriately treat a patient with hypernatremia?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 077

Trainees as Well-Being Leaders: How to Prevent Burnout and Build a More Humane Training Culture

Early Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Understand the basics of how current practices fall short in terms of providing humane training culture and why it happens.
  • Learn about resources available to prioritize resident well-being and humanity and how to incorporate them into daily practice effectively.
  • Learn practical tips and examples to address trainees’ burnout and increase focus on humanity at the organizational and system levels, as outlined in the ACP Resident Well-being Learning Hub.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: PN 034

Update in Endocrinology

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: Ballroom West, Course Code: UD 003
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Amenorrhea: How Should the Internal Medicine Physician Evaluate?

Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What history, physical exam, and laboratory tests are appropriate to evaluate amenorrhea?
  • What history, physical exam, and laboratory tests are appropriate to evaluate abnormal uterine bleeding?
  • What are appropriate roles and sequence of ultrasound and endometrial biopsy in evaluating abnormal uterine bleeding?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 107

Annals Beyond the Guidelines: How Would You Treat this Patient with Obesity?

Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • How effective are lifestyle interventions for the treatment of obesity?
  • How effective are pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of obesity?
  • Given these options, how do you engage in a shared decision making discussion to develop a mutually agreed upon treatment plan?
Location: 151, Course Code: PN 029

C. Wesley Eisele Lecture: Medicare’s Drive Toward Quality (and How That Affects My Practice)

Practice ManagementQuality and Patient Safety
  • How do quality measures translate into quality outcomes?
  • How can Medicare improve quality without increasing administrative burden?
  • How do we improve access to high-quality, equitable care to patients without undue cost and burden to health systems and physicians?
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 118

Fatty Liver Disease for the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is the optimal initial and secondary work-up for patients with mild to moderately elevated aminotransferases?
  • What are the indications for liver imaging/elastography in patients with undiagnosed or undifferentiated liver pathology, and how does one choose between imaging modalities?
  • What are the criteria for diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
  • What treatment options should we recommend for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 026

Inpatient Geriatrics Management: Assessing Frailty and What to Avoid

Geriatric MedicineHospice and Palliative MedicineHospital Medicine
  • What does an inpatient geriatric assessment look like during hospitalization?
  • How does one assess frailty and functionality status in the hospital?
  • How can hospitalists prepare for the postdischarge transition of care?
  • When should hospitalists initiate "Goals of Care" conversations?
  • When is it appropriate to consult geriatrics on a hospitalized patient?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 051

Interpretation and Significance of Rheumatology Laboratory Testing: A Case-Based Approach

Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • How do results of immunologic testing assist in establishing a diagnosis?
  • What rheumatologic tests are useful to measure disease activity and assist in ongoing management?
  • Which rheumatologic and immunologic tests are associated with specific disease states?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 103

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine

Additional TopicsCardiologyGastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • Cardiology:
    • 1. Should apolipoprotein B (ApoB) replace low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for diagnosis and/or monitoring of hyperlipidemia? What are the most high-value care strategies for monitoring and management of hyperlipidemia?
    • 2. What are the newest treatment approaches for diastolic heart failure, and how do we identify which patients are candidates for specific treatments?
  • Gastroenterology:
    • 1. When should we consider a possible diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? Are there specific patient-level or symptom characteristics that improve diagnostic certainty, and when should confirmatory testing be sought? If testing cannot be done, what is the role for empirical treatment?
    • 2. What are the evidence-based outpatient treatments for C. difficile, and which are the preferred options? Which patients should consider secondary prophylaxis to prevent recurrence? What isolation precautions are needed for patients managed in the outpatient setting?
  • Hospital Medicine:
    • 1. For management of acute pain in the hospital setting, what evidence-based practices should the hospitalist know about the use of intravenous ketamine? What are current best practices for optimizing the safe and effective use of opioid medications in the hospital, including the role of nonopioid medications and interventions for acute chronic pain management?
    • 2. What are the most evidence-based practices in the management of asymptomatic subsegmental pulmonary emboli, calf deep venous thrombosis, mesenteric thrombosis, and portal vein thrombosis? When should consultation be considered?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MSFM 002

Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Award Lecture: Storytelling in Medicine—The Passion and the Peril

Additional TopicsCareer Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Explore how doctors and patients connect via stories.
  • Understand how poetry can sharpen diagnostic skills.
  • Reflect on the ethics of writing patients’ stories.
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 113

Obstructive Lung Disease in the Hospitalized Patient

Hospital MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the criteria for diagnosing obstructive lung disease, and can it be diagnosed during an exacerbation?
  • How does one determine disease severity, and which patients are at higher risk for recurrent exacerbations?
  • What are the treatment approaches to managing an acute exacerbation of COPD and asthma in the hospital?
  • What is the hospitalist's role in severe obstructive lung disease and end-of-life management?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 002

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

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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 014

Stump the Professor

Clinical ReasoningMedical Students
  • Understand the thought processes of an experienced internal medicine physician while solving medical problems.
Location: 107, Course Code: WSO 004

Update in Infectious Diseases

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: 210, Course Code: UD 008
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Acute Renal Failure During Hospitalization

Hospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What is the definition of acute kidney injury (AKI), and what are the most common causes of AKI in hospitalized patients?
  • What is the approach to diagnosing and managing AKI in hospitalized patients? Diuretic use in AKI? Timing of dialysis initiation in AKI?
  • When is it safe to discharge a patient with new AKI?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 038

Clinical Triad: Cancer Screening Updates and Controversies

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyOncologyWomen’s Health
  • Segment A: Breast Cancer What about screening in higher-risk patients—and who are those patients? When should screening stop, and why? What about screening in higher-risk patients – and who are those patients? Is there a role for breast MRI?
  • Segment B: Prostate Cancer What are the current screening guidelines, and what’s the evidence? When should screening stop, and why? What about screening in higher-risk patients—and who are those patients? Is there anything better than PSA?
  • Segment C: Colon Cancer What are the current screening guidelines, and what is the evidence? When should screening stop, and why? What about screening in higher-risk patients—and who are those patients? How good are modalities other than colonoscopy?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: CT 002

Diagnosis and Management of Osteoarthritis: Pitfalls and Opportunities

Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What is the differential diagnosis of 'primary low back pain'?
  • What are the important clinical considerations in a patient with a swollen knee?
  • What pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions are most effective and safe in the management of osteoarthritis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 099

High-Value Care in Hospital-Based Practices

Hospital Medicine
  • What are the commonly encountered pitfalls of unnecessary testing and medication prescribing?
  • How does one achieve value-based care during hospitalization?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 036

How to Improve Clinician Belonging and Inclusion

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine
  • Identify tools to help create a culture of belonging from where you are.
  • Share and learn from examples of specific belonging interventions that helped organizations flourish.
  • Identify at least three actionable steps to implement to support greater belonging in your practice or organization.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 032

Key Findings on Cardiac Auscultation and POCUS: Part 1 – Systolic Murmurs and Heart Sounds

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.
  • Correlate cardiac auscultation with point-of-care ultrasound and distinguish those bedside findings that should prompt further evaluation.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 006

Martin F. Samuels Memorial Lecture: The Five-Minute Neurological Examination

Neurology
  • Describe the purpose of performing a neurologic examination.
  • Identify the seven key components of a five-minute neurologic examination.
  • List the preferred order for performing a neurological examination in five minutes.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 123

Opioid Use Disorder Management in the Primary Care Clinic

Ambulatory MedicinePain ManagementPsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • Which patients are appropriate candidates for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) with buprenorphine versus naltrexone in the primary care setting? And how can I be ready to offer these to my patients?
  • Who is a good candidate for extended-release buprenorphine injections? What about low-dose buprenorphine dosing?
  • How do I address chronic pain management in patients with OUD, and which patients with chronic pain are at risk for progression to OUD?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 091

Outpatient Coding: Getting Paid for What You Do

Ambulatory MedicinePractice Management
  • Learn how to use new evaluation and management (E&M) codes, as well as other new codes, and how they affect the bottom line.
  • Understand how to optimize payment, code accurately and efficiently, and reduce administrative burdens and risk.
  • Learn the basics of coding and documenting office visits and preventive services and how to accurately select the level of office visit service to maximize revenue and minimize audit risk.
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: MTP 120

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

Additional Topics
  • 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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 018

Thieves’ Market

Additional Topics
  • 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: 258, Course Code: PN 006

Understanding Valvular Heart Disease

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Who is a candidate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)?
  • What are the recommendations for monitoring and managing patients with mitral regurgitation in the outpatient setting?
  • What are options for treatment in right-sided valvular disease?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 009

Update in Hematology

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: 210, Course Code: UD 006
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4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Approach to the Adult With Chronic Diarrhea

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What are the most common causes of chronic diarrhea in resource-rich countries?
  • What is the optimal initial work-up for patients with chronic watery diarrhea?
  • What is the role for fecal calprotectin, fecal lactoferrin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in the work-up of chronic diarrhea?
  • When should patients with chronic diarrhea be referred to a gastroenterologist?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 022

Communities of Practice: Promoting Lifelong Learning and Professional Identity in Internal Medicine

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Define communities of practice and their value and variations of focus (area of interest) in the context of the physicians and health care professional teams
  • Give examples of how communities of practice can support physician identity formation.
  • Discuss the evidence for, and range of, communities of practice.
  • Brainstorm how participants can use communities of practice in their own context to promote lifelong learning and professional fulfillment.
Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: PN 016

Depression and Anxiety Treatment by the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are practical tools that internal medicine physicians can use to screen for, diagnose, and quantify depression and anxiety?
  • Are there apps that have evidence to support their efficacy in helping patients self-manage their depression and anxiety?
  • What treatment regimens for depression and anxiety should internal medicine physicians be able to initiate and titrate?
  • When is it time for a referral to psychiatry?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 089

Dr. Ananda Prasad Lecture in Physiology: Severe Inflammation: In Sickness and In Health

Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Is cytokine storm a new description of an old disease?
  • How do the inflammatory syndromes of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), and Castleman disease relate?
  • Can the redundancy and feedback of the inflammatory response be modulated for clinical benefit?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 100

Hospital at Home for Older Adults: Outcomes and Implementation

Geriatric MedicineHospice and Palliative MedicineQuality and Patient Safety
  • What is the Hospital at Home model, and how is it implemented?
  • How is Hospital at Home financed in light of various care models and CMS regulations?
  • What are generalizable successful clinical models of Hospital at Home?
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: MTP 030

Key Findings on Cardiac Auscultation and POCUS: Part 2 – Diastolic Murmurs and Heart Sounds

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.
  • Correlate cardiac auscultation with point-of-care ultrasound and distinguish those bedside findings that should prompt further evaluation.
Location: 206, Course Code: CW 007

Life Hacks for Better Time Management (Session not eligible for CME credit.)

Early Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Appraise areas of your life (personal and professional) that are not optimized.
  • Develop strategies to consolidate and streamline life tasks outside of work.
  • Discuss apps and other technology platforms that can be leveraged to improve efficiency.
  • Review best practices for life hacks and optimization.
Location: 160, Course Code: MTP 114

Risk Reduction and Lipid Management

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyClinical PharmacologyEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • What biomarkers and imaging modalities are used to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease?
  • What lipid management strategies are recommended for moderate- to high-risk patients? What do you do when initiation of treatment is a "close call"?
  • When should a PCSK-9 inhibitor be considered? When should referral to a lipidologist be considered?
  • Are statins enough?
  • Why is there residual risk after intensive lipid lowering?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 008

Teaching and Coaching in the Inpatient Setting

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Learn about creating a positive and educational learning environment, despite the chaotic work space and competing pressures of caring for patients in the hospital.
  • Review strategies for making teaching points relevant, pithy, and memorable for learners—using teaching “scripts,” artful questioning, bedside teaching, and summary.
  • Review reasons to teach at the patient bedside, as well methods for optimizing bedside teaching.
  • Learn about best available practices for continuous educator self-improvement.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: PN 030

Transgender Care in the Primary Care Clinic

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and MetabolismGender in MedicineSocial Determinants of Health
  • What should the internal medicine physician do prior to initiation of gender-affirming hormone therapy?
  • What are the proven and potential benefits and complications of gender-affirming hormone therapy that the internal medicine physician should know?
  • What preventive care should the internal medicine physician provide to the transgender patient who is on gender-affirming hormone therapy?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 020

Travel Medicine

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • What general considerations are important to address with patients before they travel, and where does one find updated advisories for travelers?
  • What is appropriate malaria prevention counseling and medication prophylaxis? How does this apply to travelers with extended travel plans? What about pregnant patients? And patients receiving cardiac medications?
  • Which patients should be traveling with medication for travelers’ diarrhea?
  • What noninfectious disease considerations are important to address with patients before they travel?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 072

Update in Hospital Medicine

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 West, Course Code: UD 007
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7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Cardio-Oncology for the Primary Care Physician

Ambulatory MedicineCardiologyOncology
  • What is cardio-oncology, and why should the internal medicine physician know about it?
  • What are the cardiovascular (CV) risks and associated CV manifestations of oncologic therapies?
  • What pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies can be implemented to reduce CV risk in these patients?
  • How should the primary care physician manage cardiac health of those who survive cancer?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 003

Coagulopathy of Cirrhosis: Not Just Bleeding

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and HepatologyHematology
  • How is bleeding and clotting risk assessed in cirrhosis?
  • When can/should portal vein thrombosis be anticoagulated?
  • How can liver disease–associated bleeding be treated?
  • When can a patient with an elevated INR or low platelets be anticoagulated?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 033

Evaluation and Management of Kidney Stones for the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What are the risk factors associated with nephrolithiasis?
  • How should a person with recurrent stone disease be evaluated?
  • What is the most appropriate dietary, pharmacologic, and surgical treatment for a patient with kidney stones?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 076

Pain Management in the Hospitalized Patient: One Size Does Not Fit All

Hospital MedicinePain ManagementPsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What are some effective communication strategies for discussing pain in hospitalized patients?
  • What are the pharmacologic versus nonpharmacologic options for managing pain in the hospitalized patient?
  • What strategies should be used for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder (OUD)?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 058

Tuberculosis Management: RIPE for a Change

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • How should latent tuberculosis diagnostics be utilized and interpreted?
  • What are the preferred treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis based on the newest guidelines?
  • What are the preferred treatment regimens for active tuberculosis, including novel shorter-course therapies?
Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 073

Vitamins: Do We Need Supplements?

Ambulatory MedicineComplementary and Alternative Medicine
  • When are supplementary vitamins necessary?
  • What diseases are treated or prevented by vitamin supplementation?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplementation?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 015

Wound Care Staging and Management During Hospitalization

DermatologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the types of wounds encountered in hospitalized patients?
  • How are these common wounds staged and documented?
  • What is the approach to the management of different types of skin injuries in the hospital?
  • What is the role of nutrition, wound care service, and vascular consult for hospitalized patients with wounds?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 066
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8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Breast Cancer Treatment Basics for the Primary Care Physician

Ambulatory MedicineOncologyWomen’s Health
  • What are the common questions of a patient with a concerning mammogram or palpable mass?
  • How do you counsel a patient after their positive biopsy regarding the roles that surgery, radiation, and medical therapy may play?
  • What are the targets and therapeutics of breast cancer (e.g., hormone receptor; HER2; and roles of hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy)?
  • When should I refer a patient with personal or family history of breast cancer to a specialized risk assessment clinic to consider high risk breast cancer screening and/or genetic testing?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 080

Caring for Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: The Physician’s Role

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineEthics and Health PolicySocial Determinants of Health
  • Recognize differences between migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers and the scope of the problem with the forced displacement.
  • Identify critical structural, psychosocial, or medicoethical issues physicians should consider in the delivery of health care for displaced persons.
  • Identify relevant physical exam considerations, screening for infectious and noninfectious diseases, and screening for mental health conditions and developmental concerns based on the most recent clinical guidance.
  • Learn of potential organizations, resources for volunteering, and familiarity with asylum law, including the role of the internal medicine physician in evaluating and verifying patient trauma.
Location: 160, Course Code: WSO 001

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

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.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 001

COPD Exacerbation: Assessment and Contemporary Management

Ambulatory MedicinePulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the risk factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation?
  • Are there different mechanisms and subtypes of COPD exacerbations?
  • What are the best approaches for long-term control and prevention of COPD exacerbations?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 092

Headaches in Hospitalized Patients

Hospital MedicineNeurology
  • When do you admit a patient presenting with headache?
  • What are common causes of new headache in hospitalized patients, and how should it be worked up?
  • How should a headache after a fall in the hospital be managed?
  • What common inpatient medications can cause new-onset headache?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 045

Immunizations: What's New

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious DiseasesRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What recent changes have been made to the adult vaccination schedule?
  • What are the best practices for vaccine administration, including issues of co-administration, storage and handling, and setting up a vaccine program?
  • What are the different vaccine technologies, and how do they work? How do newer platforms impact the development of vaccines, and what other diseases are being considered for treatment?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 102

Inpatient Coding: Thinking Inside the Box

Hospital MedicinePractice Management
  • Learn what's new in inpatient coding and how to recognize when to use different 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.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 119

Nutrition and Malnutrition During Hospitalization

Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the appropriate screening tools and diagnostic criteria for moderate to severe malnutrition in hospitalized patients?
  • What are the appropriate criteria to start parenteral nutrition? What are the common risks and complications of parenteral nutrition?
  • What are some common nutrition abnormalities that hospitalists are likely to encounter and manage?
  • When do patients truly need to be NPO? Are there common examples of situations when patients are kept NPO unnecessarily?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 057

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Primary Care

Ambulatory MedicineGender in MedicineInfectious DiseasesWomen’s Health
  • What are the guideline-endorsed screening recommendations for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States?
  • What are the most important updates for the management of common STIs, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, M genitalium, syphilis, trichomonas, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 071

Thinking about Thinking: Improving Clinical Decision Making in Everyday Practice

Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • State the rationale for and importance of formal instruction in clinical reasoning.
  • Describe how clinicians think.
  • Using real clinical scenarios, identify how and where clinicians make mistakes in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify strategies to combat errors in clinical reasoning.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CW 015

Update in Gastroenterology

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: 210, Course Code: UD 004
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9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Cannabinoids for Clinical Care: What Prescribers Need to Know

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyComplementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Which conditions are most appropriate for treatment with cannabinoids based on the evidence?
  • What are the side effects and drug interactions to be aware of?
  • What is the current state of the law regarding cannabinoids for clinical care?
  • I’m interested in learning how to certify! On a practical level, how does this work?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 012

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

Additional Topics
  • 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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 008

E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?

Ambulatory MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use DisordersPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What exactly are e-cigarettes?
  • How do e-cigarettes impact smoking rates and cessation success?
  • What are the health effects of e-cigarettes compared with combustible cigarettes?
  • How do I help patients quit using e-cigarettes—or should I, for that matter?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 090

Finding Cardiac Murmurs During Hospitalization: What's Next?

CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • What are possible etiologies of a new acute murmur found during hospitalization?
  • What can I do to differentiate and better detect murmurs at the bedside?
  • Which new murmurs do and don't require further work-up in the hospital? And what should the work-up be?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 044

Hot Topics in Sepsis Management: A Review of Evidence-Based Guidelines

Hospital MedicineInfectious Diseases
  • How can practicing physicians align with national and local guidelines to treat sepsis and septic shock?
  • What are the latest hot topics regarding sepsis assessment stratification and treatment during hospitalization?
  • What are tips for implementation of sepsis bundles for early sepsis treatment?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 047

Medication Abortion in 2024: What Internal Medicine Physicians Need to Know (To Prescribe or Refer)

Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • Describe prevalence of early abortion and current restrictions that impede equity in access in the United States.
  • List how internal medicine physicians can serve as a resource to their patients by prescribing abortion pills, referring to other trusted clinicians, and/or sharing reliable Internet resources for tele-abortion care.
  • Diagnose pregnancy and offer options counseling.
  • List steps to safely prescribe medication abortion, including understanding safety and effectiveness, ruling out contraindications, recognizing very rare complications, and following up to ensure abortion is complete.
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 003

Navigating the Ethics of Patient Portals, E-Communications, and Open Notes

Ethics and Health PolicyHealth Information Technology
  • How can electronic health records (EHRs) affect the patient–physician relationship?
  • What strategies can physicians use to balance patient interests with EHR requirements?
  • Recognize that patient access to EHR content can improve care and communication but also raises ethical challenges.
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: PN 033

Policy Strategies for Strengthening Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

Ethics and Health Policy
  • How can policymakers foster team-based, physician-led care?
  • How can policymakers facilitate the appropriate transition of care between primary and specialty care settings and ensure high-quality postdischarge care?
  • How can policymakers ensure a sufficient primary care physician workforce? What are the benefits of primary care investment?
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 020

Practical Strategies to Promote Increased Immunization Rates

Ambulatory MedicineInfectious DiseasesPractice ManagementRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • Summarize current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adults.
  • Engage patients in effective vaccine conversations.
  • Identify three practical strategies to increase adult immunization rates in your practice.
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: PN 027

Sexual Health and How to Talk With Patients About It

Ambulatory MedicineGender in MedicineWomen’s Health
  • What are the gaps between patient and clinician perceptions about how sex is discussed in clinical encounters?
  • How can clinicians take an inclusive and orientation-neutral sexual history?
  • What are commonly missed opportunities for engaging with patients about their sexual health?
  • How can internal medicine physicians create a safe space for patients to discuss sexual satisfaction and libido in the context of a medical visit?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MTP 029

Update in Rheumatology

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: 210, Course Code: UD 013

What's New in Stroke Prevention

Ambulatory MedicineNeurology
  • For patients who have had an ischemic stroke, what work-up should be completed to determine the etiology and what is the appropriate regimen for secondary stroke prophylaxis?
  • For patients who have had a hemorrhagic stroke, what work-up should be completed to determine the etiology and what is the appropriate regimen for secondary stroke prophylaxis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 079
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

60 Minutes: Special Report on Hot Issues in Health Policy

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: 160, Course Code: PN 018

Clinical Pearls: Perioperative Medicine and General Internal Medicine

Additional TopicsPerioperative Medicine
  • 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 East, Course Code: CP 003

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

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.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 002

Dermatology for the Internal Medicine Physician: Honing Your Skills

Ambulatory MedicineClinical ReasoningDermatology
  • Which common rashes should I be able to recognize and manage?
  • Which lesions should I never miss, and which require referral and/or biopsy?
  • Which topical treatments should I be comfortable prescribing, and which should I avoid?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 016

Exercise in the General Population

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • Which patients need to be screened for cardiovascular disease before initiating an exercise regimen, and how should they be screened?
  • Which athletes should be screened for cardiovascular disease, and how should they be screened?
  • What cardiovascular conditions preclude participation in high-intensity exercise?
  • If a patient has known cardiovascular disease, when can they exercise?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 005

GERD and Dyspepsia Management: When Should PPIs Be Continued?

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What are the most important side effects of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) that internal medicine physicians should be aware of, and how do these side effects compare with those of histamine-2 blockers?
  • Which patients should not be taken off of PPIs?
  • How do we minimize symptoms as we discontinue PPI therapy in appropriate patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 027

Inpatient Blood Pressure Management

CardiologyHospital MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What are the current goals for blood pressure management during hospitalization?
  • When should the hospitalist consider intensification of an outpatient blood pressure regimen? How does the presence or absence of end-organ damage affect this decision?
  • Which medications are considered safest to initiate or titrate for blood pressure management during hospitalization and at the time of care transition? Which inpatient regimens are unlikely to work upon discharge?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 049

Inpatient Diabetes: What Does the Hospitalist Need to Know?

Endocrinology and MetabolismHospital Medicine
  • What is the standard of care for managing diabetes in a hospitalized patient?
  • How should new classes of diabetes medications be managed in the hospital?
  • When do you change or add new medications during a hospitalization? How should the management incorporate high-value care principles around diabetes management during the hospitalization?
  • How do you manage insulin and inpatient glycemic goals?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 050

Thinking about Thinking: Improving Clinical Decision Making in Everyday Practice

Ambulatory MedicineClinical Reasoning
  • State the rationale for and importance of formal instruction in clinical reasoning.
  • Describe how clinicians think.
  • Using real clinical scenarios, identify how and where clinicians make mistakes in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify strategies to combat errors in clinical reasoning.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CW 016

Understanding Clinical Research: How to Be a Better-Informed Consumer of the Medical Literature

Career Development and Professional Satisfaction
  • Gain an understanding of basic concepts essential to the interpretation of medical research reports.
  • Learn why being unfamiliar with these concepts can lead to a serious misinterpretation of clinical studies.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 031

Update in Pulmonary Medicine

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: 210, Course Code: UD 012
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1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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

Additional Topics
  • 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: 204 B, Course Code: CW 009

Diverticulitis and Appendicitis: How to Put New Guidelines Into Practice

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What is the optimal management of diverticulitis? Who needs antibiotics? Who needs surgery?
  • Which patients with diverticulitis need a follow-up colonoscopy?
  • Which patients with appendicitis can be safely managed without surgery?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 025

Expanding Our Lane in Health Equity: This Is Me

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MedicineGender in Medicine
  • Understand the intersection of health equity and the internal medicine profession.
  • Highlight internal medicine physicians who are redefining our role in impacting health equity.
  • Learn tools and opportunities at the individual physician level.
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 012

Genetics and Cancer Screening

Ambulatory MedicineGenetics and GenomicsOncology
  • What are the common genetic cancer syndromes internal medicine physicians should be aware of?
  • Who should be tested for these syndromes, and what tests should be used?
  • What is the best management of patients with pathogenic mutations when referring to a geneticist is not an option?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 083

Heart Failure in the Hospitalized Patient

CardiologyHospital Medicine
  • What are the new guidelines for heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction?
  • Which diuretics should be used, how much, and how fast?
  • What are the new therapies and approaches that will impact initial hospitalization and rehospitalization?
  • How can clinicians identify advanced heart failure, and what therapeutic implications does this have?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 046

Hot Topics in Health IT

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: Cures Act & Information Blocking: What Internal Medicine Physicians Need to Know
  • Hot Topic #2: Climate Change and Informatics
  • Become familiar with ACP’s digital health resources.
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: PN 023

Inpatient With Psychiatric Dual Diagnosis

Hospital MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use DisordersQuality and Patient Safety
  • What are the most common acute psychiatric diagnoses encountered on the inpatient medical service?
  • How does one best manage hospitalized patients with psychiatric dual diagnosis?
  • What is the best way to manage a patient with suicidal ideation during hospitalization?
  • How can a hospitalist ensure safe transition and placement at discharge for these patients?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: MTP 053

Management of Common Foot and Ankle Symptoms in Primary Care

Ambulatory MedicineRheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What is a time-sensitive, high-yield physical examination for the foot and ankle?
  • What are the major conditions of the foot and ankle that primary care physicians should know?
  • When is imaging or other testing indicated?
  • When should I refer foot and ankle cases to a podiatrist?
Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 104

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Addiction Medicine, Geriatrics, Endocrinology

Additional TopicsEndocrinology and MetabolismGeriatric MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • Addiction Medicine:
    • 1. When a hospitalized patient is diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD), what treatments should be considered for initiation during hospitalization and discharge? In outpatient practice, is it ever appropriate to prescribe medications approved for AUD to patients with mild AUD (or risky alcohol use without AUD)?
    • 2. For patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), how do you determine if they are a good candidate for long-acting injectable buprenorphine? When should you consider low-dose buprenorphine initiation? For which patients should you recommend treatment with methadone?
  • Geriatrics:
    • 1. What are the highest-yield, practical recommendations that internal medicine physicians should be giving to their community-dwelling older patients who are motivated to prevent or slow geriatric syndromes, such as frailty, falls, and memory decline?
    • 2. What is the evidence for using statins (for primary prevention), both continuing and starting new, in patients older than 80 years?
  • Endocrinology:
    • 1. In hospitalized patients with uncontrolled and/or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, how do you select the optimal outpatient regimen? For patients discharged on a regimen of insulin, what are the evidence-based and practical safe transitions to noninsulin regimens?
    • 2. In the treatment of obesity with GLP-1 or dual GLP-1/GIP medication, when should you taper the dosage or stop the medication treatment (e.g., due to cost, achievement of weight loss goals, or concern for long-term adverse effects)? Is there any evidence or experience from shortages that should inform counseling on reduced or intermittent dosing vs. using alternative medications? How do you counsel patients on managing obesity while adjusting medications? Is there any new evidence on risks associated with long-term use of these medications and when to consider “maintenance” dosing?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom East, Course Code: MSFM 003

Ophthalmology for the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicineOphthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • The red eye and when should patients be referred to the ophthalmologist?
  • What are the common ocular complaints that internal medicine physicians will address?
  • How to approach ocular complaints and generate the differential diagnosis?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 085

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

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/FellowsMedical Students
  • How do I organize a teaching presentation with special emphasis on an effective opening and a strong closing?
  • What are some helpful skills for presentation techniques?
  • How can I create and deliver my next presentation more effectively than I have in the past?
  • How can I constructively critique presentations of others and provide helpful suggestions?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 010
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2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Acutely Ill Patient With Cancer: What Every Hospitalist Needs to Know, The

Hospice and Palliative MedicineHospital MedicineOncology
  • What are the most commonly encountered oncologic emergencies in hospitalized patients, and how are they diagnosed and managed?
  • What are the risk factors for immune-related adverse events in patients with cancer, and how should these events be managed?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: PN 003

Clinical Triad: Neurology for the Internal Medicine Physician

Neurology
  • Segment A: Headache What “red flags” should prompt imaging and possibly referral to neurology or the emergency room? Tension headache or migraine: How to tell the difference, and how will it affect treatment? What new treatments are available for headaches?
  • Segment B: Seizures What do primary care doctors need to know about follow-up of patients on antiepileptic medications? When does a patient with “stable” epilepsy need neurology follow-up? When can you consider reducing or stopping antiepileptic medication? What are the guidelines about driving for patients with epilepsy?
  • Segment C: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) How should a patient with an apparent TIA be evaluated? What can be done as an outpatient? What are the best practice guidelines for secondary stroke prevention after TIA? What is the prognosis after TIA? How do you counsel patients?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: CT 001

Contract Negotiation and Preparation: Ways to Know Your Worth and Get What You Deserve

Career Development and Professional SatisfactionEarly Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows
  • Understand the basics of successful contract negotiation and how to prepare to secure a position aligning with your personal goals and preferences.
  • Learn practical tips to screen for unwanted contracts and where to look in the contracts before signing them, as outlined in ACP's residency career counseling resources.
  • Learn common pitfalls associated with contract negotiation and how to overcome the challenges.
Location: 157, Course Code: WSO 003

Early Recognition and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease

Ambulatory MedicineNephrology and Hypertension
  • What is chronic kidney disease (CKD), and who is at risk?
  • What is the appropriate screening for patients at risk for CKD?
  • What is the appropriate treatment for patients with diabetic and nondiabetic kidney disease?
  • When should you refer a patient with CKD to nephrology?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 075

Evaluation and Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Gastroenterology and HepatologyHospital Medicine
  • How is acute pancreatitis diagnosed?
  • What is the appropriate management of acute pancreatitis in hospitalized patients?
  • When are advanced diagnostics, including endoscopy, necessary?
  • How are pancreatitis complications best managed?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 043

Lifestyle Medicine 101

Additional TopicsAmbulatory MedicineSocial Determinants of Health
  • What is Lifestyle Medicine, and why is it important?
  • How do I realistically help patients incorporate a healthy eating pattern and physical activity into their lives?
  • What are practical suggestions for stress management, and what are the health benefits for stress reduction?
  • Should I be discussing loneliness with my patients, and what resources are available?
  • How can I help my patient get more restorative sleep?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: MTP 111

Medication Abortion in 2024: What Internal Medicine Physicians Need to Know (To Prescribe or Refer)

Ambulatory MedicineWomen’s Health
  • Describe prevalence of early abortion and current restrictions that impede equity in access in the United States.
  • List how internal medicine physicians can serve as a resource to their patients by prescribing abortion pills, referring to other trusted clinicians, and/or sharing reliable Internet resources for tele-abortion care.
  • Diagnose pregnancy and offer options counseling.
  • List steps to safely prescribe medication abortion, including understanding safety and effectiveness, ruling out contraindications, recognizing very rare complications, and following up to ensure abortion is complete.
Session will be recorded
Location: 104, Course Code: CBL 004

Office Anemia: Where to Start

Ambulatory MedicineHematology
  • Which tests are required to initially characterize an anemia?
  • How do you balance high-value care in test ordering with the convenience of minimizing patient travel and return visits?
  • What are the clues and follow-up tests to diagnose hemolytic anemia?
  • When are the CBC and clinical context enough to characterize anemia without further testing?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 034

Otology for the Internal Medicine Physician

Ambulatory MedicineOphthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • What is the best practice when patients present with hearing loss?
  • How do I approach patients with dizziness?
  • What is the appropriate management of otitis media and tympanic membrane rupture? Why are Q-tips so bad? What else should be used for cerumen?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: MTP 086

Update in Critical Care Medicine

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: 210, Course Code: UD 011

Weight Management Woes: Assessment of Obesity in Primary Care

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Define evidence-based guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and initial treatment of overweight and obesity.
  • Demonstrate patient sensitive weight management counseling techniques.
  • Conduct a health history and physical examination specific to obesity, including BMI/abdominal circumference, weight history, occupation, nutrition patterns, current living situation, and medication review.
  • Construct weight-related, patient-centered SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based) goals.
Location: 204 B, Course Code: CW 017
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4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From the Guidelines for the Practitioner

Ambulatory MedicineCardiology
  • What are primary points of managing thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation?
  • What are current pharmacologic therapeutic guidelines for atrial fibrillation?
  • What parameters are important to decide on for catheter ablation?
  • When should I refer new atrial fibrillation to cardiology?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 210, Course Code: MTP 002

Cervical Cancer Screening Results: Understanding and Following Up

Ambulatory MedicineOncologyWomen’s Health
  • At what ages should cervical cancer screening begin and end?
  • How should clinicians follow up on cervical cancer screening results of "ASCUS" and "HPV positive"?
  • How does the choice of screening test (HPV, cytology, and co-testing) vary according to age?
Session will be recorded
Location: 160, Course Code: MTP 109

COVID-19: What's New

Infectious DiseasesPulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
  • What are the most up-to-date treatment recommendations for both outpatients and inpatients with COVID-19?
  • How does one diagnose long COVID-19, and what have we learned about its prognosis and treatment?
  • What is the current state of COVID-19 prevention efforts, including vaccinations and treatments?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 253, Course Code: MTP 070

Inpatient Billing, Coding, and Documentation: A Case-Based Approach

Hospital MedicinePractice Management
  • What is the difference between Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and their impacts on hospital medicine?
  • How vital are documentation integrity and appropriate billing for hospital medicine? What are the dos and don’ts of documentation in relation to billing and compliance?
  • What are the new CMS rules about medical students and advanced practice providers (APPs) visits and billing during hospitalization? How can the recent CMS rulings be successfully implemented?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 153, Course Code: MTP 048

Making the EHR Work for Us, Not Vice Versa

Health Information TechnologyPractice Management
  • Learn how to modify electronic health record (EHR) workflows to optimize clinical and team-based collaboration in order to address patient needs.
  • Determine whether there are opportunities for automation within your EHR and clinical workflows.
  • Learn how to leverage the EHR to make communication and collaboration between multiple care teams more efficient and productive.
Session will be recorded
Location: 107, Course Code: PN 022

Palliative Care for Hospitalized Patients

Geriatric MedicineHospice and Palliative MedicineHospital Medicine
  • What are the common symptoms at the end of life, and what is the management of these symptoms?
  • What are the validated communication strategies to use when addressing goals of care with patients and families?
  • When should I request a palliative care consult?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: 205, Course Code: MTP 059

Primary Care of the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ambulatory MedicineGastroenterology and Hepatology
  • What side effects of medications used to treat inflammatory bowel disease should internal medicine physicians be aware of?
  • What is the optimal vaccination schedule for patients with inflammatory bowel disease on immunomodulatory therapy?
  • How does health care maintenance differ for patients with inflammatory bowel disease compared with average adults (including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and vaccinations)?
  • What pitfalls do you see internal medicine physicians fall into when caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease?
Session will be recorded
Location: 157, Course Code: MTP 028

Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology
  • What are the clinical features of psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and how do they differ from each other and from osteoarthritis?
  • How are psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis related to cardiovascular risk and the metabolic syndrome?
  • What new treatment options have become available for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and how are these treatments managed?
Session will be recorded
Location: 156, Course Code: MTP 106

Subclinical Thyroid Disease Management: What's New?

Ambulatory MedicineEndocrinology and Metabolism
  • What is the evidence that treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism has beneficial outcomes?
  • What is the evidence that treatment of subclinical hyperthyroidism has beneficial outcomes?
  • What is the approach to selecting a treatment for subclinical hyperthyroidism?
Live-stream available, Session will be recorded
Location: Ballroom West, Course Code: MTP 018

Therapeutics for Dementia: From Disease Modification to Caregiver Support

Ambulatory MedicineClinical PharmacologyGeriatric MedicinePsychiatry and Substance Use Disorders
  • What is the current state of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer disease and other dementias?
  • In addition to lifestyle and cardiac risk reduction interventions, which medications might slow the progression of cognitive decline?
  • In addition to personalized behavioral approaches, which medications may help with behavioral symptoms associated with dementia?
  • How can the clinician best support caregivers, and what additional resources outside of the clinical setting exist for caregivers to utilize?
Session will be recorded
Location: 258, Course Code: PN 001
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5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 Highlights and Doctor's Dilemma®: The Finals (Session not eligible for CME credit.)

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 East, Course Code: IMH 001
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