The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACP designates this live activity for a maximum 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


American College of Physicians EVP & CEO

The Political Determinants of Health

At a time of increasing polarization in areas that determine health outcomes, ACP remains unwaveringly relentless in our mission to ensure the best, most equitable outcomes for our patients. The evidence is overwhelming and the imperative never greater- health Is more than healthcare. The majority of health outcomes are due to the social determinants of health, what some now label the “political determinants of health”, including, but not limited to, food and housing insecurity, financial barriers, educational and personal safety inequities, and other environmental factors. Additionally, healthcare financing, delivery and costs, industry consolidation, and advocacy initiatives are squarely in the political environment.

The session will give a broad overview of the myriad of factors that play into the political determinants of health, ACP policies and advocacy, and actionable interventions to improve health outcomes.

Agenda at a Glance

(Subject to change)

9:00 - 9:45AM Registration Open
9:45 - 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening
10:00- 11:00 AM Keynote Session
The Political Determinants of Health
American College of Physicians EVP & CEO
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Paradigm Shift in Antibiotic Prescriptions – Oral Treatment for Endocarditis, Bacteremia, and Osteomyelitis Mohamed Yassin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Maintaining Knowledge and ABIM Certification Davoren Chick, MD, FACP
Chief Learning Officer; SVP, Medical Education
American College of Physicians
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Facing Malpractice: Playbook for the Malpractice-Naiive Physician Susan Orr, Esq.
Dillworth Paxson
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch & Awards Ceremony
1:30 - 2:30 PM Opening the Palliative Medicine Black Box: What's Really Inside? Eric Goodlev, MD
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Jefferson Health
1:30 - 2:30 PM Opening the Black Box: Demystifying Dialysis Care for the Primary Care Physician James B. Reilly, MD, MS, FACP
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education
Allegheny General Hospital
1:30 - 2:30 PM Challenging Cases in Obesity Medicine Noor Khan, MD
2:30 - 3:30 PM Don’t miss ECGs in the OP Setting Fnu Abhishek, MD
Internal Medicine
2:30 - 3:30 PM Treating Asthma in 2023 Jennifer Gonzalez McComb, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Section Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Medical Director, UPMC Shadyside Critical Care Services, UPMC Shadyside Hospital
2:30 - 3:30 PM Managing Patients with Eating Disorders Rosalind Kaplan, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Adjunct
Jefferson/Sidney Kimmel Medical College
3:30 - 4:15 PM Doctors Dilemma
4:30 - 5:30 PM Reception
6:00 - 8:00 PM PA-ACP Council Meeting

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