2020 ACOI Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions

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    • Non-member - $1,250
    • Member - $950
    • Resident/Fellow - $325
    • Student - $325

This course contains recordings from the 2020 ACOI Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, held October 21 - October 24, 2020. The complete course offers 52 AOA Category 1A CME credits. 

After actively participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

Address the challenges of end stage dementia in the geriatric population;

Assess the role of home dialysis therapy in the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease;

Engage in discussions and review resources for difficult conversations and end of life discussions;

Summarize insights and recommendations for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and non-alcoholic liver disease;

Describe the link between inflammatory diseases and cardiovascular risk;

Discuss the role of Positron Emission Tomography in the diagnosis and staging of tumors;   

Describe the approach to the care of the Cancer survivor and the role of genetics in the field  of oncology;

Utilize state of the art approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis;

Describe the latest evidence to support clinical decision making in lipid management to reduce arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease;

Develop essential skills in interprofessional education and integration of social media required for Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education;  

Define how Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques (OMT) can be used as a modality for treatment for common inpatient and outpatient conditions; 

Fulfill state licensure CME  requirements in topics including prevention of medical errors, human trafficking, domestic violence and ethics; 

Advance mastery of the latest Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS); 

Define issues facing our internal medicine residents and students including board certification, job seeking, debt management; 

Discuss the pros and cons related to Physician Assisted Suicide;  

Apply population health strategies to medical practice for better patient care outcomes; 

Employ Principle Centered Medicine skills and patient centered high value care to achieve the best health outcomes for patients while balancing life, work and health;  

Describe the effects of COVID 19 infection on adult patients from epidemiology to recovery.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 0.75 AOA 1-A Credit. Recorded October 24, 2020. Identify the at risk groups for COVID-19 infection, mortality, and morbidity and the common clinical manifestation and clinical course for patients with COVID-19 infection; Describe the role of the systemic anti-inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in generating the “cytokine storm” and its role in acute kidney injury.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the at risk groups for COVID-19 infection, mortality, and morbidity and the common clinical manifestation and clinical course for patients with COVID-19 infection;

    • Describe the role of the ACE 2 receptor in infection;

    • Describe the role of the systemic anti-inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in generating the “cytokine storm” and its role in acute kidney injury.

    Mark D. Baldwin, DO, FACOI

    Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

    Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
    Yakima, Washington

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is a non-CME informational session. Recorded October 24, 2020.

    This activity is a non-CME informational session.  Recorded October 24, 2020.


    Joshua Layher, DO

    ST. LUKE'S HEALTH PARTNER

    Judith A. Lightfoot, DO, FACOI

    Vice Chair Department Medicine-Rowan-SOM

    Vice Chair Department Medicine Rowan-SOM
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Chief of Infectious Disease
    Internal Medicine Program Director-Rowan -SOM/ Jefferson/VOLOL

    Troy L. Randle, DO, FACOI

    Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, RowanSOM

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
    ROWAN-SOM

    Robert L. DiGiovanni, DO, FACOI

    President of the ACOI 2021-2022

    Largo Medical Center

    President of the ACOI 2021-2022Program Director HCA, Largo Medical Center Rheumatology FellowshipAssociate Professor of Medicine, USF Morsani College of MedicineProfessor of Clinical Medicine, NSU/DKCP COM

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is a non-CME informational session. Recorded October 24, 2020.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the principle of compounding interest;

    • Develop a strategy of debt payment early in career;

    • Consider specialties that have future growth and demand.

    Robert G. Good, DO, MACOI

    Medical Director Medical Management

    Carle Foundation Hospital

    Clinical Professor
    Carle Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois

    Medical Director Medical Management
    Carle Foundation Hospital

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is a non-CME informational session. Recorded October 24, 2020.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the resources that can assist in passing the boards;

    • Describe the preparation needed to pass the boards.

    Valentina Lassalle, DO

    Resident Representative for ACOI

    Resident Representative for ACOI
    Cardiology Fellow at University of Florida

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is a non-CME informational session. Recorded October 24, 2020.

    This activity is a non-CME informational session.  Recorded October 24, 2020.

    Judith A. Lightfoot, DO, FACOI

    Vice Chair Department Medicine-Rowan-SOM

    Vice Chair Department Medicine Rowan-SOM
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Chief of Infectious Disease
    Internal Medicine Program Director-Rowan -SOM/ Jefferson/VOLOL

    Troy L. Randle, DO, FACOI

    Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, RowanSOM

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
    ROWAN-SOM

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 1.0 AOA 1-A Credit. Recorded October 24, 2020. Explore how social media can augment and optimize professional medical development, GME, and CME.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the origin of social media in healthcare;

    • Discuss opportunities for growth in the health care field;

    • Identify the benefits of using social media for collaboration amongst residents.

    Berry Pierre, DO, FACOI


  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 1.75 AOA 1-A Credits. Recorded October 24, 2020. Review an evidence-based model for interprofessional education that elevates HCP and patient satisfaction, and optimizes patient outcomes.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Describe AT Still's four principles and how they continue to inform and guide the implementation of interprofessional education and collaborative practice;

    • Discuss the transformational trajectory of health care over 140 years, with special emphasis on the need for, challenges, and benefits of interprofessional education with patient/family engagement;

    • Describe the nature of physician professional role identity and attributes of physician leadership that are required for success regarding interprofessional practice and education in health care.

    Paul Uhlig, MD

    Associate Professor

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita


  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 1.0 AOA 1-A Credit. Recorded October 24, 2020. How to create authentic context for learning and assessment in a safe and controlled environment to patients. How to create instruction tailored to individual or group needs.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Create authentic context for learning and assessment in safe and controlled environment to patient;

    • Create instruction tailored to individual or group needs with learner control of the educational experience;

    • Describe standardization of instruction and assessment among students and residents.

    Valentina Lassalle, DO

    Resident Representative for ACOI

    Resident Representative for ACOI
    Cardiology Fellow at University of Florida

    Joshua Layher, DO

    ST. LUKE'S HEALTH PARTNER

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 2.0 AOA 1-A Credits. Recorded October 24, 2020.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Define and discuss implicit bias;

    • Describe and interpret the impact of implicit bias through shared experience;

    • Discuss methods to reduce implicit bias in residency recruitment and evaluation.

    Jabraan Pasha, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Program Director, Director of Student Recruitment 

    University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2020

    This activity is certified for 1.75 AOA 1-A Credits. Recorded October 24, 2020. Identify the signs and symptoms of domestic violence. Summarize physician mandates related to Florida law for physician reporting. Define healthcare implications and safety services for victims of domestic abuse.

    After participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of domestic violence and effectively screen for domestic violence with patients;

    • Discuss the healthcare implications of domestic violence and connect patients to safety services;

    • Describe appropriately documenting suspected and reported domestic violence, and understand when healthcare providers are mandated to report domestic violence per Florida Statute.

    Jennifer Rey

    Program Services Director

    Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

    Program Services Director
    Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
    Chair, Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County
    Chair, Palm Beach County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team