2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions

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    • Student - $350

After actively participating in this educational activity, learners will achieve the following competencies, based on the sessions they select:
Improve patient care through the utilization of telemedicine
Reduce the risk of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Prevent physician burnout
Improve outcomes in patients with heart failure
Enhance care for patient who identify as LGBTQ
Treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Improve care for patients with opioid use disorder
Enhance care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Care for patients with COVID-19 infections
Manage patients with asthma
Prevent medical errors
Appropriately prescribe controlled substances
Prevent and mitigate domestic violence
Prevent and mitigate human trafficking
Manage patients with HIV/AIDS 

This program was originally recorded on October 27-30, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to classify, stage and anticipate the clinical course of heart failure; define, recognize & prognosticate patients with Stage D (ie. Advanced) heart failure; and describe why and when to refer to Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology for the evaluation of therapies such as heart transplantation and ventricular assist device (VAD). This activity is worth 1.0 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to classify, stage, and anticipate the clinical course of heart failure; define, recognize, and prognosticate patients with Stage D (ie. Advanced) heart failure; and describe why and when to refer to Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology for the evaluation of therapies such as heart transplantation and ventricular assist device (VAD).  This program was originally recorded on October 27, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Christopher J. Sciamanna, DO, FACOI

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Transplant Cardiology & Pulmonary Hypertension
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Advocate Christ Medical Center
    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, SC
    Oak Lawn, IL

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/30/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to describe accurate diagnostic and therapeutic information for common ocular conditions that may present to an internist; recognize information regarding underlying systemic conditions that may manifest ophthalmically; and identify ocular conditions that may portend significant morbidity and mortality. This activity is worth 0.75 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to describe accurate diagnostic and therapeutic information for common ocular conditions that may present to an internist; recognize information regarding underlying systemic conditions that may manifest ophthalmically; and identify ocular conditions that may portend significant morbidity and mortality.  This program was originally recorded on October 30, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

    Mohs Surgeon and Dermatologist, North Idaho Dermatology, Coeur d’Alene, ID

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to recognize the role that vaccines have played in saving million of lives over the last several decades, the lifesaving role they currently play, as well as the role they will play in the future; identify key barriers to vaccine administration in the US; recognize why people fear vaccines; and identify patient concerns about and reactions to vaccines, explain patient options and assist patients in decision making. This activity is worth 1.0 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to recognize the role that vaccines have played in saving million of lives over the last several decades, the lifesaving role they currently play, as well as the role they will play in the future; identify key barriers to vaccine administration in the US; recognize why people fear vaccines; and identify patient concerns about and reactions to vaccines, explain patient options and assist patients in decision making.  This program was originally recorded on October 29, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Bryan L. Martin, DO, FACOI

    Emeritus Professor of Medicine

    The Ohio State University

    Emeritus Professor of Medicine
    The Ohio State University
    Past President: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    President Elect: World Allergy Organization Powell, OH

    Gerald W. Blackburn, DO, MACOI

    Clinical Professor of Medicine

    Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Teaching Faculty, Section of InfectiousDisease, Beaumont Hospital/ Botsford CampusFarmington Hills, MIClinical Professor of MedicineMichigan State UniversityCollege of Osteopathic Medicine Farmington Hills, MI
  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/28/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to identify transfusion criteria in a patient with Acute MI and anemia; describe fluid management in acute pancreatitis; and explain the duration of AC on discharge in a cancer patient. This activity is worth 0.50 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to identify transfusion criteria in a patient with Acute MI and anemia; describe fluid management in acute pancreatitis; and explain the duration of AC on discharge in a cancer patient.  This program was originally recorded on October 28, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Perry Dave, DO, FACOI

    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine- University of Central Florida
    US Department of Veteran's Affairs- Orlando VAMC Hospitalist Physician

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/28/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to describe some of the dangerous pitfalls encountered in rheumatic disease; identify the symptoms and what to do when you encounter them in rheumatic disease; and describe the difference RA makes. This activity is worth 0.75 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to describe some of the dangerous pitfalls encountered in rheumatic disease; identify the symptoms and what to do when you encounter them in rheumatic disease; and describe the difference RA makes.  This program was originally recorded on October 28, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Howard L. Feinberg, DO, FACOI

    Professor of Rheumatology

    Touro University Medical Group

    Professor of Rheumatology
    Associate Medical Director TUMG

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to explain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transplantation; describe the outcomes of kidney transplant patients infected with COVID-19; and identify the general COVID-19 management strategies and vaccination recommendations for kidney transplant patients.​ This activity is worth 0.50 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to explain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transplantation; describe the outcomes of kidney transplant patients infected with COVID-19; and identify the general COVID-19 management strategies and vaccination recommendations for kidney transplant patients.  This program was originally recorded on October 29, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Gaurav Gupta, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
    Vice-Chair, Division of Nephrology
    Medical Director of Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Hume-Lee Transplant Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

    Dr. Gupta has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Alexion - Honoraria Speaker, Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board Bristol Myers Squibb - Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board CareDx - Honoraria Speaker, Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board Gilead – Research Funding Mallinckrodt - Honoraria Speaker Natera - Honoraria Speaker, Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board Relypsa - Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board Thermo Fisher - Honoraria Speaker Veloxis - Honoraria Speaker, Consulting fee Scientific Advisory Board

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/30/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to discuss the mechanism of delivering radioactive drugs to the tumors based on the Theranostic Nuclear Medicine paradigm; discuss the current treatment options that work according to the Theranostic Nuclear Medicine paradigm; and discuss the optimal applications for Theranostic Nuclear Medicine in clinical practice. This activity is worth 0.75 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to discuss the mechanism of delivering radioactive drugs to the tumors based on the Theranostic Nuclear Medicine paradigm; discuss the current treatment options that work according to the Theranostic Nuclear Medicine paradigm; and discuss the optimal applications for Theranostic Nuclear Medicine in clinical practice.  This program was originally recorded on October 30, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Mark Tulchinsky, MD

    Professor of Radiology and Medicine

    CCD President-Elect (2020), the American College of Nuclear Medicine, Professor of Radiology and Medicine Associate Director, Nuclear Medicine Penn State Health, MiltonS. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/28/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to review the current state of legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in the USA-state vs Federal; assess the current evidence based literature on cannabinoid based compounds; and describe the components of the Human Endocannabinoid system and the promising pharmacologic applications. This activity is worth 0.75 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to review the current state of legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in the USA-state vs Federal; assess the current evidence based literature on cannabinoid based compounds; and describe the components of the Human Endocannabinoid system and the promising pharmacologic applications.  This program was originally recorded on October 28, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    C. Clark Milton, DO, FACOI

    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/30/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to develop a differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy; Identify effective tools to assist in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathy; and explain general management strategies for patients with lymphadenopathy. This activity is worth 1.0 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to develop a differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy; Identify effective tools to assist in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathy; and explain general management strategies for patients with lymphadenopathy.  This program was originally recorded on October 30, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, MACOI

    Clinical Professor of Medicine

    University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine


  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2021

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to demonstrate the harms and wastefulness that can, and do, occur as a result of tests and/or procedures that could have been avoided; explain the importance of physical examination to establish an accurate differential diagnosis and in assessing the adequacy or failure of treatment; recognize that not every leukocytosis is an infection and antibiotics are not necessary for every leukocytosis; describe the complications that can occur with a central line; identify the potential impact and undesirable outcomes of DNA testing; recognize that food allergies are due to IgE to a specific food, but that there are limitations to allergy skin testing to food; and explain that testing for food allergies is based on a careful history. This activity is worth 1.25 AOA Category 1A / AMA Category 1 Credits.

    Completion of this activity will allow learners to demonstrate the harms and wastefulness that can, and do, occur as a result of tests and/or procedures that could have been avoided; explain the importance of physical examination to establish an accurate differential diagnosis and in assessing the adequacy or failure of treatment; recognize that not every leukocytosis is an infection and antibiotics are not necessary for every leukocytosis; describe the complications that can occur with a central line; identify the potential impact and undesirable outcomes of DNA testing; recognize that food allergies are due to IgE to a specific food, but that there are limitations to allergy skin testing to food; and explain that testing for food allergies is based on a careful history.  This program was originally recorded on October 27, 2021 at the ACOI's 2021 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions.

    Gerald W. Blackburn, DO, MACOI

    Clinical Professor of Medicine

    Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Teaching Faculty, Section of InfectiousDisease, Beaumont Hospital/ Botsford CampusFarmington Hills, MIClinical Professor of MedicineMichigan State UniversityCollege of Osteopathic Medicine Farmington Hills, MI

    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

    MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Access Health Louisiana

    Chief Innovation Officer
    Medical Director of Infectious Diseases, Access Health Louisiana
    Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, MACOI

    Clinical Professor of Medicine

    University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine


    Bryan L. Martin, DO, FACOI

    Emeritus Professor of Medicine

    The Ohio State University

    Emeritus Professor of Medicine
    The Ohio State University
    Past President: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    President Elect: World Allergy Organization Powell, OH