NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting

Saturday, October 28, 2023
8am - 4:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Rochester, NY

Attend the premiere Internal Medicine conference in New York State for a day of learning from esteemed experts and connecting with colleagues.

Current Exhibitors

Questions?  Contact the New York Chapter Office at 518-427-0366 or info@nyacp.org for more details.

PRELIMINARY Schedule and Faculty (click topic for details)

Earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and Medical Knowledge MOC points.  CME and MOC Statement



Those accepted to the poster competition will present to the judges.*  Attendees are encouraged to meet the exhibitors, view the posters and meet the presenters.  
Join as an exhibitor!  Visit the exhibitor information page or contact Lisa Noel at lnoel@nyacp.org
*Medical Student and Resident/Fellow Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 pm on August 25th.

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Welcome and introductions.

Daniel Pomerantz, MD, FACP

Daniel Pomerantz, MD, FACP
Governor Hudson Valley
NYACP Chapter President 2023-24

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP
Chair, NYACP Education Committee

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Medical Licensure: Moving to Warp Factor 1

Dr. Chaudhry will discuss recent advances in medical licensure and regulation, including the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, efforts to support and address clinician wellness, and initiatives to implement sensible changes to telemedicine requirements. While a number of challenges remain, and generative AI will need to be thoughtfully regulated, state medical boards are moving forward by leaps and bounds. 

Humayun (Hank) Chaudhry, DO, MACP

Humayun (Hank) Chaudhry, DO, MACP, FRCP
President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards

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Topics include:

Health Effects of E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens (Roy Korn, MD, FACP)
Dr. Korn will share insights on how some studies show e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking, and other studies show less benefit; It is the wild west out there.  Some salt forms of nicotine in products “..provide  satisfaction … superior to that of free base nicotine” leading to plasma levels of nicotine much higher than obtained from cigarettes. Quitlines report that more e-cigarette users are calling seeking help quitting with vaping. Also, analyses of e cigarette aerosols show “…harmful environmental toxins and carcinogens”. The finding of formaldehyde and others carcinogens in e cigarettes aerosol led to a 2022 warning of “an urgent public health concern” due to potential for oropharyngeal cancers.

Complications of Alcohol Use (Moronkeji Fagbemi, MD, FASAM, FACP)
Dr. Fagbemi will discuss various complications of Alcohol misuse while also providing a proactive approach to prevention and early diagnosis as it remains a critical aspect of treatment. Alcohol use disorder remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality globally. It is also a cause of enormous social and economic burden.

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Ann Garment, MD, FACP)
This presentation on outpatient management of opioid use disorder will discuss how a patient might choose between methadone, naltrexone and buprenorphine; pearls about initiating and maintaining buprenorphine; and review what’s new in harm reduction hot topics.

Stretch your legs with a visit to the exhibitors and connect with friends, both old and new!

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This session will review the recent changes in MOLST form for NYS, proper use of the form, and how to follow laws regulating its use.  We will review best practices for  counseling patients on end of life decisions and goals.. The program will also touch on the evidence base of exercise programs for seniors, how to access these programs, such as Silver Sneakers, and why you should encourage patients to do so.


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This session will provide a broad overview of sudden cardiac death from lethal ventricular arrhythmias.  It will begin with a focus on the prevalence of sudden death in the community in patients with and without known structural heart disease.  We will review the current status of approaches to risk stratify subjects for sudden cardiac death including recent investigations about the role that abnormalities in myocardial sympathetic innervation play in the development of lethal ventricular arrhythmias.  The role of specific medical therapies in preventing sudden cardiac death, as well as a brief update on the major indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, will be provided with a focus for those involved in primary care.

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In this session, Herb Alexander, Chief Diversity Officer at Cayuga Health, will discuss the social drivers of health that shape health outcomes long before patients arrive at any of our healthcare facilities. Attendees will explore how factors such as education, socioeconomic status, environment, and cultural background intertwine to create unique health challenges and disparities within communities. The workshop will not only discuss the underlying social drivers of health but also shed light on the proactive role that healthcare systems must play in addressing these determinants in order to truly affect health outcomes for our communities.

Session Outcomes:

  1. Understanding Social Determinants: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the various social factors that influence health and how they interact with one another.
  2. Healthcare System's Responsibility: Learn about the ethical and practical responsibilities of healthcare systems in addressing social determinants and promoting health equity.
  3. Strategies for Intervention: Discover actionable strategies that can be implemented within healthcare systems to proactively address social drivers of health, including community engagement and partnership building.
  4. Leadership Development: Embrace leadership techniques that empower healthcare professionals to become advocates for social change, aligning with Mr. Alexander's passion for leadership development.

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NYACP President, Dr. Daniel Pomerantz to lead Chapter Business meeting over lunch.

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This session will focus on concussion diagnosis and treatment as it pertains to internal medicine physicians. 

What is a concussion?
The pathophysiology.

How do you diagnose a concussion?
The symptoms and the physical examination signs commonly seen after concussion.

How do you treat a concussion?
During the Early, sub-acute and late phases after injury.
Information to help to guide patients with return to school.
Information to help guide patients with return to work and sport.


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Pharmacologic Management of Obesity

 The obesity epidemic is an escalating issue facing the health of our national and global populations. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and this requires comprehensive attention to address and reduce these risks. Medical therapy options to address this issue are growing rapidly and will continue to evolve in the short term. The goal of this presentation is to review of the history and pathophysiology of GLP-1 receptor agonist use, practical considerations for use and discuss potential future options.

Surgical Management of Obesity: When and How to Refer

Dr. Lindstrom will review recommendations from USPSTF on when to refer a patient to a multidisciplinary behavioral program.  She will also discuss the difference between the USPSTF and ASMBS guidelines on patient eligibility for weight loss surgery

Nutritional Counseling: What's the Best Dietary Advice?

Explore the intricate world of weight management through a deep dive into the most renowned dietary approaches, including DASH, Mediterranean, low-carbohydrate, and Whole Foods Plant-Based Diets (WFPBD). We will synthesize the most compelling evidence from prominent clinical trials: Look AHEAD trial, PREDIMED study, POUNDS LOST trial, and TREAT trial. Join us for a robust discussion to empower internal medicine physicians with the nuanced understanding necessary to guide patients in making informed dietary choices grounded in scientific rigor.

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Time to stretch and catch up with colleagues!

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  • Endocrinology: Pumps and Monitoring Devices (Ruban Dhaliwal, MD)

  • Pulmonology: Pumps and Delivery Devices (Gary Dudek, MD, FCCP)

  • Choosing inhaled therapy for individuals with obstructive lung disease can be a difficult task given the plethora of medications available. While there is substantial guidance available for appropriate pharmaceutical choice for a given patient’s disease, there is little standardized advice for choosing the best inhaler type for this patient. I will discuss the various inhaler types and demonstrate the proper technique to be used for each so that attendees will be better able to instruct their patients on properly using their inhaler. In addition, I will discuss the unique pitfalls of each device so that attendees may be able to better choose an inhaler type to best fit the capabilities of each patient.

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The winners of the NYACP Poster competition will be announced!


Who Should Attend? 

  • Internists (General & Subspecialty);
  • Family Practitioners;
  • Fellows in Subspecialty Training;
  • Residents; 
  • Medical Students;
  • Allied Health Professionals
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Faculty Biographies

Poster Competition

Join us for an exciting, fun and competitive poster competition for Medical Students and Residents!  Winners receive an expense paid trip to ACP IM Meeting 2024.

This year, the schedule allows for attendees to view the posters and meet the presenters.  See what the next generation of physicians is doing!  Also, consider volunteering to be a poster judge. 

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Travel and Accommodation

A block of rooms is secured for Friday, October 27th at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.  The block is also available for reservations between October 23rd and October 31st. The deadline to make a reservation at the NYACP group rate is October 5, 2023

Travel Information

NYC: 5.5 hours
Albany: 3.25 hours
Poughkeepsie: 4.5 hours
Buffalo: 1.25 hours
Binghamton: 2.5 hours

Amtrack Station Code: ROC

Rochester International Airport: RST
(Served by Allegiant, American, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, United, Spirit and Avelo.)

Local Sights and Activities
Things to do in Rochester

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Planning Committee Members

A very special thank you to the NYACP Planning Committee members.

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP, Chair
Todd Simon, MD, FACP,  Co-Chair
Calvin Pan, MD, MACP, Vice Chair

Kerry Esquitin, MD, FACP
Robert Faillace, MD, FACP

John Hall, MD, FACP
Jivan Lamichhane, MBBS
Parag Mehta, MD, MACP

Connie Newman, MD, MACP

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Loretta Ponesse, CAE
Kelly Ramsey, MD, FACP
Sushil Sagar, MD, FACP
John Sellick, DO, FACP
Vasundhara Singh
Shane Solger, MD
Karen Tucker LaBello, CMP
Susan Urban, MD, FACP
Zhu Xialoei, MD

CME and MOC Statement

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 other activity (live component and enduring component) for a maximum 6 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 6 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.

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