2014 Annual Meeting


November 15-16, 2014
Hyatt Regency Downtown
Houston, Texas



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• Hotel Reservations

Volunteer to Become an Abstract Reviewer and/or Judge

• Exhibitor Application

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The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians– your partner and champion of internal medicine – is coming to Houston this November! We invite you to join us, and your friends and colleagues from all across our great state, for this exceptional meeting. With an emphasis on Team Practice in Medicine, we invite you to experience a meeting that combines scientific updates, procedural workshops, and the latest news and resources from ACP to provide you with comprehensive tools for your practice.  This year’s annual meeting is planned for November 15–16, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

Pre-course sessions will provide the opportunity to obtain credit toward the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification. The ABIM’s Self-Evaluation Process Modules on Office-Based Internal Medicine and Hospital-Based Internal Medicine will be offered on Friday, November 14. Seating will be limited to 30 to provide an interactive learning format and audience response system.

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

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The TXACP meeting is not limited to ACP members. Nonmembers are welcome to join us for this important clinical update and to learn about the benefits of membership at the same time. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.


Robert E. Jackson, MD, FACP
Governor, Texas Southern Region

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP
Governor, Texas Northern Region

Roger Khetan, MD, FACP, FHM
President, Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians

On-site Internet Access please note, Wi-fi will NOT be accessible in General Session. Remember to download and save the syllabus and all handouts to your electronic device to access during event.


Who Should Attend

  • General internists
  • Subspecialty internists
  • Family physicians
  • Fellows in subspecialty training
  • Allied Health practitioners
  • Residents
  • Medical Students interested in internal medicine


2014 Meeting Brochure (click to enlarge)


Meeting Registration

Registration fee includes all scientific plenary sessions and materials, Saturday cocktail reception, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks, luncheon on Saturday, and CME certificate. An additional registration fee is required for the ABIM SEP Module pre-course.

ACP Categories:

  • Registration fees for ACP Master, Fellow, Members, and Affiliate Members (Allied Health Professional) - $205
  • Registration fees for Summer 2014 GIMSPP Preceptor - $175*
  • Registration fees for Resident Member - $25
  • Registration fees for Medical Student Members - No fee

Nonmember Categories:

  • Registration fees for Physician - $310
  • Registration fees for Resident - $25
  • Registration fees Medical Student - No Fee
  • Registration fees for Allied Health Professional - $310
  • Registration fees for Guest/Spouse - $50 (includes all social activities, may not claim CME)

    *2014 Preceptors must call the Chapter Office at 512-370-1508 to register

Special Events and Fees:

  • ABIM SEP Module Office Based IM 2014, 1:00 p.m., Nov. 14 (Member rate) $75
  • ABIM SEP Module Office Based IM 2014, 1:00 p.m., Nov. 14 (Non-member rate) $125
  • ABIM SEP Module Hospital Based IM, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 14 (Member rate) $75
  • ABIM SEP Module Hospital Based IM, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 14 (Non-Member rate) $125
  • Advancement to Fellowship breakfast, 7 a.m., Nov. 15- No fee
  • Women in Medicine breakfast, 7 a.m., Nov. 15 - No fee
  • Annual Awards Luncheon, 12:10 Nov 15 - No Fee
  • Guest Luncheon Ticket, 12:10, Nov. 15 - $40
  • Cocktail Reception & Awards Presentation, 4:30 p.m., Nov 15 - No Fee
  • ACP Services PAC Update, 6:00 p.m., Nov. 15
  • ACP Quality Connect Extending Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Session, 12:00 -2:00 p.m., Nov 16

Online registration is now open, but make sure to register by Friday, October 17th as there will be a $20 late fee added to your total. Registration will close for the meeting on Friday, November 8th at midnight. Any registrations processed after that time, will have to be processed onsite. The meeting registration desk will open at 7:00 am, Saturday, November 15th, and you are welcome to register on site.

There is an additional $20 fee for registering onsite at the meeting. Please note: the late fee does not apply to medical students.  Registrations received prior to October 17th will receive confirmation in the mail. A full refund (minus a $50 administration fee) will be provided to registrants who cancel their registration in writing prior to October 17th. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after October 17th.

For questions about meeting registration & CME, contact:     

  190 N. Independence Mall West
  Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572

For general questions about the meeting, contact:

 Nicole Abbott
 Executive Director, Texas Chapter
 Phone: (512) 370-1508
 Email: nicole.abbott@texmed.org


For information on College-related issues, contact your Governor:


Robert E. Jackson, MD, FACP
Texas Southern Region
Phone: (713) 791-9305
E-mail: rejackson@houstonmethodist.org


Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP
Texas Northern Region
Phone: (214) 821-8055 
E-mail: suebornstein@gmail.com


ABIM Modules

The Texas Chapter of the ACP will host a Maintenance of Certification Learning Session that will feature the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine knowledge modules.

The Learning Session will be held on
Friday, November 14th

1:00 pm-3:00 pm   Internal Medicine
3:30 pm-5:30 pm   Hospital Medicine

The primary purpose of the Learning Sessions is to facilitate completion of ABIM medical knowledge modules by board-certified internists and subspecialists of internal medicine in order for them to receive Maintenance of Certification credit.  Learning Sessions are conducted in an interactive group setting with educational support, and are led by ABIM-certified physicians. 

Participants who are enrolled in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program can order a copy of the Internal Medicine and/or Hospital Medicine from ABIM’s website, www.abim.org, and transfer and submit the answers discussed during the Learning Session to ABIM for scoring. Participants will have access to a score report that confirms whether or not the module was completed successfully.  Those who complete the module successfully will receive 10 points for completing a 30-question module toward ABIM’s Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification.  You must be enrolled in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program to submit completed medical knowledge modules for scoring, feedback reports.

For additional information about the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program requirements, visit ABIM’s website, www.abim.org or call ABIM Customer Service, 800-441-ABIM. To enroll in Maintenance of Certification go to your password-protected “Home Page” in the Physician Login section of www.abim.org. Once enrolled, you will be able to order an ABIM medical knowledge module from your home page.

For those not enrolled in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program, the Learning Session provides an excellent opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ directly from ACP.


To participate in the Learning Session:

  1. Register online with ACP to take the ABIM Learning Session. The registration fees for this ABIM Learning Session covers the costs for the educational support provided at the session and will be paid directly to ACP The registration fee structure is online at http://www.txacp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=263
  2. TXACP will provide you with a “Learner’s Copy” of the Internal Medicine and/or Hospital Medicine at the session on November 14, 2014.
  3. In addition to the learner’s copy you will receive at the session, you must order an “Official” copy of the knowledge modules directly from ABIM.  Modules can be ordered via your password-protected home page in the Physician Login section of www.abim.org.  Modules will immediately become available to you on your home page.

You may order this official module copy either before or after you take the Maintenance of Certification learning session on November 14, 2014.


If you are already enrolled in the ABIM MOC program there is no additional fee for ordering version of the “Official” module.  If you order before coming to the session, you may bring your laptop with you.

If you are not enrolled in the ABIM MOC Program you may attend the learning session; however you must enroll in the MOC program prior to receiving MOC credit for the knowledge module. To enroll in the MOC Program go to your password-protected “Home Page” in the Physician Login section of www.abim.org

4. After the learning session on November 14, 2014 please submit your answers to ABIM as soon as possible for MOC credit by completing and submitting your “official” internet copy (you must be connected to the internet in order for your answers to be successfully transmitted to ABIM). If you need assistance submitting your answers please call 800.441. ABIM.

For more information about attending the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Session at the Texas Chapter Annual Meeting please visit the annual meeting page online at www.txacp.org or contact Nicole Abbott, Executive Director, TXACP at 512-370-1528 or Nicole.Abbott@texmed.org


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply updated knowledge of internal medicine to clinical practice.

  • Understand recent advances in internal medicine

  • Understand implications of working in teams and team dynamics as a strategy in a changing healthcare environment

  • Identify barriers to team development in patient care, education and research


  • Understand who regulates driving in Texas for persons with medical conditions and the process if a patient does not voluntarily obey the driving restrictions including physician liability when advising

  • Understand the probable etiology of Beethoven's hearing loss and how it affected his compositions and diagnosing and treating illnesses that affect performing artists 


Special Events for Medical Students and Residents

Medical Students and Residents are invited to participate in all annual meeting events, especially those activities designed specifically for their interests. Although registration is free for students, all attendees must register for the meeting in advance.

Five winners of the regional Residents’ clinical vignette competitions will present their cases in the statewide competition during the plenary session on Saturday morning. The winner will advance to ACP’s national competition in Boston, MA, in April  30th - May 2nd 2015.

Medical students will present clinical vignettes in a competition, with the winners to receive cash prizes. The student who achieves first place will be eligible for the national competition at the 2015 ACP annual meeting.

First and second-place winners will be named in the Medical Students’ and Residents’ poster competitions. The fiftieth annual Doctors’DilemmaTM statewide competition will begin with a lunch on Sunday. All Texas residency programs are invited to register their team in advance and come join in the fun. Visit the TXACP Web site at www.txacp.org for complete details on all of the student and resident events, or call the Chapter Business Office at 512-370-1508.

Saturday, Nov. 15
7:00– 8:30am Medical Students’ Poster Set-up
8:30–10:35am Medical Students’ Poster Competition
10:35–11:50am Residents’ Clinical Vignette Presentations and Competition (during Plenary Session)
12:00-1:00pm Resident Poster Set-up
1:35pm On Being a Doctor: "Who's my patient?  Living in a world of increasingly fragmented care, increased handoffs, and sub specialization” The winning author of the On Being a Doctor writing competition for Medical Student/Resident members will give a
             10-minute oral presentation during the Plenary Session.
2:45–4:45pm Residents’ Poster Exhibition and Competition
4:45–5:45pm Cocktail Reception and Awards Presentations (Winners of the poster and clinical vignette competitions will be announced)
5:15pm  Winners will be announced

Sunday, Nov. 16
12:15- 2:30pm– Residents’ Luncheon and Doctor’s DilemmaTM Competition


Volunteer to Become an Abstract Reviewer and/or Judge

We would like to invite you to participate as a Medical Student and/or Resident reviewer and judge for the 2014 TXACP Annual Meeting poster competition.


Abstract Reviewer and Judge Information


Abstract reviewers must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current member of the ACP (non-Medical Student/Resident Member)
  • Complete the Volunteer Form before Wednesday, August 20th. Be sure to indicate whether you would like to review for the Medical Students and/or Residents.
  • Approximately 8-12 abstracts will be assigned to each reviewer (this is dependent on the amount of abstracts received)
  • Abstracts will be evaluated based on common criteria and score cards will be sent along with assigned abstracts
  • Must be available to review assigned abstracts before 5pm Thursday, October 2nd. Abstract review period will be from Monday, September 8th-Thursday, October 2nd.


Onsite Judges must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current member of the ACP (non-Medical Student/Resident Member)
  • Complete the Volunteer Form before Wednesday, August 20th. Be sure to indicate whether you would like to review for the Medical Students and/or Residents
  • Be registered for the 2014 TXACP Annual Meeting November 15th-16th hosted at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston
  • Approximately 5-8 posters will be assigned to each judge (this is dependent to the amount of poster accepted to present
  • A judging packet will be picked up at registration onsite at the hotel
  • Judges may work independently or as a group
  • Must be available to judge the Medical Student competition Saturday, November 15th at 8:30-10:30am
  • And/or be available to judge the Resident competition Saturday, November 15th at 2:45-4:45pm.


Your contribution to this event is valued not only by the Medical Students and Residents, but by TXACP staff and your fellow TXACP members as well.


Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP) Event

This event is open to all members who are CECP eligible (in practice and less than sixteen years out of medical school training) or about to be CECP eligible.

Saturday, Nov. 15
10:35–11:35 a.m.
Do You Know Your Cyber Risks?
John Southrey, CIC, CRM


Hotel Information

A special block of rooms has been reserved at the

The Hyatt Regency Downtown
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

To make reservations please click here. To make reservations over the phone, dial 713-654-1234 and mention that you are attending the Texas Chapter of the ACP meeting to receive the group rate.

Rates Single/Double occupancy: $149 *Please note: This rate is available to registrants until the room block is full or Monday, October 16th, 2014.  Valet Parking Rate: $15 per vehicle, per day. Off-site self-parking
available at Regency Lot at $15/day (no re-entry to parking garage). 


We look forward to seeing you in Houston!


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2014 TXACP Annual Meeting


November 15-16, 2014
Houston, TX


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