2015 Annual Meeting


November 7-8, 2015
Dallas Renaissance Hotel
Dallas, Texas

A Distinguished Past | A Bright Future

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 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 Dallas 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 A Distinguished Past | A Bright Future, 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 7–8, at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel.

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 6. Seating will be limited to 30 to provide an interactive learning format and audience response system.

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.


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

Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, FACP, FCLM
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
  • Hospitalists
  • Allied Health practitioners
  • Residents
  • Medical Students interested in internal medicine

2015 Meeting Brochure (Click to Enlarge)

Print a Copy of the Brochure Here.


Meeting Registration

Registration is now open! 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.

Categories Register by October 15 After October 15
ACP Member $205 $230
2015 GIMSPP Preceptor $175 $175
ACP Resident/Fellow Member $25 $25
ACP Medical Student Member No Fee No Fee
Nonmember Physician $275 $300
Nonmember Resident* $35 $35
Nonmember Medical Student No Fee No Fee
Nonmember Allied Health Professional $275 $300
Other (guest/spouse)– includes awards luncheon
(includes all social activities, may not claim CME)
$50 $50


Special Events and Fees:

ABIM SEP Module: Office-Based IM, 1:00 p.m., November 6
Member Rate $75                 Nonmember Rate $125

ABIM SEP Module: Hospital-Based IM, 3:30 p.m., November 6
Member Rate $75                 Nonmember Rate $125

Guest Luncheon Ticket
$35/Per Person

Online registration is now open, but make sure to register by Thursday, October 15th as there will be a $25 late fee added to your total. Registration will close for the meeting on Friday, October 30th 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 7th, and you are welcome to register on site.

There is an additional $25 fee for registering onsite at the meeting. Please note: the late fee does not apply to medical students.  Registrations received prior to October 15th 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 15th. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after October 15th.

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:


Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP
Texas Northern Region
E-mail: suebornstein@gmail.com


George E. Crawford, MD, MACP
Texas Southern Region
E-mail: crawfordg@uthscsa.edu


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 6th

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

SEP Faculty

Austin Metting, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple

Megan Green, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple

SEP Learning Objectives

  • Participate in group discussion to determine answers to multiple-choice questions.
  • Apply updated knowledge of internal medicine to clinical practice.
  • Understand recent advances in internal medicine.
  • Complete an ABIM SEP Module toward partial fulfillment of the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification.

    CME Accreditation

    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 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Please note PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM   includes 4 hours total for the optional ABIM Recertification SEP Modules, .75 hours for the Women In Medicine Breakfast, 1.25 hours for the CECP Breakout Session.

Who Should Attend the SEP Post-Course?

  • Internists participating in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program
  • General internists
  • Family practitioners
  • Subspecialty physicians

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.


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 6, 2015.
  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 6, 2015.


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 6, 2015 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.
  • Apply updated knowledge of cardiology, pulmonary, infectious disease, oncology, gastroenterology and diabetes management to clinical practice.
  • Improve clinical practice by incorporating major new developments in subspecialty medicine.
  • Improve clinical practice by incorporating major new developments in ACOs, value-based contracts, and transitions of care.


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 Washington, DC, in May 5th - 7th 2016.

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 2016 ACP annual meeting.

First and second-place winners will be named in the Medical Students’ and Residents’ poster competitions. The sixteenth 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, November 7th
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
1:15pm On Being a Doctor: "Team-based Care: Why is it Important in the Current Healthcare Environment?'' The winning author of the On Being a Doctor writing competition for Medical Student/Resident members will present their winning essay
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, November 7th
12:15- 2:30pm– Residents’ Luncheon and Doctor’s DilemmaTM Competition


Volunteer to Become an Abstract Poster Judge

We would like to invite you to participate as a Medical Student and/or Resident Judge for the 2015 TXACP Annual Meeting poster competition.


Abstract Poster Judge Information


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 Friday, October 16th. Be sure to indicate whether you would like to review for the Medical Students and/or Residents
  • Be registered for the 2015 TXACP Annual Meeting November 7th-8th hosted at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.
  • 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 7th at 8:30-10:30am
  • And/or be available to judge the Resident competition Saturday, November 8th 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.

CECP Breakout Event: Mindfulness Session
Speaker: S. Claudia Didia, MD, FACP
Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 10:35am - 12:05pm

What to expect form this experiential Session:

  • We will explore the meaning of mindfulness
  • Understand the neurobiology that makes it work
  • Discuss the body of research that shows the benefits of mindfulness in various medical conditions
  • Learn the basic process of mindfulness
  • Learn specific skills
  • We will be performing a short, simple meditation that will help everyone relax, concentrate and improve self awareness.

Early Career Physicians, mark your schedules and plan to attend this workshop designed specifically for you!


Hotel Information

A special block of rooms has been reserved at the

Renaissance Dallas Hotel
2222 North Semmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

To make reservations please click here. To make reservations over the phone, dial 214-631-2222 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 Friday, October 16th, 2015. Parking Rates: Overnight Valet: $22; Daily Valet Parking Rate: $15; Self-Parking (in/out) $10; Self-Parking (on-site, overnight) $15. Prices do not include applicable sales tax. Rates subject to change.


We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!


Call for Spring 2016 Board of Governors Resolutions

Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.

Thank you for joining us for TXACP 2015 Annual Meeting!



Mark Your Calendar!


2016 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting
May 5 - 7, 2016
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC