2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting Agenda

Humanistic Care in Turbulent Times

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The following planners and reviewers have stated that they have no conflict of interest relative to this activity:  Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE; Mirela Feurdean, MD; Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD; Jonathan Shammash, MD, FACP; Nayan Kothari, MD, Christine Bersani, Kathleen Cavallo; Herb Holland

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 (SEP Modules)

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Time Session Title Description Presenters
10am – 1:00pm Internal Medicine SEP Internal Medicine SEP Nayan Kothari, MD
Sunil Sapru, MD
Sarah Wallach, MD
2:00 – 5:00pm Hospital Medicine SEP Hospital Medicine SEP Nayan Kothari, MD
Sunil Sapru, MD
Sarah Wallach, MD

Friday, March 12, 2021

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8:00 – 8:15am Welcome from the Chairs and Update from the Governors Welcome from the Chairs and Update from the Governors Mirela Feurdean, MD
Tamie Proscia-Leito, MD
Jon Shammash, MD
Nayan Kothari, MD
8:15 – 9:00am Goals of Care/POLST Dr. Barile will introduce a simple Four-Step method for end of life decision making that may be used to structure a conversation or make majort treatment decisions. He will also explain how the NJ POLST form can be introduced using this Four Step model and how POLST may be used as a tool to align personal goals of care with available therapies. David Barile, MD POST-TEST/
9:00 – 9:45am MAT Myth Busters The term opioid use disorder (OUD), is used for those suffering from the disease of addiction related to opioids (CDC, 2020b). Nearly 80% of Americans with OUD are not receiving appropriate care. While access to office-based addiction treatment has increased in recent years, distribution of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been slowing. (Saloner B, 2015) MAT is very effective and can save lives, however, physicians have misconceptions about the OUD patient population, MAT’s effectiveness, and how it works. Lee Radosh, MD POST-TEST/
9:45 - 10:05am 20-minute Break
10:05 - 11:05am I Cannot Be What I Cannot See:
Time To Unleash A JEDI Healthcare Environment.
The imperative has never been greater, the data never more compelling, and the solutions never more daunting. As Covid-19 descended on our population, it amplified the deep and dark underbelly of health inequities, systemic racism, and exacerbation of the unacceptable status quo. Darilyn Moyer, MD POST-TEST/
11:05 - 11:50am Artificial Intelligence and Social Justice Dr. Kent Bottles will briefly provide an overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is rapidly transforming all aspects of health care. Dr. Bottles will discuss examples of how the application of these new technologies have had unintended consequences for patients and communities. Kent Bottles, MD POST-TEST/
11:50am - 12:50pm Awards and Town Hall ACPNJ Governors
12:50pm Meeting Ends Please complete your post-tests and session evaluations Log in using the BLUE LOGIN BUTTON

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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8:00 – 8:05am Welcome Welcome back to ACPNJ's 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting!
8:05 – 8:50am Physician Wellness During the Pandemic The enduring COVID-19 pandemic has significant emotional impact on health professionals, many of whom experienced burnout before the pandemic. In this session, we will review manifestations of burnout and common psychological reactions seen in health professionals during this crisis. We will cover principles of psychological first aid, their applications to supporting physician well-being and practical strategies that can help coping with the sustained stress of this pandemic. Chantal Brazeau, MD POST-TEST/
8:50 – 9:50am New Jersey’s Response to COVID-19 Commissioner Persichilli will present an overview of the State’s role in COVID-19 pandemic response, including contact tracing, pandemic surveillance, public communication, and vaccine rollout. She will also introduce how data and information systems have informed equitable COVID-19 interventions and broader transparency and accountability, and prioritization considerations around determining vaccine eligibility based on the program’s goals of preventing morbidity & mortality and preserving societal functioning. Judith Persichilli. RN, BSN, MA POST-TEST/
9:50 - 10:10am 20-minute Break
10:10 – 10:55am Overcoming Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis: New Insights and Implications for Clinical Practice In this program, an expert in rheumatology discusses practical strategies for identifying and managing axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in clinical practice. Abhijeet Danve, MD, FACP, FACR POST-TEST/
10:55 – 11:40am Primary Care/Pharmacist Partnerships Medication therapy management (MTM) is a group patient care services provided by pharmacists to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes for patients. Pharmacists provide medication therapy management to help patients get the most benefit from their medications by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, preventing and resolving medication-related problems. Elise M. Barry, MS, CFRE, RCE POST-TEST/
11:40am - 12pm 20-minute Break
12:00 - 1:15pm Resident Oral Presentation Oral Abstracts presented by:
Muhammad Ahsan, MD
Mohab Hassib, MBBS
Boris Alexander Martinez Recinos, MD
Andrew Agada Okpe, MD, MPH, MRCP (UK)
Moderated by Tamie Proscia-Leito. MD POST-TEST/
1:20 - 2:05pm Improving Immunization Rates: A Quality Improvement Approach NJAFP has been working with primary care practices using quality improvement methods to implement measurable, sustainable change in immunization rates. A key aspect of this program has been to leverage the NJDOH Immunization Standards and Job Aids for practices to self-assess gaps and opportunities. This session will cover the Job Aids and how they were used, strategies used by participating practices to improve vaccination rates and the learning and results to date. Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA POST-TEST/
2:05 - 2:15pm Oral and Poster Abstract Award Presentation Closing Comments Tamie Proscia-Leito. MD
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