Welcome to our Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

The meeting is a great way for you to recharge, rewind, and reflect with your peers, Chapter leaders, and great speakers. Connect with the Michigan Chapter’s rich source of knowledge content and networking by attending our premier meeting for general internists, subspecialty internists, hospitalists, allied health practitioners, residents, and medical students.

As always, we welcome our collaboration with the Michigan Chapter, Society of Hospital Medicine. Their Chapter and members have become an instrinsic part of our meeting.

Enjoy the conference!

Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 14th

  • 7:45am - 7:55am Zoom Instruction Session (Lecture 1)
    • Brian Haskin HAVE
  • 8:00am - 9:30am Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 1 (Lecture 1)
    • Sangeeta Adusumilli Ascension St. John Hospital - Grosse Pointe
    • Hiba Al Jammala Ascension St. John Hospital - Grosse Pointe
    • Hussein Gharib Ascension St. John Hospital - Grosse Pointe
    • Bola Nashed Ascension St. John Hospital - Grosse Pointe
    • Claudia Villatoro Santos Ascension St. John Hospital - Grosse Pointe
    • Mehakmeet Bhatia Henry Ford Allegiance Health
    • Kartik Gupta Henry Ford Health System - Detroit
    • Dominic Awuah Hurley Medical Center - Flint
    • Ibukun Fakunle Hurley Medical Center - Flint
    • Murtaza Hussain Hurley Medical Center - Flint
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 2 (Lecture 1)
    • Brittni McClellan Ascension St. John Providence Hospital
    • Nourelhuda Abbas Hamed Beaumont Health - Dearborn
    • Karishma Chopra Beaumont Health (Royal Oak) Program Med-Peds
    • Bipin Ghimire Beaumont Health Royal Oak
    • Alexa Giovanatti Beaumont Health Royal Oak
    • Melinda Sager Beaumont Health Royal Oak
    • Kamil Sardarli Beaumont Health Royal Oak
    • Markie Zimmer Beaumont Health Royal Oak
    • Ellyn Velasco DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 3 (Lecture 1)
    • Edward Cay Lakeland Regional Medical Center
    • Michelle Kirk Lakeland Regional Medical Center
    • Mehak Qureshi McLaren Reg Med Ctr/MSU - Flint
    • Rohan Prasad Michigan State University - Lansing
    • Elliot Berinstein St. Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor
    • Christopher Savvides St. Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor
    • Justin Khine St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland
    • Ruchi Shah St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland
    • Sang Gune Yoo (Mehwish Ahmed) University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    • Georgiana Marusca Wayne State University - Detroit

Friday, October 15th

Saturday, October 16th

Sunday, October 17th

Thanks for joining us!

For more information about topics covered at our meeting, and more, visit ACP’s Online Learning Center

CME Credits and MOC Points

The website for claiming CME credit will be available after the conclusion of the meeting on October 17th. You will have an online survey about the meeting to complete before you will be able to claim your CME. Go to https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=163121869076. Log in with your ACPOnline.org username and password. Your name and ACP number will automatically appear in the form, but you will need to enter your email address. Choose the Michigan Chapter meeting, enter the number of CME credits you are claiming for the meeting (You cannot claim concurrent CME) and click “Submit for Credits”. You will receive an email confirmation of your CME credit claim. Any questions, please call ACP Customer Service at 1-800-523-1546, x2600 or 215-351-2600.

CME Accreditation

The ACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Information

Planning Committee

None of the planning committee for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


  • Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSv
    • Consultant: Pfizer; Janssen biotech; AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Kimberly Brown, MD
    • Consultant: Mallinkckrodt; Intercept Pharmraceuticals; Gilead; Salix
  • Teena Chopra, MD, MPH
    • Consultant: Ferring; Pfizer; AbbVie; Cepheid
  • Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, SFHM, FACP
    • Consultant: Novartis; Pfizer; Portola Pharmaceuticals; Janssen Global Services; CSL Behring; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Roche
  • Daniel Ouelette, MD
    • Consultant: Sanofi Pasteur Bilogics
  • Matthew Sims, MD, PhD, FACP
    • Consultant:Prenosis;Shire;Merck; Janssen; DiaSorin Molecular; Regeneron; Finch; CutisPharma; Iterum Therapeutics; Summit Therapeutics; ContraFect; Pfizer; Genentech USA; Aridis Pharma; Seres Therapeutics; Kinevant Sciences GmbH; Leonard-Meron Biosciences; Seres Therapeutics; Curetis GmBH; Sanofi Pasteur; Epigenomics; Cidara; Iterum Therapeutics; Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge; Giarmarco Mullins and Horton; 2 patents pending
  • Joel Topf, MD, FACP
    • Consultant: Cara Therapeutics; Astra Zeneca; Tricida; Bayer Healthcare Pharma; Davita

None of the remaining faculty members for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Members of the College’s Education Content Validation Committee provide oversight of chapter education programs

  • Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, MACP
    • Honoraria: BMS/Pfizer, Otsuka, Sunovian, DSI, Merck, Medtronic, Novartis, Portola
    • Consultant: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca; BMS, Millenium Health; Nabriva, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Paratek, Pfizer, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • CAPT Brooks D. Cash, MC, USN, FACP
  • Ricardo Correa, MD, FACP
  • William E. Davis, MD, MACP
    • Consultantship: Kinetix Group
  • Jessica Favreau, MD, FACP
  • Kelly Ferraro, MD, FACP
  • Tatyana Gavrilova, MD, ACP Member
  • Eric H. Green, MD, FACP
  • Marc J. Kahn, MD, MACP
  • Gregory Rouan, MD, MACP
  • Adrian P. Sequeira, MD, FACP
  • Tushar Shah, MBBS, ACP Member

Relevant commercial relationships appear below each individual’s name. All others have nothing to disclose. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.