House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting

Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022


Innovation & Overcoming Challenges

June 13 & 14, 2022
Subject to Change


Muhammad A. Ahmed, MD, FAAEP

Trading Places: When Doctor Becomes Patient


Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP

“Managed Care” – Can We Get Along? A View From the Inside


Suresh Jude Antony, MD, FACP, FRCP

Controversies/Lessons Learned on the Frontlines in Management of COVID-19


Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, FAAIM

Guidelines: Discharge Instructions for COVID-19 Patients for Home Follow-up


Sheila Eva Bloomquist, MD

Telemedicine Use in the Urgent Care Setting and Integrative Medicine Adjuncts to Urgent Care


Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM

Applied Medical Ethics IV: Withholding and Withdrawal of Care: What Bioethics Can Teach Us

Terror Medicine III: Bioterrorism: Mechanisms, Responses, Patterns


Heidi P. Cordi, MD, FACEP, FAADM, & Maurice A. Ramirez, DO, PhD

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Recognizing and Addressing Physician Burnout


Ikechukwu U. Emereuwaonu, MD, Wm. MacMillan Rodney, MD, & John R. Rodney, MD

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Guided Management of Urgencies and Emergencies in Women’s Health


Victor Freeman, MD, MPP

In Health Care, “Race Matters!”- Why We Need to Use Best Practices to Track/Analyze It

Why Being “Race Blind” Can Harm Patient


Lorraine M. Giordano, MD, FACEP, FAADM

At-Risk Populations with Special Health Care Needs in a Disaster


Jack V. Greiner, DO, PhD, FAASS

Treatment of Xerotic Abnormalities of the Eye and Skin with Plant-Based Phospholipids and Mineral Hydrocarbon-Based Oils


David P. Kalin, MD

Cannabis Therapy – What’s Up Doc?


Douglas L. Marciniak, DO, FAAIM

Long Term Impact of COVID-19 Infection on the Cardiovascular System


Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP

The Hill We Climb – The Roots and Manifestations of Systemic Racism, Inequity, and Bias in Medicine and Health Care


James R. Neuenschwander, MD

Applying Lessons Learned From Long Haul COVID to the Management of Chronically Ill Patients


Steven G. Sugden, MD

Emergent Novel Drugs and Potential Treatments


Emergency Medicine Track


Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP

“PPE-Potentially Preventable Events” – Using Mobile Integrative Health to Reduce Unnecessary ED Visits and Hospitalizations in Various Patient Populations


Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, FAAIM

Gun Violence Key Facts

Non-Traumatic Back Pain


Ashraf A. Gerges, MD

Emergency Medicine Jeopardy


Leonard Lamsen, MD

2020 American Heart Association’s Guidelines for CPR and ECC: An Update for Emergency Physicians

The Role of Medical Simulation in Skill Acquisition and Patient Safety


Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, & Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, FAAIM

Boom or Bust: Emergency Medicine Physician Workforce Projections for 2030 and the Implications for BCEM Physicians

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP

California Dreamin’ – Lessons From California on the Innovative State-of-the-Art ED Management of Opioid Use Disorder


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Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine