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ACP hosts largest medical education meeting for general and subspecialty internists
Date:4/29/2008

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 6,000 internists (doctors of internal medicine), subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals will meet in Washington, D.C., for Internal Medicine 2008, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), from May 15 - 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Internal Medicine 2008 is the largest continuing medical education meeting exclusively for adult medicine and offers more than 260 lectures, panel discussions, and workshops in internal medicine and its subspecialties, issues in practice management, and health care policy, including: diabetes management, patient safety, osteoporosis, menopause and manopause, controversies in cancer screening, illness in national leaders, computers in medicine and medical records, ethics and spirituality, and medicine in the movies.

According to ACP data, more than 75 percent of the general and subspecialty internists attending the meeting are involved in the direct care of patients. More than half of the nations adults consider an internist as their primary care physician.

Noteworthy Events and Courses

The opening ceremony on Thursday May 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Hall C features Karen Davis, PhD, president of The Commonwealth Fund, delivering the keynote address, entitled Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Key to a High Performance Health System.

On Friday, May 16, at 11:15 a.m. in room 201, representatives of Senator Clinton, Senator McCain, and Senator Obama will present positions of the presidential candidates concerning health care reform. The panel will discuss how the 2008 presidential and congressional elections will affect prospects for achieving universal health insurance coverage and what actions are most likely.

On Friday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. in room 206, Robert Berenson, MD, FACP; Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP; and Eugene Rich, MD, FACP will present Internists in Government: Insider Vie
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Contact: Steve Majewski
smajewski@acponline.org
215-351-2514
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

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