More than 5,000 internists (adult medicine specialists), subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals will meet in Toronto, Canada, for Internal Medicine 2010, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), April 22 - 24 (Thursday - Saturday), at the Toronto Convention Center.
ACP is the largest specialty organization devoted to adult medicine and is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.
Internal Medicine 2010 features more than 250 scientific sessions taught by top-rated, nationally recognized physicians. Courses and events that provide interesting story angles are below.
At the Opening Ceremony on April 22 at 9:30 a.m., James Orbinski, MD, a humanitarian activist and associate professor at the University of Toronto, will deliver the keynote address about the issue of equity and global health. Dr. Orbinski was the international president of Mdecins Sans Frontires/Doctors Without Borders from 1998 to 2001. In 1999, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the organization for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism.
Convocation, which takes place on April 22 at 6:30 p.m., offers photo / video opportunities. More than 600 new Masters, Fellows, awardees, and dignitaries will process in full academic regalia.
Course and Event Highlights
Breast Cancer Screening. What is the current evidence for screening women in their 40s? What is the evidence for conventional versus digital mammography? Is there a role for MRI?
What the General Internist Should Know About HIV. Who should have HIV screening? What are the most effective methods to prevent HIV transmission?
Alternative and Natural Medicine (Including Vitamins): How Much Does It Work and When is It Dangerous? Which are the most frequently used com
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