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Date:4/2/2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2009 -- More than 6,000 internists (adult medicine specialists), subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals will meet in Philadelphia for Internal Medicine 2009, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), April 23 - 25 (Thursday - Saturday), at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

ACP is the largest specialty organization devoted exclusively 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.

Highlights of courses, events, and links to more information about Internal Medicine 2009 that provide interesting story angles are below.

Impact of the Changing Environment on Global Health, Saturday, April 25, 11:15 a.m., room 202

A panel will describe the demographic impact of the environment on global health, evaluate the impact of environmental changes on illness and wellness, identify clinical manifestations of key environment-related disorders, describe the emerging drug resistance patterns with reference to environmental change, and discuss prevention and management of environment-related illness.

Violence in Your Patients' Lives: You Can Make a Difference, Friday, April 24, 8:15 a.m., room 201 B

How common is domestic violence among patients? What is the role of the internist in domestic violence intervention? What is the impact of the patient-physician interaction on survivors of violence?

Successful Aging: How to Live (and Want) to Be 100!, Thursday, April 23, 2:15 p.m., room 202, or Friday, April 24, 11:15 a.m., room 204 C

A panel will address how enforced inactivity, such as bed rest, affects elderly people. Does increased or decreased physical activity affect the nutrient requirements of the elderly? Can weight loss be safely prescribed?

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Contact: Steve Majewski
SMajewski@acponline.org
215-351-2514
American College of Physicians
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