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Date:4/2/2009

ties in their practices.

Spirituality in End-of-Life Care: What Is the Physician's Role?, Thursday, April 23, 8:15 a.m., room 204 B

Explores the impact of spirituality on the healing process and the physician's role in addressing patient issues of spirituality. Are physician expertise, science, and technology the only determinants of a good outcome or are other forces at work as well?

History of Politics in American Medicine, Saturday, April 25, 4:00 p.m., room 202

Addresses what key health care policy issues dominated the political agenda in the U.S. from colonial days to today, how the medical profession's involvement in politics affected the debate on those issues, and what lessons we can learn from history that may guide medicine's future involvement in the political process.

Famous Physicals: Diagnostic Dilemmas in History, Saturday, April 25, 11:15 a.m., room 107

A review of the pathognomonic physical findings in historical figures and celebrities.

Happy Birthday Med Peds! 40 Years of Quality Patient Care, Friday, April 24, 2:15 p.m., room 202

A panel will review the history of med-peds (combined internal medicine and pediatric physicians) from its basic roots in the 1940s to 1960s through its "recognition" as a discipline in 1967 by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABP. The panel will discuss the evolution of residency training for med-peds, strategies for a successful med-peds practice of today, and the challenges and rewards that med-peds will face in the next decade.

Contribution of Islam to Modern Medicine, Friday, April 24, 4:30 p.m., room 103 A

Describes the contributions of early Islam to Western medicine from the creation of hospitals in the 8th century; to the establishment of libraries, pharmacology, and preventive medicine; to its unique code of ethics and conduct. Dr. Fitzgerald also will provide examples of key Islamic leaders. <
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Contact: Steve Majewski
SMajewski@acponline.org
215-351-2514
American College of Physicians
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