Annual conference on internal medicine

March 03, 2006

More than 6,000 physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals will attend the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Session April 6-8, 2006, in Philadelphia, to learn about recent medical advances, quality improvement issues, gain insight on ethical topics, and learn about new diagnostic skills. The educational meeting, to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is geared to specialists in internal medicine (internists), who provide comprehensive primary and subspecialty care to adult patients.

Medical/health reporters or editors are encouraged to register for press credentials. Press registrants have access to more than 200 of the scientific sessions and to press briefings. The ACP Annual Session is the largest continuing education meeting for internal medicine. Don't miss the opportunity to experience it first-hand. Press credentials are subject to conditions of the ACP press policy (www.acponline.org/policy)

Physicians will choose from more than 260 workshops, panel discussions, and lectures, some with audience-response keypads to test their clinical expertise. A Learning Center will be set up for hands-on practice of procedures and techniques.

To request an Annual Session Advance Program, or if you are ready to register for press credentials, visit: http://www.acponline.org/college/pressroom/as_pressreg06.htm

SAMPLE LECTURE & PANEL TOPICS: Anxiety and depression, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, disaster preparedness, ethics and health policy, geriatrics, gastroenterology, headache, history of medicine, HIV, sleep disorders, obesity, and more.

PRESS CONTACT: Have questions about the conference or need more information? Contact: Lynda Teer, 215-351-2655 or 800- 523-1546, ext. 2655 lteer@acponline.org; or commdept@acponline.org

PRESS OFFICE: Room 105B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hours: Wed., 4/5/06, 12-5 p.m.; Thurs., 4/6/06, 6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri., 4/7/06, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 4/8/06, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Press Office Phone: 215-418-2426
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The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical-specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include more than 119,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, medical students and residents. Internists treat the majority of adults in the United States.

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