ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego

March 21, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2007 - The American College of Physicians (ACP), the leading professional organization for internal medicine, has a new name for its annual meeting: "Internal Medicine 2007." The annual ACP scientific meeting, formerly known as Annual Session, takes place April 19-21 in San Diego and offers more than 260 educational courses covering the latest advances in the field of internal medicine and its subspecialties such as cardiology and gastroenterology.

With more than 6,000 internists, medical students, and other health care professionals expected to attend, Internal Medicine 2007 is the largest continuing education meeting for internists (doctors of internal medicine), who specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.

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. Internal medicine physicians provide care for both acute and chronic diseases. More than half of the nation's adults consider an internist as their primary care physician.

Internal Medicine 2007 course topics range from vital clinical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, avian flu, and community-acquired MRSA infections; to important social and interpersonal aspects of caring for adults such as counseling patients who ask about cosmetic procedures, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, ADHD in adults, and health literacy; to contemporary topics such as disaster preparedness.

Three special learning tracks are available to attendees. The Core Topics Track is designed for subspecialists who find it difficult to keep up with the clinical topics outside of their subspecialties. This track identifies a series of sessions covering many of the "core" topics in internal medicine that are useful to all internists, independent of specialty. The Hospitalist Track includes medical consultation, end-of-life care, patient safety, and teaching house staff. The Diabetes Track offers attendees the opportunity to update their knowledge of this illness and its many complications.

For physicians interested in interactive learning, the Herbert S. Waxman Learning Center offers hands-on activities and clinical demonstrations focusing on communication, physical examination, and procedural skills.

The opening ceremony on Thursday morning, April 19, features Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, MACP, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, delivering the keynote address, entitled "Achieving Quality and Patient-centered Care: Making Tomorrow's Goals Today's Reality."

The annual Convocation ceremony on Thursday evening recognizes new Fellows, Honorary Fellows, Masters, and award recipients. Through its awards, the College recognizes accomplishments in medical practice, teaching, research, volunteer service, preventive medicine, and other areas.
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The American College of Physicians (www.acponline.org) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 120,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.

ACP was founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine. In 1998 it merged with the American Society of Internal Medicine, which was established in 1956 to study economic aspects of medicine. ACP works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

American College of Physicians

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