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 nations 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 consul
Contact: Lynda Teer
American College of Physicians