American College of Physicians’ scientific meeting is nation’s largest annual gathering of internal medicine doctors
More than 6,000 internal medicine physicians, subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals from around the world will gather for the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 from May 5 through May 7 (Thursday - Saturday) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More than 200 sessions cover a broad array of clinical and health care policy topics.
ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 143,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
At the Opening Ceremony on May 5 at 9:30 a.m., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will give the keynote address.
Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 includes national abstract competitions for Medical Students and Resident/Fellow members. Finalists will compete onsite in five categories: Clinical Vignette, Basic Research, Clinical Research, Quality Improvement - Patient Safety, and High Value Care. Resident/Fellow oral presentations take place on May 6. Medical Student oral presentations will take place on May 7. Winners of the poster competitions will be announced on May 7 at 6:30 p.m.
On May 7 at 5:15 p.m., Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 Highlights and the final round of Doctor's Dilemma take place. Clinician-educators will share what they think are the meeting’s most important take-home messages. Then the “Final Four” teams remaining in the Doctor's Dilemma competition -- a fast-paced, Jeopardy-style medical knowledge competition among students and residents -- will face off in the championship round. The winning team takes home the Osler Cup -- ACP’s coveted trophy.
During the meeting, Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, FACP, will become president of ACP and Thomas G. Tape, MD, FACP, will become chair of ACP’s Board of Regents. Both terms are for one year.
Additional Resources for Reporters
- The hashtag for Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 is #im2016