More than 6,000 internal medicine physicians, subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals from around the world will meet in San Francisco for Internal Medicine 2013, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), April 11 - 13 (Thursday - Saturday), at the Moscone Center.
Doctors of internal medicine, or internists, 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.
Internal Medicine 2013 is full of story opportunities for health care journalists to report on more than 200 sessions that cover a broad array of clinical topics and health care policy issues. If you are looking for interesting stories about adult or adolescent health topics, don’t miss this chance to interview expert physician leaders from the largest medical specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Session topics for interesting story angles are below.
At the Opening Ceremony on April 11 at 9:30 a.m., Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, MSC, FACP, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address, "The Physician Responsibility to Lead on Implementing Health Care Reform."
ACP's annual scientific meeting includes national abstract competitions for medical students and associate members. Finalists will compete onsite in four categories: Clinical Vignette, Basic Research, Clinical Research, and Quality Improvement - Patient Safety. Oral presentations take place on April 12 and 13. Winners of the poster competitions will be announced on April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
On April 13 at 5:15 p.m., Internal Medicine 2013 Highlights and the final round of Doctor's Dilemma take place. Clinician-educators will share what they think are Internal Medicine 2013’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.