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Media Advisory: ACP Annual Session

April 22-24, 2004
New Orleans

More than 6,000 internal medicine and subspecialist physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals will meet in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 22-24, 2004, to learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of illness in adults and adolescents.

The annual meeting features more than 260 lectures, panels and workshops. A hands-on learning center is available for refining techniques such as biopsy, casting and splinting, and specialized exams. Most sessions are open to registered and credentialed reporters. Several press briefings will feature expert faculty and new ACP initiatives. Course information is available online.

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Press Briefing to be held Thurs., April 22, 2004 from 10-10:45 a.m. Room 285 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. See news release.

Sample Topics: Chronic pain, handling violence, evaluating disability, patient safety, managing the obese patient, tobacco's international toll, food safety, multiple drugs in the elderly, headaches, and medicinal herbs.

To Register: Review linked media policy. On-site media registration is accepted. Bring credentials as outlined in media policy.

Press Contact: Lynda Teer, (215) 351-2655 or (800) 523-1546, ext. 2655 lteer@acponline.org; or commdept@acponline.org

Press Office: Room 283, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Hours: Wed., 4/21, noon-5 p.m.; Thurs., 4/22, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri., 4/23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 4/24, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Phone: 504-670-4030

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 115,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students.

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