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New Officers and Board Officers Installed at ACP Annual Session

SAN DIEGO — (April 7, 2003) A new slate of officers and board officers for 2003-2004 were installed during the Annual Session of the American College of Physicians (ACP), held in San Diego April 3-5, 2003. The ACP Annual Session drew more than 6,400 internists and medical students to the San Diego Convention Center for three days of educational panels, workshops and updates in internal medicine and related subspecialties.

ACP (Internal Medicine. Doctors for Adults ) is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes internists, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults.

The following assumed office during the Annual Business Meeting on April 5:

  • Munsey S. Wheby, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and senior associate dean at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville; president,
  • Charles K. Francis, MD, FACP, president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles; President-elect,
  • Mary T. Herald, MD, FACP, a Westfield, N.J. internist and endocrinologist; Chair of the Board of Regents,
  • Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, FACP, director of the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle; Chair-elect, Board of Regents,
  • Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, of Winchester, Va.; Chair of the Board of Governors, and
  • Frederick E. Turton, MD, FACP, a Sarasota, Fla., internist; Chair-elect of the Board of Governors.

The American College of Physicians 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. ACP membership includes more than 115,000 internists, medical residents, fellows and students.

Lynda Teer
215-351-2655 or 800-523-1546, ext. 2655
E-mail lteer@mail.acponline.org

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