Media Advisory #2
ACP Annual Session
April 22-24, 2004
More than 6,000 internal medicine and subspecialist physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals met in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 22-24, 2004, to learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illness in adults and adolescents.
The ACP Annual Session 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 were open to registered and credentialed reporters.
See the "Highlights" document for a listing of selected courses, cross-referenced to detailed descriptions in the Scientific Program.
Keynote: 9 - 10 a.m., Hall I-2 (no other courses at this time)*
Joseph L. Goldstein, MD, FACP, Chairman, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern. "A Century of Athersclerosis Research: From Cholesterol-Fed Rabbits to Statin-Treated Patients" (Speech copy will not be available.)
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.
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