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Media Advisory #2

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 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.

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

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