ACP Internal Medicine 2024 Highlights

Internal Medicine Meeting 2024: Mastering Medicine Together, was held in Boston, Massachusetts April 18-20, 2024, and had an attendance of over 8,800 physicians. The event featured more than 200 sessions covering a wide variety of clinical and practice management topics for doctors of internal medicine and its subspecialties. 848 attendees from outside the United States came to the meeting. The top three countries outside the United States with the highest number of registrants were Canada, Mexico, and Dominican Republic.

ACP once again offered international individual registration rates, as well as specially priced delegation rates, for attendees from around the world. A total of seven delegations (10 or more physicians registered as a group) came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic (2), Mexico, Panama, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland.

At the Convocation Ceremony on April 18, approximately 335 physicians were celebrated as new recipients of Fellowship and 47 were from 20 countries outside the United States. Approximately 99 members were recognized as recipients of Mastership or ACP named awards, including 2 recipients of the new Inspirational Global Member Award. The College bestowed Honorary Fellowships to 6 presidents of global internal medicine societies.

ACP was honored to host presidents and representatives of internal medicine societies from around the world. The international delegates were part of the stage party in the Convocation Ceremony. They also participated in ACP's 17th Annual Global Forum, "Meeting the needs of patients with obesity: policy, prevention, and treatment," moderated by Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP, ACP President, and Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP, Chair, ACP Board of Regents. The Forum provided an opportunity for ACP leaders and the presidents and special representatives from international internal medicine societies to share their regional perspectives and strategies on the important topic of obesity.

ACP Updates Obesity Learning Series

The Obesity Management Learning Series from the College offers insights and strategies to help treat patients with obesity and includes patient education materials.

The learning series offers CME credit/MOC points, free to ACP members. Visit ACP's Obesity Management Learning Hub to learn more.

Three featured scientific sessions sponsored by the ACP Global Engagement Committee (GEC) and the ACP Chapters Subcommittee were presented during the Meeting:

  • Protect Healthcare Professionals to Deliver Optimal Patient Care: A Joint ACP and EFIM Session
    Sponsored by the ACP Global Engagement Committee
    • Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP, Panelist
    • Ricardo Gomez-Huelgas, FACP, Immediate Past-President of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), Panelist
    • Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP, Moderator
  • Communities of Practice: Promoting Lifelong Learning and Professional Identity in Internal Medicine
    Sponsored by the ACP Global Engagement Committee
    • Grant Smith, MD, Panelist
    • Marianne Parshley, MD, FACP, Panelist
    • Dawn E. DeWitt, MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London, Moderator
  • Caring for Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: The Physician's Role
    Sponsored by the ACP Chapters Subcommittee
    • Monica R. Pachar, MD, FACP, Panelist
    • Tseganesh Selameab, MD, FACP, Panelist

On Saturday, April 20, the new ACP officers started their terms. Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PHD, MACP, of Overland Park, Kansas, became the 2024-25 ACP President; William E. Fox, MD, MACP, of Charlottesville, Virginia, became the 2024-25 Chair of the Board of Regents; and Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, FACP, of Collinsville, Connecticut, became the Chair-elect of the Board of Regents.

ACP provides attendance certificates to all 2024 Internal Medicine Meeting attendees (in person or virtually). Access your certificate here. Please note you must be logged into your ACP account to access your attendance certificate.

Internal Medicine Meeting 2025 will be held April 3-5 in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information.

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