Internal Medicine 2014, ACP's premier annual meeting, was held in Orlando, Florida from April 10-12, 2014 and had an attendance of over 6,000 physicians. The event featured more than 260 workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and interactive courses for doctors of internal medicine and its subspecialties.
At the Convocation ceremony on April 10, over 400 physicians were inducted as ACP Fellows and recognized for their medical scholarship and achievement and over 60 members became Masters of the College or received another award. The College bestowed Honorary Fellowships to four presidents of international internal medicine societies.
Following the ceremony, members, friends, and families gathered at the annual ACP International Reception that included over 300 international internal medicine leaders and attendees along with ACP leaders. During the reception, Molly Cooke, MD, MACP, ACP President, gave a few words to welcome everyone. International Fellowship Exchange Program (IFEP) awardees were also recognized and honored at this event.
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 8th Annual International Forum, entitled "The Role of Continuing Medical Education and Certification/Recertification in Your Country". The Forum provided an opportunity for ACP leaders and the presidents and special representatives from international internal medicine societies to discuss this important topic that crosses national boundaries and affects the health care of people around the world.
On Saturday, April 12, new ACP officers started their terms. David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP, of Columbia, Missouri, became the 2014-2015 ACP President; Robert M. Centor, MD, FACP, of Huntsville, Alabama, became the 2014-2015 Chair of the Board of Regents; Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP of Brentwood, Tennessee, became the ACP President-elect; and Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP, of New York, New York, became the Chair-elect of the Board of Regents.
Internal Medicine 2015, which coincides with ACP's centennial celebration, will be held April 30 - May 2, 2015 in Boston, Massachusettes. For more information, please visit: http://im2015.acponline.org/.