Stage Party Instructions for Convocation 2023

For receipients of Mastership, national awards, Honorary Fellowship, Special Representatives, members of the Board of Regents, Officers Emeriti, EVPs Emeriti, and ACP Senior Leadership Team.

Convocation is a ceremony that recognizes outstanding contributors to internal medicine, held yearly at ACP’s annual meeting. New Fellows are inducted, visiting dignitaries (“Special Representatives”) from global internal medicine associations are introduced, and recipients of  Masterships, Honorary Fellowships, and awards are presented.


Beginning at 4:30 p.m., please pick up your stole in the Stage Party Check-In Area, in Hall E of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Coat check will be provided in front of Hall E. Please be in the Stage Party Assembly Area in Hall E by 5:15 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served in the Stage Party Assembly Area.


4:30 p.m.         Stoles pick up and assembly begins

5:00 p.m.         Doors open to ceremonial Hall D for guests

5:30 p.m.         Stage Party Assembly in Hall E: Please be prepared for a wait.

6:00 p.m.         Convocation Ceremony begins

During the Ceremony

Recipients of Honorary Fellowship, Mastership, national awards, and Special Representatives will be announced during the ceremony and each group will be invited to stand to be recognized. Please be mindful that this event is being recorded. The Convocation Program will be available digitally through the Internal Medicine Meeting app.

Guest Seating

Please note that no reserved seating tickets are necessary for guests, as all guest seating in Hall D is open. There will be ample seating available. However, guests should arrive early to ensure good seats and should be seated before 5:50 p.m., as no one will be seated during the processional.

If you have any questions, cannot attend Convocation, or require special arrangements/assistance, please contact Meghann Williams, Manager, Board of Regents and Governance Activities (; 215-351-2714).