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  1. 1. Scientific Meeting | April 10-12 Pre-Courses | April 8-9
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  3. 3. Great Meeting See what your colleagues are raving about! “A unique opportunity to hear unbiased cutting edge information from leading experts.” Ronald Barg, MD, FACP "I am inspired not only by the speakers but by the amazing people who attend." "The speakers and topics are uniformly excellent every year." Susan Thomspon Hingle, MD, FACP Robert Lohr, MD, FACP “Reminds me why I entered medicine.” Ranita Sharma, MD, FACP 3
  4. 4. A glimpse of what awaits you at internal medicine’s most comprehensive educational event! Pre-Courses (April 8-9) Many of these fill early. Register today! 14 courses kick off Internal Medicine 2014 and provide in-depth examination of selected topics. Diabetes for the Internist Advances in Therapy Cardiology for the Internist 2014: “The Key Points” Hospital Medicine: From Admission to Discharge Neurology for the Internist Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Internist ICD-10 Boot Camp The Art of Leadership (Presented by the American College of Physician Executives) Critical Care Medicine 2014 Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Sessions See pages 9-15 for details. 4
  5. 5. Scientific Sessions (April 10-12) Here is a sample of the more than 200 scientific sessions offered: Cardiology Advanced Preventive Cardiology Coronary Artery Disease Noncoronary Vascular Disease Structural Heart Disease Endocrinology Andropause Bariatric Surgery: Who, When, and What Now? Incidental Thyroid Findings Type 2 Diabetes Gastroenterology and Hepatology Abnormal Liver Tests Celiac Disease IBD: New Concepts and Treatments Screening for GI Malignancies Geriatric Medicine Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Osteoporosis Promoting Successful Aging with Exercise Reducing Falls and Injuries Hematology and Oncology Anemias Encountered in Clinical Practice Breast, Prostate, and Lung Cancer Screening New Oral Anticoagulants Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism Infectious Diseases C. difficile Infection Health Care-Associated Pneumonia New Therapies for Hepatitis B and C Optimal Management of Skin Infections Nephrology and Hypertension Cardiovascular Disease in CKD End-Stage Renal Disease Glomerulonephritis Resistant Hypertension Neurology Approach to the Patient with Tremor Comprehensive Migraine Education Program Management of TIA and CVA Neurologic Emergencies Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Chronic Venous Insufficiency Management of Obstructive Lung Diseases Sleep Disorders Neurologic Critical Care for the Nonneurointensivist Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology Central Pain Syndromes Hyperuricemia Mimics of Rheumatic Diseases Sports Medicine for the Internist Women's Health Screening in Women: Cervical, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer Female Sexual Health Menopause Urinary Incontinence in Women Additional Topic Areas Career and Professionalism Clinical Pharmacology Dermatology Ethics and Health Policy Health Information Technology Medical Practice Management Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Psychiatry Substance Abuse Hospital Medicine Track A special track of over 35 sessions will cover a wide range of topics designed for physicians who primarily practice in an inpatient setting. Sessions will focus on clinical issues, quality and safety, teambased approaches, transitions of care, and more. 5
  6. 6. Popular Learning Formats Updates: Keep up to date on the year’s most important published papers in general internal medicine and the subspecialties. Learn significant findings and their impact on patient care. Nationally recognized faculty review the literature and present the year’s highlights. Clinical Pearls: Test your clinical acumen in these case-based sessions. Use audience-response keypads to answer challenging patient management questions. Compare your critical thinking to that of your colleagues, and leave these sessions with a rich collection of “pearls” that can be applied to practice. Clinical Triads: These fast-paced, interactive sessions feature three speakers concisely addressing different aspects of an overarching theme. Sessions cover topics that are highly relevant to clinical practice. Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: These highly focused, fast-paced presentations offer evidence-based answers to frequently faced dilemmas in patient care. Expert faculty provide cogent answers to complex questions. Hands-On Clinical Skills Workshops: Learn important skills in medical interviewing, physical examination, and office-based procedures through demonstration, practice, and feedback. 6
  7. 7. Reserved Workshops Register Early for Reserved Workshops Most sessions have open seating and are held in rooms that can accommodate anticipated attendance. Reserved Workshops, however, require advance reservations because of their special educational requirements (for example, close faculty–learner interaction or limited equipment for hands-on learning.) These sessions are offered at no charge to registered Internal Medicine 2014 attendees but require advance reservations and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. One ticket per attendee while supplies last. Reserved Workshops Cardiac Murmurs: Benign or Serious? A Complete Contraceptive Tool Kit: Cases and Demos Learn How to Rapidly Assess Function, Cognition, and Depression in the Older Adult Life-Threatening ECGs Management of Patient Expectations in an Era of Dwindling Resources Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician Policy for Reserved Workshops Your registration reserves your place in the workshop; however, you must attend the workshop on time to claim your reserved place. The College has the right to assign unclaimed reserved seats to standby attendees promptly at 10 minutes after the posted class starting time. Reserved workshops are generally filled to capacity prior to the meeting. Attendees who have not preregistered for reserved workshops and arrive at the classroom without a ticket will be put on a first-come, first-served standby list. Standby seating is based on availability, and entry is not guaranteed. Motivational Interviewing: Skills to Engage Patients and Initiate the Discussion of Substance Abuse in Internal Medicine Practical Office Orthopedics: The Shoulder Practical Office Orthopedics: The Knee Practical Skills Assessment in the Elderly: Falls, Cognition, and Driving Safety Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: A Primary Care “Toolbox” for Employing Rational Analgesia, Managing Risk, and Enhancing Communication Variation Reduction: Choosing Wisely in a Fee-for-Service World For complete reserved session information, visit 7
  8. 8. Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center Get the hands-on education that can transform the way you practice medicine. The Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center is a dynamic collection of educational activities that provide hands-on learning and interactive selfstudy. Learn office-based procedures, refine interpretive skills, and update physical examination skills in a unique, small-group learning environment. These workshops are intensive small-group sessions where participants can get one-on-one feedback from expert faculty, as well as share ideas and experiences with colleagues. Clinical Skills Training in Office-Based Procedures Under the guidance of expert faculty, learn and practice procedures, such as ultrasound-guided central line placement, common skin biopsy techniques, arthrocentesis and joint injections, lumbar puncture, and more. Clinical Skills Center Interactive Resources Area Enhance your knowledge of clinical skills, health technology software, and reference applications at the Interactive Resources Area. Here you will find computer stations that demonstrate a wide variety of examination techniques, clinical procedures, medical informatics applications, and clinical reference software. Onsite registration is required for most Clinical Skills Center activities. Registration for all Clinical Skills Center activities is free to attendees of Internal Medicine 2014. Clinical Skills Training in Physical Examination and Interpretation Skills Whether traditional small-group workshops or self-guided study activities, these sessions will help refine physical examination and interpretation skills, such as heart sounds identification and diagnosis, ankle-brachial index, ophthalmoscopic skills, chest x-ray interpretation, and more. 8 Registration Hours Wednesday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Hours of Operation Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  9. 9. Pre-Courses Diabetes for the Internist PRE 1401 Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Diana B. McNeill, MD, FACP Advances in Therapy PRE 1402 Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Professor of Medicine, Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Patient-Centered Clinical Education, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA The management of patients with diabetes can be complicated and varies by age and gender. This Pre-Course will discuss the practical management of diabetes as patients transition through the life cycle. Diabetes management issues related to care for the young adult, pregnant woman, middleaged patient with comorbid medical problems, and older adults will be discussed. Finally, as the growing population of diabetic patients enters our health care system, the role of care teams in the management of these patients and the evidence behind the success of such management will be discussed. Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize and manage diabetic patients from young adults to the elderly. 2. Discuss gestational diabetes in 2014 and the role of the internist in diagnosis and management. 3. Learn strategies to manage comorbid medical issues and diabetes in clinical practice, with specific attention to perioperative management, cardiac disease, renal disease, and liver disease. 4. Discuss management of the older adult with diabetes and dementia. 5. Understand the care team model of diabetes management, including implementation and outcome assessment. This Pre-Course will focus on pearls to help the practicing internist use drug therapies in the most effective manner. Newer medications and new uses for older medications will be covered. Current recommendations for “best therapy” for different diseases will also be covered. Common side effects of medications will be emphasized. Faculty will provide practical information on therapy for common symptoms, pulmonary therapies, diabetes, infectious diseases, and drug interactions. Learning Objectives: 1. Prescribe appropriate drug therapies for diseases commonly seen in the office. 2. Understand the current uses of older drugs and newly released drugs. 3. Review the risk, benefit, and cost of various therapies, especially newer medications. 4. Gain better understanding of drug reactions and interactions. 9
  10. 10. Pre-Courses Cardiology for the Internist 2014—“The Key Points” PRE 1403 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Howard H. Weitz, MD, FACC, MACP Hospital Medicine: From Admission to Discharge PRE 1404 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Jamie Newman, MD, FACP Bernard L. Segal Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Associate Professor, Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN David L. Fischman, MD, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA This Pre-Course will provide a focused update of the diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic approaches to the patient at risk for, or with known, cardiovascular disease. Expert clinician-educators will focus on the cardiovascular disease issues with which internists are most frequently faced and will provide key points to update the audience and foster patient care. Subjects covered will include identification and management of acute and chronic coronary artery disease, optimal treatment of congestive heart failure, risk assessment and risk reduction for the patient with cardiac disease who undergoes noncardiac surgery, approach to the patient with valvular heart disease, use of the novel antithrombotic and anticoagulant agents for the patient with cardiovascular disease, basic venous disease for the internist, and a discussion of the approach to the patient with new-onset chest pain. Learning Objectives: 1. Develop diagnostic and treatment strategies for patients with coronary artery disease (acute and chronic). 2. Understand the approach to evaluation and treatment of new-onset congestive heart failure. 3. Understand what approaches are effective in decreasing hospital readmission for the patient with chronic congestive heart failure. 4. Become familiar with the ACC/AHA guideline on valvular heart disease. 5. Become familiar with the guidelines for the evaluation and care of the patient with cardiovascular disease who undergoes noncardiac surgery. 6. Understand the diagnostic and therapeutic approach for acute as well as chronic venous disease. 7. Become familiar with the approach to the patient with acute-onset chest pain. 8. Become familiar with indications for, and use of, the new antithrombotic and anticoagulant agents for the patient with cardiovascular disease. 10 Hospital medicine is a specialty dedicated to the expert management of acutely ill hospital inpatients. Hospitalists are educators, clinicians, researchers, and leaders with a focus on quality, safety, resource utilization, and transitions of care. The approach of this Pre-Course will be to address issues in clinical inpatient care, with a hospitalist perspective on management and process improvement. The individual lectures will be framed by the hospitalization of one patient who will be followed from admission to discharge with a casebased format and will utilize an audience-response system. The faculty, composed of experienced hospitalists from across the United States, will discuss ideal medical management and explore how to minimize the risk for many nosocomial complications. This Pre-Course will present an advanced perspective of hospital medicine. Learning Objectives: 1. Follow a hospitalization from admission to discharge. 2. Review inpatient management of complex medical issues. 3. Assess impact of rapid response teams. 4. Explore the necessary steps to ensure a safe hospitalization. 5. Discuss regulatory and business topics related to inpatient care.
  11. 11. Pre-Courses Neurology for the Internist PRE 1405 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc (Hon), FAAN, MACP, FANA Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Internist PRE 1406 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG, FACP Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Neurologic complaints comprise an important part of the practice of internal medicine, but over the years the exposure to formal neurologic training as part of internal medicine training has waned. This Pre-Course is designed to help internists approach the common neurologic problems seen in their patients and to update them in this rapidly changing field of medicine. A broad view of the spectrum of neurologic disorders seen in the practice of internal medicine will be discussed, including the neurologic history and examination, headache, dizziness, altered mental status, and peripheral neurology. Learning Objectives: 1. Take a neurologic history and perform a competent neurologic examination. 2. Recognize the major types of headache and initiate treatment for each of them. 3. Understand the spectrum of dizziness and be able to make the likely diagnosis. 4. Recognize and treat the major movement disorders. 5. Examine the peripheral nervous system and diagnose the major syndromes. 6. Identify the major stroke emergency and initiate appropriate therapy. Gastrointestinal complaints are common, and patients will typically present to their internists as the first point of care for such issues. Many conditions within gastroenterology are diagnosed based on symptom-based criteria, and understanding a cost-effective approach to the evaluation and management of such patients is essential, as is recognizing which patients require additional testing. This Pre-Course is designed to assist internists in the practical approach in the evaluation and management of frequently encountered conditions within gastroenterology and hepatology. Topics to be discussed include the appropriate surveillance practice patterns for those with Barrett’s esophagus or colorectal neoplasia, the evaluation and management of patients with suspected celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome, clinical pearls in the health maintenance of patients with chronic gastrointestinal and liver conditions, and addressing frequently asked questions regarding ordering gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Learning Objectives: 1. Recommend appropriate endoscopic surveillance patterns for patients with common gastrointestinal conditions. 2. Recognize the protean manifestations of celiac disease, and understand the appropriate work-up to diagnose the condition. 3. Understand clinical features needed to diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome in a cost-effective manner. 4. Identify important health maintenance issues in the care of patients with chronic gastrointestinal or liver disorders. 5. Recognize the patients who have special needs when it comes to ordering endoscopic procedures 11
  12. 12. Pre-Courses ICD-10 Boot Camp PRE 1407 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Regulatory Affairs, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA This Pre-Course will provide an overview of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) and how it compares to ICD-9. Expert faculty will discuss the nuts and bolts of using the new coding system, what your practice needs to do to implement the new system, how to document care to support the new coding system, and the different implications for professional fee billing (from your practice) and facility billing (from your hospital). It will also cover how ICD-10 will affect the metrics, such as patient severity of illness, risk adjustments, quality, and safety, now being applied by Medicare and other payers to rate you and your practice. Topics will include: 5 How to use the ICD-10 coding system – the structure and heightened specificity required for clinical documentation in the new coding system. 5 How to use general equivalency mappings (GEMs) and backward and forward cross-walks to translate between ICD-9 and ICD-10. 5 Implementation implications, including dealing with vendors, payers, billing systems, staff training, and quality reporting. 5 Examination of how ICD-10 will affect the ratings of you and your practice. 12 The Pre-Course will include both didactic components and interactive case studies focusing on notes from patient charts. Key office staff are invited and encouraged to register and attend with physician attendees. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand what ICD-10 is, how it differs from ICD-9, and how ICD-10 is structured. 2. Learn how to use the coding system and how to document appropriately. 3. Learn what can be done now to ready your practice. 4. Identify tools and resources available to help your transition to ICD-10.
  13. 13. Pre-Courses The Art of Leadership (Presented by the American College of Physician Executives) PRE 1408 Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Susan Quinn Chief of Business Development, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, FL Tonya Wade Vice President, Leadership Education, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, FL This Pre-Course is a primer on the “need-to-know” leadership skills for success in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.  In this interactive, content-rich and skills-oriented two-day course, participants are given a bird’s-eye view of what makes today’s physician leaders unique and effective. Learn effective management skills and communications styles, how to become both a team member and team leader, and how to build effective work teams. Learning Objectives: 1. Clarify leadership goals. 2. Learn the communication style of others in order to influence them. 3. Demonstrate the connections between system leadership goals and what happens at the patient care interface and how those goals must be translated into specific individual and team behaviors at the front lines. 4. Transform a group of individuals into a highly motivated, high-performance team. This Pre-Course is organized and presented by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). Category 1 CME credit will be provided by ACPE and not the American College of Physicians. Instructions for claiming credit through ACPE will be provided at the Pre-Course. Critical Care Medicine 2014 PRE 1409 Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Robert A. Balk, MD, MACP Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College; Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL This Pre-Course will provide the opportunity to understand the principles of diagnosis and management of common clinical problems and conditions encountered in the intensive care unit. Particular attention will be placed on the recognition of disease process, acute management of critical illness, and prevention of complications of critical illness in the critically ill adult patient. Topics include acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction, acute stroke management, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary embolism, drug overdose, septic shock, and severe pneumonia. Also discussed will be the management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases, approaches to mental status evaluation, fever in the ICU, mechanical ventilatory support of the critically ill patient, and methods for preventing common complications in the critically ill patient. Learning Objectives: 1. Update the internist on common disorders and diseases encountered in the intensive care unit. 2. Review the diagnostic techniques used in the management of the critically ill adult. 3. Discuss recommendations for the management of common critical illnesses encountered in the intensive care unit and prevention of complications of critical illness. The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American College of Physician Executives designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 13
  14. 14. Pre-Courses Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation PRE 1410 Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fred A. Lopez, MD, MACP Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, FACP Peterman-Prosser Professor, Senior Associate Dean, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Medical Oncology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA This Pre-Course is designed to help physicians prepare for the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination in Internal Medicine. Taught by a faculty of clinician-educators, each an expert in his or her subspecialty, this highly interactive course focuses on content likely to be questioned on the exam. With the aid of an audience-response system, faculty engage participants in clinical problem solving that reflects the ABIM examination blueprint. The question-based format serves as a springboard for discussion of important developments across the spectrum of internal medicine. ACP’s MOC Prep Course is an efficient and effective way to refresh your knowledge and get ready for the exam. Learning Objectives: 1. Increase and refresh knowledge of core topics in internal medicine through presentations of common and not-so-common clinical problems. 2. Become adept working through difficult test questions logically and successfully. 3. Implement changes in clinical practice in accordance with recent advances and clinical guidelines. 14 ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Sessions These live, self-study sessions are designed to help internists complete the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge modules through group discussion led by expert faculty. An audience-response system is used to enhance the learning experience and encourage participation. On each day, Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be two separate sessions (one in the morning and another in the afternoon). These sessions will cover the 2012 and 2013 Update modules in Internal and Hospital Medicine. Each of the four Update modules qualifies for 10 Maintenance of Certification points in the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge category. You must register separately for each session that you wish to attend. Each session is designated for 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learning Objectives: 1. Participate in group discussion to determine answers to multiple-choice questions. 2. Complete the module(s) toward fulfillment of the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification requirements. The American College of Physicians will provide you with a learner’s copy of the ABIM module(s) at the meeting. If you are enrolled in the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program, you also must order the module directly from the ABIM by visiting After the Learning Session, submit your answers online to the ABIM for Maintenance of Certification credit. For more information about the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program, visit Note: If you are already enrolled in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program, there is no additional fee for this official version of the module. If you are not enrolled, you may attend the Learning Session; however, you must enroll before receiving Maintenance of Certification credit for the knowledge module. To enroll, visit
  15. 15. Pre-Courses 2012 Update in Internal Medicine, Module C0-M PRE 1411 Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-noon 2013 Update in Internal Medicine, Module C0-P PRE 1413 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-noon 2012 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-M PRE 1412 Tuesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. 2013 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-P PRE 1414 Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Gauri Agarwal, MD, FACP Carmella A. Cole, MD, FACP Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Regional Dean for Medical Curriculum, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Daniel M. Lichtstein, MD, MACP Regional Dean for Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL Deborah Topol, MD, FACP Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Georgetown Medical School at Washington Hospital Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 15
  16. 16. Guest Program and Exhibit Hall While at Internal Medicine 2014, visit the exhibits Thursday to Saturday and learn about new products and services, professional placement, publications, and the latest in information technology. Come see the ACP Resource Center, and speak with ACP staff about the many products and services offered by the College. Exhibit Hall Attendees ($40 for 1 day) Guest Activities Program Guest Policy ACP welcomes all guests of Internal Medicine 2014 attendees to Orlando. There are two categories of registration for guests—Guest Program Registrant or Exhibit Hall Attendee. Guest Program Registrant ($50 for 3 days) Registered guests are invited to an exclusive breakfast event, have access to the Exhibit Hall, access to the refreshments distributed in the Hall as well as an ACP tote bag; admission to the opening ceremony on Thursday, an Orlando visitors’ guide; entry into a raffle drawing; shuttle service between hotels and the Convention Center; and the opportunity to purchase tour tickets through Accent on Arrangements, Inc. For a full list of tours, visit Registered guests may include family members (16 years of age or older) or friends who are not in the medical industry. A coworker or an associate in the medical industry may not register as a guest but may register as an Exhibit Hall attendee. Guests are not permitted to attend any portion of the Scientific Program other than the Opening Ceremony. 16 Guests of registered physicians who want to access the Exhibit Hall can register for a 1-day-only Exhibit Hall attendee badge. This badge provides admission to the Exhibit Hall, as well as access to the refreshments distributed in the Hall. Only those with an Exhibit Hall attendee or guest badge will be permitted in the Exhibit Hall. Only spouses or guests of a registered physician qualify for an Exhibit Hall attendee badge. Internal Medicine 2014 is a private event for physician attendees and their guests. The Exhibit Hall is not open to the general public. Additional Learning Opportunities Grab a Bite and Get Informed at the Innovation Theater and Industry-Supported Symposia Enjoy a complimentary meal while enhancing your learning experience at the meeting. Schedules will be available at at a later date. Industry-supported symposia are independently organized and are not an official part of Internal Medicine 2014. Continuing medical education credit for symposia is provided by organizations other than ACP.
  17. 17. Early Registration Instructions • Deadline January 31 Register early for the lowest rates and to receive your registration packet in the mail. How to Register Web | Visit us at Fax | 215-351-2799. Faxed forms must include credit card number, expiration date, security code, and signature. Fax both sides of form (and letter of verification if applicable). Mail | ACP members, please write your ACP number on the registration form. Reproduce the form for additional registrations (one form per registrant). Incomplete forms will be returned unprocessed and will delay your registration. ATTN: AC002 American College of Physicians 190 N. Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572 Telephone | 800-523-1546, ext. 2600, or 215-351-2600, (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) Be sure to have your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card number available before calling. Telephone reservations are not accepted for the reserved sessions. Meeting Confirmation Check your meeting confirmation to verify ticket assignment(s). Tickets that do not appear were not assigned because of a filled session or a scheduling conflict. If you did not receive your confirmation, please call Member and Customer Service. If you need to change a course or make an adjustment, after registration packets are mailed, it will be necessary to handle changes onsite. Industry-Supported Symposia and Exhibitor Mailings If you do not want to receive mailings from exhibitors and presentation sponsors, please be sure to mark the registration form appropriately. Persons with a Disability Advance notification is essential for us to better serve you. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form and attach a written description of your needs. An ACP staff person will contact you to discuss how we can accommodate your request. Cancellation/Refund Policy Notice of registration cancellation for Internal Medicine 2014, Guest Registration, and PreCourses must be in writing via mail, fax, or e-mail. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Postmark, fax, or e-mail date will determine the amount of refund according to the following schedule: Payment Summary Make check or money order payable to ACP. Must remit in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank. If paying by credit card, provide complete credit card information and the authorizing signature, expiration date, and security code. Registration Packet (Registrations received by January 31) U.S. residents will receive their registration package by First-Class Mail. The packet will contain: • Badge and badge holder • Daily planner • Purchased Pre-Course and/or reserved session tickets For registrations received after January 31, badge and tickets will be available for pickup at the Advance Registration counters onsite. By December 15, 2013 Full refund December 16, 2013-March 28, 2014 Refund amount less $100 admin fee After March 28, 2014 No refund If your badge and tickets have been mailed at the time of cancellation, you must return these to ACP Headquarters to receive the applicable refund. Refunds will not be issued onsite. Refunds will be returned to the name on the registration form and in the original method of payment. 17
  18. 18. Pre-Courses Continuing Medical Education Internal Medicine 2014 Program Objectives At the conclusion of Internal Medicine 2014, participants should be able to: Assess recent advances in clinical medicine and related sciences in light of the supporting evidence. Implement changes in clinical practice in accordance with these advances to improve patient care. Improve their clinical skills in performing the physical examination, communicating with patients, and managing clinical information. Evaluate changes in the external practice environment and their potential impact on medical practice and patient care, and implement improvements as needed. Who Should Attend Internal Medicine 2014? The meeting is intended for all physicians involved in the practice of internal medicine. This includes general internists, hospitalists, subspecialists in internal medicine, family physicians, general practitioners, and residents and fellows in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will find many sessions of interest. Medical students considering careers in internal medicine will benefit from the scope and depth of the program. 18 Continuing Medical Education Credit The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society, or college as automatically approved as accredited group learning activities. The ACP designates this live activity, Internal Medicine 2014, for a maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Attend Internal Medicine—Fulfill State CME Requirements Attending Internal Medicine 2014 is an excellent way to fulfill your state CME relicensure requirements. Earn up to 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from your participation in scientific sessions and activities in the Herbert S. Waxman Learning Center. Internal Medicine 2014 meets broad-based state CME requirements, as well as specific content requirements mandated by some states (for example, ethics, pain management, and patient safety). For a list of your state’s CME requirements, check the College Web site, The ACP designates live one-half day PreCourses for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The ACP designates live one-day Pre-Courses for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The ACP designates live two-day Pre-Courses for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  19. 19. Registration Form ACP # (Name) First Scientific Meeting April 10-12 • Pre-Courses April 8-9 Orlando, FL MI City State/Province ZIP/Postal Country Register by 1/31/2014 Register after 1/31/2014 ACP Member, Nonmember Intern*, Resident*, Research Fellow* $659 ACP Associate $269 $269 Life Member, ACP Medical Student Member Free Free All Other Nonmembers $999 $999 Medical Student Nonmember* $149 Ⅺ ᵼ Persons with a disability: Please attach a written description of your needs to the registration form. $739 $149 Registration Categories q w e r t * Verification letter required. Cost $ Ⅺ Please do not share my mailing address with exhibitors and presentation sponsors. E-mail Address: __________________________________ Daytime Phone: _________________________ NPI#:_________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Internal Medicine 2014 Total Add on your Reserved Workshops (Visit for a complete list.) Write in your selected course codes below. 2. Select the Pre-Courses you wish to attend. Visit for Pre-Course descriptions. Registration Category (See category chart above) Ⅺ DO Ⅺ Other Ⅺ Check here if new address Street Address Instructions: 1. Select Registration Category for Internal Medicine 2014. Key: I Cost if you register by 1/31/2014 I Cost if you register after 1/31/2014 Ⅺ MD Last r Free 3rd Choice: e Free 2nd Choice: w Cost $ 1st Choice: q Pre-Courses Reserved Workshops (course codes start with RWS)—No Fee* Free Cost $ PRE 1401 Diabetes for the Internist • Tues PRE 1402 Advances in Therapy • Tues PRE 1403 Cardiology for the Internist • Wed PRE 1404 Hospital Medicine• Wed $229 $309 $129 $209 $229 $309 $389 $469 PRE 1405 Neurology for the Internist • Wed PRE 1406 Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Internist • Wed *Limit one, while available PRE 1407 ICD-10 Boot Camp • Wed PRE 1408 The Art of Leadership • Tues Wed PRE 1409 Critical Care Medicine 2014 • Tues Wed $458 $538 $258 $338 $458 $538 $778 $858 $115 $155 $65 $105 $115 $155 $195 $235 PRE 1410 MOC Exam Preparation • Tues Wed PRE 1411 2012 Update in IM, Module C0-M • Tues a.m. PRE 1412 2012 Update HM, Module 83-M • Tues p.m. PRE 1413 2013 Update IM, Module C0-P • Wed a.m. PRE 1414 2013 Update HM, Module 83-P • Wed p.m. * Verification letter required. 2. Pre-Course Total 19
  20. 20. Guest and Exhibit Hall Registration Form GUEST14/EXHIB14 Scientific Meeting April 10-12 • Pre-Courses April 8-9 Orlando, FL 3. Guest Program Registration Name(s) as They Should Appear on Badge(s) Breakfast Circle One $50 Y N $50 Y N $50 Y N $50 Guest Program entitles you to 3 days’ entrance into the Exhibit Hall. Must be 16 years or older. For full Guest Program benefits, visit Fee Y N $50 Y N Cost $ Additional Guests (Name) First MI Last Guest of (Registered Physician’s Name and ACP #) Street Address City Daytime Phone State/Province ZIP/Postal Country E-mail Address 3. Guest Program Total 4. Exhibit Hall Attendee Registration Entitles you to 1 day’s entrance into the Exhibit Hall. Must be 12 years or older. For full Exhibit Hall Attendee benefits, visit (Name) First Thursday, 4/10 Guest of (Registered Physician’s Name and ACP #) # of Tickets per Day $40 Friday, 4/11 Last Fee $40 Saturday, 4/12 MI Day $40 Cost $ 4. Exhibit Hall Attendee Total Street Address City Daytime Phone State/Province ZIP/Postal Country E-mail Address 1. Internal Medicine 2014 Total 2. Pre-Course Total 3. Guest Program Total Payment Options 4. Exhibit Hall Attendee Total Ⅺ Check enclosed. (Payable to ACP. Must remit in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.) Charge to: Card Number Expiration Date (MM/YY) GRAND TOTAL Security Code (Credit card only) 800-523-1546, ext. 2600 215-351-2600 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) Signature Notice of cancellation must be made in writing (fax, mail, or e-mail). Notice of cancellation for Guest Program or Exhibit Hall Attendee Registration must be made in writing (fax, mail, or e-mail). Received by 12/15/13 Full Refund Received by 3/28/14 12/16/13–3/28/14 Refund less $100 Admin Fee Refund less $15 Admin Fee After 3/28/14 No Refund After 3/28/14 S BY PHONE No Refund T BY FAX (Credit card only) 215-351-2799 24 Hours a Day $ U BY MAIL (Check or credit card) AC002 American College of Physicians 190 N. Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA v BY INTERNET (Credit card only) Refer to Priority Code IM1417
  21. 21. Housing and Travel Housing Registration Closes March 20, 2014 Travel Planners, Inc., serves as the official housing service provider for Internal Medicine 2014. All rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your hotel reservations early to guarantee hotel rates and availability. Reservations Online To make your reservations online, visit and click on the housing link. You will be able to see which hotels have availability for the dates of your stay; make your reservations, and immediately receive your Travel Planners, Inc., confirmation number. Reservations by Telephone Telephone reservations will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET. Travel Planners, Inc., can be reached toll-free at 800-221-3531. Telephone reservations must include a guarantee with a major credit card. Confirmations Attendees who make their reservations online will receive a confirmation number at the end of the online reservation process. A reservation is not complete until a confirmation number appears on the screen. All attendees are responsible for paying room and tax upon checkout. Attendees who make their reservations via telephone will receive confirmations immediately by fax or e-mail. Contact Travel Planners, Inc., directly if you do not receive a confirmation. Changes Call 800-221-3531 before March 20, 2014, to change your reservation without penalty. Cancellations If you need to cancel your hotel reservation prior to your arrival, call 800-221-3531 as soon as you know that your plans have changed. There are no penalties prior to the cut-off date. For all reservations canceled after the hotel deadline, credit cards will be charged in accordance with the individual hotel’s cancellation policy. Please review your Travel Planners, Inc., confirmation for your hotel’s cancellation policy information. Americans with Disabilities Act ᵼ Please be sure to inform Travel Planners, Inc., if you have a disability and require special accommodations. Travel Information United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Mears Shuttle, and Avis car rental offer discounted rates for Internal Medicine 2014. For details and booking information please visit 21
  22. 22. Orlando Housing Information Hotel 1 17 4 5 8 18 3 12 14 9 19 15 10 13 7 Fly over 2 11 6 16 q w e r t y u i o a s d f g h j k l ; Courtyard Convention Center Doubletree Sea World Embassy Suites Conv Center Extended Stay Pointe Orlando Hampton Inn Conv Center Hilton Garden Inn SeaWorld Hilton Orlando Homewood Suites I-Drive Hyatt Place Convention Center The Peabody Orlando Renaissance Orlando Sea World Residence Inn Convention Center Rosen Centre Hotel Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando Rosen Plaza Hotel Rosen Shingle Creek Sonesta ES Suites Orlando Springhill Suites Conv Center Westin Imagine Orlando $139.00 $135.00 $174.00* $109.00 $125.00* $125.00 $225.00 $135.00* $132.00 $257.00 $199.00 $139.00 $209.00 $85.00 $199.00 $195.00 $139.00* $129.00 $199.00* Double $139.00 $135.00 $174.00* $109.00 $135.00* $125.00 $225.00 $145.00* $132.00 $277.00 $199.00 $139.00 $209.00 $85.00 $199.00 $195.00 $139.00* $129.00 $199.00* Add 14% to the cost of the room for state and occupancy tax. *Base rate. Additional charges may apply based on room type. For hotel services and features, please visit and click on the housing link. Map Courtesy of Visit Orlando 22 Single
  23. 23. Sample the Meeting Before you Attend! Visit to view a sample of the Internal Medicine 2013 Highlights session and see important take-home messages from last year's meeting. While you are there, explore the many educational offerings, special events, and travel housing information. 23
  24. 24. Scientific Meeting | April 10-12 Pre-Courses | April 8-9