Internal Medicine 2008 melds new programs and politics
A wrap-up of events at ACP's annual meeting held in May in Washington, DC.
Internal Medicine 2008 in Washington, D.C. was unique in many ways. It was held in
the nation's capital for the first time and coincided with Leadership Day. The meeting
attracted more than 6,000 attendees and featured many new programs and attractions.
Leadership Day attracted unprecedented participation by more than 500 members who
lobbied their congress people to vote for changes in Medicare's payment system and
promote adoption of the patient-centered medical home.
The Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center hosted more than 3,000 attendees at expanded
seminars or new programs, such as “Neurological Evaluation of the Comatose
The Job Placement Center hosted 193 job offerings. Interviews were held at the center
by health care employers and job seekers were provided information on the ACP Career Connection, where they could search for jobs, post a CV and sign up for early job alerts post-meeting.
ACP Internist launched a blog, updating events and notable happenings throughout the
day. The blog continues year-round. .