Conferences and Events

5 nominated for medical manager award July 25, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Medical Manager of the Year
The Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers has announced the finalists for the 2013 award, which will be presented Oct. 23 at the organization's annual conference in Clearwater, Fla.
Complete testing urged for hep C patients May 10, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Complete testing urged for hepatitis C patients
Many people who test positive on an initial hepatitis C test are not receiving the necessary follow-up testing to determine if their body has cleared the virus or if they are still infected, according to Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day; this article includes CDC's recommendations for who should be tested.
Physicians encourage patients to be savvy consumers April 18, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
John Santa, MD, of Consumer Reports with attendees of patient empowerment expo
Consumer Reports and the American College of Physicians (ACP) teamed up to present a patient-empowerment expo titled "Your Health: Fact Not Fiction" on April 13 as part of ACP's annual meeting in San Francisco. Click through to view a slideshow that gives details on what was covered during the event.
Cost-consciousness a recurrent theme at ACP annual meeting April 15, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Steven Weinberger, MD, chief executive officer of the American College of Physicians
Presenters at the American College of Physician's Internal Medicine 2013 event in San Francisco April 11-13 explained, emphasized and revisited the theme of high-value, cost-conscious care. Click through to view a slideshow recapping selected highlights from the meeting.
Health expo will accompany ACP meeting April 04, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
In conjunction with the American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine 2013 meeting next week in San Francisco, ACP and Consumer Reports will be offering a free health fair for area residents. The focus will be on teaching patients how to ask the right questions of their doctor -- and how to interpret the answers.
Career coverage at ACP event April 02, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Aside from such special interests and disciplines, the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine 2013 conference will also include sessions targeted to the careerist and professional within every potential attendee. Here are some of the top sessions scheduled for the career track.
National Doctor's Day: Decorating docs since 1990 and beyond March 29, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Saturday, March 30 marks the 23rd official celebration of National Doctors Day. But commemorating the nation's exemplary providers at the culmination of March wasn't an original concept in 1990 -- rather, the tradition began long before, by the ether of the 19th century.
Med schools accelerate change February 27, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Medical schools were listening when the American Medical Association (AMA) gave word of its "Accelerating Change in Medical Education" campaign. According to the AMA, the education sector came in 115 (out of 141) accredited medical schools strong, making for a proposed interest figure just upwards of 80 percent.