ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 is Canceled.
Due to health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 in Los Angeles, CA, has been canceled.
After careful consideration, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has made the necessary and responsible decision to cancel its Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, originally scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, CA, April 23-25, 2020. ACP’s decision is based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of rapidly escalating concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and in recognition of the vital role of internal medicine physicians in diagnosing, managing and caring for their patients and communities on the front lines.
ACP feels strongly that ensuring the health and well-being of patients is always of paramount importance, and particularly given these rapidly evolving circumstances. As the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. with 159,000 members in more than 145 countries worldwide, ACP also recognizes its professional responsibility to consider the safety of its meeting participants by modeling social distancing and not contributing to the spread of the virus through a large public gathering such as its annual scientific meeting.
If you have already registered to attend the Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, you will be offered a refund by the method in which you paid. See below for more information and details.
Additionally, ACP will continue to update its ACP COVID-19 Resource Hub, which includes curated information and ACP’s "Novel Coronavirus: A Physician's Guide," a free online learning activity that provides a clinical overview of infection control and patient care guidance, to help internists and other clinicians prepare for, diagnose, and manage COVID-19 as it continues to spread in the U.S. and around the world.
Thank you for your commitment to internal medicine and to your patients, and for all you do every day.
Are you refunding registration fees?
Yes. ACP will issue full refunds to those who registered to attend ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. Refunds will be returned in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 45 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.
Additionally, if you purchased Clinical Skills tickets or a Pre-course, refunds for those activities will also automatically be issued. No further action is required on your part.
How will refunds be issued?
All registered attendees will be credited the full registration, which will be applied using the method in which they paid. There will be no cancellation fees. Please allow up to 45 days for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card account.
Are refunds being issued for Pre-Course registrations?
Yes, ACP is issuing refunds for Pre-Courses. Registrants will receive a full refund in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 45 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.
Are refunds being issued for tickets to the Clinical Skills Center?
Yes. Anyone who purchased tickets to the Clinical Skills Center will be credited for the full registration. The refund credit will be applied using the method you used to pay. There will be no cancellation fees. Please allow up to 45 days for funds refunds to appear on your credit or debit card account.
How does this affect cancellations made before March 10?
Registration orders that were canceled prior to March 10, 2020 will be issued a refund of the $100 processing fee. The funds will be returned to the payer in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 45 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.
Will my Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 PlaybackNow Recordings purchases be refunded?
If you purchased "the Works" PlaybackNow package as part of the special offer associated with registering for the Internal Medicine Meeting, you will received a full refund for the package. Refunds will be returned in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 45 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.
How will I be refunded for the combined Meeting Registration fee and Meetings Recordings package?
If you registered for the Meeting and purchased "the Works" Recordings Package with a discount as part of the bundled offer, a full refund will be issued for both. The funds will be returned to the payer in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 45 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.
Are all ancillary events associated with Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 canceled as well?
All Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 ancillary events, including pre-courses, exhibitor events, etc. are canceled.
I was going to be honored at the Convocation Ceremony. How do I handle my official "FACP" designation?
New Fellows are eligible and encouraged to use the FACP designation once they are elected by the Credentials Committee. Their use of FACP is not contingent upon walking in Convocation. ACP cordially invites all new Fellows elected since 2017 to join us at the Convocation ceremony at Internal Medicine Meeting 2021 in Orlando. More information will be provided to those who were scheduled to walk during the 2020 Convocation ceremony.
I was scheduled to participate in the Abstract Competition. Will I no longer be able to list my presentation on my resume or CV?
Due to the cancellation of ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, the College will host Virtual Presentations for Winning Abstracts and a Virtual ePoster Competition for those invited to attend the meeting. Learn more.
My team was scheduled to participate in the Doctor's Dilemma® competition. What happens now?
Plans are underway to find alternative methods of celebrating your achievements and for allowing some of the planned events to happen virtually. We ask for your patience as we develop a new approach to the 2020 Doctor's Dilemma Competition.
Will exhibitors be refunded for booth space?
ACP will refund exhibitor booth space in full for Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. More information on refund processing will be posted to the Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 website and communicated to exhibitors by ACP's Exhibit team in the coming days. Other exhibit hall and meeting support questions should be directed to the exhibit team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Industry be refunded for their Innovation Theater and Industry Supported Symposium?
ACP will refund the support fee in full. More information on refund processing will be posted to the Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 website and communicated to supporters by ACP's exhibit team in the coming days. Other Innovation Theater questions should be directed to email@example.com and Industry Supported Symposia questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you refunding flight or travel costs?
ACP does not manage refunds related to individual travel costs. Please contact your travel agent or airline directly to discuss specific cancellation policies and refund information. In some cases, airlines may offer refunds with no cancellation fees due to travel bans.
Are you refunding hotel costs?
No. ACP will not refund hotel costs. Attendees who booked a hotel in the official ACP housing block will have their reservation automatically canceled by onPeak with no charge. Attendees who did not book a hotel in the official ACP housing block must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations.
How can I earn CME and MOC now that the Meeting has been canceled?
ACP’s new CME 30 Package, now available for pre-order (early May release date expected), offers learners a set of curated, online lectures originally scheduled for live presentation at Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. Purchasers will receive 30 hours of high-yield content, and the ability to earn up to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 30 medical knowledge MOC points in the ABIM’s MOC program.
The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 30 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.