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Don’t Miss These Special Events!

In addition to offering 200 courses on clinical and practice management topics, the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting holds a variety of special events and networking opportunities each year.

Doctor's Dilemma
Doctor's Dilemma Competition


CC • Los Angeles Convention Center
HQ • JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

Wednesday, April 22

First-Time Attendees Networking Reception
4:45–6:00 p.m. • CC

By invitation only.
With so many desirable sessions and unique events happening throughout the week, your first stop should be the First-Time Attendees Networking Reception. Drop by to meet other first-time attendees, staff, and volunteers who will help provide guidance for navigating your first ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. No matter your professional setting or focus, members and College leaders will be on hand to help guide you to the best sessions for your needs and provide advice on optimizing your experience.

Staff will also be available to show you how to use the ACP Meetings app, find networking and social opportunities, and map your route in the Convention Center. We are so happy you will be with us for the first time and we hope this will be the first of many ACP Meetings you will attend!

Please note, this event is designed for post-training physicians attending the meeting for the first time.

Annals of Internal Medicine: “On Being a Doctor” Story Slam
5:30-7:30 p.m. • HQ

Open to all attendees. Tickets required RSVP event with cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres.
For more than two decades, Annals of Internal Medicine has published personal essays by physicians in a series called “On Being a Doctor.” Building on this popular series, Annals developed the “On Being a Doctor” Story Slam ( Story slams are events that celebrate storytelling by inviting participants to verbally share brief stories with an audience. Sharing stories reminds us what is special about our profession — storytellers and listeners alike find the Story Slams rejuvenating.

Join us for an evening of storytelling during Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. Ten of your colleagues will share stories that are sure to provoke thought and inspire you. This event is not designated for CME credit.

Thursday, April 23

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker
9:30–10:30 a.m. • CC

Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
All attendees and their guests are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony, which marks the official beginning of Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. This year’s Opening Ceremony features guest speaker Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, MACP.

Volunteerism Networking Luncheon
12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC

Reservations required.
This luncheon provides an opportunity for physicians to share plans, experiences, and information about medical volunteer work both in the U.S. and abroad.

Experienced volunteers and those who are considering to volunteer are all welcome.

Convocation Ceremony
6:00 p.m. • CC

Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Please join ACP leaders in honoring those recently elected to Fellowship. Recognized by their peers for outstanding medical scholarship and professional achievement, new Fellows march alongside their ACP governors and local awardees in a moving ceremony. Designed to showcase excellence in medicine, Convocation includes the presentation of Mastership and specific individual and organizational awards granted by the College. The global community of internal medicine is represented by colleagues from the International Society of Internal Medicine, the European Federation of Internal Medicine, and the Royal Colleges and Academies, who join ACP leaders on stage to celebrate this important event.

Global Reception
8:00–9:30 p.m. • HQ

Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
This reception is open to all international attendees and their guests, as well as other attendees who are interested in meeting with leaders from ACP and internal medicine societies from around the world.

Friday, April 24

DynaMed and ACP Breakfast: Access the Best Evidence and Technology to Inform Point-of-Care Practice
7:00–8:15 a.m. • CC, Room 404

Open to all attendees. Advance registration required.
This breakfast provides an opportunity for physicians to learn about DynaMed's exciting new features and personalization capabilities. DynaMed editors will use case studies to highlight key strengths of the product and navigational tools that help you unlock the full power of DynaMed. ACP's Deputy Editor, Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd, MACP, will discuss ACP's role in the expert peer review process of the Overview and Recommendations of Internal Medicine topics and opportunities to become a reviewer.

Global Forum
9:00–11:00 a.m. • HQ

Tickets required.
The ACP Global Forum will focus on the topic of Defining Internal Medicine and the Internist Around the Globe, Now and Into the Future. The Forum is open to attendees; however, space is limited.

Networking Luncheon for Women Physicians
12:45–2:00 p.m. • CC, Room 409

Prior registration required. Walk-ins permitted if space is available.
This event is designed for post-training women physicians from all career paths as an opportunity to share experiences, meet new friends, and discuss common concerns.

Saturday, April 25

Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall
12:45–1:45 p.m. • CC

Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
All ACP members are encouraged to attend. Incoming Officers, new Regents, and first-year Governors will be introduced. The Treasurer and EVP/CEO will report on the College’s current status and priorities.

ACP MIT Hacking Medicine: a Mini-Hackathon
Saturday • 7:30–12:30 p.m. • HQ

Advance registration required.
ACP is again partnering with MIT to bring together professionals spanning the entire healthcare ecosystem to develop interdisciplinary hacks (solutions) to improve workflows. Collaborate with allied health professionals, technologists, designers, developers, and others to build innovative prototypes. No technical expertise is required. To learn more and to register, visit

Events for Early Career Physicians, Residents/Fellows, and Medical Students

Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 offers a special three-day program of ancillary events and workshops specifically for early career physicians, residents and fellows-in-training, and medical students.

Mastering Medicine Together for Students
Take advantage of a dedicated track of sessions and events designed just for medical students.

ACP Doctor’s Dilemma®
Thursday–Saturday • HQ
Enjoy this fast-paced, Jeopardy-style program in which resident winners from local chapters test their knowledge of internal medicine.

ACP Posters Hospitality Area
Thursday–Saturday • CC
Learn from the abstract posters and then stop by to enjoy coffee and refreshments with friends and colleagues.

Resident/Fellow Member Luncheon Forum 2020: Caring for Immigrants: Clinician and Advocate
Thursday • 12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC
Across our communities, physicians face challenges providing high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate care for our immigrant populations. Language barriers and cultural differences are frequently cited as barriers to providing optimal care, but financial limitations, poor access, and fear that medical treatment may impact decisions about legal status are also relevant. Given that immigrants are one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and are more likely to be uninsured, they often get more inpatient treatment and less outpatient care. In this session, front-line clinicians and researchers will discuss strategies for providing vulnerable immigrant populations with the best possible care.

Early Career Physicians Networking Lunch
Thursday • 12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC
This luncheon provides the opportunity for doctors who have recently completed training to network with more experienced physicians, discuss common problems relating to medical practice today, and learn how to become active in the College and advance to Fellowship. Complimentary boxed lunches will be available to the first 100 attendees.

Resident/Fellow Abstract Luncheon
Friday 12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC
Winners of the competition present their award-winning work in the Research and Clinical Vignette categories. Complimentary boxed lunches are provided. All winner and finalist abstracts will be available on the College’s Web site, Abstract presentations are not designated for CME credit.

Medical Student Welcome Session and Student Story Slam
Friday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. • CC

Medical Student Mentoring Breakfast
Saturday • 7:00–9:00 a.m. • HQ
Reservations required. This is a ticketed event.
Medical students are invited to gather with internist mentors to discuss career options in internal medicine.

Reservations required at the onsite Medical Student Welcome Center.

Medical Student Abstract Luncheon
Saturday • 12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC
Winners of the competition present their award-winning work in the Research and Clinical Vignette categories. Complimentary boxed lunches will be provided. All winner and finalist abstracts will be available on ACP’s Web site,

International Medical Student Information Session
Saturday • 12:45–2:15 p.m. • CC

Medical Student Town Hall
Saturday • 4:00–5:00 p.m. • CC

Recognition Reception for ACP Young Achievers
Saturday • 6:30–7:30 p.m. • CC
Join us as we celebrate the winners of the Early Career Physician, Resident/Fellow Member, and Student Member Abstract Competitions; the 2020 ACP Doctor’s Dilemma® winning team, and other national award winners.