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Special Events


CC • San Diego Convention Center
HQ • Marriott Marquis Marina

In addition to over 170 scientific and practice-related sessions, don’t miss a diverse selection of special events and networking opportunities to help you connect with your colleagues. Check back often for special event updates.

Get the list of Alumni/Chapter Receptions here.

Wednesday, April 26

First-Time Attendees Networking Reception
4:45–6:00 p.m. • HQ Lobby Ballroom 20 D

Welcome to your first ACP Internal Medicine Meeting! As a first-time attendee, you’ll find many exciting sessions, special events, networking opportunities, and more; the First-Time Attendees Reception is the perfect place to begin your meeting experience and get acquainted with everything the meeting has to offer.

You’ll be greeted by ACP College leaders and ACP staff who will answer your questions, share helpful meeting advice and tips for using the ACP meeting app, and offer guidance to help you select sessions that meet your needs and interests. You’ll also have the chance to meet other first-time meeting attendees and build new relationships.

It’s bound to be a fun and informative start to a memorable learning experience. We’re excited that you will be joining us in San Diego and hope this meeting will be the first of many!

Please note, this event is designed for post-training physicians attending the meeting for the first time and is by invitation only. Be sure to RSVP early to reserve your ticket.

Thursday, April 27

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker
9:15–10:15 a.m. • CC Hall D

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 2023.

Lead from Where You Stand: How to Advocate for Your Patients, Your Profession, and Yourself
ACP welcomes keynote speaker Vineet Arora, MD, MACP, Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at The University of Chicago Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Learning objectives:

  1. Articulate the importance of engaging in advocacy. 
  2. Identify available levers to help you more effectively advocate for yourself, your profession and your patients.
  3. List unique perspectives and skills that internal medicine physicians bring to advocacy. 
  4. Feel inspired and better prepared to engage in advocacy. 

Doctor's Dilemma® - Preliminary Round
2:30-6:30 p.m. • HQ Ballroom F and G
Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Enjoy this fast-paced, Jeopardy-style program in which teams from local chapters test their knowledge of internal medicine.

Early Career Physicians Presentations
2:45-4:15 p.m. • CC Room 2
Early Career Physician members who had the highest scoring abstracts in the Early Career Physician Abstract Competition and capstone projects as part of the Certificate in Physician Leadership will present their award-winning work. Presentations are not designated for CME credit.

Convocation Ceremony
6:00 p.m. • CC Hall D

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 FACPs march alongside their ACP Governor and local awardees in a moving ceremony. Designed to showcase excellence in medicine, Convocation includes acknowledgment of Masterships and specific individual and organizational awards granted by the College. The global community of internal medicine is represented with colleagues from societies, colleges, and academies around the world joining ACP leaders to celebrate this important event.

For further information about new FACPs, awards, awardees, new MACPs, Honorary Fellows, and international dignitaries, see the separate Convocation Program. Everyone invited to march in Convocation has been notified in advance with detailed information.

Global Reception
7:30-9:00 p.m. • HQ San Diego.
Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Details coming soon!

Friday, April 28

Resident/Fellow Abstract Luncheon
12:00-1:30 p.m. • CC Rooms 2 and 11
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 our Web site. (Abstract presentations are not designated for CME credit.)

Networking Luncheon for Women Physicians
12:00-1:30 p.m. • CC Room 11
Ticketed at the door
Meet with other post-training women physicians from all career paths to learn, network and share advice on issues ranging from career advancement, balancing professional and personal needs, and handling the special challenges faced by women in the workplace. Seats are limited and will be provided first come, first seated. You must be present to receive a ticket. This event is for post-training physicians only.

Pan Asian Affinity Group Meeting
3:00-4:30 p.m. • CC Room 1
Join the ACP Pan Asian Affinity Group (APAAG) Networking Session. Meet and connect with ACP leaders, mentors, sponsors, and members who identify as Pan Asian or share an affinity with Pan Asian members.

Doctor's Dilemma® - Semi-Final Round
3:30-5:15 p.m. • HQ Ballroom F and G
In the semi-final round of this fast-paced, Jeopardy-style competition, 20 teams of residents will compete for a place in the Championship Game.

Medical Students and Resident/Fellow Town Hall
4:00–5:00 p.m. • CC Room 5
Gather along with your peers to hear from ACP leadership and ask questions that pertain to your training and future career.

Meet the Moment” – Black Physicians Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. • HQ, Marriott Grand Ballroom 12-13
Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Details coming soon!

Med-Peds Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. • HQ, Rancho Santa Fe 2
Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Details coming soon!

Saturday, April 29

Medical Students Mentoring Breakfast
7:00-9:00 a.m. • HQ Marina Ballroom DE
This is a ticketed event.
Medical students are invited to gather with internist mentors to discuss career options in internal medicine. Students are encouraged to register for this event onsite at the Medical Student Welcome Center located in the Convention Center.

Saturday Plenary – Panel Discussion
9:15-10:15 a.m. • CC Hall D
Open to all attendees. No tickets required.
Details coming soon!

Medical Student Abstract Luncheon
12:00–1:30 p.m. • CC Room 1
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,

Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall
12:45–1:45 p.m. • CC Room 6F
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.

Mastering the Match
1:30–2:30 p.m. • CC US Version: Room 5 • International Version: Room 1
This program is designed to help medical students prepare for one of the most important events of their medical education, selecting the program in which they will complete their residency training.

Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 Highlights: Key Messages You’ll Want to Take Home and Doctor’s Dilemma®: The Finals
5:15–6:30 p.m. • CC Ballroom 20 BC
Hear three outstanding clinician–educators share what they think are Internal Medicine Meeting 2023’s most important take-home messages. In the championship round of this fast-paced, Jeopardy-style competition, 5 teams of residents will compete for the Osler Cup.

Future I.M. Leaders Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. • CC Outside Ballroom 20 BC
ACP Future I.M. Leaders are the next generation of leaders within internal medicine. This reception celebrates their achievements. The reception will immediately follow the championship game of ACP Doctor's Dilemma.