Meeting FAQs

Q:  Where is the meeting being held?

A:  The Internal Medicine 2015 meeting is being held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Q:  Who should attend the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015?

A:  The Internal Medicine Meeting is intended for all physicians involved in the practice of internal medicine. This includes general internists, hospitalists, subspecialists in internal medicine, family physicians, general practitioners, and residents and fellows in internal medicine and the subspecialties. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical students will find many sessions of interest and will benefit from the scope and depth of the program.

Q:  What are the registration fees?

ACP members are entitled to meeting registration discounts. If you are not an ACP member, consider joining the College to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including significant savings on the ACP annual Internal Medicine Meeting.

U.S. ACP Members and Nonmembers

Registration Category

Register by
1/31/2015

Register on/after
2/1/2015

MACP, FACP, ACP Member, ACP
Physician and Non-Physician Affiliate Member,
Nonmember Resident*, Research Fellow*

$659

$739

Nonmember Physicians

$999   

$999

ACP Life Member

FREE

FREE

ACP Resident/Fellow Member

$269

$269

ACP Medical Student Member

FREE

FREE

Medical Student Nonmember*

$149

$149

All Other Nonmembers

$999

$999

*Verification letter required.

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International Members and Nonmembers

ACP international members may be eligible for discounted registration and group rates for 10 or more physicians. Click below to determine eligibility (based on country of residence) and international rates, which range from $459 to $659.

International Discounted Rates

 

Q:  How do I register and what is the deadline?

A:  Register online for the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 Registrations will be accepted until 5 p.m. ET, April 15; after that you must register onsite at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

If you register by January 31, 2015 your packet will be sent to you in the mail. If you register after January 31, 2015, you must pick up your packet onsite.

 

Q:  What is included in the registration fee?

A:  Your registration fee entitles you to admission to over 200 scientific sessions, admission to activities in the Herbert S.Waxman Learning Center, the ability to earn up to 31 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM, admission to the Opening Ceremony, complimentary shuttle service between hotels and the Convention Center, 3 days admission to the exhibit hall, an ACP bag, automatic entry into raffle drawings, complimentary boxes lunches on Thursday and Friday and daily morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall.  

 

Q:  How do I register for pre-courses and what are the fees?

A:  A complete list of pre-courses, along with date and times, descriptions and fees will be available in fall 2014.

 

Q:  How do I make hotel and travel arrangements?

A:  View information on Boston as well as helpful travel information. Additonal hotel and travel information will be made available shortly.

 

Q:  Is CME credit available at Internal Medicine 2014?

A:  Yes, CME is available at the meeting.  Get more information regarding earning CME credit at the Internal Medicine Meeting. CME submission for the Internal Medicine Meeting will take place online.

 

Q:  Can I earn Maintenance of Certification credit by attending Internal Medicine 2014?

A:  Attendees of Internal Medicine 2014 were able to earn up to 30 MOC points toward the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for MOC by attending the meeting and completing multiple-choice question modules based on the content. ACP has applied to the ABIM to offer the same benefit for Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 attendees. MOC information for Internal Medicine 2015 can be found here.

 

Q:  How many people attend the annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting?

A:  Over 6,000 physicians and medical professionals attend ACP’s annual Internal Medicine Meeting.

 

Q:  Can my spouse attend the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 with me?

A:  Spouses and guests are welcome to attend the Internal Medicine Meeting with you.  Guests can register for a reduced fee of $50.  Guest registration entitles them to admission to the Opening Ceremony, complimentary shuttle service between hotels and the Convention Center, a complimentary breakfast event, 3 days admission to the exhibit hall, an ACP bag, entry into a raffle drawing, and much more. However, guests are not permitted in the scientific sessions. Co-workers or an associate within the medical industry may NOT register as a Guest. Guests/Spouses will be able to register for the pre-course “Aesthetic Attention: Arts and Clinical Skills.”

 

Q:  What is the cancellation/refund policy for the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015?

A:  Notice of registration or cancellation for the Internal Medicine Meeting, guest registration and pre-courses must be in writing via mail, fax, or e-mail. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Postmark, fax or e-mail date will determine the amount of refund according to the following schedule:

Before December 31, 2014                 Full refund.

January 1, 2015 – April 14, 2015        Refund registration less $100 administrative fee.

After April 15, 2015                            No refund.

If your badge and tickets have been mailed at the time of cancellation, you are required to return them to ACP Headquarters to receive the applicable refund. Refunds will not be issued on site. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment.

 

Q:  What is ACP’s policy on photography and video taken at the annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting?

A: Only ACP staff members, plus authorized photographers/videographers, have permission to photograph and film events and educational sessions throughout the Conference, and they are identified by Conference name badges. The photographs and videos taken at the Conference are used exclusively by ACP for promotional purposes and continuing education offerings. Materials may be used in the College’s publications or on its Web site, and they may appear in programs or other ACP promotional materials.

If you are at an event or session at which an ACP photographer is present and you do not wish to be photographed, please identify yourself to the photographer and your request will be respected.

 

Q:  Why are you asking for my NPI number?

A:  The National Provider Identifier (NPI) number is a unique identifier for health care providers and health plans, assigned by the government. Industry will use NPI numbers for compliance with the National Physician Payment Sunshine Rule.

More information on the Physician Payment Sunshine Rule.

 

Continuing Medical Education

The purpose of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 is to update physicians about recent advances in clinical medicine and related sciences in light of the supporting evidence and to help them revise their clinical practices to improve patient care.

The Internal Medicine Meeting is intended for all physicians involved in the practice of internal medicine. This includes general internists, hospitalists, subspecialists in internal medicine, family physicians, general practitioners, and residents and fellows in internal medicine and the subspecialties. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical students will find many sessions of interest and will benefit from the scope and depth of the program.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACP designates this live educational activity, ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015, for a maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.