ACP Conference 2016 FAQs

Q:  Where is the meeting being held?

A: The Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 is being held in Washington, DC. The meeting location is at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC, 20001, from May 5-7, 2016.

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.

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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.

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

A:  Register online for the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016. Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET, April 15, 2016; after that you must register onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

If you register by January 31, 2016 your packet will be sent to you in the mail. If you register on February 1, 2016 or after, 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, three days admission to the exhibit hall, an ACP bag, automatic entry into raffle drawings, and much more.


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

A:  Details and pricing for pre-courses will be available in the fall.


Q:  How do I make hotel and travel arrangements?

A:  Information about Washington, DC hotels and related discounts as well as helpful travel information will be available in the fall.


Q:  Is CME credit available at ACP’s annual Internal Medicine Meeting?

A:  Yes, CME is available at the meeting. More information will available in the fall. CME submission for the Internal Medicine Meeting will take place online.


Q:  Can I earn Maintenance of Certification credit by attending ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016?

A:  Attendees of the Internal Medicine Meeting could earn up to 30 points towards ABIM’s Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification by attending the meeting and completing modules based on meeting content. MOC information for the meeting will be available at a later date.


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

A:  Over 7,000 physicians and medical professionals attend ACP’s annual Internal Medicine Meeting.


Q:  Can my spouse attend the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 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, three 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.


Q:  What is the cancellation/refund policy for the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016?

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, 2015    Full refund.
January 1, 2016 – April 14, 2016   Refund registration less $100
administrative fee.
After April 14, 2016   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: ACP staff members, as well as official photographers/videographers, are the only ones authorized to photograph and film events and educational sessions throughout the Conference and will be 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. They 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:  Are children and strollers permitted in the Exhibit Hall?

A: Parents, please note: Children younger than 12 years must be accompanied by a registered attendee at all times in the Exhibit Hall. For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted at any time. Get more information on ACP's Child Care Program.


Continuing Medical Education

The purpose of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 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 2016, 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.