Pre-Annual Session votes finalize ACP-ASIM merger
It's official: ACP and the American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM) are one organization.
In votes held before Annual Session in San Diego, the College's Boards of Regents and Governors voted to make the merger of the nation's two largest internal medicine professional societies a reality. Earlier last month, ASIM's Board of Trustees gave its final go-ahead to the plan.
Starting July 1, ACP-ASIM, as it will be called for at least three years, will be the one organization representing the interests of the country's nearly 120,000 general and subspecialty internists. The first national membership meeting will take place in April 1999.
Under terms of the merger, local ACP chapters and ASIM component societies will also merge. The Board of Regents, expanded for a period of time to include some ASIM leaders, will be the ultimate policy-making body of the new organization. Headquarters will be in Philadelphia, and a Washington, D.C., office will continue to operate.
The next couple of months will bring decisions about which ASIM and ACP products, programs and services will be continued in the new organization.
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