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From the January/February ACP Observer, copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians.

Wanted: internists for 5K fun run at New Orleans Annual Session

ACP is holding a 5K fun run and walk at Annual Session 2004 to benefit a clinic that cares for the homeless in New Orleans.

The 5K event will take place Saturday, April 24, from 6-7 a.m. (Warm-up begins at 5:30 a.m., with shuttle bus transportation from ACP hotels starting at 5 a.m.) The course will begin in front of the New Orleans World Trade Center.

Proceeds from the registration and sponsorships of participants will go to the Adult Homeless Clinic at New Orleans Mission. The clinic, which is staffed by more than 75 students and faculty volunteers from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, offers services including histories, physicals, diagnoses, prescriptions and referrals.

Internists attending Annual Session and their guests are welcome to participate. The donation for the event is $25 per person.

Click here for more information and online registration.

New Chair-elect of Governors named

J. Fred Ralston Jr., FACP, Governor for the Tennessee Chapter, has been elected the next Chair-elect of the Board of Governors, a position he will officially begin to fill on April 24. Dr. Ralston will become Chair at the close of Annual Session in April 2005 and serve for one year.

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