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ACP Internal Medicine 2011 News for 4-9-11

Welcome to the April 9 issue of Internal Medicine 2011 News, a daily meeting update published by the American College of Physicians.

Click here to view longer summaries of the stories listed below, or click on the links at the end of each story.

Highlights

  • Evaluating knee injuries in the ‘weekend warrior’
  • Ethics committee brings medical dilemmas to life
  • Systematic approach makes diagnosis, follow-up of depression manageable
  • Health care workers should get vaccinated alongside their patients

Breaking news

  • Reformed Medicaid program must put coordinated care at forefront of efforts
  • ACP honors outstanding chapter activities with John Tooker Evergreen Awards

For attendees

  • Two sessions canceled
  • Take Internal Medicine 2011 back to your practice
  • ACP Annual Business Meeting to be held Saturday in Room 17

Highlights

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Evaluating knee injuries in the ‘weekend warrior’

At a session on “Evaluation of the Weekend Warrior” Friday morning, the presenter had a message for his audience of internists: What he does isn't rocket science. More...

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Ethics committee brings medical dilemmas to life

A passerby wandering into Room 8 on Thursday afternoon might have been shocked by the ethics being displayed by physicians on the stage. Physicians described prescribing opiates for relative and friends, and flouted their egos. It was all play-acting, for “Ethical Challenges in Physician Relationships with Patients and Family Caregivers.” More...

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Systematic approach makes diagnosis, follow-up of depression manageable

If you think it’s not worth your time to address depression in your primary care patients, think again. In a Friday session on managing depression in primary care, presenters outlined a systematic, manageable approach to diagnosing and treating depressed patients. More...

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Health care workers should get vaccinated alongside their patients

Many health care workers refuse annual flu vaccines, but not Margaret C. Fisher, MD, who is a proponent of vaccination, to say the least, since she advocates employment contingent upon receiving them. More...

Breaking news

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Reformed Medicaid program must put coordinated care at forefront of efforts

A reformed Medicaid program must put coordinated primary care at the forefront of its efforts, the American College of Physicians said in a new position paper released on April 8. More...

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ACP honors outstanding chapter activities with John Tooker Evergreen Awards

At Internal Medicine 2011, ACP presented John Tooker Evergreen Awards to five chapters. More...

For attendees

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Two sessions canceled

Saturday’s sessions “Recognizing and Treating Substance Abuse” (MTP 096) and “Update in Nephrology” (UD 008) have been canceled. More...

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Take Internal Medicine 2011 back to your practice

Recordings are available for purchase on audio CD, MP3 CD, iPod Audio, and in AudioPoint format for many of the sessions at Internal Medicine 2011. More...

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ACP Annual Business Meeting to be held Saturday in Room 17

All Members, Fellows, Masters, Associates and Affiliates are encouraged to attend ACP's Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2011. More...


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