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ACP Conference 2018 FAQs

Q:  Where is the meeting being held?

A: The Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 is being held in New Orleans, LA. The meeting location is at New Orleans' recently-renovated Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130, from April 19-April 21, 2018.

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.

Register to win Free Registration and airfare* to attend the meeting in New Orleans

Register for Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 by July 15, 2017, and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one free registration and 2 free roundtrip airline tickets!

*To be eligible for this contest, you must register for Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 by Jul 15, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of registrations received by that date. Winner will be contacted directly by the American College of Physicians. United Airlines is the official carrier of the American College of Physicians. The issued tickets will be from the United Airlines service point closest to the winner’s hometown to New Orleans, LA, and the return trip. No cash value is implied, nor can one be substituted. Promotion is only open to US residents.

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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 2018. Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET, March 14, 2018; after that you can register in person, on site at the New Orleans Convention Center.

If you register by January 31, 2018 your packet will be sent to you in the mail. If you register on or after February 1, 2018,  you must pick up your packet onsite.


Q:  What If I only have one day to attend the meeting. Are there special rates to attend just for the day?

A: You may attend for one day at special rates (between April 19-21) and get the best content in internal medicine. Pricing details and registration will be available in early 2018.


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 30.5 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 tote bag, automatic entry into raffle drawings, and much more!


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

A:  Pre-courses will be held April 17-18. More details and registration will be available in the fall of 2017.


Q:  How do I make hotel and travel arrangements?

A:  Hotel and travel discounts and information will be available in the fall of 2017 on this page.


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

A:  Internal Medicine Meeting attendees can earn up to a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Q:  Can I earn Maintenance of Certification credit by attending ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018?

A:  Attendees of the Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 can earn up to 30.5 points towards ABIM's Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification by attending the meeting, submitting for CME credit, and then completing a survey to reflect on what they learned at the meeting and, if applicable, changes they plan to implement. ACP will then submit the MOC points to the ABIM on your behalf. The number of MOC points will be equal to the number of CME credits claimed. Visit for more information.


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 or guest attend the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 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. Guest registration will be available late summer 2017.


Q:  What is the cancellation/refund policy for the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018?

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, 2017  Full refund.
January 1, 2018 – April 4, 2018  Refund registration less $100
administrative fee.
After April 4, 2018 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.

Continuing Medical Education and MOC Points

The purpose of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 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 2018, for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 30.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.