About Preventive Medicine Meetings
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Few forums exist where preventive medicine physicians can learn about the latest research affecting the practice of preventive medicine. The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) established the Preventive Medicine conference series to address the research, educational, and networking needs of those engaged in the practice of preventive medicine.

Conference Objectives

  • Acquire the information and skills necessary to convey issues and evidence-based recommendations in patient and population health and prevention policy.
  • Describe innovative approaches to public health issues and advances in public health programs.
  • Employ current recommendations for assessing health risks and delivering effective, evidence based clinical preventive services to individuals and populations.
  • Apply quality improvement tools and techniques to continuously improve healthcare processes and programs.
  • Gain increased knowledge, competence and skills for the effective practice of Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Describe career options and pathways in both the public and private sectors, explain the challenges and opportunities present in changing jobs and career focus throughout the professional lifetime of a preventive medicine physician.  

Meeting Tracks

Preventive Medicine features state-of-the-art educational sessions and skill building institutes within three conference tracks:

  • Clinical Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine:This track covers a wide range of topics in evidence-based clinical preventive and lifestyle medicine.  Functionally, the range of topics covered includes health promotion, early clinical detection and case finding, and the application of environmental, behavioral, medical and motivational principles to the prevention and management of lifestyle-related health problems in a clinical setting. Implicit in this construct is the need for physicians to understand better the risk factors and etiologies of diseases as they relate to lifestyle, and have the skills to implement meaningful behavioral changes in both individuals and groups.

  • Population Health Practice:This track encompasses innovations in population-based approaches to preventing and controlling disease.  Sessions in this track aim to emphasize issues of public health significance.  Session topics typically cover a wide range of health promotion and disease prevention issues, including such topics as chronic disease prevention and control, immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases and other infectious diseases, and terrorism and emergency preparedness. This track also seeks to provide participants with an understanding of important and emerging national policy issues of concern to preventive medicine professionals and to improve participants’ effectiveness in addressing policy issues of concern in their own communities. 

  • Medical Quality:This track aims to increase knowledge and skills to advance medical quality and health outcomes, including patient safety, from a preventive medicine perspective.

  • Information Technology: This track seeks to provide participants with an understanding of important and emerging public health and medical technology issues of concern to preventive medicine professionals and to support the utilization of such technology in preventive medicine practice.

Who should attend?

Physicians Board-certified in preventive medicine, one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, as well as physicians in other medical specialties who have a strong interest in evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention, in public health policy, and in quality improvement in health care.

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