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.
- 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.
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
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
- 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.