CEO Update 8/3/2022
August is Immunization month and a good time for everyone to consider their own vaccine schedules as well as children in preparation of back-to-school events. At ACPM, we continue to advance our Vaccine Confident campaign working with our current member ambassadors as well as collecting the intake surveys from those of you who signed up during PM22 to become part of our next phase. We are so excited to engage with these new ambassadors and to get you up to speed and trained for the next wave of our outreach (which hopefully will include pediatric vaccines under pending work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Member Letter: Scott Keel, MD, MPH
Dr. Keel is the inaugural recipient of the Jacob and Heather Adams Resident Scholarship.
The American College of Preventive Medicine has a long history of developing and supporting leaders in the field of preventive medicine and beyond. This was on full display at the 2022 ACPM Conference hosted June 15-18 in Denver. I had a wonderful opportunity and experience learning about all the amazing research efforts currently underway by many of our esteemed colleagues from all over North America.
CEO Update 7/7/2022
The past year has been a bit like the path to the Wizard of Oz: lions and tigers and bears, oh my! With so many different events both political and professional, it has been a daunting path to navigate. The news is sprinkled with stories that intentionally withhold the facts, misrepresent the facts or sensationalize events that evoke more distrust, disdain and confusion. Thankfully, we got to the end of our yellow-brick road and were able to hold Preventive Medicine 2022 where we explored issues of misinformation and disinformation, among many other topics, with the experts.
Preventive Medicine 2022 RecapLast month, ACPM hosted it's annual meeting, Preventive Medicine 2022, in Denver. Four days of educational sessions, networking events and connection between colleagues occurred, in person for the first time since 2019.
ACPM Statement on Access to Safe Reproductive Health Services
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) strongly recommends that access to high-quality reproductive health be ensured, protected and provided by federal, state and local governments. This includes, but is not limited to, abortion, emergency, short- and long-term reversible contraception, and education.
Letter from the President: PM22M.A. "Tonette" Krousel Wood, MD, MSPH, FACPM, President, ACPM
PM22, returning to in person for the first time in three years, was, by all accounts a huge success! It was wonderful to really “see” everyone (nearly 450 in attendance), observe the networking, and finally connect in person with colleagues, friends and ACPM.
Preventive Medicine 2022 - Day 4 CEO Recap
What a remarkable week in Denver – It was a treat to meet with so many passionate and trailblazing ACPM members and preventive medicine physicians, honor new ACPM Fellows, and engage with residents at our annual meeting in Denver.
Preventive Medicine 2021 - Day 3 CEO Recap
It has been a remarkable few days filled with extraordinary presentations at Preventive Medicine 2022. I am looking forward to seeing how these new innovations will shape the future of the preventive medicine profession.
One of the great challenges the public health community has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis of communication. We kicked off today with a discussion where expert panelists shared their stories and strategies for successful communications efforts