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Meetings and Events
The 2022 ACPM annual conference in Denver was a tremendous success. More than 450 physicians, medical students and passionate preventionists from across the country met for the first in-person conference since 2019. Preventive Medicine 2022 (PM 2022) featured scientific symposiums, poster presentations, panel discussions, and workshops to spotlight emerging science, best practices, and clinical techniques relevant to preventive medicine practitioners. The 2022 KBS Lecturer, Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, focused on the longstanding impact of exclusion from research, science and clinical trials of women and minoritized populations in creating the health disparities we see in communities and illuminated a pathway to more inclusive and accurate science.
ACPM joined partner organizations and supported more than 15 legislative initiatives to advance public health and wellness – including efforts to expand CDC funding, prevent youth tobacco use, prevent the health consequences of climate change, and more. ACPM also joined efforts to protect patient access to essential preventive services via first dollar reimbursement from Medicare, and continued access to essential reproductive health services, joining amicus briefs led by the American Public Health Association.
ACPM also has representation on the AMA House of Delegates and supports the Section Council on Preventive Medicine to ensure important policies are vetted with the lens of preventive medicine. This year, ACPM members drafted a memorial resolution in honor of our beloved Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield and another to advocate for awareness on the updated United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on colorectal cancer screening.