Prasad Acharya, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chair of the ACPM Membership Committee

As the new chair of the ACPM Membership Committee, I’m personally inviting you to join us at the upcoming 2023 ACPM annual conference in New Orleans, March 20-23.

No matter where you are in your professional journey, PM 2023 offers a place for you.

Whether you're looking to broaden your horizons, build relationships in your network, or explore new possibilities — you will have the chance to connect with like-minded professionals, learn from inspiring experts in our field, and expand your possibilities for personal and professional growth.

As I look ahead to New Orleans, I can already envision the rich experiences that await us — meeting someone new at the Opening Reception, connecting and gaining valuable insights from the speed mentoring session, learning about Becoming a Fellow, connecting with colleagues at the new member orientation, or simply strolling to Cafe Du Monde, built in 1862, to catch up with an old colleague while enjoying a beignet.

I highlight these moments of connection because I believe they lead to wonderful, enduring professional relationships.

As a member of ACPM, I've found joy and meaning in my interactions with colleagues, collaborators and friends in preventive medicine. It has given me a sense of belonging and purpose, and I'm honored to give back as the chair of the Membership Committee.

ACPM's Membership Committee is dedicated to fostering a sense of community within our field by developing initiatives to reach you, regardless of where you are in your professional journey.

Some exciting initiatives from our Membership Committee team include:

  • Connecting early-career Preventive Medicine physicians with sources of professional advice, support and mentoring.
  • Assisting medical students and others interested in preventive medicine in charting their course.
  • Simplifying the process of becoming a Fellow while creating more opportunities for Fellows of the College.

My sincere hope is that by fostering a healthy sense of community in our field, we can promote the value of health in our communities.

Our field offers truly unique opportunities, and it is crucial to be connected with others in the field because we are stronger together in our mission-driven work.

With that in mind, I want to know…

What initiatives excite you? What’s your next step with ACPM? What kind of support and collaboration can we provide to help you take your next step?

Find me at the conference or reach out anytime via email Share your ideas about what we can do to advance your career or the College. I am always delighted to have a conversation with you about how we can keep developing ACPM as our professional home.

I hope to see you in New Orleans!



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