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The ACPM Conference Planning Committee is interested in session and presentation proposals that are highly interactive and that align with the conference theme and track descriptions below.

Improvement and Innovation

This track will examine the links between innovation and quality improvement in health systems and explore emerging methods of capturing data and transforming it into information usable in advancing population health. Track sessions will allow presenters to share recent and potential innovative quality improvement and patient safety interventions that are driving system change. Topics may cover population applications of mobile and wearable technologies, advanced computational decision support, and error-proofing the patient-provider-system triangle. This track will also include sessions that focus specifically on innovative programs to improve patient safety (at least one session will meet the patient safety requirement for the American Board of Preventive Medicine).

Policy, Evidence and Practice

This track will address the link between research and new evidence driving policy and public health practice; how policy leads to practice changes; and the research or mechanisms to raise policy's unintended consequences. It will encompass innovative approaches to promoting healthy populations and communities through prevention, spanning interventions of governmental public health agencies, integrated health delivery systems, and the collective action of communities. Topics will cover a wide range of public health issues including health promotion, chronic disease prevention and control, immunizations, infectious diseases, global health, emergency preparedness and healthy communities. Sessions in this track address population health outcomes that are the product of multiple determinants of health, including medical care, public health, genetics, behaviors, social factors, and environmental factors.

Engagement and Change

This track will explore various examples of engagement in clinical practice and research leading to change at individual, team, organizational, and community levels. Topics may include behavioral economics, use of health coaches, shared decision making, incentivization, and other novel approaches to engagement, including implementation of lifestyle medicine into clinical practice. Sessions on new and existing practice and reimbursement models driven by patient outcomes rather than fee for service (eg. group visits, direct primary care, interdisciplinary team-based care, value based payment) are encouraged. Presentations on innovative interventions and research that have engaged patients throughout the entire process, from concept to implementation, will be of particular interest.

Models and Health Systems

This track will examine emerging models of patient care and health systems, including linking health systems to community & public health organizations. Innovation in health system design is another key component of this track; sessions will focus on how cutting-edge technologies and services can help define new models of care, including those run by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). This track will also look beyond the US models and health systems and include global health sessions, which address the global context of key issues in the health of individuals, communities, and populations with the goal of protecting, promoting, and maintaining health and well-being by preventing disease, disability, and death. Finally, this track will examine information management across the full spectrum of the health system with a focus on informatics in preventive medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine and Precision Public Health

This track will examine the emerging science of personalized/precision medicine vis a vis lifestyle medicine and precision public health. It will include sessions on food, exercise, and mind-body medicine and innovative ways that lifestyle medicine has been used as a catalyst for health system transformation. Sessions will also include an exploration of personalized medicine in prevention and public health and how technology can potentially improve not only individual but population health. This track will include cutting-edge research on the impact of the microbiome on chronic disease, including current and future applications in prevention.

The Future of Preventive Medicine

This track will assess the future of our profession/specialty including hope about emerging opportunities in Preventive Medicine, emerging trends and changes; as well as unmet needs and challenges. One goal for the conclusion of the conference is that it will lead us all to focus on the future and give us hope about emerging opportunities in Preventive Medicine, emerging trends and changes; as well as unmet needs and challenges. As such, this track will include sessions on career development and advancement, and examine the various opportunities provided by our profession.

Special Topics

The planning committee is also interested in sessions on the following special topics:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Uniformed Services
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