The American College of Preventive Medicine Heads to Phoenix to host Annual Meeting

Yearly national conference to focus on improving the health of people from the Clinic to the Community

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“...we will explore the paradigm of population health across the spectrum of prevention, from clinical practice to community prevention..."

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 17, 2013

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation’s leading society of physicians committed to health promotion and disease prevention, is proud to host Preventive Medicine 2013, taking place February 20-23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. This meeting serves as the leading annual gathering of physicians, health professionals, health care organizations, government agencies, and others committed to disease prevention and health promotion.

Preventive Medicine 2013 will present state-of-the art research to more than 700 physicians, nurses, medical students, and other healthcare professionals. Innovations in four major areas: Population Health Practice, Clinical Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Practice, Technology and Informatics, and Medical Quality will be discussed. The conference will also feature nearly 40 educational sessions and skill-building institutes featuring the nation’s leading experts and luminaries in the field of preventive medicine, including medical quality and lifestyle medicine sessions developed in conjunction with conference partners, American College of Medicine Quality and American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Featured speakers at Preventive Medicine 2013 will include:

  • Kevin Patrick, MD, MS, FACPM, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Richard Carmona, MD, MS, FACS, First Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona and former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Annette DuBard, MD, MPH, Director of Informatics, Quality and Evaluation for Community Care of North Carolina
  • David Nash, MD, MBA, Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health and a board certified internist internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement.
  • Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Iowa.
  • Janet Wright, MD, Executive Director, Million Hearts Initiative, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-led national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017

“With this year’s conference theme, ‘Population Health is Good Medicine: Improving the Health of People from the Clinic to the Community,’ we will explore the paradigm of population health across the spectrum of prevention, from clinical practice to community prevention,” says ACPM President, Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH, FACPM.

ACPM and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine are delighted to invite you to the first ACPM-AJPM Scientific Research Symposium, Salud America!, which will be held at Preventive Medicine 2013. The research symposium will feature original papers focused on Latino culture, health conditions, and/or policies in places where Latino children and families live and work. The collection of studies will be published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine during the week of the conference.

ACPM is pleased to announce that its smartphone application for Preventive Medicine 2013 is available in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Search “PM2013” to download today! This application can assist meeting attendees with anything and everything they need to navigate the conference at their fingertips.

Editor’s Note: There will be complimentary Wi-Fi and workspace for attending press in the Expo Hall area. Please visit the ACPM Membership booth in the Expo Hall (onsite) or contact Michael Barry, ACPM Executive Director, at (410) 979-1244.

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About ACPM:

The American College of Preventive Medicine is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. Founded in 1954, ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine. Specialists in preventive medicine are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health. They have the skills needed to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability, and death in individuals and in population groups. For more information, please visit http://www.acpm.org. The full, online program for Preventive Medicine 2013 can be found at http://www.preventivemedicine2013.org.


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