Preventive Medicine 2004 Annual Meeting


Another release on this event can be found here.

The American College of Preventive Medicine invites you to cover its upcoming Annual Meeting--Preventive Medicine 2004. Scheduled for February 18-22 in Orlando, this annual forum is the foremost professional meeting in the United States that addresses issues related to disease prevention and health promotion. The meeting is organized and coordinated by the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine, the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. Approximately 700 registrants are expected at the meeting. They will include physicians, healthcare providers, public health policymakers, and biomedical professionals involved in health promotion, disease prevention and preventive medicine.

During the meeting, advances in preventive medicine will be highlighted through the presentation of new research findings and state-of-the-art plenary sessions focusing on adolescent obesity, national quarantine policy, patient safety, and the future of Medicare. The subject matter for Preventive Medicine 2004 falls into four major areas: public health practice; clinical preventive medicine; prevention policy issues; and healthcare quality improvement. The research findings that will be presented and the plenary session presentations are of broad public interest and will provide numerous news and feature stories.

Interview opportunities with key speakers can be scheduled at the registration desk throughout the meeting. There will also be opportunities for off-site journalists to cover this important meeting through telephone interviews, faxing of information from the meeting site, and express shipping of materials on request. The conference will address a wide variety of timely preventive medicine issues, including patient safety, women's health, childhood obesity, smoke-free policies, vaccine safety, cancer screening, adolescent preventive services, smallpox immunization, travel medicine, asthma prevention, disease management, and many, many more important issues.

Selected highlights of the meeting include a plenary session featuring Dan Crippen, PhD, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, discussing the future of Medicare and prevention, including implications of the new Medicare reform legislation, and the opening general session featuring Jack Lewin, MD, CEO of the California Medical Association, addressing the narrowing gap between organized medicine and preventive medicine.

An annual feature at Preventive Medicine Annual Meetings is an update on preventive health recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the CDC-sponsored Task Force on Community Preventive Services.

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