Scheduled for February 22-26 in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, Preventive Medicine 2006 will attract more than 700 physicians and other health care professionals. The meeting will be held at John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort.
Provocative plenary sessions will focus on:
Topics to be discussed during the meeting will fall into five major areas: public health practice, clinical preventive medicine, healthcare quality improvement, prevention policy, and teaching preventive medicine.
The conference will address a wide variety of timely preventive medicine issues, including terrorism and disaster preparedness, cancer prevention, chronic diseases and health disparities, cardiovascular disease prevention, food safety, maternal and child health, vulnerable populations, mental illness, obesity, adolescent violence, clinical preventive services, information technology, quality improvement, public health education, environmental health, adolescent vaccinations and prevention services, global health, and many more important issues.
Selected highlights of the meeting include:
Other highlights will include the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and CDC-sponsored Task Force on Community Preventive Services providing updates on the most recent preventive health recommendations.
In addition to the formal plenary and concurrent sessions, the meeting will feature original research oral presentations and new research poster presentations, as well as the Preventive Medicine Marketplace, where registrants can learn about products and services designed for application in preventive medicine and health promotion. There will be an awards banquet at which members of the College will recognize their peers for professional achievement, career advancement sessions, and social events to provide networking opportunities.
Preventive Medicine 2006 will be convened jointly with Medical Quality 2006, the annual conference of the American College of Medical Quality. Medical Quality 2006 will address emerging issues in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.
Detailed information about Preventive Medicine 2006 can be found at www.preventivemedicine2006.org.
The American College of Preventive Medicine is the national medical specialty society representing physicians committed to health promotion and disease prevention. Founded in 1954, ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine. In addition to physicians Board-certified in preventive medicine, ACPM's members include physicians Board-certified in other medical specialties who have a strong interest in health promotion and disease prevention. For more information about ACPM, visit www.acpm.org.
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