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Medical meeting to feature research findings and disease prevention and health promotion sessions

New research findings and emerging issues in disease prevention and health promotion highlight the program for Preventive Medicine 2005, the premier national conference held annually for physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in preventive medicine. The forum serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion.

Scheduled for February 16-20 in Washington, DC, Preventive Medicine 2005 will attract over 600 physicians and other health care professionals. The meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Provocative plenary sessions will focus on:

  • Challenges in promoting physical activity among Americans,
  • The outlook for the 109th Congress to tackle important public health issues,
  • Public health challenges in times of global military conflict,
  • New strategies for improving chronic illness care, and
  • National policy issues related to vaccine supply and distribution.

Topics to be discussed during the meeting will fall into five major areas: public health practice, clinical preventive medicine, healthcare quality improvement, prevention policy issues, and teaching preventive medicine.

The conference will address a wide variety of timely preventive medicine issues, including smoking cessation, terrorism and disaster preparedness, aspirin therapy, obesity, physical activity, emerging infectious diseases, health disparities, birth defects, global health, and many more important issues.

Selected highlights of the meeting include:

  • Ken Cooper, CEO, Founder of The Cooper Aerobics Center, discussing medicine in the 21st Century;
  • U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and House Representative Ralph Regula (Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Rela
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Contact: Lacey Young
lly@acpm.org
202-466-2044
American College of Preventive Medicine
27-Jan-2005


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