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Power of Prevention is Focus at American College of Preventive Medicine 9th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Date:2/11/2009

- Cutting-edge research to be presented on hot topics including obesity, STD prevention and genomics -

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation's leading society of physicians committed to health promotion and disease prevention, kicks off Preventive Medicine 2009 this week in Los Angeles from February 11-14. More than 900 physicians, nurses, medical students and other healthcare professionals will gather for cutting-edge education, scientific updates and best practices in Clinical Preventive Medicine, Public Health Practice and Prevention Policy.

Preventive Medicine 2009 will focus on cost-effective ways to advance prevention-oriented and evidence-based healthcare practices and will feature exciting new research on the promise and benefits of prevention. Sessions will be presented by leaders in the field, including Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University and Dee Edington, PhD, Director, University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, and will focus on issues related to the value of preventive medicine, such as genomics and other emerging technologies to impact health behaviors, prevention and treatment of obesity and STD/HIV prevention in the adult film industry.

Putting Prevention into Practice

Exciting new research on the promise of prevention and its benefits will be presented by leaders in the field. Featured sessions include:

  • The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity: Public Health and Individual Points of View is a study focused on interventional steps to prevent obesity, including surgical options and organizational practice and policy changes modeled on school recess to promote obesity prevention. "Preventive medicine and public health have rarel
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