Navigation Links
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 rarely been confronted with a more medically and socially complex problem as obesity," added Warren Peters, MD, MPH, Loma Linda University, presenter of Prevention and Treatment of Obesity: Public Health and Individual Points of View. "We now know that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease brought about by a multitude of factors. I'm pleased to see that ACPM has created a forum to address this issue and identify simple interventional steps that we can bring to help curb this global epidemic."

  • Sex in the City: STD/HIV Prevention in the Adult Film Industry addresses the ability to use existing occupational health and safety regulations to protect workers in the adult film industry.

  • Health Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice: Current Tools and the Emerging Impact of Genomics explores the potential influence of genomic medicine on clinical health risk assessment and the challenges in determining the clinical utility of specific genetic tests.

"Preventive Medicine 2009 provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn about innovative approaches to disease prevention and health promotion so that they may apply clinical and population-based prevention tools and techniques to their every day practice," said Michael Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM, president of ACPM. "Through state-of-the-art educational programming and the power of ACPM members as force multipliers, our goal is to disseminate prevention innovation among the healthcare community to improve public health outcomes."

Preventable illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes, account for eight of the nine leading causes of death in the U.S(i) and contribute to 75% of all healthcare spending.(ii) That's $2.26 trillion, or $7,439 per person, every year.(iii) Based on this grim reality, the Obama administration and new Congress are placing a greater emphasis on disease prevention to better control costs associated with chronic disease. (iv)

Free Consumer Event

The meeting will conclude with a free consumer health event, Many Paths to Wellness: Health and Prevention Expo," held in partnership with the California chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The event will feature leading experts, including Dr. Susan Love, MD, president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and national columnist for Oprah's O Magazine and medical contributor to ABC News, who will discuss prevention and wellness activities and how people can adopt simple practices to improve their overall health and prevent disease.

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.

More information on ACPM is available at www.acpm.org and the full conference schedule can be found at www.preventivemedicine2009.org.

(i) Health Care Statistics, PreventDisease.com

http://www.preventdisease.com/worksite_wellness/health_stats.html

(ii) Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/issues/about.cfm

(iii) National Health Expenditure Projects 2007-2017, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2008

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/Downloads/proj2007.pdf

(iv) Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Health Care Plan

http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/HealthCareFullPlan.pdf


'/>"/>
SOURCE American College of Preventive Medicine
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Caremark Customer Care Centers Recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence by J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM)
2. Vitamin D tied to muscle power in adolescent girls
3. Red Cross Caring for People in Eight States as Winter Storm Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Power
4. Expert Hypnotherapist Dr. Olga Stevko Offers Clients Simple and Powerful Tools for Lasting Weight Loss; Dr. Olga Combines Hypnotherapy and NLP to Transform Clients' Limi
5. The Healing Power of Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Now Available Down Under
6. Red Cross Offers Warmth, Shelter as Storm Cuts Power Across the Country
7. Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
8. Emerson Network Power Introduces High Density AC-DC Adapters for Medical Applications
9. The SCOOTER Store Donates Two Power Chairs for Senior Worshippers at Large Charlotte Church
10. Stereotaxis Annouces First CTO Crossing Procedure With RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire
11. Life Begins at 65: Words of a Cancer Survivor: New Book Offers Empowering Strategies for Rising Above Sickness and Setbacks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The Texas Cord Blood ... to the labor and delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for ... birth at the hospital and decide to donate. , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a ... does not. Yisrayl says with so many titles and names for the Creator, it’s ... with a little Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the truth is undeniable. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... NuevaCare, a leading home care agency based in San Mateo, ... is proud to announce information upgrades to its blog in the form of WordPress ... topics such as home care (generally) as well as senior care and home care ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2017 ... ... "Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition: A Nudge Guide," a ... and recognition (IRR) field. Offering practical takeaways to apply immediately to IRR programs, ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, ... sponsorship at MobileIron Live! 2017 in Santa Clara, California. Each year, ... educational approach to helping organizations maximize the benefits of mobility in their operations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017  SARES•REGIS Group leased the first of ... Conejo Spectrum Business Park in Thousand ... Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies ... have been underserved by scientific innovation, with an ... autoimmune and infectious disease. Before commencement ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global ... and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary products, will ... 31, 2017 after the market close on Tuesday, May ... a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial ... at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time). ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... DUBLIN , April 18, 2017 Research ... Devices Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... The global arthroscopy devices market to grow at ... The report, Global Arthroscopy Devices Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based ... report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: