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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

y 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
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