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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

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

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