Welcome to Preventive Medicine 2014!
Preventive Medicine 2014 is the premier meeting for preventive medicine professionals, presenting cutting-edge scientific and educational content in Clinical Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Practice, Population Health Practice, Technology and Informatics, and Medical Quality. Given the trends toward accountable care and reimbursement for preventive services, austerity in public financing, and continuing public health threats, Preventive Medicine 2014 will explore innovative ways for preventive medicine physicians to provide both clinical and population-based preventive services, featuring practices and programs that have demonstrated risk-taking and creativity in producing efficient and effective results.
- Acquire the information and skills necessary to convey issues and evidence-based recommendations in population health and prevention policy.
- Describe innovative approaches to public health issues and advances in public health programs.
- Understand current recommendations for assessing health risks and delivering effective, evidence based clinical preventive services to individuals and populations.
- Understand how to apply quality improvement tools and techniques to continuously improve healthcare processes and programs.
- Gain increased knowledge and skills for the effective practice of Lifestyle Medicine
- Describe career options and pathways in both the public sector and private sector, and explain the challenges and opportunities present in changing jobs and career focus throughout the professional lifetime of a preventive medicine physician.
- Clinical Preventive Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine Practice: This track covers a wide range of topics in evidence-based clinical prevention, including health promotion, early clinical detection and case-finding, counseling and risk factor modification, and intervention.
- Population Health Practice: This track encompasses innovations in population-based approaches to preventing and controlling disease. Sessions on this track aim to emphasize issues of public health significance.
- Information Technology and Informatics: This track seeks to provide participants with an understanding of important and emerging national policy issues of concern to preventive medicine professionals, and to improve participants’ effectiveness in addressing policy issues of concern in their own communities.
- Medical Quality: This track aims to increase knowledge and skills to advance medical quality and health outcomes, including patient safety, from a preventive medicine perspective.