Preventive Medicine 2020
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About the Conference

ACPM’s Annual Meeting, Preventive Medicine 2020: Realize Blue Sky Thinking will bring together leaders from medicine and public health to examine how the Nation’s healthcare system can be transformed around prevention by offering high-quality CME programming, inspirational plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and the celebration of the best in the profession.

The meeting will be organized around critical topics including the link between innovation and quality improvement, how emerging research and new evidence can drive policy change and improve population health, and the role technology and data can play in creating new models of care.

Why Attend?

Prevention has the power to deliver real health, social and economic value. Embracing prevention is essential for the future of our health care system. At Preventive Medicine 2020, we’re moving the conversation in healthcare beyond coverage and cost, focusing on big, bold upstream ideas and the people, places and programs that are making them reality today. Preventive Medicine 2020 will also be an one of a kind opportunity to engage and network with leaders from all fields of healthcare, learn new skills and practices that can be applied to your work in healthcare today, and take advantage of unique educational opportunities you can only get at the conference.

Preventive Medicine 2020 will feature:
  • Over 170 sessions, scientific abstracts and poster presentations
  • More than 40 hours of Continuing Medical Education
  • Unique networking events and opportunities with over 600 attendees
  • Headline plenary sessions featuring some of the biggest names in health, science, policy, media and more

Who Should Attend?

Do you care about health, value prevention, and are open to learning? Then Preventive Medicine 2020 will have something for you. Our conference is built for the preventive medicine physician, though the featured sessions, original research and career development opportunities are accessible and valuable for any healthcare professional. Featuring the latest developments in the practice of disease prevention and health promotion, Preventive Medicine 2020 is also an excellent experience for those working in healthcare policy, or media members covering the health and policy landscape.

Session Track Descriptions

1. Health System Transformation
The health care system is undergoing rapid transformation, requiring payers, providers, the community, and health departments to work differently to achieve the goals of prevention and improved population health.

2. Innovation in Public Health and Population Health
This track will examine the links between innovation and quality improvement in health systems and explore emerging methods of capturing data and transforming it into information usable in advancing public health and population health. Track sessions will allow presenters to share recent and potential innovative quality improvement and patient safety interventions that are driving system change.

3. Public Health Policy, Evidence & Practice
This track will address the links among research and evidence driving policy and public health practice; practice changes informed by policy; and awareness/avoidance of policy's unintended consequences. It will encompass innovative approaches to promoting healthy populations and communities through prevention, spanning interventions of governmental public health agencies, integrated health delivery systems, and the collective action of communities.

4. Innovations in Community Health
The Community Health Track includes sessions about the use of public health science, evidence-based strategies, multi-sector/multi-disciplinary collaborations, and other approaches to optimize the health and quality of life of the people in a community in a culturally appropriate manner.

5. Lifestyle Medicine
This track will examine the emerging science and delivery of lifestyle medicine. It will include sessions on food, exercise, and mind-body medicine and innovative ways that lifestyle medicine has been used as a catalyst for health system transformation.

6. The Future of Preventive Medicine
This track will assess the future of our profession/specialty including emerging opportunities, trends, and changes in Preventive Medicine, as well as unmet needs and challenges. This track will include sessions on career development and advancement.

Support Acknowledgement

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by a grant (1R13HS026085-01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Event Information

May 14-17, 2020
Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver, CO