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Preventive Medicine 2009: The Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)

February 11 - 14, 2009; Los Angeles, CA

This activity was developed in collaboration with the American College of Preventive Medicine. Conference news does not receive grant support and is produced independently.

Conference News

  • School-Based STD Screening Program

    An "active" school-based screening program for sexually transmitted diseases was associated with higher rates of testing for and detection of Chlamydia and gonorrhea than a more "passive" effort, in which materials were presented at a booth at a health fair for a summer youth employment program.
    Medscape Medical News, February 19, 2009
  • USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

    The task force also concluded that there is not yet enough information to permit an assessment of the benefits and harms of computed tomography colonography, so it did not mention the procedure at all when updating its recommendations for colorectal cancer screening.
    Medscape Medical News, February 17, 2009
  • ACPM 2009: New, Updated Screening Recommendations Released

    The US Preventive Services Task Force announced new or updated recommendations on screening for several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, congenital hearing loss, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    Medscape Medical News, February 16, 2009

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