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Nation’s Osteopathic Medical Educators to Gather at AACOM 2012 Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2012

Contact:
Wendy Fernando
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Phone: 301-968-4174
E-mail: wfernando@aacom.org


WHAT: 
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting will address a variety of critical issues under the theme, “Building Healthy Behaviors: Medical Education for Prevention and Change.” More than 450 medical school deans, faculty, staff, and students will convene at the nation’s premier event for the osteopathic medical education community.

WHO: Keynote Addresses include:

  • Prevention and Healthy Behaviors: Essential Elements of the Future of Health
    Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006); Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch; President, Canyon Ranch Institute; and Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
  • SPECIAL JOINING FORCES PLENARY SESSION
    The Inspiration of Courage: A Perspective of Reality
    COL. David W. Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Obesity: What Medical Students Need to Know
    Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH, Director, General Preventive Medicine Residency; Director, Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; President, American College of Preventive Medicine

WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

WHEN: March 28-31, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.aacom.org/events/annualmtg/Pages/default.aspx

TO COVER THE MEETING: Reporters are invited to cover the meeting; please contact Wendy Fernando at 301-968-4174 or on site at the meeting at 301-221-0898 to RSVP or schedule interviews.

 


The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) promotes excellence in osteopathic medical education, in research and in service, and fosters innovation and quality among osteopathic medical colleges to improve the health of the American public.

http://www.aacom.org