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Annual Meeting Update: Keynote Speakers Announced and Deadline Approaching

AACOM is pleased to announce that Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17thSurgeon 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, will deliver the opening keynote address at AACOM’s 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Carmona will address meeting attendees on Wednesday, March 28, at 4:30 pm.

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, faculty member at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and staff member at Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and the George Washington University Weight Management Program, will deliver the Friday morning keynote address. Dr. Kahan also works as a public health physician specializing in obesity, and has been involved in numerous national and local initiatives pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention.

The full meeting will be held March 28-31, 2012, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will focus on Building Healthy Behaviors: Medical Education for Prevention and Change, with sessions that explore how best to transform future physicians into change agents who can have real and lasting impact on the behaviors of their patients.

The deadline for the 2012 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations is September 16, 2011. We look forward to your important contributions, which will help shape the March 2012 meeting program. The following broad proposal priorities have been selected:  Prevention, Changing Behaviors, Teaching and Learning, Medical Education Policy, Other Strategies and Support for Prevention and Behavior Change, Technology, and Hot Topics in OME. Learn more about submitting your proposal.

Plan now to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting. See the most up-to-date Annual Meeting information. Make your hotel reservations now; we hope to see you there!

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October 2011
Vol. 5, No. 10