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USPSTF Update and Closing Evidence Gaps
Welcome Message

Preventive Medicine 2020 Online brought together leaders from medicine and public health to examine the most pressing issues in healthcare today, and how the Nation’s healthcare system can be transformed around prevention. This virtual meeting offered high-quality medical education programming, networking opportunities, and the recognition of the best in the profession.

The meeting was organized around critical topics including innovations in community health, public health policy, evidence and practice, health systems transformation and lifestyle medicine. Each meeting day was themed around two critical topics, with distinct sessions addressing shared themes in the practice of prevention.


Preventive Medicine 2020 Online focused on big, bold, upstream ideas and the people, places, and programs that are making them a reality today. Transformation is only possible with a clear vision, audacious goals, an innovative mindset, and the will to implement new policy and practice, honestly evaluate change, and engage stakeholders at every level.

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent, volunteer panel of sixteen national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) provides the USPSTF with scientific, technical, and logistical support. The mission of the USPSTF is to improve the health and well-being of Americans through recommendations regarding clinical preventive services such as screenings, behavioral counseling, and preventive medications. Recommendations are based on rigorous evaluations of existing peer-reviewed evidence. Each recommendation statement from the USPSTF provides suggestions for practice when the evidence is insufficient and every recommendation highlights gaps in the evidence base and identify needs in prevention research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) coordinates with the AHRQ to ensure the USPSTF evidence reviews are informed by the most current NIH-supported research. The NIH ODP endeavors to contribute to improved population health by working to close identified, critical evidence and research gaps. This session will review new draft and final USPSTF recommendations released over the last year, describe the types of evidence gaps reflected in the "insufficient evidence" (I) statements issued by the USPSTF, and describe activities and initiatives developed by the NIH ODP to increase awareness of USPSTF I statements as research opportunities.
Outcome Objectives
  • At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to describe the balance of benefits and harms of various preventive interventions, including screening, counseling, and preventive medications.
  • At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to understand the justifications for the certainty and net benefit of the preventive interventions presented in the most recent USPSTF recommendations statements.
  • At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to define an “I” statement from the USPSTF and describe the research gaps and needs associated with at least one USPSTF “I” statement.
  • At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to identify at least one resource for supporting new research to address research gaps associated with “I” statements.
Dr. Michele Soltis, MD, MPH, FACPM

Dr. Carrie Klabunde, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.S.

Dr. Alex Krist, MD, MPH

Dr. Tracy Wolff
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Sep 24, 2023
Cost: Non-Member: $45.00
Student/Resident Member: $35.00
ACPM Subscriber: $35.00
Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 MOC Point

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