The 2010 conference theme is: Hindsight is normally 2020: Looking Back at the Last Decade.

Climate change will have many effects on our health. We will likely see new diseases and the rise of more chronic diseases. Epidemiologists will work with the rest of public health to handle these challenges and discover solutions to them,’ said Mel Kohn, MD., MPH, President of Director and CSTE of the Oregon Division of Human Services. Several conference sessions will be devoted to pandemic H1N1, including a workshop targeted at enhancing flu surveillance, a discussion about ways of immunize healthcare workers against the flu, and predictions for the arriving flu seasons from scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance and claims who are leading the H1N1 outbreak response. The 2010 conference may also include numerous various other presentations of recent analysis into important issues around infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental and occupational health.Related StoriesUse of observation stays can lead to monetary burden for a few Medicare patientsGenomic Health announces Medicare insurance coverage for Oncotype DX prostate cancer testMembers enrolled in Medicare Advantage content with their plans, study findsWhile imaging research such as MRIs and CT scans are invaluable to the practice of medicine, there is concern that inappropriate use of these technologies adds unnecessary risks and costs to patient care. Relating to Altarum Institute Vice President Dan Armijo, this work in Southeast Michigan will give physicians the tools they have to better understand when imaging research are truly required.