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Press Registration Now Open for 2009 APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

November Meeting of Public Health Experts Features More Than 1,000 Cutting Edge Scientific Sessions

Washington , D.C., June 22, 2009 - Press registration is now open for the American Public Health Association’s 137th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 7-11. Registration is available online at


The 2009 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition is themed “Water and Public Health: The 21st Century Challenge” and will feature public health experts sharing their work on a wide array of topics significant in today’s health climate. Topics will include health reform, the H1N1 virus, climate change and health, the health issues of transportation and much more. The event will also highlight keynote speaker Céline Cousteau, an “oceanaut” and educational ambassador whose work is featured in a PBS series “Jean-Michael Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.”


The APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. A program schedule for each scientific session, searchable previews for sessions and the presentation abstracts are available online at Final programs with session locations along with daily news media updates will be available on site at the APHA Press Office.


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Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at