APHA Press Office, Nov. 7-11: 215-418-5250
Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2009 — Pandemic influenza, health reform and a host of leading public health challenges will be addressed during this week’s Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. More than 10,500 public health professionals will meet in Philadelphia Nov. 7-11 to address the nation’s top public health concerns.
The conference will feature leading experts, researchers and practitioners presenting the latest public health science at nearly 1,000 sessions. The meeting kicks off Sunday, Nov. 8, at noon with conservationist Céline Cousteau; Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization; and Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It will close Wednesday, Nov. 11, with speakers Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, director of the Indian Health Service and Dr. Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Meeting highlights will be featured on the APHA Annual Meeting blog at http://aphaannualmeeting.blogspot.com/ and the meeting can be followed via other social media at http://www.apha.org/about/news/socialmediaannualmtg09.htm. On Twitter, search for tweets with #apha09 hashtag.
Information for press is available at www.apha.org/about/news/ampressinfo/. Press registration will be available on site in the APHA Press Office in Room 302 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, along with final programs with session locations and other press materials. Abstracts are available online at www.apha.org/meetings/sessions/. All research is embargoed until 12:01 EST on the day of presentation.