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Annual Meeting Program Highlights

Take advantage of the many opportunities available at the Annual Meeting. There is something for everyone.

General Sessions

Opening General Session
Sunday, Nov. 16 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Monday General Session - New in 2014
Monday, Nov. 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Closing General Session
Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.


Scientific Session - More than 5,000 scientific papers* will be presented on a wide variety of public health topics.

  • Oral Sessions - panel presentation on emerging issues and best practices.
  • Roundtable Sessions - small group discussion where attendees can speak directly to the presenters about best practices.
  • Poster Sessions - visual representation of research and findings.
  • Film Festival- short films and PSAs on public health topics.

*Opinions expressed by authors of abstracts represents only the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Public Health Association

APHA Learning Institutes  - Full and half-day educational programs designed to provide an in-depth learning experience in the latest public health trends and topics (additional fees apply).

Continuing Education Credits - Earn credit for attending the APHA Annual Meeting (additional fees apply). 

Networking Opportunities

Public Health Exposition - Discover 600 booths of the latest products and services at the APHA Public Health Exposition. Access poster sessions and the Electronic Information Center. Visit Everything APHA and the Exhibitor Theatre for in-depth information.

Public Health CareerMart – This is perfect opportunity for employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face. Prior to the meeting, employers can post job announcements online and reserve interview booths for onsite interviews. Job seekers can post resumes online and sign up for a private career coaching session with a professional career coach (these are paid sessions).

Mix and Mingle Lounge - Take advantage of free WiFi and computers in the Electronic Information Center. Charge your phone, grab a bite to eat or simply relax between sessions.

Public Health Awards Reception and Ceremony- Join your colleagues to recognize the recipients of APHA's prestigious awards.  

Ticketed Food Functions - Purchase tickets to a number of special breakfasts, lunches and dinners. A great opportunity for networking, learning and a little fun.

Social Hours - Meet with friends - old and new - at events sponsored by Sections, SPIGs, Caucuses, Forums or Related Organizations.

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