The 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA offers professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and exchange information on best practices, latest research and new trends in public health. The Annual Meeting provides more educational offerings in public health than any other event.
Registrants may earn continuing education (CE) credits for specific professional disciplines at Scientific Sessions and Pre-Convention Learning Institutes (LIs).
Scientific Session - Hundreds of scientific sessions will be awarded contact hour credits for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES), Continuing Medical Education (CME) Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Certified in Public Health (CPHCE).
Learning Institute Courses - For an additional cost APHA also offers half or full day Learning Institute Courses (LIs) on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the Annual Meeting.
You must be registered the conference or the LIs to receive credit. Register Online.
CME, CNE, CHES/MCHES, CPH Credits Available
|Pre-Conference LIs - Maximum 12 credits|
See above for more information on LIs
| Saturday, November 2
|| 6 hours|
| Sunday, November 3
|| 6 hours|
Scientific Sessions - Maximum 19.5 credits
Earn 1.5 credits for each 90 minute scientific session
| Monday, November 4
|| 7.5 hours|
| Tuesday, November 5
|| 7.5 hours|
| Wednesday, November 6
|| 4.5 hours|
Full program descriptions, abstracts learning objectives, faculty, tentative agendas and disclosure information for each session and Learning Institute course can be found in the Online Program.
The online program is updated periodically. A list of specific sessions that have been awarded credit will be available in the Online Program in early September.Note: Not all scientific sessions are awarded contact hour credit. Check the Online Program or stop by the CE Booth at the Annual Meeting for the most up to date session status.
Obtaining CE Credit for CME, CNE, M/CHES, CPH
Access to the Online CE Evaluation System is generated by payment of the Access Fee. In order to receive a certificate of continuing education credit, an Online Evaluation must be completed for each session or institute attended. The CE fee covers all CE contact hour credits for both the Learning Institute courses and the Annual Meeting scientific sessions
Registrants can earn continuing education contact hour credits in Health Education (CHES and MCHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME for physicians and non-physicians) and Public Health (CPH) during the Annual Meeting. The Continuing Education (CE) access fee is $50 fee for the 1st discipline and $10 for each additional discipline (Example: CME $50 + CPH $10 = $60 total). Payment of the access fee must be made before the close of on-site registration on November 6, 2013. No refunds will be given.
Click here for instructions on how to obtain CME, CNE, CHES, MCHES and CPH credits
Obtaining Continuing Education Credits for other Disciplines
While APHA is not an accredited provider of continuing education credits for the following professions, we provide this information to assist those who are interested in pursuing credits directly from their professional accrediting bodies:
Oral Health CE Credits
APHA is working with the AAPHD to provide Oral Health Credits. CERP credits are available through a SEPARATE CE Evaluation System. Participants who want Oral Health Credits must pick up an ORAL HEALTH ENVELOPE FROM THE ORAL HEALTH SECTION OR THE CE BOOTH. You CANNOT receive credit for this activity through the Annual Meeting System. Envelopes are available for pick-up during the CE Evaluation Center hours of operation and can be turned in until Wednesday,
November 6th at 12 noon. Completed Envelopes that are turned in must be logged in by a CE Booth staff member or volunteer. The CE Booth is located in the Boston Convention Center near Registration. Envelopes can also be mailed to APHA and must be POSTMARKED by DECEMBER 1, 2013. No exceptions
QUAD Council Activity: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4 – 5:30pm at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
CNEs are available through a SEPARATE CE Evaluation System. Anyone who registered for the Event will receive an email with instructions on how to obtain CE credits. You CANNOT receive credit for that activity through the Annual Meeting System.
RWJF and APHA Forum: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9 – 3:30 at the Boston Convention Center – INVITATION ONLY.
CE credits will be available through a SEPARATE CE Evaluation System. Anyone who registered for the Forum will receive an email with instruction on how to obtain CE credits. You CANNOT receive credit for the activity through the Annual Meeting System.
Social Work - In selected states, the APHA Annual Meeting activity can be used towards Category 2 CE credits. It is the responsibility of the individual to contact their state chapter to see if it applies to them. Contact www.naswdc.org or your state chapter.
Note: APHA is not responsible for providing continuing education credit and/or information for any discipline other than medicine, nursing, health education and public health. You do NOT need to pay the access fee for Social Work.
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The educational purpose of the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, exchange information on best practices, and learn about the latest research and new trends in public health. The theme of the meeting is to think broadly from a global perspective and bring that into implementation at the local level.
- To address the gap between public health practitioners’ knowledge and performance as it relates to current public health issues.
- To define the roles of the public health community in responding to the influences of physical, economic and social environments.
- To increase knowledge of public health issues globally and how they can affect local practice.
- To identify best practices in addressing general public health issues globally and locally.
- To improve the competencies of public health practitioners through skill building
Learning Needs and Identified Gaps
Through multiple mechanisms, including needs assessment surveys, the judgment of the APHA Education Board, and input from the Continuing Education Committee, APHA has identified a gap in public health practitioners’ competency in the global health environment as it relates to knowledge of best practices that can be applied to communities internationally and domestically. This Annual Meeting will address the professional practice gap between practitioners’ knowledge of global health best practices and strategies to translate those best practices into use in areas such as applied epidemiology or biostatistics, health policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.
Policy makers, physicians, social workers, health educators, public and environmental health professionals, students, international, federal, state, county, and local health agency officials and staff, nurses and nurse practitioners, health care providers, school health personnel and teachers, managed care group personnel, personnel and faculty from academia, administration and research.
This educational activity is supported by a $50,000 Pfizer Independent Medical Education Grant for Learning & Change, ID # 9591111. The following decisions were made free of the control of a commercial interest: identification of CME/CNE needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CME/CNE, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the activity.
Conflict of Interest
Program Planners: Non of the planners have any conflicts of interest to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.
Presenters: Individual presenters disclosure of conflict of interest can be viewed for each presentation in the Final Program, and accessed through the Online Program.
For 2013 APHA Continuing Education Policies, click here.
All continuing education questions can be answered by staff at the CE Booth during the annual meeting and/or by contacting: Evangeline Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-2523.