2013 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
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.
Number of CME, CNE, CHES/MCHES, CPH Credits Available by Day
Pre-Conference LI – Maximum 12 credits
Saturday, November 2 (LI attendees only) 6 hours
Sunday, November 3 (LI attendees only) 6 hours
APHA Conference – Maximum 19.5 credits
Monday, Novemer 4 (Scientific Sessions) 7.5 hoursObtaining CE Credit for CME, CNE, M/CHES, CPH
Tuesday, November 5 (Scientific Sessions) 7.5 hours
Wednesday, November 6 (Scientific Sessions) 4.5 hours
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 continuting 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 - Contact the Oral Health Section to obtain information on how to obtain continuing education credits for dentistry. It is the responsibility of the individual to contact the Oral Health Section Continuing Education Coordinator.
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 Oral Health or Social Work.
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). You can earn 1.5 credits for each 90 minute scientific session.
Learning Institute Courses - For an additional cost APHA also offers Learning Institute Pre-Conference Courses on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the Annual Meeting. Up to 12 CE credits can be earned for attending these half or full-day courses. (A separate registration fee is required. Register online (starting June 3, 2013) for LIs and/or the full conference.) The online program is updated periodically. Consult the online program (starting June 3, 2013) to view abstracts, learning objectives, planner and faculty disclosure and updated information on sessions awarded CE credit. NOT ALL SESSIONS ARE AWARDED CONTACT HOUR CREDIT. PLEASE CHECK THE ONLINE PROGRAM OR STOP BY THE CE BOOTH IN THE REGISTRATION AREA FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE SESSION STATUS.
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.
For 2013 APHA Continuing Education Policies, click here.
Full program descriptions, learning objectives, faculty, tentative agendas and disclosure information for each session and Learning Institute course can be accessed at www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.
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.