Presenter Information

Learning brings us together (and fits with the 2021 meeting theme "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness."). There are so many things to do at APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo, but the educational content truly sets our meeting apart. Thousands of public health professionals share their research, programmatic work and other experiences. Whether in Denver or online, APHA 2021 attendees will have access to high-quality scientific sessions, inspiring presentations, and many opportunities to connect with peers.

Presenter Guidelines and Resources

Timeline and Deadlines 

More items and deadlines will be added over time. 

Jan. 4 Call for Abstracts opens
Mar. 28 Abstract submission deadline - CLOSED - Check for latebreakers
June 1
Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters.
July 1 Email to presenters with scheduled session details
July 1 Online Program available
Aug. 13 Final decisions of waitlisted abstracts
Sept. 17 Deadline to withdraw abstract without penalty
Oct. 12 Pre-recorded presentations uploaded for virtual poster and roundtable presenters
Oct. 18 PPT presentation file uploaded for in-person presenters
Oct. 18 - 23 APHA 2021 Pre-Meeting Sessions and Events
Oct. 24 - 27
APHA's 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo

Registration and Housing are Open

We encourage all attendees to register for the full-meeting but offer one-day registrations to those who only want to attend the meeting on specific day. Presenters and moderators can take purchase a one-day registration at the Early-Bird or Advance rate. One-day registrations will be available to general attendees at the Final rate only. Reserve a room in the official APHA housing block for the best rates and shortest distances to the convention center. 

One-Day Conference Registration Rates
In-person and Virtual Attendees

Membership Types & Dues
Member Perk!
Members save up to $100
on registration rates

Registration Rates and Deadlines
Aug. 19
Sept. 23
Final Rates Begin:
Sept. 24
Denver Virtual Denver Virtual Denver Virtual

Regular— $225
Company/Consult.*— $145
Agency*— $70

$382 $344 $412 $371 $442 $398

Early-Career Pro— $135
Discount Regular— $110
Retired— $100

$241 $217 $266 $239 $291 $262
Student— $85 $173 $156 $193 $174 $213 $192
Non-Member— N/A         $670 $603
Non-Member Student— N/A $316 $285
Guest— N/A
Agency and Company/Consultant individuals.

Learn more about membership types and required criteria for reduced rates. APHA's membership categories represent the professional stages of a person's career. All categories receive APHA's core benefits, including award-winning publications, networking opportunities and career services.

Rules and Regulations

Presenter/Organizer/Moderator Policy — All presenters must be individual APHA members. Session organizers, moderators and presenters are required to register for the meeting (either full meeting or one-day). Discounted individual membership rates are available to employees of Agency/Organization Members.

No Call, No Show — Speakers who fail to show up for their presentation without notifying the program planner (PDF) of cancellation will not be permitted to present at any APHA-sponsored meetings for the following two years.

Copyright Issues — Speakers who use original work (pictures, charts, graphs, videos, etc.) in their presentation must cite the original source. If you are drawing heavily on another source, it is your responsibility to seek permission to use the material.

Publication Rights — Accepted abstracts for APHA 2021 may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal before the first official day of APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo. It is the author's responsibility to submit their paper to a journal for publication after the meeting. Guidelines for manuscript submissions to the American Journal of Public Health.