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Ignition Stage

The Ignition Stage is an intimate setting where learning is in the spotlight. The stage will showcase speakers who ignite attendees’ ideas, launch their skills and inspire change through short, interactive presentations.

Find all Ignition Stage sessions in the Georgia World Congress Center, Lobby A, Building A.

Featured Sessions 

Digital Innovations in Public Health Education
Sunday, Nov. 12 | 1-1:20pm

  • Darrell A. Luzzo, Ph.D., Vice President, Product Development & Classroom Design, Adtalem, Global Education
  • Sharonda P. Wallace, Ph.D., MPH, RDN, Dean, MPH Degree Program
  • Angela Prehn, Ph.D, Associate Dean College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Talking Like Normal People: Notes on Communicating Public Health
Monday, Nov. 13 | 10:30 – 11 a.m.

  • Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, Host, America Dissected Podcast; Director & Health Officer, Health, Human and Veterans Service

Reimagining Public Health: Harnessing Innovative Partnerships for a Healthier Future
Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

  • Sheila Yahyazadeh, Chief External Operations Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Community Health Plan Maryland

Social Media Lab

JSI John Snow Inc.Ignition Stage is also home to APHA’s Social Media Lab, in partnership with JSI, providing APHA 2023 attendees with technical assistance and best practices for using social media to advance public health.

The Social Media Lab is located in the Georgia World Congress Center, Lobby A, Building A.

Schedule your free one-on-one consultation

Whether you’re new to social media and need the basics or a seasoned user with in-depth questions, lab experts will be ready to help.

Sign up now for your free consultation in Atlanta. This is only open to APHA 2023 attendees. 

Schedule your consultation

Join us for dynamic presentations

Not ready for a one-on-one? Come to one of the lab’s dynamic 20-minute theater presentations:

Monday, Nov. 13:

12:15 p.m. TikTok for Public Health
1 p.m. Effectively Reaching Your Audience: Which Platform Should You Use
1:40 p.m. Leveraging LinkedIn for Public Health Organizations

Tuesday, Nov. 14:

12:15 p.m. Build Your Brand: Managing Your Voice
1 p.m. Threads 101: Making the Most of a New Platform
1:40 p.m. Combating Misinformation

Wednesday, Nov. 15:

12:10 p.m. Leveraging LinkedIn for Public Health Organizations

The Social Media Lab will be open at the Georgia World Congress Center at the following times:

  • Monday, Nov. 13: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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