Presenter Information

APHA 2020 Presenter Timeline and Deadlines

Dec. 20
Call for Abstracts opens -CLOSED-
Feb. 20
Abstract submission deadline (Check for extensions)
June 2
Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters
June 30 Official acceptance email sent to presenters
July 15
Presenter acceptance letters are available in the Speakers' Corner
Sept. 29 Deadline for presenters to register for the meeting
Oct. 19 Deadline to upload and pre-record presentation in Speakers' Corner
Oct. 24-28 APHA 2020 in San Francisco

Latebreaking Abstracts

Public Health Nursing Section Deadline Aug. 28

Women's Caucus Deadline: July 31

Sexual and Reproductive Health Deadline June 30

Resources and Guidelines

Speakers' Corner Beginning July 31, log in with the abstract ID and password listed in your abstract acceptance email. Edit presenter/author information, withdraw a presentation, upload slides and handouts, download the presenter acceptance letter and more.

Oral Presenters — Similar presentations are grouped together to form a session.

Oral session guidelines | Make your presentation accessible and inclusive | Presentation guidelines (PDF) | How to upload your PowerPoint presentation | What to do on site

Roundtable Presenters — Presenters are assigned to a specific table where they can have an in-depth discussion with attendees.

Roundtable guidelines

Poster Presenters — Presenters illustrate and highlight their research and findings on a printed poster.

Poster session guidelines | Create an accessible poster presentation | Ways to create a better research poster | Better Research Poster Template

Session Moderators — Moderators manage the sessions.

Moderator guidelines | Accessible presentation guidelines | Program chair contacts (PDF) | Time remaining cards (PDF) | APHA Healthy Meeting Guidelines: Physical Activity (PDF) | Moderator feedback form (PDF)

Additional Resources — Program Chair contact info (PDF) | Annual Meeting FAQ  

Presenter Registration

We encourage you to register for the full conference, but presenters can register for one-day access (in advance).

2020 One-Day
Registration Rates


Aug. 27

Sept. 29

Final After
Sept. 30

Regular Member





Company/Consultant Individual+





Agency Individual+





Discounted Regular
(salary < $45,000)















Early-Career Professional**





+Only available to employees of Agency Members who will present. An agency code is required. View the Agency Member Directory or email Nancy Sherwood to find out if your agency is a member. Agency Membership FAQs.

*Students must be currently enrolled and should be taking at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate) or 3 credit hours (graduate) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system. Proof of status is required.

**College graduates within the last 24 months who are transitioning into the workforce. Proof of status is required.

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 full meeting or one-day access on the day of their presentation. 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 unoriginal 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 2020 may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal before Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 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.