Frequently Asked Questions

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APHA 2020 Virtual
Is APHA holding an Annual Meeting this year?

Yes. APHA 2020 will be held Oct. 24-28 as an all-virtual meeting. All sessions and events will be scheduled in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

How many people do you expect will participate in the meeting?

In a typical year, more than 12,000 people participate in the Annual Meeting and Expo. Hosting the event entirely online will allow more people than ever to have access.

When does registration open?

Registration opens July 7. Beware of registration pirates who pretend to represent APHA. You should only access registration from www.apha.org webpages.

If I submitted an abstract, when will I hear if it was accepted?

Provisional abstract acceptance emails were sent out June 2. If you did not receive an email, you can check your status online.

If I'm presenting, do I have to register for the meeting?

Yes. All presenters are required to register and to be APHA members to present their papers.

When will the online program be available to view?

The online program will be available July 7.

     
Presenter Information
If I submitted an abstract, when will I hear if it was accepted?

Abstract status emails were sent out June 2. If you did not receive an email, you may check your status online. Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to confirm their participation by June 16.

When will the online program be available?

The online meeting program will be available July 7.

Where can I find copies of emails sent to presenters?

You can find these by checking your status

Where can I withdraw my presentation?

You can withdraw your presentation through your Speaker's Corner. Learn more about the Speaker's Corner and find specific deadlines and additional information for presenters

Where can I add, delete or update contact information for authors and presenters or select a new presenter?

You can do this in your Speaker's Corner. Please note: only one person can be a presenter. Learn more about the Speaker's Corner and find specific deadlines and additional information for presenters

When will presenters of accepted abstracts be notified of their scheduled presentation format and session details?

Emails will be sent July 1 confirming presentation format and session details. If you did not receive the status email on June 2 you may check your status online or contact APHA.

How do I make corrections to my abstract?

You cannot change your abstract content once the submission deadline has passed. However, minor corrections (i.e. spelling errors, etc.) can be made by APHA staff. Email us to make a correction.

Can someone substitute as my presenter?

Yes. Changes to the presenting author must be made in the Speaker's Corner. Be sure to let the moderator know about the change if the change was made less than a month before the meeting. Learn more about the Speaker's Corner and find specific deadlines and additional information for presenters

The new presenter must:

  • Register for the meeting. Please note that contact information in the presenter's registration record must match the information in the Speaker's Corner. 
  • Complete a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.

 

How do I contact the program planner for my presentation?

Please see the Program Planning Committee PDF on the Presenter Information page.

Whom can I contact for Technical Assistance for the Online Abstract System?