Latest science on tap at APHA's 2014 Annual Meeting

Date: Oct 15 2014

From Ebola to ACA: American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition to explore latest in public health

13,000 public health officials to meet in New Orleans from Nov. 15-19

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Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – A cutting-edge blend of health news, research, experts and policymakers will converge at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. The meeting, taking place in New Orleans, from Nov. 15-19, 2014, will include newly released data on prominent U.S and global health topics, including Ebola, e-cigarettes, antibiotic resistance, mental health and the Affordable Care Act.

Nearly 13,000 public health experts, leaders, professionals and advocates will attend the meeting themed, “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” A host of distinguished health leaders will speak at the conference, including Peter Salk, Jonas Salk’s son, and six current or former U.S. surgeons general, including acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak. The meeting’s open session will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, whose best-selling book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” discusses the Great Migration.

“APHA’s Annual Meeting is a home and meeting of the minds for the public health community,”says Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “It’s the ideal place to convene with peers in the field, access continuing education and engage in new findings and public health research. If there’s one public health meeting to attend, this is it.”

Online registration is available online for credentialed journalists interested in registering for complimentary access to cover the meeting. For more information about APHA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition along with registration information for all attendees, visit APHA online at www.apha.org.

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