APHA Annual Meeting tackles latest public health challenges

Date: Sep 16 2015

Contact: Mandi Yohn, 202-777-2509

Nation’s public health leaders to discuss latest health challenges at APHA Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2015 – E-cigarettes, the Affordable Care Act and climate change are just some of the many hot topics on the agenda for the American Public Health Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago, Oct. 31-Nov. 4. The meeting, to be held at McCormick Place Convention Center and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, will bring together nearly 13,000 public health experts, leaders, professionals and advocates to present the latest research, network and share best practices from the field.

The 2015 meeting, themed “Health in All Policies,” will focus on how public health agencies and organizations can work with those who are best positioned to create policies and practices that promote healthy communities and environments. Featuring timely sessions and events, the latest public health research, continuing education and the annual Public Health Expo, the meeting will kick off with Opening General Session presentations by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and education leader and minority health activist Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

“APHA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition is the premier event for tracking the latest research and trends in the public health field,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “We’re looking forward to learning our members’ strategies and solutions to addressing public health challenges in our nation and around the globe.”

For more information about APHA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition along with registration information, visit APHA’s website. The deadline for discounted advanced registration is Sept. 17. Follow APHA on our Annual Meeting Twitter @APHAAnnualMtg, hashtag #APHA15 and other social media for the latest news and updates.

Online registration is available for credentialed journalists interested in receiving complimentary access to cover the meeting.

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The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health. Visit www.apha.org.