Registration open for APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver

Date: Aug 09 2016

Registration open for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daniel Greenberg, 202-777-3913

Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 2016 – Registration is now open for the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. More than 12,000 public health professionals from across the world will convene to present the latest research on public health practice and emerging trends in the field, including Zika, gun violence prevention, climate change and prescription drug overdose, among other pressing health issues.

Themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health,” the meeting will underscore the importance of achieving health equity by valuing all people equally, promoting prevention and zeroing in on the social determinants of health.

Keynote speakers will include Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and one of the nation’s leading advocates for ensuring the right to health who has dedicated her life fighting for the rights of underrepresented populations. Monday’s General Session will pay homage to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 70 years of public health leadership, featuring current and former CDC directors, including Tom Frieden, Julie Gerberding and David Satcher. Several special sessions will reflect on major public health issues that have headlined national news coverage this year, including the Flint water crisis, the Zika virus outbreak and racism.

Visit APHA's Registration page, which is available online. Early-bird registration deadline is Aug. 11. 

Credentialed journalists can also register to cover the meeting. For eligibility guidelines to register as press, visit APHA Annual Meeting Press Registration.

To stay engaged with the meeting via social media, follow APHA Annual Meeting on Twitter @APHAAnnualMeeting or hashtag #APHA2016, like us on Facebook or subscribe for daily updates from Public Health Newswire, the nation’s leader in daily public health news coverage.

# # #

APHA 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.