Friday, September 21, 2012

Would you like a side of CEs with that?

There are few instances when hearing "this will go down in your permanent record" is a good thing. (Thanks for the memories, third grade playground monitor.) Fortunately, that's not the case during the upcoming APHA 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

The APHA Annual Meeting, which runs Oct. 27–31, offers a variety of opportunities to earn continuing education credits and enhance your so-called permanent record (in third grade language, that means getting lots of gold stars and googly-eye stickers). Attendees can earn continuing education contact hour credits in health education, nursing, medicine and public health. Hundreds of the meeting's scientific sessions have been awarded  credit — you can view which sessions offer continuing education credit in the online program. And the very latest credit info will either be available online or at the Continuing Education Booth, which will be located in the registration area of the Moscone Center.

Cost for continuing education access at the Annual Meeting is $50 for the first discipline and $10 for each additional discipline. Payment must be made before the close of meeting registration on Oct. 31.

In addition to the credit you can earn during scientific sessions, APHA also offers two days of Learning Institute courses on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27–28. The institute courses offer a much more in-depth and interactive learning experience, with topics ranging from scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals to epidemiology for non-epidemiologists. The Learning Institute courses are offered for an additional cost and participants can earn up to 12 continuing education credits.

One new addition this year: Industrial hygienists can also receive credit at the APHA meeting. Do you need to have your American Board of Industrial Hygiene verification form signed? Visit the Continuing Education Booth to get your form signed or contact Annette Ferebee at for more information.   

To learn more about continuing education at the APHA Annual Meeting and how to participate, visit

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