Monday, January 27, 2014

A blast from the past: More offerings from last year’s APHA Annual Meeting

While some of you might still be recovering from last year’s massive public health gathering, your faithful bloggers are back…and with even more news from November’s APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston.

First, let’s start with the news — literally. The January issue of The Nation’s Health, APHA’s official newspaper, is chock-full of coverage from the 141st Annual Meeting. Whether it’s stories about new research released at the meeting, coverage of newly adopted APHA policies or just lots of photos of public health folks having a good time, it’s all in this month’s special edition. Of course, for those of you who don’t get the nation’s premier public health newspaper at home, you can read all about it online (though you’ll need your APHA member username and password to access some articles.)  

They say you can’t relive the past. But with APHA’s E-ssentialLearning, you kind of can. Audio and PowerPoint presentations from hundreds of last year’s scientific sessions are now available for streaming online. For more on E-ssentialLearning, visit the APHA website.

Wishing you had more photographic souvenirs from the Boston meeting? We’ve got you covered. Hundreds of photos from the 141st Annual Meeting can now be viewed and purchased online at EZ Event Photography. If you’re prompted for a password, enter “publichealth.” Hard copies of photos are available for $7 for 4x6 prints, $10 for 5x7 prints and $15 for 8x10 prints. Electronic versions are also available and can be ordered through the site. More photos from last year’s Annual Meeting are also available on APHA’s Flickr page.

While it’s only January, preparations are already underway for this year’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, which has a theme of “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Well-Being” and will take place Nov. 15–19. APHA is now accepting abstracts, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to present! Program planners from the Association’s many Sections, Special Primary Interest Groups, Caucuses, Forums and the Student Assembly do the heavy lifting of selecting scientific session offerings, and so abstract submission deadlines vary between Feb. 10–14. For a full list of abstract deadlines and more information, visit the APHA Annual Meeting site.

And as always, we humbly encourage you to subscribe to this very blog to receive automatic updates by email. We have a feeling you’ll be hearing a lot more from us this year.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Above, two of the nearly 400 people who had their photos snapped at APHA's membership booth at last year's Public Health Expo in Boston.

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