Tuesday, June 3, 2014

APHA Annual Meeting registration is open!

Tuesday doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. Most days of the week are known for something: Monday (back to work, already?), Wednesday (half way to Friday!), Thursday (one day until Friday!), Friday (Friday!), and, of course, there’s Saturday and Sunday (hello weekend!). But Tuesday…it’s sort of the runt of the week.

Unless it’s this Tuesday, June 3 — the Tuesday that registration and housing open for the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition!

Today marks the first day you can register for this year’s Annual Meeting, which will convene Nov. 15–19 in one of the most unique cities in the nation, New Orleans. With a theme of “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being” and a growing lineup of nationally notable speakers, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, the Annual Meeting is shaping up to be the public health event of the year. For example, this year’s meeting will welcome five — that’s FIVE — U.S. surgeons general to speak at a new Monday general session on Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Session speakers will include Regina Benjamin, Joycelyn Elders, David Satcher, Steven Galson and Antonia Novello.

But wait, you say, it’s only June. I have plenty of time to register. Technically, yes. But! If you want to take advantage of early-bird discounts (and use those savings to enjoy an authentic Cajun-style dinner or a delectable dish of fluffy breakfast beignets), it’s a good idea to start planning now. Discounted early-bird registration prices end Aug. 28. Along with registration, Annual Meeting housing opens today too and hotel rooms typically sell out super fast. The APHA Annual Meeting is like most things in public health — it’s a good idea to get started early.

Also available today on this beautiful Tuesday morning is this year’s online program, where you can view session details and abstracts, as well as the APHA personal scheduler, which you can use to start planning your Annual Meeting experience.

Visit the APHA Annual Meeting site for more information about registration and check out our FAQ for everything you need to know on registration, reserving a hotel room, finding a roommate, airport transportation and much more.

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