Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday’s Have You Heard

Confronting Ebola: Learn more about what your fellow public health colleagues are doing to contain the global outbreak at session 3108.1, “Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon in room R01 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Support the arts!: Check out our inaugural Art @ the Expo offerings at the Public Health Expo, which is located in Halls B/C in the convention center. Art @ the Expo features local artists who make health- and science-related crafts, such as jewelry and photography. It’s the perfect public health holiday gift!

Shhhhhhh: Don’t forget to check out the many offerings of the 11th Annual APHA Film Festival, organized by the APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section’s Health Communications Working Group and the International Health Section. Some of this year’s films include: “The Waiting Room,” a documentary that goes behind the scenes of an American public hospital; “The Cola Road,” a film about the launch of the first attempt to use Coca-Cola’s crates and distribution know-how to deliver life-saving anti-diarrhea kits; and “Clutters,” a documentary about a compulsive hoarder and her family.

Say no to tobacco!: Visit the #SmokeFreeNOLA campaign at the Public Health Expo — they’re at booth 1436 — and pick up a Smoke-Free New Orleans sticker or button you can sport while out and about this week. And if you’re wanting to get out and celebrate the fresh air, join fellow anti-tobacco advocates at the Smokefree New Orleans Secondline Parade & Rally on Monday at noon. Rally participants will meet just outside the convention center at the corner of Convention Center Boulevard and Julia Street and walk to Fulton Street Square alongside the Hot 8 Brass Band. Click here for more info on smoke-free advocacy while you’re in town.

Stretch those legs: APHA’s Physical Activity Section is sponsoring a walking tour of New Orleans on Monday. If you feel like going on a jaunt, meet at 3:30 p.m. outside the convention center.

What’s up, docs?: APHA’s new Monday General Session is jam-packed with public health leaders — literally. For your public health pleasure, we present five former U.S. surgeons general as well as Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, who will discuss the future of health in America and how they used the Office of the Surgeon General to help create healthier communities for all. The Monday General Session takes place 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the convention center.

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