Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday’s Have You Heard

Place matters: Get your healthography on with APHA Special Session 4109, “When ZIP Code Trumps Genetic Code: The Power of Prevention, Community and Convergence,” which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Rivergate room of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The session will feature remarks on health equity, community transformation, social bonds and much more.

Rest those weary feet: Stop by the Mix and Mingle Lounge right in front of the entrance to the Great Hall in the convention center, take a break, catch up with friends, take advantage of free WiFi, put on some locally inspired props and have fun in the photo station.

Veteran health and homelessness: Learn how to help those who’ve served and sacrificed for us at “Medical and Behavioral Health Care for Veterans Who Are Homeless,” session 4212, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Eglinton Winton of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The session will feature presentations related to Medicaid expansion, brain injury, behavioral health, Social Security disability benefits and more.

Poster-rama: Don’t miss out on the wealth of public health research being offered at poster sessions throughout Tuesday as well as Wednesday morning in the back of the Public Health Expo. Check the Annual Meeting program for times and topics.

Take this job and love it!: Looking for career advice? You’ve come to the right place. Stop by APHA CareerMart located within Everything APHA at the Public Health Expo for information on posting resumes, signing up for private career coaching and even meet with potential employers.

It’s a chemical world: The harmful effects of chemical exposures often first appear in worker populations. Check out session 4448, “Chemicals and Occupational Health Risks,” to hear presentations on topics such as work-related exposures and breast cancer, the health of nail salon workers and efforts to eliminate carcinogenic exposures among auto workers.

Roll out the red carpet: Say congratulations to this year’s exceptional public health practitioners at the annual APHA Public Health Awards Reception & Ceremony, which is held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms 220-222 in the convention center. Among this year’s honorees are Howard Koh, former U.S. assistant secretary for health, as well as former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders.

Above, Annual Meeting attendees have fun with props in the Mix and Mingle photo station in the convention center. Photo by Michele Late, courtesy APHA Flickr

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