Friday, October 10, 2008

P.S. Get Personal

Upon checking in at the San Diego Convention Center, you’ll receive a handful of helpful stuff: a 136th APHA Annual Meeting tote bag, a nifty nametag and a phonebook for southern California. Oh wait....that’s not a phonebook, it’s the Annual Meeting final program!

Seriously, the phonebook comparison is a bit of an exaggeration. But just by a bit. This year’s APHA Annual Meeting spans five days, offers hundreds of scientific sessions, presents thousands of scientific papers on the latest public health research and practice, and welcomes more than 700 booths to the Public Health Expo. So, the final program is no small potato — it’s more like an all-you-can-eat buffet.

But here’s where a little public health preparedness comes in handy. If you’ve already registered for the meeting, you can go online now and access the APHA Personal Scheduler. The scheduler allows you to browse the entire program, including room numbers and locations, and prepare a personalized meeting itinerary that you can access from any computer with an Internet connection.

And you can change and update your itinerary whenever you please as well as print out a hard copy. Now, how convenient is that?

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