Monday, October 27, 2008

Tuesday’s Have You Heard...

Ready, set, go: Join physical activity advocates working to form a new APHA Physical Activity Special Primary Interest Group for their first annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Meet up in the lobby of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina near the concierge desk.

It’s (not) a small world after all: Moderated by outgoing APHA President Linda Degutis, a special session on Globalization and Public Health, session 4079, will explore poverty, looming public health threats and environmental public health in an increasingly interconnected world. Check it out from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room 6 C/F of the San Diego Convention Center.

Shhhhhhhhhhhh: Public health’s own little Sundance continues its successful run this year in San Diego, so join fellow movie-goers at APHA’s annual Film Festival offerings. Session 4157 features U.S.-made public health-focused films and takes place Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room 11B of the convention center. (And search the Annual Meeting online program for 2008’s other Film Festival sessions.)

Rolling out the welcome mat: Meet staff of APHA’s membership and component affairs departments during an Open House event at the APHA Membership Booth in the Everything APHA exhibit area of the Public Health Expo from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Become a new APHA member or learn how to take better advantage of all the membership benefits APHA has to offer.

Green is the new black: Not ones to miss an opportunity to make the world a healthier place, the public health and health care fields are making their own waves within the green movement, making sure the mantra of “first, do no harm” extends beyond the delivery of care. Learn more about this growing trend Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in session 4244.1, the Greening of Health Care, in Meeting Room 11A of the convention center.

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