Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wednesday's Have You Heard

Celebrate diversity: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender well-being will be the focus of session 5062, "Policy Impacting LGBT Health," which starts at 8:30 a.m. in room 149A of the convention center. (Think of your early-morning attendance as a tribute to D.C.'s marriage equality!)

Fit kids: Come hear from experts in the field at session 5090, "School-based Fitness Testing for Large-scale Surveillance of Student Fitness Levels and Childhood Obesity," at 8:30 a.m. in meeting room 14 of the Renaissance Hotel. I know it's early, but think of the kids!

Fighting the good fight: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden will be on hand for Wednesday's session 5096, "Winnable Battles," which starts at 10:30 a.m. in room 146C of the convention center.

Hola!: Feel that ocean breeze? Then maybe you're already at special session 5101, "APHA Goes to Cuba: Lessons Learned from the Island Nation," which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon in room 151AB of the convention center.

First peoples: Learn more about health issues affecting the country's native communities in session 5159, "Native Health Issues and their Importance in the Public Health System: A Panel Discussion," which starts at 12:30 p.m. in meeting room 14 of the Renaissance Hotel.

Lessons from the past: Believe me, we're tired too. But definitely not too tired to make it to this year's Closing General Session from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room 146AB of the convention center. This year's session will focus on "The case for workplace health and safety: 100 years after the Triangle Fire" and will feature addresses from APHA President Linda Rae Murray; David Michaels, U.S. assistant secretary of labor; Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers; and Darryl Alexander, director of the Health and Safety Program at the American Federation of Teachers. Take a gander at this guest blog post about why you can't miss this session.

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