Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunday’s Have You Heard

Facts Over Fear: In the midst of the global Ebola outbreak, we hope you’ll join us in calling for facts over fear. Stop by the information booths in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center or the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and pick up a bright, pink ribbon that reads #FactsOverFear.

Apps in the A.M.: APHA Public Health Codeathon teams will show off their inventions during a public viewing on Sunday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in room 343 of the convention center.

Jazz hands: Right before the start of the Opening General Session, Dr. White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band will be bringing a taste of New Orleans to the APHA Annual Meeting. The music starts at 11:15 a.m. in the Great Hall of the convention center.

Kick off!: The Opening General Session is always the perfect way to kick off four days of public health plenty. This year’s opening starts Sunday at noon in the Great Hall of the convention center, with welcoming remarks from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, New Orleans Department of Health Director Charlotte Parent, Louisiana Public Health Association President Takeisha Davis and many more. And don’t miss keynote addresses from author Isabel Wilkerson and Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak.

Author! Author!: Schedule some time to stop by this year’s book signings at Everything APHA inside the Public Health Expo. Opening Session keynote speaker Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” will be signing copies of her book on Sunday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin will be signing copies of “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History” on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.; and Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of “All Souls,” will be signing books on Monday, Nov. 17, starting at noon.

Rookie training: New to APHA? No problem. Check out the Annual Meeting/New Member Orientation on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 220-222 in the convention center. We’ll give you tips for navigating the enormous Annual Meeting and taking full advantage of your APHA membership.

Mad media scientists: Wondering how to best leverage social media to support your public health goals? Wonder no longer — we’ve got you covered. Register today for APHA’s Social Media Lab, which is organized in partnership with, and learn one-on-one with social media experts. Or just stop by the lab and check it out Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall pre-function area of the convention center.

Be social!: Curious about the faces behind your favorite public health tweets, posts and pics? Check out Sunday’s Social Media Meetup at 5:30 p.m. at Spirits Bar inside the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. RSVP here. All are invited!

Photo by Michele Late, courtesy APHA Flickr

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