Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will the Annual Meeting and Expo be held?

Annual Meeting activities will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313) and at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center (100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303).

What is the format of the Annual Meeting and Expo?

We are planning a format that will deliver four days of onsite experiences designed for attendees to engage, collaborate and grow. If you cannot travel, APHA is hosting a digital version of APHA 2023 on Nov. 9-15.

All in-person events will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313) and the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center (100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303).

Does APHA have scholarships or financial support for attendees?

APHA member groups have a limited number of scholarships available. Learn more.

Are CE credits available for attending the annual meeting?

The Annual Meeting and Expo offers up to 20.5 CE credit hours. The first discipline is included with your meeting registration and each additional discipline is $10. Credits can be earned in the following CE types: Certified in Public Health, Health Education CHES, Nursing, Veterinary, CME (for DO or MD); OP for other health professionals. Visit Continuing Education at the Annual Meeting for more information. Only in-person attendees can qualify for continuing education credits. 

CE credits are not available for the digital meeting. Only in-person attendees can qualify for continuing education credits.

How can I get a certificate of attendance?

You can print your own certificate of attendance after the meeting, from a link on the annual meeting web page.

You will need to enter your registration ID number from your confirmation letter and your last name in order to generate the certificate.

Will COVID-19 vaccinations be required to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo in person? Will masks be required?

APHA is requiring all in-person attendees to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. See our full vaccination policy for more details.

Masks are encouraged, but not required. However, this policy is subject to change based on local/state/federal public health guidelines at the time of the meeting.

Can my family attend the Annual Meeting and Expo?

Families with children under 16

Supervised children 16 and younger are welcome to attend the meeting for free and are welcome in all areas of the Annual Meeting during open times. However, if children begin to make noise during scientific sessions, it’s critical that parents remove them immediately so as not to disturb the session. Children are not permitted in the Expo Hall during set-up and tear down. Children must be vaccinated.

Children aged 16 or 17 need to be registered as students.

Anyone under the age of 18 is NOT permitted in the Expo Hall during set-up and tear down for any reason. This is an operational building and safety regulation.


Presenters are allowed to have one spouse or parent attend their session for $30. This can be added during the registration process. If you would like your spouse to accompany you to multiple sessions and events, you must register them as a guest. Guests cannot be public health professionals.

When will name badges be mailed?

Name badges are mailed about 3 weeks before the meeting.

For 2023, that date will be on or around Oct. 12. Please confirm your current mailing address within your registration to ensure your badge reaches you. 

How is APHA addressing concerns about traveling to Georgia?

Read a letter from APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, addressing reservations about the state's political climate.

Does APHA offer volunteer opportunities at the Annual Meeting?

No. Due to the size, logistical management, and scope of the Meeting, APHA relies entirely on paid staff and temporary personnel to fulfill essential needs on site.

How do I register and pay for the meeting?

Registration may be completed online and paid for by credit card and check.

You can register online even if you are paying by check. Your registration will be considered completed once the check is received.

APHA no longer accepts paper forms.

How do I request a Letter of Invitation for visa?

For International attendees who require a visa to attend a letter of invitation is often required.

Once they register, they can automatically generate an official letter of invitation.

Will sessions be recorded?

APHA is hosting a digital version of APHA 2023 from Nov. 9-15. See more details here. Oral scientific sessions will be recorded and posted to APHA’s Digital Meeting platform.

If I attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Nov. 12-15, do I need a separate registration to watch the digital version of the meeting?

No, registration for APHA 2023 includes the in-person meeting in Atlanta and access to everything happening during the digital version of the meeting.

When will registration open?

Registration opens on June 5, 2023. See more details at the links below:

Registration Information

Housing Information

When will I learn if my abstract has been accepted to be presented?

Submitters will be notified by June 7, 2023 if their abstract has been accepted. For late breaking session submissions, please allow up to four weeks after the call has ended.

Can I participate in the business meetings even if I’m not in Atlanta?

You will need to check with your individual Section leadership to see if they are hosting in-person and/or online business meetings. All business meetings will be held between Nov. 9-15 during the Annual Meeting in Atlanta and over the digital days of APHA 2023. 

If I’m presenting at a session, do I need to be in Atlanta, Nov. 12-15? Will presenters be required to register for the APHA 2023?

Yes, all Annual Meeting sessions are being held live in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Nov. 12-15, 2023.

All presenters have two requirements:

  1. You must be a member of APHA
  2. You must register for the meeting.

You can do both at the same time from the online registration form. You can register for the full meeting or for the day of your presentation.