Presenter Information

Resources and Guidelines

Speakers' Corner —  Edit presenter/author information, withdraw a presentation, download the presenter acceptance letter and more. To access log in with the abstract ID and password listed in your abstract acceptance email.

Speaker's Toolkit (PDF)— tips and tricks on presenting at the APHA Annual Meeting

Oral Presenters — Similar presentations are grouped together to form a session.

Roundtable Presenters Short PowerPoint presentation followed by a discussion with audience members.

Poster Presenters - Pre-recorded PowerPoint presentations

Session Moderators — Moderators manage the sessions.

Session Co-hosts - Co-hosts assist the moderator and manage the Q&A Chat Platform

Additional Resources — Program Chair contact info (PDF) | Annual Meeting FAQ
APHA Healthy Meeting Guidelines: Physical Activity (PDF) 

Presenter Registration

The Advance Deadline has been extended. We encourage presenters to register for the full conference, but one-day registration is available.

2020 One-Day
Registration Rates


Sept. 10

Oct. 13

Final Pricing
Oct. 14

Regular Member





Company/Consultant Individual+





Agency Individual+





Discounted Regular
(salary < $45,000)















Early-Career Professional**





+Only available to employees of Agency Members who will present. An agency code is required. View the Agency Member Directory or email Nancy Sherwood to find out if your agency is a member. Agency Membership FAQs.

*Students must be currently enrolled and should be taking at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate) or 3 credit hours (graduate) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system. Proof of status is required.

**College graduates within the last 24 months who are transitioning into the workforce. Proof of status is required.

Rules and Regulations

Presenter/Organizer/Moderator Policy — All presenters must be individual APHA members. Session organizers, moderators and presenters are required to register for the meeting (either full meeting or one-day). Discounted individual membership rates are available to employees of Agency/Organization Members.

No Call, No Show — Speakers who fail to show up for their presentation without notifying the program planner (PDF) of cancellation will not be permitted to present at any APHA-sponsored meetings for the following two years.

Copyright Issues — Speakers who use original work (pictures, charts, graphs, videos, etc.) in their presentation must cite the original source. If you are drawing heavily on another source, it is your responsibility to seek permission to use the material.

Publication Rights — Accepted abstracts for APHA 2020 may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal before Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. It is the author's responsibility to submit their paper to a journal for publication after the meeting. Guidelines for manuscript submissions to the American Journal of Public Health.

APHA 2020 Presenter Timeline and Deadlines

Dec. 20
Call for Abstracts opens -CLOSED-
Feb. 20
Abstract submission deadline
June 2
Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters. Check your status online.
June 30

Official acceptance email sent to presenters
July 15

Presenter acceptance letters are available in the Speakers' Corner
Sept. 29
Deadline for presenters to register for the meeting
Oct. 13 Deadline for Poster and Roundtable presenters to upload their recordings to the Speakers' Corner.
Oct. 19
Deadline for Oral Session Presenters to upload their bio to the Speakers' Corner.
Oct. 20
Poster presentations available for viewing the Virtual Meeting Platform 
Oct. 24-28
APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

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