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Presenter FAQs

Can't find the answer to your questions? Review the presenter guidelines or contact APHA.

Is there an online program where my session is listed?

Yes, you can search your name or title in the online program.

I can no longer attend to present at the meeting, but I would like to ask my co-author to present. How do I change the speaker?

You can change the presenting author in your Speakers’ Corner.

How can I update my author list?

You can edit your author list in your Speakers’ Corner.

When will I receive an update on my abstract status?
  1. General abstract notification emails will be sent on June 4, 2024. If you did not receive an email and it is not in your spam, send an email to
  2. Late breaker notification emails will be sent by Aug. 28.
  3. Waitlisted abstract notification emails will be sent by Aug. 23. If you have not heard about your abstract, please contact the program planner for more details.
Why was my abstract declined? Can you provide feedback?

Contact the program planner (PDF) of the Section for details.

Can I present virtually?

No, all presenters (poster, oral and roundtable) must present in person in Minneapolis this year. There are no virtual options for presenters.

How do I make corrections to my abstract?

You cannot change your abstract content once the submission deadline has passed. However, minor corrections (i.e. spelling errors, etc.) can be made by APHA staff. Email us to make a correction.

How much time do I have for my oral presentation?

You will have 15 minutes for your presentation. Oral presentations are scheduled in 90-minute sessions. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present. The session will consist of 4-5 presentations followed by a Q&A session at the end.

I can’t present on this date, can I reschedule my presentation for another day?
Contact the program planner (PDF) of the section to see if there is space available in another session. If there is no space, you will need to either withdraw your abstract or ask the program chair to waitlist your abstract.
Can I change the format of my presentation (oral, poster, roundtable)?
There may not be space available in a different session format at this time. Contact the program planner (PDF) of the Section to see if there is any space available in a different format.
Do I have to create a digital poster presentation?
You do not have to submit a digital version of the poster before the meeting. Onsite printing services will be available. We will post additional details about this service on our web site soon. See poster guidelines.
Can my co-author(s) present?

Only one presenter per abstract is allowed to present. Your co-author(s) can join you for the Q&A portion of the session and help answer questions, but all co-authors must be registered for the meeting. 

How do I upload my PowerPoint presentation in advance of the meeting?

Upload your PPT file in your Speakers’ Corner. We will send presenters instructions on how to upload their PowerPoint presentations early October.
The deadline to upload your presentation is Oct. 21.

How do I register for the meeting?

Presenters must be a member of APHA and register for the meeting. There is no discounted registration rate for presenters.

Registration Steps:

  1. Go to our registration page
  2. Click the Register Now button.
  3. Follow the first step to become a member or renew your membership. 
  4. Once membership is complete, continue to registration.
  5. On the first step, indicate that you are a presenter and includer your abstract ID number. 
  6. Complete registration.