Media advisory: Thousands of public health research abstracts, presentations to be released at APHA 2018

Date: Sep 27 2018


Who: 12,000 public health experts, researchers and policy leaders will gather for four days to present new research and host discussions on public health at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. APHA members will also vote on new public health policy statements.

Headlining speakers include: 

  • Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General
  • David Williams, Harvard University
  • Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
  • Eldar Shafir, Princeton University
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University

What: American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

When: November 10-14, 2018

Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

How: To request press credentials and free access to the meeting, or request access to a live webcast of the meeting, please complete this questionnaire. Contact Megan Lowry at with questions.

More about the APHA Annual Meeting:

More than 12,000 public health experts will convene at the American Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, Nov. 10-14, to present new research and discuss latest trends in the field.

Reporters attending the meeting will have access to the top public health experts and the newest research. This is the largest annual public health meeting in the world, and every major voice in public health will be present. Press has the opportunity to explore new trends in the field and get the latest updates firsthand.

During the meeting, APHA members will vote to adopt new policy statements, which shape the official public health position on topics from global health to dietary guidelines, energy policy, gun violence, e-cigarettes and more.

Thousands of new research abstracts will be presented at the meeting, on every public health topic including equity, infectious disease, gun violence prevention, health policy, sexually transmitted diseases, women’s health and much more.

Dozens of sessions, including the opening and closing general sessions will focus on health equity topics.

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