Presenter Information

Learning Brings Us Together!

There are so many things to do at APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo, but the educational content truly sets our meeting apart. Thousands of public health professionals share their research, programmatic work and other experiences. APHA's scientific session are presented in three formats:

  • Oral — Similar presentations grouped together to create a session.
  • Roundtable — Engaging presentation and discussion with a small group. 
  • Poster — Research information presented on a poster. 

APHA 2021 Presenter Timeline and Deadlines 

With the uncertainty around COVID-19, APHA is hoping to have a hybrid online/in-person meeting and is still determining what that might look like. As you submit your abstract, keep in mind that APHA 2021 may be a virtual event

Jan. 4 Call for Abstracts opens
Mar. 21 Abstract submission deadline (Check for extensions)
July 1
Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters.
Oct. 23 - 27
APHA's 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo

More items and deadlines will be added over time. 

APHA 2021 Call for Abstracts

The APHA 2021 Call for Abstracts opens on Jan. 4. We welcome abstracts from all areas of public health but also encourage submission related to the 2021 meeting theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness."  The deadline to submit abstracts is March 21; however, some deadlines may be extended.   

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 the first official day of APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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