Presenter Information

Call for Abstracts — The APHA Council of Affiliates is still accepting abstracts until May 30! Submit today.

Presenter Timeline

Mid-December  APHA 2017 Call for Abstracts Opens
March 3 APHA 2017 Call for Abstracts Closes
June 1 Email notification of abstract status
Registration for 2017 Annual Meeting Opens
July 21 Official APHA Acceptance Letter for Presenters Available in Speaker's Corner
TBD Final pre-registration deadline for presenters
November 1  Upload bio for oral presentations from Speaker's Corner
Upload oral presentation file from Speaker's Corner
Upload handouts from Speaker's Corner


The below guidelines contain important information needed for a successful presentation. For more information view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Presentation Recordings - Audio recordings of scientific sessions are synced with the corresponding PowerPoint presentations and uploaded to the APHA website following the meetings as RAMP: Recorded Annual Meeting Presentations. Presenters have the ability to opt out of being recorded during the PowerPoint upload process.

RAMP can still be purchased for APHA 2016. More about RAMP.

Presenter/Organizer/Moderator Policy - Presenters must be individual members of APHA. Session organizers, moderators and presenters are required to pay the appropriate registration fee (full or one-day). See below for APHA 2017 One-Day Rates.

One-Day Rates Early Bird
By 8/10
By 9/14
After 9/14
Regular Member
$360  $385 $410
Discounted Regular (salary <$45,000)
$210 $235 $260
Retired $210 $235 $260
Student* $165 $190 $215
Early-Career Professional** $225 $250 $275

*Individuals must be enrolled in a degree program. Qualifying students should be taking at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate degree) or 3 credit hours (graduate degree) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system.

**Person who graduated in the last 24 months and is transitioning into the workforce.

Speakers who fail to show up for their presentation without notifying the program planner (available soon) of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at any APHA-sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show". 

Copyright Issues - If you are using materials in your presentation (pictures, charts, graphs, videos, etc.) that are not original work, remember to cite the original source. If you are drawing heavily on another source, it is your responsibility to seek permission from the original source to use the material.

Publication Rights - Abstracts submitted and accepted for the APHA Annual Meeting may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal prior to Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. If an author wants his or her paper published after the meeting, it is the author's responsibility to submit his/her paper to a journal for publication. Professional journals have their own format requirements and specifications for manuscripts. Consult the journal of your choice before submitting your paper. In general, all professional journals will reject manuscripts that are written in the informal manner of speech. Guidelines for manuscript submissions to the American Journal of Public Health.

Program Committee Contacts - Contact 2016 Program Chairs for specific questions about APHA 2016 sessions.