Presenter Information


Dec. 17, 2018                                        The Call for Abstracts is opens. View tips and instructions for submitting an abstract. 
Feb. 19-23
Call for Abstracts deadlines depend on the Section, SPIG or Caucus receiving the abstract. 
March 1 Abstract submission deadline extension for select groups.
June 3 Decision notification emailed to those who submitted abstracts.
June 3
Registration and housing are open
June 3 Access the Speaker's Corner

Resources and Guidelines

Prepare for a successful presentation with the following guidelines and information:

Be a part of RAMP — Recorded Annual Meeting Presentations (RAMP) is a digital library of scientific sessions. Presenters are automatically opted in unless they opt out of being recorded during the PowerPoint upload process in the Speaker's Corner. Purchase RAMP to gain access your presentation along with thousands of others. Purchases APHA 2019's RAMP through online registration. Purchase RAMP for APHA 201820172016 or 2015

Presenter Registration

Presenter/Organizer/Moderator Policy - Presenters must be individual members of APHA. Session organizers, moderators and presenters are required to pay the appropriate registration fee for full or one-day access to the meeting. Employees at Agency/Organization Members are able to become an individual member of APHA at a discounted rate in order to present at the conference.

We encourage presenters to register for the full conference, however, presenters have the option of registering in advance for one day.

2019 One-Day
Registration Rates

Aug. 8

Sept. 12

Final After
Sept. 12
Regular Member
$382 $407 $432

Company/Consultant Individual+

$145 $382 $407 $432
Agency Individual+ $70  $382  $407  $432 
Discounted Regular
(salary < $45,000)
$110 $236 $261 $286
Retired $100 $236 $261 $286
Student* $85 $173 $198 $223
Early-Career Professional** $135 $241 $266 $291
Non-Member $660
Non-Member Student $292
Discounted Non-Member
(salary < $45,000)
(Non-Public Health)***


+This discounted membership rate is available only if your agency or organization is a member of APHA. An agency code is required. To find out if your agency is an APHA member, please check our Agency Member Directory or email Nancy Sherwood. This membership type is eligible to present at the Annual Meeting. Employees at Agency and Company/Consultant Members only need to become an individual member to present or if they want digital access to AJPH and The Nation's Health. To receive regular member registration fees without becoming an individual member, select the agency button on the registration page. Find out more about Agency Memberships from our FAQs.

*Student must be enrolled in a degree program and 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. Proof of status is required.

**Individual who has graduated in the last 24 months and is transitioning into the workforce. Proof of status is required.

***Guest Passes are intended for family members and guests not actively involved in public health (not for business associates, staff colleagues or students). A guest cannot be a member of APHA. There is a limit of one guest pass per registrant.

Rules and Regulations

Speakers who fail to show up for their presentation without notifying the program planner (PDF) 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. 6, 2019. 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.