Why Attend?

smiling women with APHA Annual Meeting T-shirts

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the best place for public health professionals to learn, find inspiration for the work they do and hear from leaders in the field. 

3 Reasons You Must Attend:

  1. Speakers: Hear from influential leaders that are making an impact around the country!
    Schedule at a Glance: Opening, Monday and Closing General Sessions | APHA Live special sessions | Check out the Online Program for the full schedule on June 1.
  2. Community: Make connections with nearly 13,000 public health professionals.
    Get involved with member sections | Visit the expo and meet exhibitors from leading organizations.
  3. Sessions and Events: Choose from more than 1,000 sessions and unique learning activities and events where you can invest in yourself and spark ideas to incorporate into your work.
    Social Media Lab | Learning Institutes | Public Health CareerMart | Wellness Center | Help Us Help Them volunteer opportunity | APHA Dance Party: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, learn the dance| Continuing Education opportunities 

Make Your Case:

Now that you know you want to attend the Annual Meeting, it's time to convince your supervisor to provide you with professional and financial support! Complete our justification letter that clearly presents the benefits and costs of attending. Bolster your request by explaining the top reasons you should attend — education, networking and representation!

Still on the fence? See what past attendees have said:

"I'm so glad I'm here for APHA 2019 in the Spirit of 1848 sessions. So much learning and inspiration..." --Libby Mcclure

"It was my first time at APHA's conference, and it was an amazing time! I’m especially proud of the incredible work and leadership on display from my colleagues..." --Josh Miller-Myers

"What an amazing APHA conference! Our staff soaked it all in. Now back to NJ to bring back what we learned to our colleagues!" --Partnership for Maternal and Child Health

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