Annual Meeting Press Information

Nearly 13,000 public health experts are expected to attend APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadephia, Nov. 2-6, 2018. Journalists covering the world's largest and most influential public health meeting have access to more than 4,000 scientific papers and thousands of oral presentations. The Annual Meeting fosters discussion about individual research and the big picture of public health. It is a remarkable opportunity to meet sources, chart trends and uncover story ideas.

Press access

  • Are you a journalist interested in attending the Annual Meeting, or covering research presented at the meeting? Contact Megan Lowry to register for the meeting as a member of the press. Please include what outlet you plan to write for and which public health subjects you're interested in reporting on. All requests to attend the meeting as press are subject to our press policy.
  • Can't attend in person, but want embargoed access to meeting abstracts and research? Contact Megan Lowry to be added to our embargoed press list or join select meeting sessions via livestream.

Research presented at the Annual Meeting will cover:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Gun violence
  • Opioids
  • Health equity and disparities
  • Women's health
  • Vaccination
  • Tobacco use
  • Environmental health
  • Hundreds of other public health topics

Please note: All requests for press access to meeting registration, research and livestreams are subject to approval by APHA. Read our policy to see if you qualify to attend as a member of the press. All research presented at the Annual Meeting is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST on the day of the presentation.

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