Magazine article The Nation's Health

APHA Annual Meeting Registration Opens June 2: Nation's Premier Public Health Event to Be Held in Chicago

Magazine article The Nation's Health

APHA Annual Meeting Registration Opens June 2: Nation's Premier Public Health Event to Be Held in Chicago

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PLANS ARE IN motion to bring the world's largest gathering of public health professionals to the windy city of Chicago. On June 2, registration and housing officially open for APHA's 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, and early-bird registrants can save as much as $115.

This year's Annual Meeting, which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 4, has a theme of "Health in All Policies." The public health gathering is expected to welcome 12,000 public health practitioners, educators, advocates, students, researchers and supporters from the U.S. and around the world. The Annual Meeting will be centered at Chicago's McCormick Place.

As in previous years, Annual Meeting attendees will be able to choose from hundreds of scientific sessions, social events, networking opportunities and business meetings as well as visit the Public Health Expo. In addition, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits and take part in full- or halfday APHA Learning Institutes. The Annual Meeting will officially kick off on Sunday, Nov. 1, with the opening general session.

"I am so excited to welcome my public health colleagues from around the world to my hometown of Chicago," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. "Chicago is a world-class city, filled with fascinating histories, diverse people, thriving neighborhoods and an active public health community. And there's hardly a better place to explore this year's theme of 'Health in All Policies' than in this major metropolis."

The "Health in All Policies" theme will explore the science behind the emerging practice of considering the health implications of policies, from transportation agencies to school districts to urban planning and design. Perhaps one of the most wellknown tools used to integrate health concerns into decision-making are health impact assessments, a science-based process that evaluates the potential health effects of a plan, project or policy. …

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