American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition: November 4-8, 2006 * Boston, MA.
Public Health and Human Rights
The highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being. Health and well-being are nearly impossible to achieve when these rights are neglected or violated. The APHA Annual Meeting theme "Public Health and Human Rights" will examine health and human rights from multiple perspectives, including social sciences and natural and quantitative sciences. It will explore human rights issues in the areas of employment, healthcare, security, race, reproductive rights and mental health to name a few. This interdisciplinary approach evaluates the complex issues at the intersection of health and human rights and enables more promising solutions and employs more accurate evaluation techniques.
APHA in Boston
Welcome to Boston, a dynamic city steeped in history, culture, old world charm, academic and medical excellence, and cosmopolitan sophistication. Some of Boston's enduring attractions include The Freedom Trail, The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science. Strolling along the Charles River Esplanade, window shopping on Newbury Street and exploring the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill are also popular pursuits.
The APHA Annual Meeting Registration, Opening General Session, Public Health Expo, Public Health CareerMart, Everything APHA, i-Communicate, Poster Sessions as well as many concurrent scientific sessions will take place at the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Scientific sessions have also been scheduled at the Westin Boston Waterfront and Boston Seaport Hotel. Discounted APHA hotel rates are also available at 12 other downtown hotels.
Register Online Today! www.apha.org/meetings
Annual Meeting Highlights
Opening General Session
Sunday, November 5 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Public Health and Human Rights
Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, is a founding Director of Partners In Health (www.pih.org), an international charity organization that provides direct health care services on behalf of those who are living in poverty. Dr. Farmer has worked in infectious disease control for nearly two decades and is a world-renowned authority on AIDS and tuberculosis. His work draws primarily on active clinical practice. He is an attending physician in infectious diseases and Associate Chief, Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and medical director of the Clinique Bon Sauveur, in rural Haiti. He has written extensively about health and human rights, and about the role of social inequalities in determining the distribution and outcomes of readily treatable diseases. Dr. Farmer received his MD and PhD simultaneously from Harvard University. He and his wife, anthropologist Didi Bertrand, divide their time between Haiti, Rwanda, the United States, and Paris.
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH, President and CEO of CARE USA, is a powerful advocate for policies that defend the dignity and human rights of all people and promote the eradication of poverty. She was director of HIV, TB & Reproductive Health within the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; director of the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and served in the U.S. Public Health Service for 20 years, retiring as a Rear Admiral. Dr. Gayle has made significant contributions to the study, control, and prevention of HIV and AIDS and other infectious diseases. She is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University.
Closing General Session
Wednesday, November 8 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Expanding Health Care Coverage: Are Mandates An Option?
The Closing General Session will focus on increasing access to health care and examine initiatives at the state and federal level that incorporate individual and employer mandates. The panelists will discuss various proposals for their general applicability and approach. APHA has long standing policy asserting health care is a human right and the states are the laboratory for action right now. Panelists will focus on the Massachusetts legislation which includes a combination of individual and employer mandates and the "Wal-Mart bill" which has been introduced in several states, passed in Maryland and includes an employer mandate.
John E. McDonough is the Executive Director of Health Care for All, Massachusetts' leading consumer health advocacy organization. From 1998 through 2003, he was an Associate Professor at the Heller School of Brandeis University and a Senior Associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care. In 1996, he led the successful campaign for passage of health access legislation to cover uninsured children, funded by new tobacco taxes, legislation which served as a model for the federal Children's Health Insurance Program.
He currently teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health and received a doctorate in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a master's in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Vincent DeMarco is President of the Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative, a coalition of organizations seeking to insure quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders. The Initiative was the lead organization working for Maryland's landmark Fair Share Health Care Law that requires large corporations to spend a fair amount on health care. Previously, he was Executive Director for the Maryland Children's Inititiative, which brought together more than 350 Maryland organizations to successfully promote an increase in the state cigarette tax. In addition, DeMarco has been active in the state and national anti-gun violence movement. As former Director of Community Outreach for Handgun Control, Inc., a national anti-gun violence group chaired by Sarah Brady, DeMarco created a coalition of more than 100 national organizations to defeat the gun lobby's efforts to repeal the national assault weapons ban.
* Educational Programs
The 2006 Annual Meeting will unite the public health community and afford professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and exchange information on best practices, latest research and new trends in public health.
The Annual Meeting consists of more than 900 scientific sessions, roundtables, poster sessions, institutes and panel discussions at which over 4,000 scientific papers will be presented. See pages 10-22 for a comprehensive listing of session titles. Specific program presenter information is available in a searchable database with a personal scheduling application on the APHA web site www.apha.org/meetings.
* Registration and Housing are Linked
One stop shopping! Annual Meeting Registration and Housing are linked. Complete your online registration and one click of your mouse will take you to the pre-populated housing reservation page. Early-bird registration discounts and the best rates at 14 Boston hotels are available starting June 1st at www.apha.org/meetings.
* Personal Scheduler and Online Program
APHA's Annual Meeting program and abstracts are available online at www.aph&org/meetings. Search the program, view abstracts, learning objectives, CE accreditation and financial disclosure information. Use the personal scheduler to plan your meeting itinerary in advance.
* Public Health Awards Reception & Ceremony
On Sunday, November 5, join your colleagues at the Public Health Awards Ceremony to recognize the individuals who will be receiving APHA's most distinguished awards. The award reception and ceremony will take place at the new Boston Convention and Exposition Center beginning at 6:30 pm. Guests will be welcomed with passed hors d'oeuvres and beverages prior to the ceremony.
* Help Us Help Them
In addition to providing quality education and networking, it is APHA's goal to give back to the local community. Make a significant impact this year and donate $10 to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). BHCHP provides care in over 70 community shelters, hospital based clinics, soup kitchens, and detoxification centers www.bhchp.org. To contribute, see step 11 on the registration form.
* Continuing Education Fees Reduced by 50%!
Continuing Education fees have been drastically reduced. For only $50, registrants can earn up to 37.5 credit hours in CHES, Nursing and CME (for physicians and non-physicians). An online session evaluation is required for each session and must be completed no later than December 4, 2006.
APHA Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
This year's Celebration, the premier social event of the APHA Annual Meeting, will be held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, November 7, from 7:00 pm-10:00 pro. Located on a ten-acre park overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life, leadership, and legacy of John F. Kennedy. Tour the Museum and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. Three theaters. period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, recreate the world of the Kennedy Presidency. See events of the 1960's through President Kennedy's eyes and narrated in his voice. Experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America. Join your friends and colleagues for this wonderful evening of great food. entertainment, and history. Tickets are $68 (non-refundable) and may be purchased on the Annual Meeting Registration form. For more information on the JFK Library and Museum, visit www.jfklibrary.org.
As an APHA Annual Meeting Sponsor. Abt Associates has graciously contributed to the APHA Celebration.
APHA Public Health Expo
More than 675 booths of information, state-of-the-art products and services geared towards public health professionals await you at the APHA Public Health Expo. The Expo provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet and greet each other while learning more about public health careers, visiting with publishers, schools of public health, health-related government agencies, technology and pharmaceutical companies, just to name a few.
The New Connections Reception will take place in the Exhibit hall on Sunday evening and Poster Sessions will be presented daily. Access the i-Communicate electronic information centers, visit Everything APHA and check out the Exhibitor Theatre for in depth product and service information.
Everything APHA, located in the center of the Public Health Expo, is your complete source for APHA information, publications, merchandise and public health career opportunities. It is the place to learn about APHA membership benefits, and interact with APHA staff.
Public Health CareerMart
Public Health CareerMart www.apha.org/career/host.htm is the perfect opportunity for employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face. Prior to the Annual Meeting, job seekers and employers may submit resumes and job announcements online at www.apha.org/career. Interview booths can be reserved in advance and during the Exhibit Hall hours. Contact email@example.com for additional information and fees. Experienced and certified career coaches will also be available.
New Connections Reception
APHA invites all Annual Meeting registrants to attend the New Connections Reception on Sunday, November 5, from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm in the Public Health Expo at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. It's the perfect time to enjoy good food with colleagues, meet the candidates for APHA offices, learn about APHA Section, SPIG and Caucus activities and explore the exhibits.
Networking at APHA is now even easier! i-Communicate, APHA's electronic information centers, enable registered attendees to access their e-mail from two locations in the Boston Convention and Exposition Center.
In addition, all APHA Annual Meeting registrants will be assigned a temporary i-Communicate mailbox once their meeting registration has been confirmed and can begin corresponding with other registered attendees via i-Communicate one month prior to the meeting, on site and for two months following the meeting.
i-Communicate can also be accessed using any personal computer connected to the internet.
The Virtual Expo is an online interface that gives registrants the ability to browse the Public Health Expo floor plan, search for exhibitors by company name, product/service category and keyword. Specific exhibitor information can be added to registrants personal scheduler and accessed from any computer with an internet connection.
E-ssential Learning--Online Session Presentation Recordings
APHA has expanded the educational experience of both presenters and attendees at the APHA Annual Meeting by providing web based technology for all scientific sessions. Scientific session voice and Power Point presentations are recorded and uploaded to the APHA web site, extending the life of the meeting and providing access to hundreds of presentations that Annual Meeting registrants may have missed.
To receive full access to these recorded sessions, register for E-ssential Learning on the Annual Meeting registration form. Discounted fees of $30 for Annual Meeting session presenters. $55 for APHA members (who are not session presenters), and $110 for non-members are in effect for anyone registering for the full APHA Annual Meeting by the October 2 pre-registration deadline. These fees will increase substantially for anyone registering on site in Boston.
Nearly 2,000 individual presentations were successfully recorded last year. Log-in information and password access to these E-ssential Learning sessions will be provided to registrants immediately following the Annual Meeting. E-ssential Learning requires a high speed internet connection.
Children's Activity Center
Accent on Children's Arrangements, a national childcare organization, provides Camp APHA exclusively for APHA meeting attendees from Sunday, November 5, through Wednesday, November 8. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For children with special needs, advance written notice (prior to October 4) is required. For registration information and costs, contact Accent on Children's Arrangements, 615 Baronne St., Suite 303, New Orleans, LA 70113, 504-524-0188 firstname.lastname@example.org The registration form can also be accessed at www.apha.org/meetings/ onsite_services.htm.
Boston: Getting There and Getting Around
Boston is served by Logan Airport, 2 miles outside the city center, with several convenient public transportation options to the airport from downtown. Travelers can ride the MBTA Blue Line to Airport Station and connect to all terminals via free Logan shuttle buses. Taxis are also readily available. For information about airlines, flights, security and directions visit www.massport.com.
Special discounted fares have been negotiated with United Airlines exclusively for APHA Annual Meeting attendees.
Call United Airlines directly at 1-800-521-4041 or go to www.united.com.
Refer to Meeting ID Code: 5291R
* 2-10% off applicable fares, including First Class.
* Tickets purchased online receive a 10% discount on lowest applicable fare.
* Tickets purchased with at least 30 day advance notice receive an additional 5% discount.
* Offer applies to domestic travel on United Airlines, United Express, TED, and United code share flights operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada.
Call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your travel agent. Refer to Fare Code Number: X58K-962.
* 10% off applicable available rail fare.
* Applicable dates: November 1-11, 2006.
* Reservations cannot be made on the Internet.
* Offer valid with sleepers, business class or first class with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Offer not valid on Auto Train.
Avis Car Rental
Special discounted rates have been negotiated with Avis Car Rental. Call (800) 331-1600, or reserve online at www.avis.com. Reference the APHA Avis discount number A900699. All rates include unlimited mileage.
Silver Line Rapid Transit Service
Silver Line bus rapid transit service is available at Logan Airport and is the most convenient service to and from the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Chinatown, the South End and the Theatre District.
MBTA Bus and Subway Service
The MBTA Blue Line serves Airport Station with free shuttle bus service to all airline terminals. The complimentary shuttle bus service runs between airline terminals at the arrival levels, the airport subway station on the MBTA Blue Line.
For more detailed MBTA fare and schedule information visit www.mbta.com.
Boston Airport Shuttle Services Service to/from Boston Hotels:
J.C. Transportation Inc.
(781) 598-3433 or
Logan/Boston Hotel Shuttle (617) 561-9500 or
Boston taxis are available at Logan terminals 24 hours a day and all areas within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate ($2.25 start rate; $0.30 each additional 1/8 mile). Beyond the 12-mile radius the charge is a flat rate ($2.60/mile). All fares are based upon the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi and are subject to change.
Station wagons, accessible taxis for persons with disabilities, and credit card taxis are available upon request. All fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $2.00 airport fee. Travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $4.50 toll fee.
Complimentary Shuttle Service
During the Annual Meeting complimentary shuttle service will be provided between official APHA hotels and the Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC) with the exception of the Westin Boston Waterfront and the Boston Seaport Hotels, which are within walking distance. Final shuttle schedules will be available on-site.
On-Call Accessible Van Service
Wheelchair Accessible Van service can also be scheduled upon request between official APHA hotels and the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for attendees with disabilities. Visit or call the Shuttle Bus Service Desk or the APHA Access booth located in the registration area of the Boston Convention and Exposition Center to make arrangements in advance. Phone numbers will be published on all shuttle signage, in the final program and in the badge-mailing packet.
Registrants with mobility issues who are unable to utilize APHA shuttle buses or the on call accessible transportation option, may utilize cab service to and from official APHA hotels and the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. In these cases, APHA will reimburse for taxi fares between official APHA Annual Meeting properties. Submit all receipts to APHA (c/o Conventions Dept., 800 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20001) no later than December 4, 2006.
For maximum ease and efficiency, register for the Annual Meeting first and you will be automatically linked to the pre-populated hotel/housing reservation form www.apha.org/meetings/reg_housing.htm.
View photos of each hotel as well as details specific to each properly on the APHA Housing web site. Register for the meeting and make your hotel reservation early to get the hotel of your choice. Hotel reservations require a $200 deposit. Credit cards used to guarantee reservations will be charged if reservations are not cancelled prior to deadline or if guests are no-shows.
Shared Housing Referral
APHA maintains a database of meeting attendees who would like to share hotel rooms/expenses. To be included in this database, please request the Shared Housing Referral Form from email@example.com or call (202) 777-2504. It is the responsibility of potential roommates to contact each other directly and to make appropriate hotel reservations through the APHA Housing Bureau.
Guide to Location to APHA Sections, Special Primary Interest Groups and Caucuses:
Boston Convention and Exposition Center: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Annual Meeting Registration APHA Continuing Education Institutes APHA Innovations Project APHA Press Office APHA Public Health Expo APHA Student Assembly Closing General Session Community Health Planning and Policy Development Disability Forum Environment Epidemiology Everything APHA Food and Nutrition Gerontological Health Health Administration HIV/AIDS i-Communicate Injury Control and Emergency Health Services International Health Labor Caucus Latino Caucus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus Maternal and Child Health Medical Care Mental Health Occupational Health and Safety Oral Health Opening General Session Peace Caucus Poster Sessions Public Health Education and Health Promotion Public Health Nursing School Health Education Services Seaport Socialist Caucus Spirit of 1848 Statistics Women's Caucus Westin Boston Waterfront: Academic Public Health Caucus APHA Association Office APHA Committee on Women's Rights APHA Equal Health Opportunity Committee APHA Governing Council APHA Science Board Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus BCEC Black Caucus of Health Workers Camp APHA (Children's Activity Center) Caucus on Homelessness Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health Chiropractic Health Care Community Based Public Health Caucus Community Health Workers SPIG Ethics Forum Health Law Forum Podiatric Health Seaport Social Work Veterinary SPIG Vietnam Caucus Vision Care Seaport Hotel: Alternate and Complementary Health Practices SPIG American Indian Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus APHA Committee on Affiliates APHA International Human Rights Committee APHA Intersectional Council APHA Joint Policy Committee APHA Public Hearings Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus Laboratory Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Schedule of Events Saturday, November 4, 2006 7:30 am-6:00 pm Registration 8:00 am-9:30 pm Business Meetings 8:00 am-9:30 pm Related Organization Meetings 8:00 am-1:00 pm Committee on Affiliates Leadership Day 9:00 am-12:30 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education Institutes [1001-1003] 9:00 am-1:30 pm Intersectional Council Meeting 9:00 am-5:00 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education Institutes [1004-1011] 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Governing Council Orientation 1:00 pm-5:00 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education institute  3:00 pm-4:00 pm Candidates Forum 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Governing Council Meeting 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Committee on Affiliates Reception Sunday, November 5, 2006 7:30 am-6:00 pm Registration 8:00 am-9:30 pm Business Meetings 8:00 am-9:30 pm Related Organization Meetings 8:00 am-11:30 am APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education Institutes [2012-2014] 8:00 am-6:00 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education institutes (break from 11:30 am-2:30 pm for Opening General Session) [2015-2016] 9:00 am-11:00 am Governing Council Breakouts 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Opening General Session  2:00 pm-7:00 pm Grand Opening Public Health Expo/ i-Communicate/Everything APHA 2:30 pm-5:00 pm Intersectional Council/Committee on Affiliates Joint Meeting 2:30 pm-6:00 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education Institutes [2017-2019] 3:30 pm-5:00 pm APHA Member Orientation to the Annual Meeting 3:30 pm-6:00 pm APHA Public Hearings 5:30 pm-7:00 pm New Connections Reception 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Public Health Awards Reception and Ceremony 7:00 pm-8:30 pm APHA Pre-Convention Continuing Education Institute  Monday, November 6, 2006 7:30 am-5:00 pm Registration 6:30/7:00 am-8:00 am Business Meetings 8:30 am-10:00 am Scientific Sessions [3001-3070] 9:30 am-5:30 pm APHA Public Health Expo/ i-Communicate/Everything APHA 10:30 am-11:30 am Poster Sessions [3071-3082] 10:30 am-12:00 pm Scientific Sessions [3082.1-3154] 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Poster Sessions [3155-3182] 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Scientific Sessions [3183-3255] 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Poster Sessions [3256-3280] 2:30 pm-4:00 pm Scientific Sessions [3281-3354] 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Poster Sessions [3355-3383] 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Scientific Sessions [3384-3427] 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Social Hours/Business Meetings 8:30 pm-10:00 pm Scientific Sessions/Business Meetings [3429-3440] Tuesday, November 7, 2006 7:30 am-5:00 pm Registration 6:30/7:00 am-8:00 am November 2006 8:30 am-10:00 am Scientific Sessions [4001-4069] 8:00 am-5:00 pm Governing Council Meeting 9:30 am-5:30 pm APHA Public Health Expo/ i-Communicate/Everything APHA 10:30 am-12:00 noon APHA Special Sessions [4071-4074] 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Poster Sessions [4075-4100] 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Scientific Sessions [4101-4163] 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Poster Sessions [4164-4190] 2:30 pm-4:00 pm Scientific Sessions [4191-4258] 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Poster Sessions [4259-4286] 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Scientific Sessions [4287-4342] 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Social Hours/Business Meetings 7:00 pm-10:00 pm APHA Celebration at the John F Kennedy Library and Museum 8:30 pm-10:00 pm Scientific Sessions/Business Meetings [4344-4351] Don't forget to get an absentee ballot for state and federal elections. Election Day is November 7, 2006 Wednesday, November 8, 2006 7:30 am-12:00 pm Registration 6:30/7:00 am-8:00 am Business Meetings 8:30 am-9:30 am Poster Sessions [5000-5025] 8:30 am-10:00 am Scientific Sessions [5026-5087] 8:30 am-12:30 pm APHA Public Health Expo/ i-Communicate/Everything APHA 10:30 am-12:00 pm APHA Special Sessions [5088-5091] 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Scientific Sessions [5092-5147] 2:30 pm-4:00 pm Scientific Sessions [5148-5197] 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Closing General Session  6:30 pm-8:00 pm Social Hours/Business Meetings Accessibility Policy: It is APHA policy to hold events (meetings, conferences and professional gatherings) where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. Anyone requiring special assistance in order to participate in the APHA Annual Meeting is asked to check the appropriate box in Step 2 of the registration form and attach a written description of your requirements. For additional information see the online Accessibility Guide www..apha.org/meetings/access.htm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 777-2504. APHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or marital status in any program or activity administered by the association. Official APHA Hotels (see map for locations) RATES Single/ CODE# / HOTEL NAME ADDRESS Double 1. Boston Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue $213/$235 2. Boston Park Plaza Hotel * 64 Arlington Street $198/$218 3. The Colonnade * 120 Huntington Avenue $189/$199 4. The Copley Square Hotel * 47 Huntington Avenue $185/$185 5. Courtyard Boston Tremont 275 Tremont Street $189/$189 6. Doubletree Boston Downtown 821 Washington Street $179/$179 7. Hilton Boston Financial 89 Boston Street $189/$189 District 8. Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue De Lafayette $199/$199 9. Midtown Hotel 220 Huntington Avenue $146/$146 10. Omni Parker House * 60 School Street $185/$185 11. Seaport Hotel One Seaport Lane $185/$185 12. Sheraton Boston * 39 Dalton Street $220/$240 13. Westin Boston Waterfront * 425 Summer Street $220/$240 14. Westin Copley Place * Ten Huntington Avenue $230/$250 15. Boston Convention and Exposition Center Rates do not include 12.45% sales and local tax. * Union property
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2006|
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