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Public health without borders.

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the place to experience cutting edge public health educational and networking opportunities! Learn from experts in the field, hear about the latest research and exceptional best practices. Discover the latest public health products and services and share new perspectives on public health with your peers. Now is the time to get involved. APHA in San Diego ... Don't Miss It!


The APHA Annual Meeting theme "Public Health Without Borders" will explore transnational public health, and will provide a forum to address a diversity of topics including immigrant and refugee health; water and land rights; coordinating disease surveillance and epidemiologic response activities across borders; air and water pollution management across borders; and the international transmission of sociocultural behaviors with adverse health implications. This Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for a better understanding of the aspects of growing multiculturalism that promote healthy living and to highlight and foster traditional practices that may serve to protect minority populations as they enter new environments,

APHA IN SAN DIEGO A Perfect Climate for Public Health!

The APHA Annual Meeting Registration, Opening and Closing General Session, Public Health Expo, Public Health CareerMart, Everything APHA, Mix & Mingle Lounge, Electronic Information Center, Poster Sessions as well as several hundred concurrent scientific sessions will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. Scientific sessions have also been scheduled at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina and Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Check the Guide to Section/SPIG/Caucus/Forum Locations to determine where specific programming will take place. Discounted APHA hotel rates are available at 16 downtown hotels.


During the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees will want to explore the diversity that comes naturally to San Diego, a city renowned not only for its perfect climate and sparkling waterfront, but also its deep multicultural roots and diverse population. Latinos, African-Americans, Asian and Native Americans have all left their indelible mark on San Diego that is reflected in the beautiful Spanish architecture, diverse array of ethnic cuisine, world-class attractions and rich arts and culture.

Opening General Session: "Health in an Unequal World" Sunday, October 26 > Noon--2:00 pm


The Opening General Session will take place on Sunday, October 26th, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. Featured speaker will be Professor Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci. Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, Director of the International Institute for Society and Health, MRC Research Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London. Dr. Marmot will address Health in an Unequal World: Report from the Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Immediately following the opening general session, the APHA Public Health Expo opens with more than 700 booths of information, state-of-the-art products and services geared toward public health professionals. Access poster sessions, the Electronic Information center, visit Everything APHA, PubMart and the Exhibitor theatre for in depth product information.

A Night of Entertainment with Sarah Jones

Sunder, October 26 > 6:30 pm-t:30 pm



Join your friends and colleagues on Sunday, October 26 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm for an informative, entertaining way to examine the challenges facing Public Health and Healthcare in our modern, multicultural society. A Right to Care is a one-woman performance piece highlighting ethnic and racial health disparities in our society.

Written and performed by the Tony Award[R]-winning playwright and actress Sarah Jones, A Right to Care illuminates a variety of issues ranging from chronic disease to cultural barriers to care; from immigrant health concerns to the impact of economic obstacles on the health of Americans of every background. by blending a commitment to the issues with sensitivity to the full humanity of each character, Ms. Jones has developed a creative piece that entertains without belittling, informs without preaching, and allows audiences of any background to empathize and celebrate even as they acknowledge the serious challenges raised. This event is FREE for all meeting registrants. RSVP must be indicated on the meeting registration form.

Closing General Sessions: A View from the Surgeons General

Wednesday, October 29 > 2:30pm-4:00 pm


From tobacco use and AIDS, to mental health and youth violence, the office of the U.S. surgeon general has confronted some of our nation's most vexing public health challenges. Through surgeon general's warnings, reports and advocacy, and as the head of the U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, these often outspoken and sometimes controversial advocates have promoted healthier behaviors leading to healthier lives.

Don't miss this special conversation with a distinguised panel of former surgeons general as they reflect on past achievements and explore health concerns on the horizon.

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