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Water and Public Health: the 21st Century Challenge.



Join your colleagues for the most important public health event of the year. Learn, teach, network, mentor, socialize and most of all make a difference! With more than 1,000 cutting edge scientific sessions focusing on the latest public health challenges, 700 booths of information and state-of-the art public health products and services and career opportunities available at the Public Health CareerMart, this is a meeting you can't afford to miss.

Water and Public Health: The 21st Century Challenge

Water is a limited resource, the demands for which are fast increasing. In the United States, utility workers, scientists, sanitarians, engineers, government officials and many others work around the clock to provide safe and clean drinking water to America's homes and businesses and are struggling to keep up with demand without compromising water supplies for future generations. Their efforts impact the health of individuals, ecosystems, as well as the health of the nation's economy.

Join us as we explore all of the latest public health challenges and learn what can be done to protect our resources, our health, and our world.

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is an exceptional value. You won't find a more affordable meeting that offers so much!

APHA in Philadelphia--Where the Past is Present

The APHA 137th Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, November 7-11, 2009. Now, more than ever, is the time for the public health community to come together and embrace the opportunities and potential for change facing our nation.

Philadelphia has had a major leadership role in water, sanitation and public health since the early 19th century. This historical significance makes Philadelphia the perfect environment to explore this year's theme, Water and Public Health: the 21st Century Challenge. Home of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of the Constitution, the Liberty Bell, the Fairmont Water Works and many other "firsts," Philadelphia is a city steeped in history and symbolic importance for all Americans.

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philly offers cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures throughout the city and its surrounding countryside.







Opening General Session

Sunday, November 8 * 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, Celine Cousteau travels the globe as an "oceanaut" and educational ambassador. Endeavoring to explore the many regions of the world both above and below water, as well as the cultures within them, Celine seeks to make connections between the human species and our environment. She is globally recognized as a representative of a new generation concerned with our responsibility to protect the natural world.

Fluent in three languages, Celine has collaborated with her father's Ocean Futures Society promotion the educational program, "Ambassadors of the Environment," throughout her travels. She has helped draw recognition to the Ocean Futures Society and raise awareness for the Cousteau mission of protecting the sea and its treasures. Her work and life experiences have led her to become one of the premier environmental speakers in the industry. Celine is also featured in PBS' most successful new television series "Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures," and has recently been filming a documentary about various shark species in Australia for The Discovery Channel. Passionate about intercultural relations, Cousteau received her masters in international and intercultural management from the School for International Training. She has worked for a number of prestigious organizations, from the University for Peace of United Nations to the Earth Council's Earth Charter Project. Her most recent project is trying to bring medical attention to the indigenous people of the Vale do Javari reserve in Brazil.


Not just an adventurer and explorer, Celine is an incredible storyteller, connecting unique and diverse cultures, showcasing the importance of learning from one another and helping to preserve and protect our natural world.

Closing General Session

Wednesday, November 11 * 2:30 pm-4:00 pm


Today Americans are not getting the value for their health dollar. In 2008 more than $2 trillion was spent on health care, twice as much as most industrialized nations, while providing inadequate value and outcomes for the expenditure. Health system reform is underway. One important component of that effort is to transform our nation from one that relies on sickness care to one that values and promotes wellness. The role of this population based approach in a reformed health system will be explored by several of our nation's most senior federal public health policy makers in the U.S. Public Health Service. Since its founding, the U.S. Public Health Service has worked to ensure the health of the American people. The panel will explore critical health care issues such as:

* Building an adequate primary care & prevention orientated workforce

* Moving to wellness and the role of community prevention programs

* Improving the safety of foods, devices, medications & products

* Maximizing the use of evidence based clinical preventive health services

* System efficiencies & equity

* Addressing the social determinates of health

Don't miss this most exciting and groundbreaking moderated panel discussion.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Saturdays, November 7, 2009

7:30 am-6:00 pm     Registration
7:30 am-6:30 pm     Mix & Mingle Lounge
8:00 am-9:30 pm     Business Meetings
8:00 am-9:30 pm     Related Organization Meetings
8:00 am-1:00 pm     Affiliate Day Meeting
9:00 am-12:30 pm    APHA Learning Institutes
9:00 am-1:30 pm     Intersectional Council Meeting
9:00 am-5:00 pm     APHA Learning Institutes
12:00 pm-1:00 pm    Governing Council Orientation
1:00 pm-3:00 pm     Governing Council
1:30 pm-5:00 pm     APHA Learning Institutes
3:00 pm-4:00 pm     Candidates Forum
3:00 pm-6:00 pm     Governing Council Meeting
7:00 pm-9:00 pm     Committee On Affiliates

Sunday, November 8, 2009

7:30 am-6:00 pm     Registration
7:30 am-6:30 pm     Mix & Mingle Lounge
8:00 am-11:30 am    APHA Learning Institutes
8:00 am-9:30 pm     Business Meetings
8:00 am-9:30 pm     Related Organization Meetings
8:00 am-6:00 pm     APHA Learning Institute [2011]
9:00 am-11:00 am    Governing Council Breakouts
12:00 pm-2:00 pm    Opening General Session
2:00 pm-5:30 pm     Grand Opening Public Health
2:30 pm- 3:30 pm    Poster Sessions [2026-2048]
2:30 pm-5:00 pm     Intersectional Council/
                    Committee On Affiliates Joint
2:30 pm-6:00 pm     APHA Learning Institutes
3:30 pm-5:00 pm     Annual Meeting & Membership
3:30 pm-6:00 pm     APHA Public Hearings
4:30 pm-5:30 pm     Poster Sessions [2050-2076]
5:00 pm-6:30 pm     APHA Learning Institute [2014]
6:30 pm-7:30 pm     The Sounds of Philadelphia
                    Musical Revue

Monday, November 9, 2009

7:30 am-5:00 pm     Registration
7:30 am-6:30 pm     Mix & Mingle Lounge
6:30 am-8:00 am     Business Meetings
8:30 am-10:00 am    Scientific and Special Sessions
9:30 am-5:30 pm     Public Health Expo
10:30 am-11:30 am   Poster Sessions
10:30 am-12:00 pm   Scientific Sessions
12:30 pm-1:30 pm    Poster Sessions [3165-3186]
12:30 pm-2:00 pm    Scientific Sessions
2:30 pm-3:30 pm     Poster Sessions [3263-3286]
2:30 pm-4:00 pm     Scientific Sessions
4:30 pm-5:30 pm     Poster Sessions [3369-3394]
4:30 pm-6:00 pm     Scientific Sessions
6:30 pm-8:00 pm     Social Hours/Business

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

7:30 am-5:00 pm     Registration
7:30 am-6:30 pm     Mix & Mingle Lounge
6:30 am-8:00 am     Business Meetings
8:30 am-10:00 am    Scientific Sessions
9:00 am-5:00 pm     Governing Council Meeting
9:30 am-5:30 pm     Public Health Expo
10:30 am-12:00 pm   Scientific and Special Sessions
12:30 pm-1:30 pm    Poster Sessions [4139-4164]
12:30 pm-2:00 pm    Scientific Sessions
2:30 pm-3:30 pm     Poster Sessions [4234-4253]
2:30 pm-4:00 pm     Scientific Sessions
4:30 pm-5:30 pm     Poster Sessions [4326-4345]
4:30 pm-6:00 pm     Scientific Sessions
6:30 pm-8:00 pm     Social Hours/Business
6:30 pm-8:30 pm     Public Health Awards
                    Reception and Ceremony

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

7:30 am-12:00 pm    Registration
7:30 am-2:30 pm     Mix & Mingle Lounge
6:30 am-8:00 am     Business Meetings
8:30 am-9:30 am     Poster Sessions [5000-5023]
8:30 am-10:00 am    Scientific Sessions
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Public Health Expo
10:30 am-12:00 pm   Scientific and Special Sessions
12:30 pm-2:00 pm    Scientific Sessions
2:30 pm-4:00 pm     Closing General Session

Public Health CareerMart ... The Change You're Looking For!

Economy got you down? Looking for a challenging new job in public health? Searching for qualified employees for a position that you need filled? The Public Health CareerMart has got you covered. This year-round service enables job seekers and employers to submit resumes and job vacancy announcements on-line ( It also offers the best opportunity for face-to-face interaction for employers and prospective employees to conduct interviews and allows job applicants to take advantage of certified career coaches.

Visit the Public Health CareerMart located in the APHA Public Health Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Contact for additional information and fees.


Educational Programs

The 2009 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.

Registrants can take advantage of educational programs to meet their needs for quality continuing education in a diversity of topics that ultimately assist them in their work toward improving the public's health.

The Annual Meeting consists of more than 1000 scientific sessions, roundtables, poster sessions, institutes and panel discussions at which over 4000 scientific papers will be presented. Specific program presenter information is available in the searchable online program with a personal scheduling application at

Continuing Education Credit

Registrants can earn up to 33 continuing education credits in CHES, Nursing and CME (for physicians and non-physicians) during the Annual Meeting. The continuing education (CE) flat fee is $50 and must be paid before the close of on-site registration on November 11, 2009.

In order to receive credit, an online evaluation must be completed no later than December 11, 2009 for each session or institute attended.

The CE fee covers all CE contact hour credits for both the Learning Institutes and the Annual Meeting scientific sessions, and is in addition to any Annual Meeting or APHA Learning Institute registration fees.

Online Session Presentation Recordings

Scientific session voice and PowerPoint presentations are recorded and uploaded to the APHA website providing access to hundreds of Annual Meeting presentations.

To receive full access to these recorded sessions, register for E-ssentialLearning on the Annual Meeting registration form. Discounted fees of $45 for Annual Meeting session presenters, $70 for APHA members (who are not session presenters), and $125 for nonmembers are in effect for anyone registering for the full APHA Annual Meeting by the October 2 pre-registration deadline. The fees are significantly higher for anyone registering on-site in Philadelphia.

Log-in information and password access to E-ssentialLearning sessions will be provided following the Annual Meeting.

Registration and Housing are Linked

One stop shopping! Complete your online meeting registration and one click of your mouse will take you to the pre-populated hotel reservation page. Early-bird registration discounts and discounted rates at 15 Philadelphia hotels are available starting June 1st at

In order to confirm hotel reservations, discounted rates at the official APHA Annual Meeting hotels and complimentary shuttle bus service to the convention center, attendees must make their hotel reservations through APHA Housing Services.

Personal Scheduler and Online Program

Plan your meeting itinerary in advance! APHA's Annual Meeting program and abstracts are available online at Search the program and view abstracts, learning objectives, CE accreditation and financial disclosure. Use the personal scheduler to plan your sessions, meetings and social events itinerary.

Public Health Awards Reception & Ceremony

On Tuesday, November 10, join your colleagues at the Public Health Awards Reception and Ceremony to recognize the recipients of APHA's most distinguished awards. Enjoy this opportunity to celebrate the successes and achievements of these exceptional awardees. The Award Reception and Ceremony will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center beginning at 6:30 pm. Guests will be welcomed with 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. Help make a significant impact this year and donate $10 to the People's Emergency Center (PEC) of Philadelphia. PEC teaches homeless families to be self-sufficient in a nurturing residential environment that allows them time to heal and grow. Families learn to repair their lives by addressing the underlying issues that lead to their homelessness. They move from transitional to permanent housing where comprehensive follow-up case management, support services and counseling are provided. To learn more about these programs visit To contribute, see step 11 on the registration form.

Everything APHA

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 also the place to learn about APHA membership benefits and interact with APHA staff.

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions (visual presentations of scientific research) are presented Sunday through Wednesday by their authors in the exhibit hall. Don't miss the two poster session time slots on Sunday immediately following the Opening General Session to further enhance the learning experience.

Virtual Expo

The Virtual Expo is an online interface [] that gives registrants the ability to browse the Public Health Expo floor plan, and search for exhibitors by company name, product/service category and keyword.

Electronic Information Center

Networking at APHA is now even easier! APHA's Electronic Information Centers enable registered attendees to access their e-mail from two locations in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Mix & Mingle Lounge and the Public Health Expo.

Blog and Twitter for Public Health!

With hundreds of events to choose from, stay up-to-date and help keep the conversation going by checking out the APHA Annual Meeting blog and Twitter. Postings will cover scientific sessions, social events and much more! Subscribe to receive updates in your e-mail--just visit and twitter:@aphaannualmtg to sign-up.

APHA Public Health Expo

More than 700 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.

Access poster sessions, the Electronic Information Center, visit Everything APHA, PubMart, Public Health CareerMart and the Exhibitor Theatre for in-depth product and service information.



Mix & Mingle Lounge


Looking for a quiet place to relax with free wireless access? Check out the Mix & Mingle Lounge conveniently located on the Arch Street bridge at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It's the perfect place to meet up with friends and colleagues, check email, or grab a snack in a comfortable and calming environment.

Music, Culture, and History Come Together with the Sounds of Philadelphia

On Sunday, November 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm sit back and enjoy an amazing musical revue with the Sounds of Philadelphia. Explore the rich history of Philadelphia through the classic and timeless music closely associated with the city. From the Bandstand theme to songs made popular by Philadelphia artists such as Patti Labelle, the O'Jays and The Spinners to the more recent hits by Boyz 2 Men and Pink, this high energy show will have you dancing in your seats and singing along. Performed by local Philadelphians from the award winning band, Jellyroll, the Sounds of Philadelphia features music you know and love from the artists and producers that changed the face of music. Join friends and colleagues for a night of pure entertainment and fun! This event is FREE for all meeting registrants. RSVP must be indicated on the meeting registration form.





Travel Discounts

Special discounted fares have been negotiated with American Airlines, United Airlines, Amtrak and Avis Car rental for APHA Annual Meeting attendees.

American Airlines

Call 1-800-433-1790 or visit

Refer to File Number: A82N9AB

* Valid travel dates: November 4-November 14, 2009

* 5% off lowest applicable fare, all cabins. Fare rules and restrictions apply.

* Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounted fare types, i.e. senior, child, military, government, companion, Internet.

* At least one segment of travel must be on American Airlines

* $20 ticketing fee for tickets purchased via the telephone or $30 for tickets purchased at the airport. No ticketing fee for reservations made online.

United Airlines

Call 1-800-521-4041 or visit

Refer to File Number: 586HC

* Valid travel dates: November 4 - November 14, 2009

* 2-10% off applicable fares. Fare rules and restrictions apply.

* Offer applies to domestic travel on United, United Express or United code share flights (UA) operated by Air Canada, Island Air or Great Lakes


Call 1-800-872-7245 or visit

Refer to Code Number: X42V-952

* Amtrak's 30th Street Station is minutes from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Center City Hotels

* Valid Travel Dates: November 4-November 14, 2009

* 10% off lowest available rail fare (not valid on auto train or Acela)

* Reservations CANNOT be made via the Internet

* Offer valid on regional as well as with sleepers, business class or first class with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges

Avis Car Rental

Call 1-800-331-1600 or visit

Refer to Discount no. A900699

* All rates include unlimited mileage.


Ground Transportation

SEPTA Bus System

The Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides commuter rail transport as well as bus and subway transport. The Suburban, Market East and 30th Street stations connect with the cities Airport Rail Line R1, which runs every half hour costing about $6 one way to Center City locations. Cash fare on most bus routes is $2. Call 215-580-7800 or visit for specific travel instructions. ADA Paratransit requires riders to be registered in advance (215-580-7145).


Taxi services at the airport can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. All Taxi rates are based per trip not per person. Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers. Certain vehicle types can accommodate 4 passengers. One-way cab fare from the airport to Center City is approximately $28.50 and from the Amtrak station approximately $15.

City Cab


Airport Shuttle Service

A number of shuttle services provide transportation to and from the Philadelphia International Airport and Center City. These include:

Lady Liberty Transportation


AAA Airport One Direct


Atlantic Sedan Service



Getting Around at the Annual Meeting

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between official APHA hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center with the exception of the Philadelphia Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn Center City hotels, which are within walking distance. Final shuttle schedules will be available online and posted at all shuttle pick up points.

On-Call Accessible Van Service

Wheelchair accessible van service can also be scheduled upon request between official APHA hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention 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 Pennsylvania Convention 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 Pennsylvania Convention Center. APHA will reimburse for taxi fares between official APHA Annual Meeting properties. Submit all receipts to APHA (c/o Conventions Dept. 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) no later than December 7, 2009.

Center City Parking

Parking lots are plentiful in the city. Companies with multiple locations include:

* Central Parking System/Kinney System/AllRight Parking 215-563-3650

* Parkway Corporation 215-575-4009

* Philadelphia Parking Authority 215-683-9600 (parking locator:

Register Early & Save $115!

Advance registration is recommended for your convenience to avoid possible delays when registering on site. An early-bird discount is offered for registrations received by August 28, 2009.

Full registration fees are in effect for registrations received between August 28 and October 2. On-site fees are in effect after October 2. Register online and save! Name badges, tickets and other Annual Meeting information will be mailed to US and Canadian advance registrants approximately 3 weeks prior to the APHA Annual Meeting. International advance registrants will receive general meeting information only--badges will not be mailed, but can be picked up on site in the APHA registration area at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

APHA Hotel Rates have been slashed!

Think you can't afford to attend this most important gathering of your peers due to the current economy? Think again! APHA has worked tirelessly with the city of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia hotel community to reduce all contracted hotel rates from $20-$40 per night!!

Hotel Reservations Must Be Made Through APHA Housing Services

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