APHA 2021 - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness
APHA's 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo will take place Oct. 24-27 and will begin with the Opening General Session. Pre-meeting activities like business meetings, poster sessions and Learning Institutes will take place online and begin the week before on Oct. 18. Attendees can travel to Denver and participate in the meeting and expo at the Colorado Convention Center or participate online from anywhere in the world. The 2021 theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness." Registration and housing will open July 1. Public Health Film Festival The APHA 2021 film festival will be split into categories. Short films (under 30 minutes) will be screened virtually. All feature film sessions will have live panel discussions, and most will take place in Denver. Learn more about the film festival. Open Calls — All deadlines are June 10. The Call for Short Films is open. The Call for Feature Films is open. The Call for Film Reviewers is open. What to Expect at APHA 2021 You spoke, and we listened! All the changes you see this year are designed to improve the attendee experience. We hope to be able to safely gather in October, but whether in Denver or online, APHA 2021 attendees will have access to high-quality scientific sessions, inspiring presentations and many opportunities to connect with peers. Check out our new expanded schedule. Session Formats While things are subject to change as we monitor the pandemic and safety protocols, we anticipate half of all oral sessions will be presented virtually, and half in-person. When submitting an abstract, you must indicate whether you prefer to present virtually or in-person. General and Featured Sessions: These key sessions will take place in Denver and be livestreamed to the virtual audience. Oral Sessions: All presenters in a session must be in the same meeting format (virtual or in-person). If a virtual presenter attends the in-person meeting, they should plan to conduct their presentation from their personal laptop in their hotel room or a designated Wi-Fi-enabled space in the convention center. Poster Sessions: We are currently planning for all poster sessions to be virtual. This year, we're adding an interactive element to allow poster presenters to easily communicate with attendees. Roundtable Sessions: We are currently planning for all roundtable sessions to be virtual. New technologies will allow us to optimize virtual roundtable presentations. Public Health Expo There will be an in-person expo in Denver and a virtual expo. All exhibitors will have a virtual presence allowing them to connect and engage with all attendees. The expo hall is already filling up! View the 2021 Public Health Expo floor plan for a list of participating organizations. Interested in exhibiting? Email APHA's exhibits manager, Edward Shipley.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
October 24 - 27, 2021, All day