Conference Circuit: Healthy Living
The American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo starts over the weekend in Denver.
More than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world are headed to the Mile High City to learn the latest trends and best practices in the field, upgrade their careers, and get inspired and encouraged by their peers.
Association: American Public Health Association
Conference: 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
APHA 2016 kicks off on Sunday afternoon with an opening general session featuring Cecile Richards. The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund will share her stories and insights from running the nation’s leading reproductive health and rights organization. Also on the agenda:
Healthy attendees. What’s a public health conference without wellness elements? APHA gives attendees plenty of options through its Annual Meeting Wellness Center. Not only is there a steps challenge, guided walks and runs, yoga, and place to take a mental break, but there’s also an official APHA dance. Attendees can practice their moves before the meeting and then perform it as a group on Sunday evening.
Lab hours. APHA’s Social Media Lab will deliver hands-on advice and one-on-one instruction, as well as answer attendees’ questions about how to use social media to promote health in the community and around the globe. In addition, the lab’s multiple theater sessions will cover topics like engaging audiences with Snapchat and blending your professional and personal voice to create a brand.
Lights, camera, action. Taking place during the conference, the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival will showcase films, documentaries, educational videos, public service announcements, and more that educate, inspire, and encourage change for a healthier future. The films will touch on various public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, health equity, and traumatic brain injury in sports.