Public Health Conferences

  1. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference

The APHA annual conference is the largest annual gather of public health professionals, with more than 12,000 individuals in attendance every year. Thousands of abstracts are submitted every year, making this the most influential conference in public health.

2019 Meeting: November 2nd – 6th, 2019

Registration Deadline: TBD, 2019

Submission Deadline: TBD, April 2019

Theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Continuing Education: If the sessions are eligible, they will be awarded Continuing Education Credit for CME, CNE, CHES®, CPH and Veterinary Professions. MCHES®.

  1. National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)Annual Conference

Since 2001, the NNPHI Annual Conference is the only national meeting that supports and highlights the work of the nation’s public health institutes. NNPHI members lead conference programming that explores fresh concepts and strategies for supporting healthy communities at the local, state, and federal levels.

Next Meeting: TBD, 2019

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Theme: Conference topics range from evidence-based public health, to strategies for bridging gaps between the public health system and the health care delivery system to inspiring new models, partnerships, and prospects in public health practice.

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Continuing Education: As of the publication of this article, the approval of continuing education credits had not been established.

  1. Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference

Public Health 2019 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Next Meeting: May 28th – 31st, 2019

Registration Deadline: April 25th, 2019

Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2018

Theme: Even though there is no set theme for the conference, anyone who submits content for presentation must have submissions that facilitate the exchange and dissemination of innovative public health research, policies and practices, and have one to three of the following key words to be accepted: (1) advocacy, (2) anti-racism and anti-oppression, (3) child and adolescent health, (4) communicable diseases, (5) eco-social perspectives/planetary health, (6) environmental and occupational health, (7) epidemiology, surveillance and biostatistics, (8) food security, (9) global health, (10) health equity, (11) health promotion, (12) health protection, (13) healthy systems, (14) healthy aging, (15) healthy communities, (16) immigrant and refugee health, (17) indigenous health, (18) information management and analysis, (19) injury and violence prevention, (20) knowledge translation and exchange methodology, (21) mental health, (22) noncommunicable diseases, (23) partnerships and collaboration, (24) pedagogy, (25) physical activity, (26) policy development, implementation or analysis, (27) program planning and evaluation, (28) reproductive and maternal health, (29) risk assessment, (30) rural, remote and northern health, (31) sexuality and sexual health, (32) social determinants of health, (33) substance use and harm reduction, (34) systems approach

Location: Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada

Continuing Education: As of the publication of this article, the approval of continuing education credits had not been established.

  1. International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) Annual Conference

The ISDS conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of bio-surveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of health surveillance.

Next Meeting: January 29th – February 1st, 2019

Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2019

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2018

Theme: Harnessing Data Science to Improve Population Health and Public Health Surveillance

Over the past several years, the concept of investing in data science and data scientists has been touted as transformational endeavors for governmental organizations, NGOs, and non-profits as well as the private sector and commercial markets. How “true” data science will be harnessed to influence and improve public health surveillance and population health remains to be seen. At the same time, this lens needs to go beyond merely “Big Data” analytics and information technology, as it must include fostering organizational environments and multi-agency collaborations that engender intellectual curiosity and experimentation, the development of cross disciplinary partnerships to address multifactorial and multidimensional health and disparity challenges, and hone in on producing evidence-based analytic results to improve measurable health outcomes.

Location: The Marriot San Diego Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

Continuing Education: At the moment, Continuing Education is not offered.

  1. Public Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology Public Health Congress Annual Conference

Public Health Congress is an international forum for academicians, nutritionists, healthcare providers, dieticians, public health specialists, health professionals, scientists, researches, policy makers and health workers to present their latest research ideas, development and applications in all areas of public health, epidemiology and nutrition.

Next Meeting: May 15th – 16th, 2019

Registration Deadline: May 16th, 2019

Submission Deadline: TBD, 2018

Theme: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity

Public Health Congress 2019 will focus on various topics like Adolescent Health, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology, Nutritional Health, etc.

Location: Singapore

Continuing Education: As of the publication of this article, the approval of continuing education credits had not been established.

  1. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference

CUGH’s annual conference is a must has over 1,800 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector that will present, learn and collaborate to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. A wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines are represented. Attendees will be inspired and challenged and learn new skills, contacts and ways we can improve the health of people and the planet

Next Meeting: March 8th – 10th, 2019

Registration Deadline: March 7th, 2019

Submission Deadline: August 25th, 2018 for symposium submission, August 30th, 2018 for poster or oral submissions, and November 1st, 2018 for satellite applications.

Theme: Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health

Submissions for this conference must have content

Location: Hilton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Continuing Education: The conference sessions have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™.

  1. National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC)

The NHPC is the preeminent HIV prevention conference in the United States involving state, local, and tribal health departments, community-based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others sharing the latest advancements, strategies, and accomplishments in HIV prevention.

Next Meeting: March 18th – 21st, 2019

Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2019

Submission Deadline: July 20th, 2018

Theme: Getting to No New HIV Infections

The goal of the theme is to highlight dynamic approaches to HIV prevention, detection and management, and the critical roles that different communities have in achieving this vision.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Continuing Education: At the time of publication for this article, information on Continuing Education was still pending for this conference.

  1. The HIV Diagnostics Conference

The HIV Diagnostics Conference will focus on HIV diagnostic testing in laboratories, public health programs and clinical practice, and has expanded to focus on STI and HCV testing. The conference fosters the development and use of new testing technology in the United States and offers an opportunity for attendees to become familiar with test performance data, best practices, and implementation of testing algorithms, quality assurance, and the application of newer tests in a variety of settings.

Next Meeting: March 25th – 28th, 2019

Registration Deadline: Registration opens November 1st, 2018 and no deadline has been established yet.

Submission Deadline: Discussion Panel Proposals are due June 22nd, 2018, abstracts are due November 5th, 2018, and late-breaking abstracts are due January 25thm 2019.

Theme: Optimizing Testing for HIV, STIs, and HCV in Laboratories, Public Health Programs, and Clinical Practice

Abstract topics that can be submitted must contain one of the following topics: (1) Performance of HIV Nucleic Acid Tests in Diagnostic Algorithms, (2) Performance of HIV Tests in CLIA-Waived Settings, (3) Performance of HIV Screening Tests in the Laboratory Setting, (4) CDC/APHL Laboratory Testing Algorithm, (5) Diagnostic Challenges, (5) Research & Development of New Tests for Diagnosis and Clinical Monitoring, (6) Integrated Testing for Multiple Pathogens, (7) Oral Fluid and Dried Blood Spots, (8) Syphilis, (9) Antibiotic resistance of STIs, emerging STIs, and novel testing formats, (10) Hepatitis C virus, and (11) Optimizing Testing in a Variety of Settings.

Location: The Marriot Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Continuing Education: PACE credits will be offered for this conference. More information will be available on the website soon.

  1. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference

In SOPHE, the institution remains an organization that continuously strives to improve and elevate the health of all people, through collaboration across health and non-health sectors, advocacy for improved policies and systems, and fostering the circle of research and practice.

Next Meeting: March 26th – 29th, 2019

Registration Deadline: Registration details are currently not available.

Submission Deadline: July 10th, 2018

Theme: Elevating Health Through the Power of Many

SOPHE is committed to addressing the determinants of health and improving health outcomes through health education and promotion in all practice settings. They believe in the value of individuals working together to impact the health and wellness of individuals, communities and systems and coming together to address the determinants of health and improve health outcomes through health education and promotion across all sectors and disciplines. This conference will focus on the real and potential impact of health educators when they work together to elevate health for all.

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Continuing Education: Continuing education credits will be available at different levels for this conference, depending on the type of presentation in addition to their content.

  1. International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference

The IUHPE world conferences are the most significant occasions that bring together those dedicated to health promotion from across the globe. For the past 30 years, health promotion has developed a comprehensive, relevant knowledge base and successful strategies to address a broad range of determinants of health. Based on the knowledge and experience gained through decades of action, the conference invites health promoters of all horizons (researchers, practitioners and decision makers) and their partners from all relevant sectors to embrace the planetary health agenda and further explore how health promotion contributes to: (1) ensuring health equity throughout the life course, within and among countries, making each member of the global society an empowered lifelong learner, (2) making all urban and other habitats inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and conducive to health and wellbeing, (3) designing and implementing effective and fair climate change adaptation strategies, and (4) building effective, accountable and inclusive governance at all levels that promotes, peace, justice and respect of human rights.

Next Meeting: April 7th – 11th, 2019

Registration Deadline: April 11th, 2019

Submission Deadline: Abstract submission is closed.

Theme: WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All

Promoting planetary health constitutes a major current challenge for health promoters globally. There is increasing evidence that the current economic and social development paradigm of infinite growth and endless exploitation of limited natural resources, is unfair and unsustainable, leading to inequities within and among countries and across generations. Planetary health expands the scope of public health and includes ecological and social determinants of health as goals for public health action. WAIORA refers to an Indigenous perspective of our host country, Aotearoa New Zealand, on health and sustainable development that means that water in its purest, life-giving form. It is a call to share knowledge from our diverse cultural systems for the wellbeing of the planet and humanity. Sustainable development for all is the means by which to ensure health justice globally and for future generations.

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

Continuing Education: No information on Continuing Education is available at this time.



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