APHA Conference – Free student exhibit

Posted by on November 8, 2002

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 9th through November 13th, 2002
Pennsylvania Convention Center

The American Public Health Association (APHA) holds its 130th annual meeting at the Convention Center in Philadelphia from November 9th to 13th. One of the “granddaddies” among the professional organizations in America, the APHA is an exemplar of disciplinary diversity and community-focused, science based activism. This year the topic of the annual meeting is “PUTTING THE PUBLIC BACK INTO PUBLIC HEALTH.” Concerns about bioterrorism have catapulted the public’s health back onto the national political agenda. As the APHA reports on its website: “In the
post September 11 era, this is the Public Health Community’s opportunity to make things happen, to improve the services and the infrastructure that promote and protect the health of the public. Never before have so many resources and so much attention been focused on Public Health. This is our shining moment and the APHA Annual Meeting promises to be a vibrant, energizing and exciting gathering where the unprecedented opportunities and challenges facing Public Health will be addressed.”

On Wednesday, the 13th of November, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, the Exhibition and the Poster Session are FREE to full-time students. After showing a valid student ID, students can visit the job market, the big expo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, buy books at large discounts, explore the many venues offered to enhance their careers, and see the wide variety of topics covered by the scientists who work in the realm of public health. This is a great opportunity for students to catch a glimpse of what public health is all about, and how it has become part and parcel of our daily lives.

For additional details, including the conference schedule, please also visit the APHA Conference website (http://www.apha.org/meetings/index.htm)

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