Annual Meeting and Conference


GPHA 2017
Annual Meeting and Conference

GPHA’s 88th Annual Meeting & Conference brings together more than 500 students, researchers, and practitioners from across Georgia to network and share experiences. Join us in downtown Atlanta for the state’s largest public health gathering.

April 11-12, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Click here to reserve a room at our special conference rate
Click here to download conference registration form

Be Social! Follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter:
@GaPubHealth (use #GPHA2017)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

rasmussenDay One:

Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS
Director, Division of Public Health
Information Dissemination
Editor-in-Chief, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Center for Surveillance
Epidemiology and Laboratory Service
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention




corderojosefDay Two:

José F. Cordero, MD, MPH
Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health
Department Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Public Health, University of Georgia



Call for Award Nominations!

One of the best parts of the conference is when we all gather to recognize and celebrate the hard workers among us during the GPHA Awards Ceremony. We are now accepting nominations for the GPHA Legacy and Section Awards, as well as the Sellers-McCroan Award. The deadline for submission for all awards is Thursday, December 1, 5:00pm.

Click here for more information and to download the nomination forms.

goal-thermometer-300GPHA2017 Sponsorship Goal:
We’re making strides! Help us fill in our sponsorship thermometer by supporting the 2017 GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference.

Get started by clicking on this link:
Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits

Create a Lasting Impression
Engage with Georgia’s professional public health community by promoting your organization during GPHA2017. May we add your logo as an exhibitor to our next eNewsletter? Click here for the 2017 Exhibitor Prospectus

green-alarm-clock-275GPHA’s Pre-Conference Workshops
Early birds, click on these links to catch the “worm.”


December 1, 2016
Abstract Submission

Click here for abstract submission forms

Become a Peer Reviewer

New This Year:
Student Poster Competition

award-ribbonStudents studying, conducting research, or training in public health within the state of Georgia are eligible to submit an abstract for the GPHA2017 poster competition. Posters will be judged for scientific merit and public health impact; first, second, and third place prizes will be presented during the closing session of the conference.

Click here for abstract submission forms

Frequently Asked Questions:
Have questions about the annual meeting? Contact:

Registration or Hotel: Executive Services Provider, Regina Abbott
Sponsorship: Vice President & Conference Chair, Colin Smith
Exhibits: Exhibit Chair, Christy Sims
Abstracts or Poster Contest: jGPHA Associate Editor, Nancy Webb