2019 Annual Meeting and Conference – Register Now!

Registration is now open for the 90th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Georgia Public Health Association May 7-9, 2019 in Atlanta.

Take a look at our preliminary schedule below, and make plans to join us for three days of networking, continuing education, and some fun too.

Our conference will be held at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, at 3391 Peachtree Rd. NE. Staying at the conference hotel offers you the most convenient access to all conference activities.

Use the buttons below to register for the conference and then make your hotel reservation at our special block rate.

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We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta, as we join together to build a foundation for a healthy Georgia!

Conference Schedules

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Pre-conference Workshops

Arrive early and learn even more! We are offering two pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 6. The workshops are only available to conference attendees, and are limited to 60 seats each. Registration is required – sign up for pre-conference workshops along with your main conference registration.

Packaging and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials

Sponsored by Georgia Public Health Laboratory, this intermediate-level, one-day program provides a comprehensive overview of regulations applicable to packaging and shipping laboratory specimens. Lectures, demonstrations, and group exercises will be used to provide instruction on complying with international, federal, and local transportation regulations. Participants will be tested on their knowledge of the regulations and receive documentation of attendance and testing. Note: PACE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not available. View Flyer

CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response

The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is a type of household survey designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide information about a community, allowing public health and emergency managers to make informed decisions. CASPER is quick, inexpensive, flexible, and uses a simple reporting format. View Flyer


Conference Speakers

Dr. José F. Cordero will be the main speaker for the Sellers-McCroan Awards Luncheon on May 7. Dr. Cordero is the Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Department Head of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the University of Georgia, College of Public Health.

Previously, he was Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health Service and Founding Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served for 27 years.


Robert R. Redfield, M.D. will be the plenary keynote speaker on Wednesday, May 8th. Dr. Redfield is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a public health leader actively engaged in clinical research and clinical care of chronic human viral infections and infectious diseases, especially HIV, for more than 30 years.

Dr. Redfield made several important early contributions to the scientific understanding of HIV, including the demonstration of the importance of heterosexual transmission, the development of the Walter Reed staging system for HIV infection, and the demonstration of active HIV replication in all stages of HIV infection.


David Gibbs will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, May 9th. Gibbs is the Senior Associate for Community Initiatives and Principle at Social Capital Consulting where he leads strategic initiatives designed to create healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities across the country.

These initiatives are aimed at promoting increased physical activity, proper nutrition, and smoke-free living through policy, systems and environmental enhancements.


Exhibitors & Sponsors

Looking for Exhibitor/Sponsor registration and information? Use the links below:

Thank you for your support of GPHA!


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

Registration or Hotel: Executive Services Provider, Regina Abbott
Sponsorship: Vice President & Conference Chair, Chris Rustin
Exhibits: Exhibit Chair, Christy Sims
Abstracts or Poster Contest: jGPHA Associate Editor, Cindi Hart