GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference

Registration is now open!

Register today for the 93rd GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference, May 3-5, 2023 on beautiful Jekyll Island!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 31, 2023

This year’s theme is “Creating a Healthy Georgia: Conversations & Collaborations for Change.” This is the state’s largest public health gathering of students, public health employees and community partners of public health.

Please click the link below to view a draft of the conference agenda:

–> Draft Conference Agenda


Hotel Information

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Room blocks have been made available at the locations below.  Conference attendees are responsible for making reservations and for all taxes and fees associated with lodging.

Westin Jekyll Island

110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-4545

·      Reservation Dates:  May 2-6, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  Monday / April 3, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at the Westin.

o  Group Name:  Georgia Public Health Association Annual Conference 2023

Courtyard Jekyll Island / Residence Inn Jekyll Island

178 South Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-2416 / 912-635-2764

·      Reservation Dates:  May 2-6, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday, April 3, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at the Courtyard Jekyll Island/Residence Inn Jekyll Island

o  Group Name :  Georgia Public Health Association Annual Conference 2023

Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island

101 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-319-6019

·      Reservation Dates:  May 2-6, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  12:00 a.m. (EST) Monday, April 3, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at Home2 Suites

o  Group Name :  2023 GPHA Annual Conference

Hampton Inn & Suites

200 South Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-3733

·      Reservation Dates:  May 1-5, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  Saturday, April 1, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at Hampton Inn & Suites

o  Group Name :  Georgia Public Health Association 2023

Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island

701 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-2211

·      Reservation Dates:  May 1-5, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  Saturday, April 1, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at Hampton Inn & Suites

o  Group Name :  GPH

Villas By The Sea

1175 N. Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-3733

·      Reservation Dates:  May 1-5, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  Saturday, April 1, 2023

·      Reservations:  Please call 912-635-2521 and mention “GPHA” or “530796”.  Rates are not available online.

o  Group Name :  GPHA or 530796

Seafarer Inn & Suites

700 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA  31527 | 912-635-2202

·      Reservation Dates:  May 1-5, 2023

·      Reservation Deadline:  Saturday, April 1, 2023

·      Reservation Link:  Click here to reserve your room at Seafarer Inn & Suites

o  Group Name :  GA Public Health Association 2023

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellations made on or before February 28, 2023 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made March 1, 2023 and March 15, 2023 will receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee. 
  • No refunds will be given after March 15, 2023.
  • Registration substitutions are allowed at any time with written notice (price may vary based on current GPHA member status).
  • Hotel room cancellations are subject to hotel policies and are the responsibility of the registrant.

Nominate a Colleague for a GPHA Section Award!

The awards committee of the Georgia Public Health Association is now accepting nominations for GPHA annual awards, including the distinguished Sellers-McCroan Award, to be presented during our annual conference in May 2023.

The deadline for submission for all awards is March 15, 2023, 5:00pm.

This is a great opportunity to recognize a colleague, group, or organization for excellence in protecting and promoting the health of Georgia residents.

Click the link below for more information about the various awards as well as submission instructions.

–> Award Nomination Information


Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors make our conference possible! There are so many great reasons to support GPHA through conference sponsorship or by having a booth in our exhibit hall. Here are just a few:

  • If you are looking to connect with the public health workforce, we’re your source. GPHA has over 1,200 active members. Our organization represents the largest group of public health professionals in the southeast.
  • GPHA offers 16 active section affiliations which afford more focused networking for members and a more diverse reach for the organization.
  • The 2022 GPHA Annual Meeting & Conference hosted over 500 public health professionals and students.
  • jGPHA is the association’s respected journal with world-wide readership. Conference attendees often publish their presented work in a conference special issue.
  • The Annual Meeting & Conference offers continuing education for CME, CNE, CHES, and nutrition continuing education.

Click the links below to learn more about expanding your visibility in the public health community and supporting GPHA as a sponsor or exhibitor.


Submit an Abstract for 2023 Conference Presentations

Share your unique knowledge and expertise with public health peers during our GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference May 3-5, 2023, on beautiful Jekyll Island.

The GPHA Conference Planning Committee is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters. An abstract submission is required regardless of the presentation format or learning method.

All abstracts must be submitted through the Digital Commons portal by December 12, 2022.

Click here for submission instructions, to get more information, and to access the Digital Commons portal link.