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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Attention Students! 
The Georgia Public Health Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to students for the conference. Scholarship recipients pay a reduced registration rate of $50. All other expenses such as travel and lodging are the responsibility of the conference participant. The deadline for applications is February 27, 2017. Click here for more information.

Conference Schedule

We’re getting excited about what’s in store!

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Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

rasmussenDay One:

“Zika Virus: Update on a New Cause of Birth Defects”
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:

“Zika: A Wake Up Call for Public Health”
José F. Cordero, MD, MPH

Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health
Department Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Public Health, University of Georgia



Sellers-McCroan Award Lecture and Luncheon

“Epidemiology and the Laboratory: The Heart and Soul of Public Health Practice”

Presented by:

Dr. Cherie Drenzek
State Epidemiologist and Director of the Epidemiology Program
GA Dept. of Public Health

Dr. Elizabeth Franko
Director of the Public Health Laboratory
GA Dept. of Public Health


Closing Plenary Session

“Discussion of Public Health Education and Training, and the Needs of the Future Public Health Workforce”

Roundtable moderated by:
Gary Nelson, PhD
President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Michael Eriksen, Sc.D
Dean, Regents’ Professor
Georgia State University School of Public Health

Tom Quade, MA, MPH
President, American Public Health Association

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health

Judy Monroe, MD, FAAFP
President and CEO, CDC Foundation


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

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Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits
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Silent Auction Items Needed
This year we’ll be hosting another silent auction during our conference, with the money being used for the James W. Alley Memorial Fund. Click here for more information.

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. Click here to register as an exhibitor.

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

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