GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference

What’s your vision for a healthier Georgia?

Join colleagues from around the state as we work to build healthier communities in 2020 and beyond.

91st Annual GPHA Meeting and Conference
2020: Vision for a Healthier Georgia
May 6th–8th, 2020
Jekyll Island Convention Center

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Conference registration is now open. Register now for early bird discounts!

Save up to $60 on registration if you register before March 31, 2020.

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Hotel Information and Reservation Links

Enjoy the convenience of staying on beautiful Jekyll Island and take advantage of group discounts by booking a room in one of our conference hotels.

The Westin Jekyll Island

This oceanfront resort is the closest hotel to the conference center, and within easy walking distance. GPHA rates are available for stays between Sunday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 10th.

The conference room rate is $189-$239 per night. Click the button below to book your room at the discounted conference rate by March 3, 2020.

Book Your Room at the Westin Jekyll Island

Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island

This beachside hotel is one mile from the conference center and a short walk from the beach via a boardwalk through the maritime forest.

The conference room rate is $179-$209 per night.

Book Your Room at the Hampton Inn and Suites

Villas by the Sea

Villas by the Sea is the largest beach resort and hotel on Jekyll Island, with mini, one, two or three bedroom villas. Resort-Hotel information can be found online at

Group rates available from $129 per night. Rooms must be reserved before April 6, 2020 to receive the special rate. To reserve a room at our GPHA Conference Rate, you must call the hotel directly at 1-800-841-6262 ext. 1 and mention GPHA or Group Code #487380.

Conference Speakers


Mark Ebell, MD, MS Judy Monroe, MD Cria Perrine, PhD

Professor, University of Georgia
Sellers McCroan Lecture and Award Luncheon
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM
More About Mark Ebell

President and CEO, CDC Foundation
Plenary Session
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
More About Judy Monroe

Commander, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Plenary Session
Friday, May 8, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
More About Cria Perrine

Sponsors, Advertisers & Exhibitors

Support GPHA and Share Your Message

The 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference unites public health professionals, students, and speakers around their shared passion and dedication to the field of public health. This diverse group makes this conference the perfect opportunity for your organization to demonstrate its interest and alignments with the issues facing public health today.

The 2020 Meeting will include the following features:

  • Exhibit Hall with corporate and non-profit vendors, Silent Auction and Posters
  • Over 450 public health professionals expected in attendance
  • 42 accredited educational breakout sessions focusing on: Management for Public Health Professionals; Policy, Advocacy & Local Government; Leadership & Professional Development; Current Priorities in Public Health; Research and Evidence-based Practice

Here are three great ways to share your message with conference participants!

Sponsor Our Conference

Our conference sponsors enjoy lots of opportunities to shine! Depending on your sponsorship level, packages may include:

  • Full conference registrations
  • Exhibit in preferred location
  • Prominent placement of organization’s logo in conference program
  • Full page ad
  • Organization’s logo placed on GPHA website Annual Meeting and Conference page, in conference brochure, badges, and signs
  • Opportunity to address delegates from stage
  • Option to place promotional materials in welcome bags
  • and more!

Click the button below to view the various sponsorship levels and benefits.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Advertise in the GPHA Conference Program

Get your message and brand in front of the public health professionals at our Georgia Public Health Association Conference! We have full page, half page, and quarter page ad spaces available for purchase.
Click here for details.

Join us on Jekyll Island as an Exhibitor

Exhibitors have a great opportunity to network with conference participants throughout our event.

Breakfasts and breaks are located in the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall will also be open during the GPHA President’s Reception. Your Exhibitor badge gives you access to all plenary and breakout sessions, meals, breaks, and the reception.

Get your application with payment in quickly to assure your space. For more details and to register, click the button below.

Exhibitor Prospectus

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

Registration: Patrina Bowles
Hotel: Tony Clark
Sponsorship: Vice President & Conference Chair, Saroyi Morris
Exhibits: Exhibit Chair, Christy Sims
Abstracts or Poster Contest: jGPHA Associate Editor, Cindi Hart