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.

Conference Agenda:

Please note – these are draft items and subject to change.

Meet the Plenary Speakers

Chris Chanyasulkit, PhD, MPH

APHA President Chris Chanyasulkit is grounded in a strong belief in eliminating the structural barriers to equity for marginalized populations. She holds leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial, gender, and health equity.

Priscilla Pemu, MD

Dr. Priscilla Pemu is an internist whose goal is to improve the health of all patients similar to those that she encounters in her primary care practice. The complex interplay of patient, physician, practice setting, environmental and psychosocial factors in perpetuating disparities in health outcomes led to her interest and work with the Community Physicians Network.

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA

Dr. Brian Castrucci is the president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. He has built the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice.

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been made available at several hotels on Jekyll Island, including:

  • The Westin
  • Courtyard/Residence Inn
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Villas by the Sea
  • Seafarer Inn and Suites

Conference attendees are responsible for making reservations and for all taxes and fees associated with lodging. Click the button to view hotel options and reservation links:

Extracurricular Activities

Make time for these fun activities – join with your colleagues or meet some new friends!

May 3, 8 a.m.:
2-Mile Walk (or run) & Talk
Grab a friend and lace up your tennis shoes! Meet at the picnic pavilion in front of the convention center.

May 4, 4:45 p.m.:
Beach Clean-Up
Help keep our beautiful coast clean! Come on out for a quick beach trash pick-up. Meet at the picnic pavilion in front of the convention center.

May 3-5, ongoing:
Win a prize with the GPHA Scavenger Hunt or take a quick break in between education sessions to keep mind & body on task at the fitness stations.

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.

Roundtable Sessions – Information & Tips

APHA Accreditation Statements

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Georgia Public Health Association. The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™.

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA/PHN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 11 total Category I contact education contact hours.