APHA LiveFor many of us, the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition has become, well, an annual tradition.

It’s that one time a year when you’re surrounded by thousands of people who also know the burn of battling uphill battles, the rush of responding to disease threats, and the great joy in serving those in need. The Annual Meeting is revitalizing, re-energizing and invigorating — almost like a public health retreat, but instead of dreading your return to work, you can’t wait to put your new ideas into action. Sadly, though, there are some years when traveling to the Annual Meeting just isn’t possible. And if that’s the case, we’ve got you covered.

Let me introduce you to APHA Live, a brand new way to experience the Annual Meeting — in real time — if you can’t be there in person. At this year’s meeting in Denver, APHA Live will live stream eight premier scientific sessions, including the Opening General Session featuring keynote speaker Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. In all, registering for APHA Live will bring you 12 hours of live programming between Sunday, Oct. 30, and Tuesday, Nov. 2, the opportunity to earn nine continuing education credits, and on-demand access to the live-streamed sessions for an entire year.

In addition to the Opening General Session, other sessions offered through APHA Live will include:

  • A Monday, Oct. 31, session on “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World — Royal Society for Public Health Session,” featuring remarks from Michael Marmot, chair of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and Karen DeSalvo, acting assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • A Monday, Oct. 31, session on “The CDC: Disease Detectives to the World,” featuring current CDC Director Tom Frieden, two former CDC directors — Julie Gerberding and Jeffrey Koplan — and former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher.
  • A Tuesday, Nov. 1, session on “Health in No Policies: Flint’s Water Crisis, Discrimination and the Politics of Urban Infrastructure — APHA President-Elect Session,” featuring two primary on-the-ground research teams studying the lead and drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The APHA Live offerings, which also include sessions on Zika virus and the public health workforce, were selected to represent this year’s Annual Meeting theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.” Registration fees for APHA Live range from $99 for APHA members to $399 for group registration.

There’s still time to register to attend the meeting in Denver — and trust me, we’d love to greet you in person! — but if you can’t, you can still join us virtually.

To learn more and register today, visit APHA Live.