What do Tom Frieden, Reed Tuckson and Gail Sheehy have in common? Besides a particular interest in public health, they’ll all share the stage at the Opening General Session of the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in October.
Frieden is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta. Tuckson, a former commissioner for public health in Washington, D.C., and senior vice president at the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, is executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at United Health Group. Sheehy is a best-selling author of 16 books, including “Passages,” and has redefined the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives.
More than 13,000 public health officials, researchers and practitioners are expected to attend the 140th APHA Annual Meeting, which has a theme of “Prevention and Wellness across the Lifespan.” The meeting will be held Oct. 27-31. Registration opens June 1.