OK, so you’ve registered for the APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo and made your travel plans for San Diego. Now what? It’s time to download the mobile app!

Available on all smart devices, the redesigned and improved mobile app puts the entire APHA 2018 program in your hand right now. With it, you can:

  • Explore this year’s program, including all session times, locations and speakers;
  • Search by session type, program, keyword and more;
  • Build and manage your custom Annual Meeting schedule;
  • Message other meeting attendees;
  • Navigate the meeting with easy to read maps;
  • Receive down-to-the minute updates and reminders;
  • Take notes on all sessions and events and store items to remember later.

“We really encourage everyone planning to attend to download the app now to prepare their schedule ahead of time and start learning about all we have to offer at the meeting,” said Anna Keller, director of APHA Convention Services.“ There are so many sessions to choose from and with the app, we know our attendees will have the best experience possible.”

APHA will publish a series of short tutorial videos before the meeting. These tutorials will help attendees master the basics of the app before they arrive.

Use these helpful tips to master the app’s functionality:

  • Hold down any session for two seconds to quickly add it to your schedule.
  • Recommend a session or share with a fellow attendee on by clicking the boxed arrow in the top left of each session page.
  • Get between sessions quickly by dropping a pin at your next session. Click the pin symbol in the upper left-hand corner of any session page.
  • Stay organized! Click “my schedule” to add sessions and events, and click the settings gear at the top right to add personal meetings and export your schedule.
  • Get a jumpstart on networking. Complete your profile by adding a photo. Click the More tab, Settings, then My profile Settings.

“Not only does the mobile app help you navigate through more than 1,000 sessions, it is also a ‘green initiative’ for APHA,” said Keller. “Thanks to the app, we can dramatically reduce the amount of printing and shipping materials we use at the meeting.”

Visit apha.org for more updates on the APHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo.

Thank you to all of our app sponsors!