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APHA 71st Annual Meeting and Exhibitions


2019 Annual Meeting & Expo
North Little Rock AR | April 29- May 1

The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for the 71st Annual Meeting. The theme for the meeting is "Public Health: Creating Healthier Lives and Stronger Communities." Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme, as well as, on current and emerging public health issues.

Primary Author:  The primary author will serve as the point of contact between APHA and the presenters. 

The call for abstracts closes on 01/18/19. Authors will be notified on 02/15/19. For any questions, email

Registration and Membership: You do NOT have to be an APHA member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline. 

Additional Information: If your abstract is accepted, you may be required to submit additional forms such as conflict of interest forms. You will be contacted by email to complete these forms.

Author Disclaimer: Opinions expressed by a speaker represent only the opinions of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Arkansas Public Health Association. 

Penalties: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellations will not be permitted to present papers or posters at an APHA sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show." 

Session Types: 
• Oral presentation: A 50 minute spoken presentation, including questions and answers for a total of 60 minutes 
• Panel Discussion: Total of 1 hour comprised of 15-20 minute coordinated presentations by up to 3 people, including questions and answers
•Training Session: up to a 3 hour training session on a current best practice intervention or data training course
• Poster: Authors present their papers using a visual medium with key excerpts from the papers displayed on a 4′ high x 8′ wide/1.2 m high x 2.4 m wide free-standing bulletin board.

Hotel Reservation link:

Hotel Room block - held until April 8, 2019


                                                                 To submit an abstract, click here.


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