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14,000 Public Health Experts to Convene at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of public health professionals will meet in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3-7 to present new research and address the nation's most pressing public health issues at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 135th Annual Meeting.

The five-day meeting of more than 1,000 scientific sessions, poster presentations and panel discussions is expected to draw around 14,000 public health researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world.

Press interested in attending can register for complimentary press credentials at the Annual Meeting Press Office in Room 101 of the Washington Convention Center.

Meeting highlights for press include:

-- Opening and Closing General Sessions featuring:

-- Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, Council

on Foreign Relations

-- Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention (CDC)

-- Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent

-- America's Health Rankings Press Conference - Monday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.

United Health Foundation, in partnership with APHA and Partnership for

Prevention, will release the 2007 edition of America's Health

Rankings: A Call to Action for People & Their Communities at the

National Press Club. The rankings look at health disparities between

states, between the U.S. and other industrialized nations, and between

races and ethnicities. Featured speakers include:

-- Reed Tuckson, MD, member of the board of directors,

United Health Foundation

-- Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director, APHA

-- John Clymer, president, Partnership for Prevention

-- Unembedded Media Event - Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

An opening reception will mark the D.C. premiere of "Unembedded: Four


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