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Thousands of Public Health Experts to Address Leading Issues at APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-7
Date:10/17/2007

Highlights to Include New Research on HIV Screening, Pandemic Flu, Neonatal Genetic Screening, Food Safety And School Bullying

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,000 public health professionals will meet in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3-7 to address the nation's top public health challenges at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 135th Annual Meeting.

The conference will feature leading experts, researchers and practitioners presenting the latest public health science at nearly a thousand sessions on significant public health issues such as tobacco control, health disparities, HIV/AIDS, newborn screening, reproductive health, chronic disease control and prevention, pandemic influenza and preparedness. Themed "Politics, Policy and Public Health," the meeting will explore the critical interactions between the political process and public health policy-making, as tools to ensure the public's health.

The meeting kicks off Sunday, Nov. 4, with presentations by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, and Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Sanjay Gupta, MD, a practicing neurosurgeon and award-winning journalist with CNN, will speak at the Closing Session on Wednesday, Nov. 7. In between, more than 900 scientific sessions will provide the most up-to-date public health research reflecting the broad impact of the field on our lives.

The online press registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. After this date, reporters must register on site at the APHA Press Office in Room 101 of the Washington Convention Center. The full Annual Meeting program and abstracts are available online at http://www.apha.org/meetings/sessions/. Final programs with session locations, along with daily highlights and other press materials, will be available on site at the APHA Press Office. All research is embargoed until the date and time of presentation.

A selection of research highlights for journalists can be found on the APHA Web site at http://www.apha.org/about/news/pressreleases/2007/2007amhighlights.htm.

Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at http://www.apha.org.

Contact: Bithiah Lafontant

(202) 777-2509

bithiah.lafontant@apha.org


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