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APHA Special Sessions

Don’t miss the Special Sessions, featuring cutting edge programming

and prominent experts. Take a deeper look at the theme, Creating the

Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health, as well as current and

emerging public health issues. (Refer to Tab 3 for more details)

Monday, Oct. 31

CCC, Bellco Theatre

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

3015.0 The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World—

Royal Society for Public Health Session

10:30 a.m.–Noon

3122.0 Racism: A Global View—APHA President Session

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

3222.0 Vital Directions: Prescriptions for Our Future—

APHA Past President Session

Tuesday, Nov. 1

CCC, Bellco Theatre

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

4011.0 Health in No Policies: Flint’s Water Crisis—Politics, Discrimination

and a Failing Infrastructure—APHA President-Elect Session

10:30 a.m.–Noon

4103.0 The Public Health Workforce: Building the Future

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

4209.0 Zika: The Next Pandemic?

Wednesday, November 2

CCC, Mile High 2A

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

5029.1 The Movement Toward Violence as a Health Issue

10:30 a.m.–Noon

5083.1 Race Matters: Why Communities are Critical in Building

Health and Equity

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

5134.0 Reframing Health Equity: New Opportunities for Research

and Action


APHA Global Public Health

Film Festival

CCC, Mile High Ballroom 4EF

The Film Festival is organized by the PHEHP

Section’s Health Communication Working

Group (HCWG) and the International Health

Section. See a list of all the films in Tab 5.

Social Media Lab

CCC, Central Concourse near Mile High Ballroom

The APHA Social Media Lab, co-sponsored by, will provide

attendees with technical assistance and information on best practices

for use of social media. Attend a 15 minute presentation or meet one-

on-one with an expert. See schedule below:

Monday, Oct. 31

12:10 p.m.

Getting a grip on #APHA2016: Using social media

at a conference

2:10 p.m.

A Social Coalition: Making it easy for groups to share


4:10 p.m.

Finding Your Voice: Blending the Professional and

Personal to Create Your Brand

Tuesday, Nov. 1

12:10 p.m.

Making the Most of Your Ghost: Engaging Audiences

with Snapchat

2:10 p.m.

We’re Engaged! Creating Content to Build Relationships

and Support with Followers on Social Media

4:10 p.m.

Social Media 365: Creating and Managing an Editorial Calendar

APHA Wellness Center

During the busy Annual Meeting schedule it’s important to take time

for yourself. Stop by the Wellness Center to get a bit of exercise or

reflect on the information gathered that day. Activities include yoga,

mini exercise breaks, seated massage, games and coloring. Follow the

signs to our new and improved wellness center located on the second

floor in front of Expo Hall F!


Networking is an important part of the Annual Meeting. Attend a business

meeting or social hour hosted by one of APHA’s member groups or your

university (See Tab 5). Don’t miss the award ceremonies sponsored by

APHA’s member groups. You can find information about all the award

winners at

Mix and Mingle Lounge

The Mix & Mingle Lounge will be located

in Lobby F of the CCC. Take advantage of

free WiFi, charge your phone and make

new friends between sessions. Join the

conversation on social media #APHA2016

and view the giant Twitter wall. This is a

great place to meet up with friends too!

Global Public Health