For Attendees

Sessions and events are taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

Information Just For You

  • Student or Early-Career Professional? We have programming designed for you!
  • Presenting? All the information you need is here.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting

Step 1: Register early – A huge advantage to registering early is that you'll be able to plan what sessions and events you'll attend. 

Step 2: Book your housing and travel – Book your stay with official APHA hotels. Take advantage of discounted hotel rates, plane tickets, car service and Amtrak train fares with exclusive discount codes.

Step 3: Download the Mobile App – Available in Fall 2018! The APHA 2018 Mobile App will have more features then ever and is a must-have tool to take your Annual Meeting experience to the next level. Download and get familiar with the app before you arrive at the meeting. This app will only be available to registered users.

Step 4: Plan ahead– View sessions and events in the Mobile App or Online Program. See companies who are exhibiting in the Virtual Expo and create a My Expo profile to save favorite exhibitors. Note: that the scheduler in the mobile app and online program can not be synced.

Step 5: Arrive on time – You don’t want to miss our Opening General Session or the grand opening of the Public Health Expo or Film Festival. There are more than just exhibit booths at the expo. Stop by the Public Health CareerMart Career Guidance Center for career-building events and activities, APHA Press for book signing and merchandise, membership booth for a professional headshot and more!

Step 6: Take it all in — View the schedule at a glance to see the highlighted events taking place at the Annual Meeting. The APHA Dance, book signings in APHA Press and the APHA Awards Ceremony and Reception are only a few examples of must-attend events.

Step 7: Network like a pro – For new or previous attendees, don't miss the Navigate and Network new attendee orientation on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. You'll learn how to maximize your time at APHA 2018 and learn to network like a pro. Check out these tips.

Step 8: Stay Healthy While in San Diego – APHA’s Wellness Center provides you with activities to stay healthy while traveling and tools to take time to relax, renew and refresh during the busy meeting. Put on your walking shoes and participate in the APHA 2018 Steps Challenge to win prizes.

Step 9: Voice your thoughts – Join the conversation on social media by using #APHA2018 in your posts and tweets. Follow the APHA Annual Meeting on Twitter: @APHAAnnualMtg or APHA on other social media platforms. Read the Annual Meeting Blog to stay connected before, during and after the meeting.

Step 10: Don’t let the meeting end – The learning and networking doesn’t have to end when you return home. Share what you learned with colleagues. Purchase RAMP or APHA Live to listen to presentations you missed including ones for CE credit.  

Special Services

Lactation Lounge

Lost and Found

FedEx Store

Green Initiatives - APHA is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the Annual Meeting and finding ways to be more environmentally responsible. 

Get the most out of APHA 2018

Cynthia Zhu and Natalie Sorkin

Be Social!


Learn our Dance!

APHA staffers dancing