Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will the Annual Meeting and Expo be held?

Annual Meeting activities will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210) and the Westin Boston Seaport Hotel (425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210).

What is the format of the Annual Meeting and Expo?
The Annual Meeting will be held in-person at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Westin Boston Seaport Hotel. We are planning a format that will deliver four days of onsite experiences designed for attendees to engage, collaborate and grow.

But if you cannot travel, APHA is hosting a digital version of APHA 2022 on Nov. 14-16. This will include access to recordings of more than 120 sessions from the Annual Meeting. Of course, the Featured and General Sessions are included, along with up to two sessions selected by each APHA Section. You’ll even be able to participate live in the Opening General Session on Nov. 6.
What safety precautions are you taking for in-person attendees?

(as of June 24, 2022)

APHA takes our leadership role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and understands the need to provide attendees of our Annual Meeting & Expo with the safest experience possible. We are following all current CDC guidelines as well as those of state and local authorities in Massachusetts during the meeting period. We recognize these may change over time as conditions change in Boston or elsewhere.

APHA is requiring all in-person attendees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination against the SARS-Cov-2 virus as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Up to date is defined as a completed full primary series (two shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine or one shot of the Johnson and Johnson product; or a comparably approved vaccine if you are an international attendee) plus at least one booster. We remind you that it can take up to six weeks to complete the full schedule for COVID vaccines that require two doses to achieve full efficacy. You will be required to show proof of vaccination during event check-in. By registering for the event, you agree to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by October 20 . We also encourage you to get your annual flu shot at least 14 days before the meeting, so it can have its full effect. For those traveling from outside the United States, please be aware of restrictions placed on your country of origin, as travelers from some countries are required to quarantine for two weeks.

Wearing masks at the meeting is optional. It is the Association’s expectation that people will respect the right of individuals to choose to wear a mask or not in ways that are consistent with the science as we know it today. No one should use mask wearing as a sign of one’s vaccination status or political leanings.

We will continue to follow the science and monitor federal, state and local guidelines and adjust our policies as needed to ensure a safe and comfortable meeting for all attendees.

How do I register and pay for the meeting?

Registration may be completed online (insert link) and paid for by credit card and check.

Yes, you can register online even if you are paying by check. Your registration will be considered completed once the check is received.

APHA no longer accepts paper forms.

Will sessions be recorded?

APHA is hosting a digital version of APHA 2022 on Nov. 14-16. This will include access to recordings of more than 120 sessions from the Annual Meeting. Of course, the Featured and General Sessions are included, along with up to two sessions selected by each APHA Section. You’ll even be able to participate live in the Opening General Session on Nov. 6.

If I attend the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 6-9, do I need a separate registration to watch anything during the digital version of the meeting, Nov. 14-16?

No. Registration for APHA 2022 includes the in-person meeting in Boston and access to everything happening during the digital version of the meeting.

When will registration open?

Registration and housing will open on Monday, June 27, 2022.

When will I learn if my abstract has been accepted to be presented?

Submitters will be notified by July 18, 2022 if their abstract has been accepted.

If I’m presenting at a session, do I need to be in Boston, Nov. 6-9? Will presenters be required to register for the APHA 2022?

Yes. All Annual Meeting sessions are being held live in Boston, Nov. 6-9.

And also Yes. As a presenter you have two requirements. 1) you must be a member of APHA, 2) you must register for the meeting. You can do both at the same time from the online registration form. You can register for the full meeting or for the day of your presentation.

Can I participate in the business meetings even if I’m not in Boston?

No. All business meetings will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Annual Meeting in Boston.