APHA’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo will take place from October 24 to 27 and begin with the Opening General Session on Sunday. Activities like business meetings and poster sessions will be virtual and start on Oct. 18. Check out the updated Schedule at a Glance.

In-person attendees will participate at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Virtual attendees will participate online from anywhere globally (at home, from the office, or even on the beach). The 2021 theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness.”

What to Expect at APHA 2021

We’ve made some significant changes to amplify the attendee experience at this year’s meeting. Whether participating in Denver or from home, attendees will have access to high-quality scientific sessions, inspiring presentations and many opportunities to connect with peers. Check out the updated expanded schedule and learn why thousands of public health professionals choose to attend APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo.

In-Person vs. Virtual Experience

If you’re wondering which format to pick, check out this page to help weigh the options.

Session Formats

  • General and Featured Sessions: These key sessions will take place in Denver and be live-streamed to the virtual audience.
  • Oral Sessions: We anticipate an even split of all oral sessions presentations — 50% in Denver and 50% online. Presenters in a session will be in the same meeting format (all virtual or all in-person). In-person attendees who are virtual presenters or want to watch virtual sessions should bring their laptop and present/watch in their hotel room or designated Wi-Fi-enabled space in the convention center.
  • Poster Sessions: All poster sessions will be virtual. This year, we’re adding an interactive element to allow poster presenters to communicate with attendees easily.
  • Roundtable Sessions: All roundtable sessions will be virtual. New technologies will allow us to optimize virtual roundtable presentations.

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