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2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting

1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

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The 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting is March 7-9 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The meeting will host dynamic plenary speakers and programming relevant to current public health concerns, global health, and the future of academic public health.

As an addition to the Annual Meeting program, we are offering three skill-building workshops on Wednesday afternoon on Institutional Research Effectiveness, Writing for Public Health, and Teaching Case Studies.

Interested attendees may also want to consider registering for the pre-conference Undergraduate Faculty Development Workshop (March 6) and Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit (March 7) that are held in conjunction with the ASPPH Annual Meeting.

  • Featured Speakers

    Sam Quinones

    Author and Journalist
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
    (Thursday, March 8, 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.)

    Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies
    (Thursday, March 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)

    Amy Walter

    National Editor
    The Cook Political Report &
    Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour
    (Friday, March 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Kathy Pearson, PhD

    Founder and President
    Enterprise Learning Solutions
    (Friday, March 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • Skill Building Workshops, Wednesday, March 7

    As an addition to the Annual Meeting program, we are offering three skill-building workshops for faculty on Wednesday, March 7. Attendees must register in advance for the workshops, please review the registration details and fees.

    Igniting PHIRE: Building Capacity for Public Health Institutional Research and Effectiveness (SBW1) 

    Building capacity in Public Health Institutional Research and Effectiveness (PHIRE) within schools and programs of public health boosts data-informed decisions and planning around such topics as admissions, degree planning, faculty resources, salary comparisons, strategic planning, and more. The ASPPH Data Center in collaboration with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) presents this workshop on forming a cohesive strategy in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data. The workshop will present: what is a PHIRE strategy, what skills and resources are needed, case studies for developing PHIRE capacity, and steps for developing a PHIRE workplan.

    Teaching Writing for Public Health: What Do We Value? (SBW2) 

    The practice of public health demands an array of written communication skills. How to teach writing as a foundation for lifelong practice in public health is a challenge. This 3.5-hour workshop for public health faculty has two goals:

    1. To help participants identify the characteristics of effective writing for public health.
    2. To help participants develop their own capacity to teach students to write.

    Emphasizing professional writing for both professional and public audiences, the workshop invites participants to discover and apply what they value about writing for public health.

    Experiential Case-based Teaching: Why, When, and How to Lead Cases Discussions in Education for Public Health (SBW3) 

    While lecturing will always have its place in public health academe, case-based education is not only valued by both students and their future employers, it is grounded in science-based methods.  Faculty who wish to update their teaching toolkit for enhancing student learning will want to join this experiential workshop in which participants will simulate both the instructor and student roles in case-based instruction. Participants will emerge from the workshop with a deeper understanding of the skills required to lead case discussions and how to adapt these skills to their unique educational settings.

    In advance of the workshop, participants will receive two short cases requiring review and thinking about preparatory questions provided with the case. The assignment should take approximately one hour of time and must be completed before the workshop as it will greatly benefit participants.

  • Registration Details and Fees

    2018 Annual Meeting registration fees:

    Faculty and Staff at ASPPH Member Institutions:
    • Early: $250 (through 1/12)
    • Regular: $300 (through  2/9)
    • Late: $350 (through 2/23)

    • Early: $350 (through 1/12)
    • Regular: $400 (through 2/9)
    • Late: $450 (through 2/23)

    • $125 (always)

    Member and Non-member pre-meeting Skill-Building Workshops and Awards Luncheon fees:

    Wednesday Skill-Building Workshop only (member and non-member registrants): $250

    Wednesday Skill-Building Workshop (as an addition to the AM – ASPPH member price only): $150

    Welch-Rose and Harrison C. Spencer Awards Luncheon: $50

    *Attendees who register for the Annual Meeting and Undergraduate Public Health Summit will receive a $50 discount.

    Registration closes Friday, February 23 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.


  • Accommodations

    All meetings are at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The hotel is conveniently located just two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). There is a complimentary hotel shuttle or you can take the blue-line Metro from DCA one stop to the Crystal City station, which connects to the hotel.

    The ASPPH group block at the Crystal Gateway Marriott is closed. There may still be availability outside the group block at the host hotel, but the group rate is no longer available.

    If you cannot find accommodations at the host hotel, there are many hotels within walking distance of the Crystal Gateway Marriott that may have rooms available. The following is a selection of hotels within one mile of the host hotel:

    Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
    The Westin Crystal City
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City National Airport
    Crowne Plaza Washington Natl Airport
    Renaissance Arlington Capital View
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    Holiday Inn National Airport Crystal City
    Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Washington Reagan National Airport
    Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
    Residence Inn Arlington Capital View

Contact Information

ASPPH 202-296-1099