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2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting

1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

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The 2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting is March 20-22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The Annual Meeting is the premier professional development and networking event for academic public health professionals and partners and features programming relevant to academic public health, global health, current public health concerns, and the future of academic public health. Registration and housing are open.

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  • Plenary and Featured Speakers

    Sylvia M. Burwell

    President (Bio)
    American University
    (Thursday, March 21: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.)

    Gina McCarthy

    Director, Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and Professor (Bio)
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    (Thursday, March 21: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)

    David J. Skorton

    Secretary (Bio)
    The Smithsonian Institution
    (Friday, March 22: 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.)

    Victor Dzau

    President (Bio)
    National Academy of Medicine
    (Friday, March 22: 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.)

    George Siemens

    Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (Bio)
    (Friday, March 22: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

    Julie Rovner

    Chief Washington Correspondent (Bio)
    Kaiser Health News
    (Friday, March 22: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – closed session)

  • Skill-Building Workshops

    On Wednesday, March 20, we are offering three skill-building workshops for faculty from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Attendees must register in advance for the workshops and there is an additional fee, please review the registration details and fees.

    Designing an Institutional Research Data Strategy using a Data Audit Framework (SBW1)

    ASPPH-members are inundated with data collected and stored via enrollment management systems, human resource management systems, customer relationship management systems, survey software, and other homegrown databases and warehousing tools. While there is no shortage of data at member institutions, many lack a deliberate system of data storage and use. It can be difficult to connect systems, and often the data found in one system is incongruent with the data stored in another. To leverage data assets and promote data-driven decision-making, ASPPH members must begin by conducting a data audit and designing a data strategy. This session will guide attendees through the four stages of a higher education data audit:

    1. Planning
    2. Data Classification
    3. Data Management
    4. Gaining Buy-in


    Intentional Design for Building Curricular Roadmaps to Achieve Master’s-level Global Health Learning Outcomes (SBW2)

    This workshop will equip global health faculty with tools and strategies to translate their aims for their master’s-level global health program into an intentional curricular roadmap, complete with signposts for competencies, instruction, and assessment. The facilitators will use backward design and high-touch methods to guide faculty in crafting global health curriculum using competencies of their own choosing and as aligned with their educational aims. More advanced participants could complete their curricular roadmap while new faculty, faculty building new programs, or faculty undertaking curricular overhauls would emerge with key ingredients, methods, resources, and tools to complete the task back at their home institutions.

    Participating faculty will bring their program’s mission, goals, and/or objectives along with curricular requirements, existing content and competency frameworks, instructional preferences, and/or other relevant material and criteria for consideration in order to leave the workshop with a curricular roadmap for application in their master’s-level global health program.


    Stop Littering in the Literature: Writing More Effective Research Articles (SBW3)

    This workshop, facilitated by Tom Lang, MA, an international consultant who serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Health and Emergency and is a consulting manuscript editor for Public Health Reports, will explore two topics:

    1) How to prepare manuscripts reporting public health research for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and,

    2) How to improve writing by applying or avoiding several grammatical constructions proven to affect reading comprehension.

    The first topic will include a review of the form and function of each segment of the research article and discuss specific strategies for improving each one. The workshop will also briefly review the criteria for authorship, what journal editors want from a submitted manuscript, and where to find information on reporting guidelines and instructions for authors. In the second topic, participants will consider several evidence-based techniques for improving readability. Applied collectively and correctly, these techniques can substantially shorten a text and make it easier to understand—without losing content. The workshop will be interactive; questions and discussion are encouraged.

  • Registration Details and Fees (Early Registration Ends 1/18/2019)

    Registration for the 2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting is now open.

    Annual Meeting Registration Fees

    ASPPH Member Institutions

    • Early (through 1/18/19): $275
    • Regular (1/19 – 2/22/19): $325
    • Late (2/23 – 3/8/19): $375


    • Early (through 1/18/19): $375
    • Regular (1/19 – 2/22/19): $425
    • Late (2/23 – 3/8/19): $475


    • $125 (always)


    Skill-Building Workshops and Awards Luncheon Fees

    Wed. Skill-Building Workshop: Member – $150; Non-member – $250

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


    Registration Cancellations/Refunds: Attendees may cancel their registrations until Wednesday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, and receive a refund. Cancellations after March 13 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific will not be eligible for a refund.

    All eligible refunds will be less a 5% credit card processing fee.


  • Accommodations

    All meetings are at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

    The group rate is $256 plus applicable hotel taxes (currently 13.25%). To make a hotel reservation call the hotel (1-800-228-9290) and reference the ASPPH Annual Meeting, or reserve online with the ASPPH group link. The group rate is available through Friday, March 1 and is subject to availability.

    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.

Contact Information

ASPPH 202-296-1099