SOUTHERN HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
“Striving for Excellence in Public Health”
Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Hi Everyone! It’s a delight to send you information about the upcoming annual meeting. We will meet jointly with the FPHA. In looking at the program and activities planned, you do not want to miss this opportunity. Topics include public health leadership, accreditation, disaster preparedness, health equity and the opioid crisis. Come early or stay after and make it a family vacation. The hotel is near Sea World and Universal Studios. Come by car, train or plane. You want to be a part of this conference!
Go to the FPHA website at www.fpha.org and register today! A special code, SHA&FPHA2018, has been established specifically for SHA use. Enter this code in order to get the member-rate registration fee of $200 (early bird by May31st)/ $225 (by July 6th) or $275 (after July 6th).
NOTE: No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
The meeting will be held at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center. A block of hotel rooms is reserved for our stay. Because SHA will have their governing council meeting Monday, July 23, we will need to arrive Sunday. Also the FPHA Governing Council Reception, hosted by SHA, will be Monday night. This time is a great way to get to know our Florida constituents in a more personal way before the conference starts. The Florida Hotel is located at 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando FL 32809. The rate is $109++/night. Make your reservations today at www.floridahotelorlanda.com or call #407.859.1500.
Be sure to mention the FPHA-SHA Educational Conference.
There is a call for speaker presentations and posters. Concurrent presentations will be in one hour increments. Posters will be presented during conference breaks. Abstracts must be submitted no later than 5pm ET Monday, April 30, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be issued by June 8th.
Go to FPHA and SHA Call for Posters and Presentations.pdf for more information.
We need your help! If you know a company, organization or individual that may be interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor, let me know. Send contact info.to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be glad to make the contact and send the conference information to them. There are several levels of sponsorship, ranging from $200 to $2500.
A separate email will be sent regarding nominations for Award nominations. Patti Holmes, SHA Immediate Past President, is chairing the Awards Committee. Nominations will be due by June 22nd.
More information will be sent in the coming weeks regarding the Monday night reception and the SHA Silent Auction. Please start collecting items now for the auction tables.
Hope to see each of you there! Make your plans now! Jan Cooke, SHA Executive Director