SOPHE/NACDD 2011 Joint Academy and Midyear Scientific Meeting

Join the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) in Albuquerque, NM, May 1-4, 2011 for an exciting joint meeting filled with skill-building workshops/courses, oral presentations and posters.  This year's conference, “A Tapestry for Change: Addressing Chronic Health Issues in a Dynamic World,” will uniquely incorporate intensive skill-building courses/workshops into the program, complimented by 1 ½ days of plenary and concurrent sessions. The rich colorful diversity of the southwest provides an ideal backdrop to focus on disparities, especially those impacting immigrants and Latino and Native American populations. Click here to view the program.

Are you MCHES? SOPHE is proud to be one of the first organizations to offer continuing education for the Master Certified Health Education Specialist!  Attendees at this meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 24.25 Advanced-level CECH - in addition to CHES and other continuing education credits.

Click here for the Top 10 List of reasons YOU should come to Albuquerque for the SOPHE/NACDD 2011 Joint Academy and Midyear Scientific Meeting!

Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available.
Check out the workshop descriptions to facilitate your selection on the online meeting registration form: click here (Workshops 8 and 9 are filled).  Note - select several options as workshop space is available on a first come, first-served basis. For those who registered online, you will receive final email confirmation on the workshop(s) that you have been registered for 10 days before the conference.


NAVITO LODGE: Although the Hotel Albuquerque is all booked up, we are pleased to offer you the Nativo Lodge at the SOPHE/NACDD low conference rate of $75 per night (sgl/dbl) plus 13% tax. Reservations must be made by April 9, 2011 at: (or call toll-free: 1-888-628-4861); enter the code: SOPHE in the box marked for a group code. Nativo Lodge is 5-10 minutes away from the conference hotel and will provide shuttle service between both properties at specific times during the day.

Albuquerque Tour Packages Available!
Arriving to Albuquerque early or staying  after the conference?  Check out these tours by Destination SouthWest (DSW) arranged especially for conference participants. Click here!

Come ready to bid on a variety of crafts, edibles and treasures from across the country. The SOPHE Silent Auction benefits the Society’s Campaign for the 21st Century: Building SOPHE’s Future – the primary funder of SOPHE’s Student Scholarships. To learn more, click here.

Marianne Hernandez, MS, Program Consultant,  WISEWOMAN

Bryan Damis, left, draws winning name

Winner of drawing for one complimentary night at Hotel Albuquerque during the SOPHE-NACDD 2011 Joint Academy and Midyear Scientific Meeting, “Tapestry for Change:  Addressing Chronic Health Issues In a Dynamic World!"  Presenters who submitted their PowerPoint  presentations by the April 13th deadline were eligible for this drawing.

Thank you to those who submitted their PowerPoint Presentations in time to be uploaded onto the flash drives.  For those of you did not have the opportunity to do this and have their PowerPoints ready, please send to SOPHE at, otherwise you must stop by the SOPHE Registration Desk and have your PowerPoint uploaded.  Thank you!