Meetings & Events

SOPHE provides networking and professional development opportunities for health education researchers, practitioners, young professionals and students by sponsoring an Annual Meeting and co-sponsoring an annual Health Education Advocacy Summit. Periodically, SOPHE co-sponsors other conferences with partner organizations. 

Upcoming SOPHE Meetings and Events

SOPHE 2015 CHES Exam Preparation Study Session
Register today for SOPHE's interactive, face-to-face CHES Exam Prep Session! The 1.5 day study session provides expert instruction and will help you prepare for the CHES exam in October 2015. Class size will be limited. Click here to learn more and pre-register!
Pre-registration Deadline: September 15, 2015.
Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

SOPHE 67th Annual Meeting
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

SOPHE Advocacy Summit
October 15 - October 17, 2016
Washington, DC

Center for Online Resources & Education – Continuing education resources

  • Webinars
  • Journal self-study articles


Recent SOPHE Meetings and Events

SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting
Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion
April 23-25, 2015
Portland, Oregon

SOPHE 65th Annual Meeting
Discovery 2014: New Health Education Strategies, Connections & Ideas
March 19-21, 2014
Baltimore, MD

17th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit
February 22-24, 2014
Washington, DC
[Sponsored by the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO) and Partner Organizations]

SOPHE 64th Annual Meeting
April 17-19, 2013
Orlando, FL

16th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit
March 2-4, 2013
Washington, DC
In collaboration with the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO) and Partner Organizations

SOPHE 63rd Annual Meeting
October 25-27, 2012
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Hotel | San Francisco, CA

SOPHE 2012 Midyear Scientific Conference
Tuning Up Health Promotion: New Lyrics across the Lifespan
April 11-14, 2012
Sheraton Music City Hotel | Nashville, TN

Be sure to check out the SOPHE Upcoming Events calendar to learn more about future meetings, opportunities and activities.


History of the SOPHE Annual Meeting
For more than 35 years, the SOPHE Annual Meeting was held the weekend immediately preceding the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting.  The SOPHE Annual Meeting is now held in the springtime. The program comprises invited plenary and concurrent sessions, as well as sessions and poster presentations selected through the "Call for Abstracts." Other highlights of this two and one-half day conference include an opening social, SOPHE awards banquet, exhibits, and a wellness challenge.

To maximize your travel, SOPHE meetings often feature "hot topic" pre- and post-conference workshops, as well as optional social events and tours.