2010 Midyear Meeting News

Join us April 7 - 9, 2010 at the 2010 Joint Conference of the Society for Public Health Education and CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Program at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, GA! The theme for the conference is "Advocate, Communicate and Translate to Enhance Research and Practice."


Online registration has ended.  On-site registration will be available.

To view the Final Program, please click here.

In the true spirit of collaboration in action, SOPHE and the PRCs are excited about this inaugural joint forum to share scientific discovery and to encourage dialogue and exploration among researchers and staff, community members, and health education and health promotion practitioners.

Over 100 plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, roundtables and skill-building workshops, will bridge academic study and practical community application of information, best practices, lessons learned, and successes and challenges toward enhancing health promotion and disease prevention. Innovative technologies and social media will be addressed in the conference sub-themes: Social and Physical Environments, Healthy People 2020, Community-based Participatory Research, Partnerships, and Advocacy and Policy.

Click here to view the Exhibitor's Prospectus.

CONFERENCE HOTEL
The Joint 2010 SOPHE-PRC Joint Conference will convene at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Book your hotel reservation early and before March 16, 2010 to get the discounted rate of $140 (single/double) plus 15 % tax by calling 800-833-8624 and asking for the SOPHE/CDC 2010 Conference.  Or, book online at http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/sophe2010.

Check–in is 3:00 pm; check out is 12:00 pm. Located in the heart of lively downtown Atlanta, just two blocks from Peachtree Street, hotel amenities include:  24 hour fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools; wireless internet throughout the hotel, complimentary weekday newspaper, 100% non-smoking hotel, extensive green initiatives, pet friendly, and much more!  Full-service business center and UPS Store are also located onsite.

STUDENTS
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