Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the conference dates?
  2. Where is the conference?
  3. Who goes to the conference?
  4. Are there key registration deadlines?
  5. If selected to present at SOPHE 2019, will I have to register?
  6. Will I receive an abstract confirmation email?
  7. What is #myimpact?
  8. Is the 180 seconds to Impact Health a student event?
  9. Which are the conference hotels?
  10. What is the membership discount?
  11. Can I add other events or activities to my registration at a later date?
  12. What meals are included with the conference registration fee?
  13.  How can exhibit or sponsor the conference?
  14. How can I get help with registration?
  15. Is continuing education available for attending the conference sessions and workshops?
  16. What scholarships and awards are available?
  17. Is there a SOPHE store onsite at the conference?
  18. Are there student events?
  19. How can I travel from the convention center to my hotel?

1. What are the conference dates?

Wednesday, March 27 – Friday, March 29, 2019. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends Friday at 3:00 p.m. Times subject to change.

Tuesday, March 26 – Pre-conference workshops (additional fees apply), SOPHE Board Meeting, SOPHE House of Delegates and student case study competition.

2. Where is the conference?

SOPHE 2019 will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

3. Who goes to the conference?

More than 800 health education and promotion professionals, students, and colleagues who promote the health of society.

4. Are there key registration deadlines?

Yes, check out our registration page!

5. If selected to present at SOPHE 2019, will I have to register?

Yes. If you have any further questions regarding your registration, email education@sophe.org.

6. SOPHE 2019 Abstract Confirmation Emails

Sent to the submitting author upon (1) creation of an abstract; (2) addition of any co-author(s); (3) completed submission of the abstract. Submitting authors can expect to receive an email notification, whether their abstract was accepted or declined, on or before October 15, 2018. If you do not receive an email notification and you are a submitting author, please email education@sophe.org.

7. What is #myimpact?

A campaign to promote the profession of health education specialists and their impact on the health and well-being of all people. To share your story and have the chance to share on our website, email myimpact@sophe.org.

8. Is the 180 seconds to Impact Health a student event?

The 180 seconds to Impact Health is for a select few graduate students to share their work during a one hour period at the conference. More details to come. If you have questions, email education@sophe.org.

9. What is the conference hotel?

Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown, 215 S Temple, Salt Lake City. The room rate is $169. To reserve a room, contact the hotel at 801.531.7500 and ask for the SOPHE 2019 rate.

10. What is the membership discount?

Registration details are now available!

11. Can I add other events or activities to my registration at a later date?

Yes, you can log back into your registration profile and register for workshops or other conference events and activities.

12. What meals are included with the conference registration fee?

There will be refreshments served in the morning and afternoon. Food will be served during the opening reception and the awards ceremony.

13. How can exhibit or sponsor the conference?

Check out our exhibitor and sponsor prospectus. For more information contact education@sophe.org.

14. How can I get help with registration?

The conference rates will be similar to SOPHE 2018. Contact our membership coordinator & office manager, Shadia Henson, at 202-408-9804, or email membership@sophe.org.

15. Is continuing education available for attending the conference sessions and workshops?

Yes, the conference provides CE to CHES®, MCHES®, and CPH certified individuals.  More information on the number of credits is coming soon. If you have any questions, contact education@sophe.org.

16. What scholarships and awards are available?

Every year, SOPHE presents awards to faculty, practitioners, students and chapters in more than 15 categories.

Read about each award, fellowship or scholarship, the eligibility, requirements and submit an application.

17. Is there a SOPHE store onsite at the conference?

Yes, SOPHE will offer items for sale near the registration desk. For more information, contact info@sophe.org.

18. Are there student events?

Yes, there will be a student case study competition (application required), student workshop, and 180 seconds to impact health session. More information coming soon.

19. How can I travel from the convention center to my hotel?

The Salt Palace Convention Center is a 3-minute Uber, Lyft, or taxi ride from the Radisson Hotel. Learn more about the free ride zone in downtown Salt Lake.

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