An estimated 14,000 leaders in public health and government are expected to attend this year's meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting's theme, "Public Health and the Environment," reflects the profound impact environmental factors have on the health of the public. Issues involving the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat will be examined, as well as how we can protect and preserve the environment.
Erin Brockovich will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session on Sunday, Nov. 7; she will discuss her research and groundbreaking work in the area of industrial environmental negligence and its devastating effects on the public's health.
Educational Sessions and Exhibits Hall
The Annual Meeting consists of more than 900 scientific sessions, roundtables, poster sessions, institutes and panel discussions, at which over 4,000 scientific papers will be presented. Specific program presenter information is available in a searchable database with a personal scheduling application on the APHA Web site: www.apha.org/meetings.
There will be four full sessions consisting of several papers each dedicated to chiropractic topics:
- chiropractic in the changing health care environment;
- issues in chiropractic and public health education;
- issues in chiropractic practice and research; and
- chiropractic access, outreach and research.
See www.APHA.org for the complete program of chiropractic events.