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2017 MPHA Fall Conference

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland Campus
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  • Regular Admission Price
  • MPHA Member Regular Admission Price
  • MPHA Member Regular Admission Price for Students, New Professionals & Retirees
  • MPHA Non-Member Regular Admission
  • MPHA Non-Member Regular Admission Price for Students. Must have valid .edu email address.
  • Registration for annual meeting panelists

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Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association's 2017 Annual Conference, "Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?". MPHA's annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.

Conference Agenda
Conference Breakout Sessions

(Clicking on the Presentation Title will take you to the full abstract in the PDF)

We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker! Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television.

Zip Code = Life Expectancy
Community Design & the Public Health Challenge of the 21st Century

In addition, we'll be featuring two exciting panels:

  • Maine Funders Panel - Hear from Maine funders about their priorities, challenges, and opportunities!
  • Substance Use Policymaking Panel - Interactive discussion with Maine legislators about policymaking related to substance use.

Interested in sponsoring our annual conference? Please see new and continuing opportunities for sponsorship in our 2017 Prospectus. Questions about sponsorship? Please contact us:

Interested in exhibiting? Please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form and email it to

Directions to Abromson Center- University of Southern Maine

GPS Address
88 Bedford Street
Portland ME 04104

The parking garage is the best place for conference attendees to park on the USM Portland campus. The garage parking is free. Upon entry into the garage, you will be prompted to press a button, which will raise the gate for you to enter the garage, no tickets are dispensed. The entrance into the garage is on Surrenden Street.  To exit the garage, approach the exit gates slowly as the gate will automatically open for you. There is a surface lot and on-street parking located in the areas around the Abromson Center, all of which is subject to posted rules; parking in these locations may result in ticketing.  
*Conference attendees are advised MPHA is not responsible for any parking tickets received while attending this event. 

Hotel Accommodations 
MPHA has a block of rooms at the Clarion Hotel Portland for the reduced rate of $74.00 per night for Monday, October 16, 2017.  The Clarion Hotel Portland is located at 1230 Congress Street.  To book a room please call the Clarion Hotel at 207-774-5611 and reference group rate USM.  Reservation cut off date is Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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