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.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
Do you work to promote and protect public health in Maine? Then MPHA wants to hear from YOU! Please consider sharing your efforts in programming, policymaking, research, business, media, healthcare, and any other industries that touch health and reduce disparity in Maine. Examples of topics related to health equity may include food access, educational achievement, health insurance, medical care, geography, minority health, and many, many others!
Abstracts are 300 words, and due by 5:00pm on Friday, July 7. We will confirm conference presenters by August 1. To learn more and to submit an abstract, please visit our Abstract Submission Site. Note: Please review the full application before submitting.
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.
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.
Early Bird Registration!
Register before July 1st, and save 20% off the registration fee!
Interested in sponsoring our annual conference? Please see new and continuing opportunities for sponsorship in our 2017 Prospectus. Questions about sponsorship? Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in exhibiting? Please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form and email it to email@example.com.
Directions to Abromson Center- University of Southern Maine
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.
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.