The APHA 2022 Annual Meeting is coming up Nov. 6-9 in Boston! There will be sessions and presentations in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Westin Boston Seaport District. Get Ready will have a booth in the APHA Central section of the Public Health Expo. We’ll have Get Ready swag and fact sheets about COVID-19, monkeypox and home disaster preparedness for you to take home. You’ll probably spend all day listening to the different sessions and presentations. If your device needs battery, our booth is giving out free power banks. You can win one by testing your knowledge with a fun trivia question about emergency preparedness. But don’t wait, there will be a limited supply!
The Expo hours are:
- Sunday, Nov. 6, 12:30-6 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Annual Meeting will have a ton of sessions and presentations for you to check out. You may want to learn more about how to act in an emergency or what supplies to pack before a disaster strikes. If you’re interested in sessions about emergency preparedness, we have some suggestions to recommend. Don’t miss out!
Sunday, Nov. 6
2054: Lessons Learned, Vaccine Uptake, and Public Health Preparedness in the midst of COVID-19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
This poster session includes lessons learned from the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine equity in the Latina/o/x and Hispanic communities.
2056: Public Health Preparedness in the midst of COVID-19: successes, challenges, and recommendations, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
This poster session is about the effects of COVID-19 in Latina/o/x populations across the United States and what we can learn from this pandemic to prepare for the next.
Monday, Nov. 7
3009: COVID-19 and Emergency Health Services, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
This poster session will talk about COVID-19 vaccinations and the emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3078: Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness, 10:30 a.m.-noon
This oral session includes topics on equity during a crisis, COVID-19 response and disaster preparedness.
3229: Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness, 3–4 p.m.
This poster session touches on disaster preparedness, recovery and response.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
4117: Disaster Preparedness and Response In Community Health, 10:30 a.m.-noon
This oral session will talk about the impact of infrastructure disruptions in Puerto Rico, emergency response planning, the impact of natural disasters and health equity.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
5090: COVID-19 & Emergency Health Services, 10:30 a.m.-noon
This oral session will talk about COVID-19 vaccinations and the emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We love meeting new people, but let’s remember to stay safe. The Annual Meeting will be a busy event with many people. Masks are required at APHA 2022. You will need to show proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. We recommend a flu shot, too. We look forward to seeing everyone there!