Please join us for a leading edge public health conference on Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd, 2019, with a pre-conference workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1st!

Our 69th Annual Meeting & Conference will offer scientific sessions in a variety of formats including large plenary sessions and smaller concurrent sessions. Sessions will focus on issues and topics relevant to this year’s theme of “Public Health 3.0: Innovating and Transforming.”

This conference is designed for public health educators, academic staff, county health officials and employees, students, medical and dental practitioners, state health employees and others in the field of public health, education and medical care.  We welcome all individuals and organizations who share a common interest of promoting and protecting the public’s health.


          Conference Agenda

                View the full conference agenda HERE


Online registration is now open for conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors HERE.

Click HERE for our Sponsor Prospectus        

Conference App

Download our conference app for real-time updates to the agenda, scheduler, announcements and networking list!

Call for Abstracts/Presenters

The call for abstracts is now closed. Authors have been notified of their acceptance status and may also login to the      abstract submission site to view reviewer comments and status. 

Presenters who wish to attend the conference must register at the appropriate member/non-member rate below. Presenters who will only be attending to presenter their session should contact Karissa Doerr to arrange logistics. We greatly appreciate presenters' contributions to this public health conference.


Student Poster Contest

A call for student posters will be released in March of 2019.

Student posters will be presented at the Annual Meeting. NYSPHA members will have the opportunity to vote for a "Member's Choice Award" for best poster! See program for details. Find more information HERE.

Award Nominations 

Each year at our Annual Meeting we have the honor of presenting several awards for outstanding service in the field of public health, and the time has come as we requesting nominations for 2019 award recipients.  If there is an individual or organization that you would like to nominate for one of the following awards please submit your nomination by or before March 26th. The individual or organization that you nominate does not have to be a member of NYSPHA. Click HERE to learn more. 

Continuing Education

The 2019 Annual Meeting will offer continuing education hours for CHES entry-level credits, MCHES advanced level credits and CPH credits. Full credits (11) are based on attendance at both the pre-conference workshop and annual meeting. Partial credits are available for individual events. Please indicate on your registration form if you will be seeking CHES (and add your CHES number for easy tracking) or CPH credits. These credits are being offered free of charge with your paid registration. 


        Transfer/Cancellation Policy

    • If you register for the  Annual Meeting and cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. All transfer/cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by NYSPHA no later than April 17, 2019. Please submit your request via email to
    • Cancellations received on or before April 22, 2019 will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee.
    • Cancellations received April 23, 2019 or later are not refundable.  Space at each event is limited. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee.


      Online registration is open for sponsors and exhibitors.  Conference registrations may be completed online and paid online via credit card or PayPal. You may also complete your payment offline via check or purchase order by registering online, printing your confirmation form and mailing it with payment to: 

      NYSPHAAnnual Meeting,  PO Box 38127, Albany, NY 12203  

      If your company requires payment be made after an event or if you plan to pay on-site, please send an email to us for approval. We will  mark your account accordingly so your registration is confirmed.

        Conference Rates

       General Registration  Registration fee by 3/8/19  Registration fee starting 3/9/19
       NYSPHA Members   $150  $170
       Non-Members  $185  $205

       Students*  Registration Fee
       NYSPHA Student Members  $75
      Student Non-Members  $90
      Student Poster Presenter Day 1  $45 (Day 2 is free with registration code)

      *Student rates are available for full-time students who are not yet working full-time in the field.

      Rates above are for the conference only, not the pre-conference on May 1st.

      The registration form includes the option of adding the pre-conference workshop on May 1st (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM). The pre-conference registration fee is $80. 


          Hotel Information

      All events will take place at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY. Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Hope Lake & Conference Center is Central New York’s Largest four season, family-centric resort. Located in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, conveniently just minutes from I-81, the resort truly has something for everyone.

      A block of rooms has been reserved for Tuesday, April 30, Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2019. We have negotiated the rate of $93/night plus an 8% resort fee for those booking under the block. Please call the hotel directly at (888) 353-5707 to reserve your room under the "NYSPHA Annual Meeting" block or visit their website. Please reserve your room by April 1, 2019 to ensure the conference rate. Please note: In order to qualify for tax exempt, guests will need to be paying with a company card.  

      Greek Peak Mountain Resort is family-friendly resort located in Cortland County, NY. Additional resort amenities are available to conference guests at the following rates. All costs are paid directly to the hotel at the discounted rates for conference attendees:

      Cascades Indoor Waterpark (inside hotel): $27/person 

      Zip Line Tours: $39/person

      Aerial Ropes Course: $39/person

      Mountain Coaster: $8 per ride

      Babysitting/Childcare at the Barefoot Den Activities Center (on-site): starting at $15/hour per child

      Additional resort amenities include the Waterfalls Spa 

      Important Information

      Hotel Address & Contact-

      Greek Peak Mountain Resort

      2000 New York 392 

      Cortland, NY 13045

      Phone: (800) 955-2754

      Travel Information:

      Bus Station- 60 Central Ave (Trailways & Greyhound)

      Train Station- Syracuse Amtrak Station (44 m)

      Airport- Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (25 m)

      Hotel Parking- Parking is free.

      Food & Beverage- Lunch and coffee breaks are included with your Annual Meeting registration fee. The chef has designed a menu to meet the “Healthy Meeting Guidelines” recommended by the New York State Department of Health. Gluten-free options will also be available. 

      Conference Attire- Business-casual attire is suited for this event. Please keep in mind that meeting room temperatures vary. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater to all sessions.

      Payment Information- Registration fees may be paid via credit card (via PayPal) online only or offline via check or purchase order. Registration on-site is available but we highly recommend you complete the registration form online to secure your spot. Online registration will close on April 27th. 

      Exhibit- Become an Exhibitor at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Email for more information or click here to download a sponsor/exhibitor packet.

            Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NYSPHA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to NYSPHA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events activities. You inform NYSPHA that you object on the registration form. 

      Event and Registration Questions- Contact us with any questions by phone or email:

      Tel:  (518) 427-5835  Email:

      Networking Opportunities- See our Networking Event page for more information. 

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