Registration is now open.

Advance registration through APHL, accompanied by cash, check or credit card, is required to attend APHL 2020. 

Full conference registrants receive:

  • Access to all sessions, food events, poster presentations and the exhibit hall
  • Name badge, lanyard, tote bag of various materials and a printed program
    (Please note that One Day and Exhibit Only registrants do not receive a tote bag)

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Continuity of Operations Planning: Ensuring the Laboratory Can Sustain Operations During a Disaster
  • Developing Leadership Skills Through Effective Conflict Resolution
  • Utility of Long and Short Read Sequencing Platform Options for Public Health Laboratories

Registration Fees:

  • APHL Member: $650
  • Non-member: $795
  • Student: $200
  • One Day Only: $350
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: $149

Not a member? APHL has individual memberships available for $100. See our membership rates and benefits for more information.

Meeting Location

APHL 2020 will be held in downtown Portland, OR at the Oregon Convention Center. The general sessions will be held on the upper level and all breakout, roundtable and Innovate! sessions along with the exhibitors, posters and food and beverage events will be held on the lower level of the convention center.

Two stops on the light rail ride will bring you across the river and into the heart of downtown with more restaurant, shopping and entertainment options. To help plan your stay in Portland, visit

Tentative Schedule

This is the tentative general schedule for APHL 2020.

Conference Highlights

The Conference Highlights contains the program schedule and information on registration, hotel and exhibitors.


Average temperatures in June range from high 70°s F (26° C) during the day to mid-50°s F (14° C) at night.

Dress Code and Protocols

Appropriate dress for the meeting is business casual. A light jacket or sweater is recommended as meeting rooms may be cool.

Continuing Education Credit

APHL is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® program. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 12.5 contact hours by attending the entire conference. Attendance rosters must be signed in each attended session that credit is requested for and the P.A.C.E.® certificate must be signed and certified by APHL staff at the registration desk at the end of your time at the conference.

APHL is an approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) Recertification Credits through the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 11 hours of credit by attending the entire conference. APHL will not issue certificates of attendance.

Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in APHL Meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to APHL’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice, without compensation, in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.​