APHL 2020 is Canceled
After much consideration and discussion, the APHL Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference (APHL 2020), originally scheduled for June 8-11, 2020 in Portland, OR.
The ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a serious concern for us all, and its implications have substantially affected the logistics of the meeting. The health, safety and well-being of the APHL global community is our highest priority.
APHL thanks the planning committee, exhibitors, sponsors and other contributors for their support of this conference.
We regret any inconvenience changes to our events may cause, and thank you for your understanding and continued support as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please don't hesitate to contact Terry Reamer with any further questions or concerns you may have.
All registration fees will be refunded by APHL over the next few weeks.
We ask registrants to please cancel your hotel and airline reservations directly. If you have a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Portland Hotel, you may call them at 971.222.1234 or cancel online.
Unfortunately, due to the scale and planning required to put on a conference the size of APHL 2020, rescheduling will not be an option at this time. However, we are looking into alternative ways to share important information from the conference, such as virtual presentations or webinars. More information will be provided over the coming days and weeks about any alternative presentation opportunities.
About the APHL Annual Conference
APHL's annual conference brings together more than 600 professionals to consider issues, trends and technologies influencing public health laboratory science and practice. Sessions cover the full spectrum of public health laboratory practice, from emerging infectious disease, environmental health and emergency preparedness to informatics, food safety, newborn screening and global health.
Conference formats are varied with plenary, breakout, roundtable and poster sessions as well as an exhibit hall and receptions. APHL's annual membership meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the work of public health laboratories.
Watch the Annual Conference Experience Video