The theme of the 2020 IAPHS conference is “Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health.” The theme recognizes the influential work of John B. McKinlay, who coined the phrase “manufacturers of illness” to emphasize the key role of upstream factors, particularly political-economic systems, in shaping population health. IAPHS has made McKinlay’s path-breaking article available for members (click here).
The overall goal of this year’s IAPHS conference is to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to share current research findings, frameworks, and methods; elevate awareness about how policies, places, and profits shape population health for better or for worse; facilitate new collaborations; and identify ways to improve health through outreach to policymakers, industry and the public. The conference will continue the IAPHS tradition of offering a scientifically engaging and interactive program, welcoming anyone interested in population health.
George Washington University
University of Virginia
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Friday, October 2, 2020
City University of New York
Simply register for the virtual event on our IAPHS website.
Once there click on the applicable registration button and follow the on screen instructions to fill out the form with the necessary information.
This process will register you with a unique ID that lets us know that you should be receiving an email to create your own profile, login, and password for the virtual platform where you will access our Virtual IAPHS Conference. We recommend that you save your login and have the information easily accessible on the day of the event because you will need your login information to access the virtual platform.
It's important that you provide an active email address to receive further information from us about our conference along with helpful tips, and attending guides.
On the morning of the event, you will receive a reminder email that will contain a link to the login page where you will access the event using your info, and enter the virtual lobby.
The virtual conference can be accessed from most up to date computers and mobile devices. Once the Virtual Conference event page is available, you will be able to perform what’s called a System Checker, which will analyze your internet browser, internet connection, and network settings to make sure they're optimized for your viewing experience. If there is a warning issued by this System Checker, simply click on the Get Help button or call the support number provided so we can get you fixed up right away.
Please note: you may find it more of a cost savings to join the organization as a member. Conference registration is included with your 2020 IAPHS membership. Click here to join IAPHS. If you have budget restrictions on what kinds of activities can be reimbursed, please contact Sue Bevan to see if there is a way we can accommodate to your restrictions. An example may be that you can purchase conference registration but not membership.
IAPHS offers the opportunity to submit an advertisement to be included in the virtual conference. Ads may be placed in the virtual lobby, auditorium, and session rooms. Advertisements are clickable for attendees to be directed to a website of your choice.
Conference Flyers are a great way to spread the word about new research, programs, opportunities, etc. Materials will be available to conference attendees in their swag bag!
The registration fee provides one representative to the full conference. The 3D exhibit booths are customizable to showcase your organization, allow attendees to easily explore your content, and engage in two-way communication between attendees and exhibitors through live chat and video streaming features. In addition, you can provide downloadable materials to the attendees.
The virtual lobby is the hub of the event and will allow you to easily navigate the venue and access the conferences features and sessions.
In the auditorium, choose between live plenary sessions and on-demand sessions led by experts in the field. Many on- demand sessions have a live Q&A chat room component, so we recommend viewing the on-demand content in advance of the live discussion.
Browse hundreds of posters with the opportunity to leave comments for authors.
Browse exhibitor booths that match your interest, and connect/engage directly with the exhibitors.
Live chat with other attendees, speakers and presenters. Share your conference experience on social media with the conference hashtag.
Questions? Need technical help? Get 24/7 support during the conference.
Gain general information on the virtual conference, exhibitors, presenters, and sessions.
Choose the topics and sessions that you want to attend. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you in a given time block and to attend those sessions as desired.
Jennifer Karas Montez is a Professor of Sociology, the Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies, and Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab at Syracuse University. The main focus of her research is explaining the troubling trends and growing inequalities in how healthy and long Americans live. Much of her work over the past decade has examined why those outcomes are particularly worrisome for women, for people without a college degree, and for people living in states in the South and Midwest. In her current work, she is investigating how the polarizing policy environment at the US state level has contributed to the trends and inequalities.
Professor of Sociology, the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, and the Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab at Syracuse University. Monnat’s research interests broadly fall at the intersection of place, public policy, and population health. A common theme binding much of her research is a concern for rural people and places. Much of her work over the past several years has focused on geographic differences in opioid and other drug-related mortality rates, particularly trying to understand the economic, social, and policy factors that are driving these spatial differences.
IAPHS is waiving conference fees for its members because we recognize that these are challenging financial times for many individuals. As a new organization, IAPHS is facing financial challenges too. Like other organizations, IAPHS relies on income from its conference to meet critical expenses. Unlike most other organizations, it doesn’t yet have a reserve of funds large enough to carry it through crises like this. If you are in a position to help IAPHS whole by making a financial contribution, please donate by clicking below.
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