Conferences and Community Events

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2014

Date: 
Sat, 2014-11-15 08:00 to Wed, 2014-11-19 16:00
Location: 
New Orleans, LA

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

This year's theme is "Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being."

Check the American Public Health Association's website for more information, and registration.

Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit

Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-02 09:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Amherst, MA

A coalition of public health leaders is organizing the first-ever Western MA Health Equity Summit  for October 2, 2014 to bring western MA practitioners and community leaders together to take steps to achieve more health equity in western MA by working, learning and taking action together. It will be geared toward a wide range of practitioners, professionals, young adults and community leaders.

Organizers are inspired by a vision of health equity in which residents of the four western counties are able to achieve full health because unjust and avoidable obstacles have been replaced with equitable health policies and practices.  Our vision is to chart a path towards more equity in all aspects of health for our residents.  The summit will allow attendees to take back information and work in their own communities, as well as join in a network to address regional issues to make positive and lasting change.

For more information contact the Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach at (413)-545-2529, email: risa@schoolph.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst Commencement

Date: 
Fri, 2014-05-09 09:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Graduate School Ceremony 

- Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
- Mullins Center  

Undergraduate Ceremony

- Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
- McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Check the UMass Amherst official Commencement 2014 webpage for more information.

UMass Amherst Founder's Day

Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-29 09:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

April 29 is Founders Day, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Massachusetts Agricultural College - UMass Amherst. Celebrate the founding of UMass Amherst - the flagship campus of the Commonwealth and a top ranked research university!

National Public Health Week 2014

Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-07 00:01 to 23:59
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.

For more information about events relating to the week, check the NPHW website.

Registration Information: 

On-Campus Networking Night

Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-18 19:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, 10th Floor

This very special evening, arranged exclusively for current UMass Amherst students, will bring experienced professionals from a wide range of employers, from major corporations to non-profit organizations, to engage and assist students with career guidance and employment opportunities in a small group setting.

Students who are registered should arrive promptly at 6:45pm. There will an opportunity for students to rotate from table to table to meet recruiters/alumni from various organizations. Students should come dressed professionally and be open to networking outside of his/her major.

Registration Information: 
Students MUST RSVP: Careerservices@umass.edu

Career Blast 2014

Date: 
Wed, 2014-02-19 10:00 to 15:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Auditorium

Employers attending this event have a variety of opportunities and look forward to meeting UMass students in a friendly and professional atmosphere. All majors and degree level students will find employers available to talk with them about full-time employment, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.

Students should prepare beforehand by reviewing the organizations that will be attending, dress professionally, plan on enough time to visit organizations of interest, ask well-researched questions, and give out flawless resumes.

Some employers do schedule follow-up interviews, so have your schedule available.

African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Career Fair

Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-18 13:00 to 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers looking for African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) students of all majors for full-time, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities. Typically employers attending this event have specific openings to discuss, and many attend just to meet students and talk about future possibilities.

Public Health Informatics Conference

Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-29 07:00 to Thu, 2014-05-01 12:00
Location: 
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30303

Since 2003, the Public Health Informatics Conference (formerly known as the PHIN Conference) has been an important venue to convene all levels of governmental public health providers (local, state, federal, and international), researchers, vendors, and domestic/international public health and healthcare organizations to address public health informatics and information technology infrastructure and workforce capacity needs.

The conference provides leadership and guidance for public health organizations navigating through an era of interoperable and integrated health information exchange. With the rapid implementation of global healthcare IT initiatives and accelerated developments, there is no better time than now to invest in public health informatics. The conference provides a venue for groundbreaking discussions and opportunities to provide input to CDC and other key stakeholders to accomplish the goal of cross-industry collaborations in healthcare IT.

Nearly 1,200 attendees will come together for the PHIC this year.

 Early*Standard
Student Proof of full time student status required$150$150
Single Day Attendee$300$300

*Early bird registration rates end March 18, 2014.

National Public Health Week

Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-07 08:00 to Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
Location: 
Multiple locations

PUBLIC HEALTH: START HERE

April 7-13, 2014

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Please join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week 2014 from April 7-13 as we work toward creating a healthier nation.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

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