Annual Meeting: Highlights from Day One

Top 5 Pictures from Sunday, June 5:

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APHL attendees arrving at openning session of 2011 Annual Meeting.

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Ringling Bros. circus parades in Omaha’s Qwest Center while, upstairs, APHL attendees ponder implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Collette Fitzgerald, PhD; Sharon Hurd, MPH and Elaine Scallan, PhD present at Are New Technologies Improving Public Health? session.

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Suzanne Kalb, PhD, discusses presentation with attendees.

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Jack Krueger, MSChE, shares his passion for environmental public health laboratory electronic data sharing.

Top 10 Tweets:

  • Record turnout at #APHL annual meeting: 470 registrants and lab professionals from 5 different countries
  • 1 in 6 people have a foodborne illness each year, from 31 pathogens with >50K hospitalized says Scallan at #aphl.
  • Efficient and standardized electronic data exchange is an imperative public health response and interoperability function. #aphl
  • Patrick Luedtke says health reform much like the water in the Missouri river – it is upstream and coming our way. #aphl
  • The first day at #aphl meeting has seen some stunning science presentations with far-reaching implications #aphl
  • It will take a crisis to bring the money back so someone will provide essential public health services  #APHL
  • If public health gets behind on meaningful use, we will be left behind. #APHL
  • Affordable healthcare is a major achievement, politics aside. Achieves 94% healthcare coverage.
  • Paul Jarris, ASTHO: APHL is one of our strongest public health associations.
  • The history of PH is one of troughs & peaks over time. PHLs MUST tell stories of how they impact the lives of communities. #aphl

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