78th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Fall Conference
Please join your friends and colleagues for the 78th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Fall Conference to be held virtually September 21-23, 2021 from 8:30 - 12:30 each day. It is time to reconnect! This conference will create space for sharing and learning about the latest public health models and issues as we embrace this year's theme: Strengthening Social Connectedness.
The KPHA Board is excited about the planned keynote addresses. Conference participants will hear from:
- APHA's President-Elect Dr. Kaye Bender who was the President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board from 2009-2019, was the Dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing for 6 years immediately before PHAB; and prior to that, she worked in local public health for several years in Mississippi and was the Deputy State Health Officer.
- Paul Shirley is a former professional basketball player, author and host of The Process Podcast. Paul will be inspiring us to learn from failure.
- Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of the Building Healthy Communities for The California Endowment. Prior to this role, Dr. Iton served as the Director and County Health Officer for the Alameda County Public Health Department. Published in numerous public health and medical publications, Dr. Iton is a regular public health lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences across the nation.
- Additionally, the conference will feature a keynote panel discussion: Thriving Through and Post Pandemic - Leveraging Lessons Learned.
As always, the conference will be a time to honor the work of our peers across the state and also learn from each other through breakout sessions and posters. KPHA turned 100 years old in 2020, and this conference will be a time to celebrate that belated anniversary. Watch our conference registration page and KPHA's website for updates and details as plans develop. The call for breakout session presentations will be coming shortly.