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VPHA's 2023 Annual Conference

  • 21 Sep 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • 22 Sep 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Reynolds Community College - Parham Road Campus. 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23273


  • Not a VPHA member? Attend our Conference AND join VPHA at a total cost of $175 ($25 savings).

VPHA's 2023 Annual Conference - Reimagining the Future of Public Health in Virginia: Equity, Community, and Sustainability

Registration for VPHA's 2023 Annual Conference is closed. We look forward to seeing you on September 21 - 22! 

Please join us for VPHA's Annual Conference at Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus, in Richmond, Virginia. Our theme is "Reimagining the Future of Public Health in Virginia: Equity, Community, and Sustainability".

The Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM and Friday, September 22 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. A Conference reception will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Three Notch'd  Craft Kitchen and Brewery.

More conference details will be sent out as we get closer to the event. We can't wait to see you there!

Please note that the deadline for members to register for the conference at the current rate is 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 7. We are doing this to provide our venue and caterers with an estimated number of attendees. After September 7th, all registrants will be charged at the non-member rate of $200. We encourage you to register well before the deadline!

Agenda At a Glance

We are thrilled to announce that we will have two keynote speakers this year. Our Thursday keynote speaker is Dr. Karen Shelton, Virginia's State Health Commissioner. Our Friday keynote speaker is Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit, President of the American Public Health Association.

We will also host two plenary sessions, "Building and Sustaining a Diverse Public Health Workforce", and "Boots on the Ground:' Practicing Public Health in Virginia's Communities".

Finally, there will be member-directed breakout sessions, where you can share what you're doing to improve Virginia's public health (see below).

Share Your Work!

Thank you to everyone who sent in an abstract to present at the conference. We are no longer accepting additional abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

Interested in sponsoring the Annual Conference? Check out our sponsorship packet or email Kim Baskette at

Where to Stay

VPHA has arranged hotel blocks at the Courtyard Richmond Northwest/Short Pump (12 minutes to Reynolds) and the Courtyard Richmond Scott's Addition (10 minutes to Reynolds) from Wednesday, September 20 - Friday September 22. We have a limited number of rooms in the block, so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Additional Attendee Information

The conference reception will be held at Three Notch’d Brewing Company (2930 W Broad St.) in Richmond from 5-7pm on Thursday September 21. Please note that parking spaces are limited at the brewery, but there is street parking nearby. We strongly urge those staying at the Courtyard in Scott’s Addition to walk - it’s less than a mile away - or to take the GRTC Pulse. We encourage locals and those staying at the Courtyard in Short Pump to carpool or rideshare.

For additional food and drink options while you're in Richmond checkout the list of food and drink options nearby the VPHA conference accommodations.  

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