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APHL 2020 Annual Conference - Cancelled

June 8, 2020 — June 11, 2020

Location: Oregon Convention Center

APHL 2020

Oregon Convention Center
 Portland, OR
 June 8-11, 2020

APHL 2020 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR from June 8-11, 2020.  The meeting will consist of a member assembly, keynote session, plenary and breakout sessions, roundtables, posters, Innovate! sessions and exhibits all over the course of four days.

This year’s meeting will discuss issues ranging from environmental issues to emerging infectious diseases and emergency preparedness, from informatics to food safety, newborn screening and global health.

APHL 2020 is the APHL annual membership meeting. Attendees include state, county, city and local public health lab directors, environmental and agricultural lab directors, senior laboratory staff, government and private laboratory personnel, and others interested in laboratory issues.

APHL 2020 will be preceded by four pre-conference workshops on Monday morning, June 8. Registration is separate and details will follow.

Remember - this meeting will start on Monday and end on Thursday.


Advanced registration through APHL is required. Registration is now open.

Conference registration fee: $650/member, $795/Non-Member, $200/Student

Four pre-conference workshops will be offered on Monday morning, June 8. There is an additional cost of $149. You may only take one.

Payment maybe made by credit card or check.

If you are paying by credit card you may click on the Register Now! link above left to register. If you have not registered for an APHL meeting online before you will need to sign up for a login and password before you can register. If you are paying by check or are receiving a complimentary registration you must register using the registration form on the main conference page and email or mail the form. 

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776.

Continuing Education Credits

APHL is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® program. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 12.5 contact hours by attending the entire conference. Attendance rosters must be signed for each attended session for which credit is requested and the P.A.C.E.® certificate must be signed and certified by APHL staff at the registration booth at the end of your time at the conference.


This year's meeting will be held at the Oregon Convention Center. Directly across the street is the headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency Portland. There is a restaurant in the hotel and more within an easy walking distance or a short trip on the light rail (2 stops) across the river in downtown Portland.

Hyatt Regency Portland Hotel (headquarters hotel)
375 NE Holladay St.
Portland, OR 97232

APHL has negotiated a block of rooms at the rate of $209.00 single/double (plus tax) per night. There are a limited number of rooms at $192.00 (the 2020 federal per diem). These rates will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

To make your reservation, please call the hotel at 877.803.7534 and request the group rate for “APHL”. You may also make your reservation online - conference rate or per diem rate. These rates are valid until May 15, 2020 or until the block is filled. This room block may fill up early so be sure to register as soon as possible. A deposit of one nights’ fee is required to reserve your room which is refunded if cancelled more than 72 hours in advance. Rooms cancelled less than 72 hours before arrival will be subject to a one night cancellation fee.  


The meeting will begin on Monday, June 8 at 1:00pm and conclude on Thursday, June 11 at 11:30am. There will be four pre-conference workshops on Monday morning, June 8 from 8:00am-11:30am. Please plan your arrival and departure times accordingly.

Portland International Airport (PDX) is serviced by all major airlines. It is 15-20 minutes to the hotel. The hotel does NOT provide complimentary shuttle to/from the airport. It is, however, on the Tri Met Max/Light Rail (RED) line. 10 stops (Convention Center) will bring you to the hotel and convention center. Cost is approximately $2.50. Shuttles, taxis and Uber/Lyft are also available to the hotel.

There are no additional sessions for this event.