2020 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting 

OPHA's 76th Annual Conference & Meeting is going virtual.

Interested in sponsoring this event or exhibiting? Download the 2020 sponsor prospectus and submit your application hereConference sponsorship is essential to making the conference happen no matter the format. Sponsorships also support OPHA's work all year. Our Development Committee is adjusting our sponsor benefits and levels and will be publishing those very soon.


Date: Monday, October 12 & Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Location: Our conference & meeting will be held virtually and no travel will be required

Have questions about how the conference will work?  Jump to our FAQ section.


Registration will open June 1.


The OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting is the premier public health event in Oregon. Since 1944 public health leaders, professionals, educators, advocates, students and stakeholders have come together to share the latest in research, programs, and information. Join us for this important, informative, and inspiring public health event! 

The Oregon Public Health Association has hosted the state's public health conference in person for the last 75 years. In our 76th year, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health of all who attend and our communities, we will host the conference virtually for the very first time. This year’s conference may be the most important one we have ever hosted.

This year, public health is in the public eye like never been before. The unprecedented crisis of our time provides an opportunity to come together to discuss the current situation, examine what we are learning, and strategize what we can we do better in the future in the face of a pandemic.

Peer to peer learning and networking are important parts of the training and development of our field and we remain committed to offering these opportunities at the 2020 conference. More details will come on how the conference will look, but we are excited to have experts in virtual conferences on board to make this our best conference yet.

Download the 2020 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting flyer

At OPHA 2020 you'll find the latest in public health research and trends, focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Highlights include:

Education: Over 80 presentations on key functional areas of public health; facilitated discussion forums to learn from your peers; and an interactive poster session.

***Continuing education credits will be available. Stay tuned for details.***

Networking Events: Connect with other public health professionals and stakeholders from around the Northwest during plentiful breaks, and other creative virtual networking oppurtunities.

Association Awards: Join OPHA in recognizing Oregon's public health advocates and leaders. 

Professional Opportunities, Products & Services: Connect with OPHA Sponsors and visit the Exhibit Hall.

Attendees include: Public Health Practitioners, Physicians, Administrators, Dental Professionals, Nurses, Educators, Policy Makers, Community Leaders, Researchers, Non-profit Executives, CCO Executives & Partners, and Students

OPHA 2020 Keynote Speakers:

Stay tuned!

OPHA 2020 Plenary Panel: 

Tuesday, October 13

A panel of Oregon professionals will examine our state's response to COVID-19 from a variety of perspectives.  Details are forthcoming. 

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2020 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting is the premier annual event for more than 400 public health professionals throughout Oregon. As an OPHA Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor, you have the chance to showcase your organization with the decision makers responsible for crafting and implementing local and state-level policies and programs that directly contribute to the effectiveness and success of public health in Oregon.

Download the OPHA 2020 Sponsor-Exhibitor Prospectus to view sponsor levels and benefits.

Complete the sponsorship application here.

Questions? Please contact OPHA Executive Director Jessica Nischik-Long for more information.


Are there benefits to a virtual conference?
Yes! A virtual conference creates an opportunity for more people to participate than ever before.

  • Cost-effectiveness: With a virtual conference, there are no travel, food or lodging costs
  • Flexibility and convenience: There is no travel time lost
  • Continuing Education: You can still earn credits and expand your knowledge
  • Connect with speakers and sponsors - Registrants will be able to participate in live Q&A with presenters and connect with sponsors
  • Connect with your peers - Have you missed colleagues at past conferences? This year it's easy to connect online
  • Sustainable and climate friendly - less travel means fewer emissions improving both air quality and reducing your carbon footprint. No paper materials also means fewer resources used

Can I still submit an abstract and present?
Yes! We are accepting abstracts through June 19 in the same formats we use for in person conferences: panel, individual oral, poster.

How will my presentation be done?
Our team of committed members are working out the technical details, but your presentation will include audio and video and an opportunity for live Q&A with registrants.

My organization would like to support the conference as a sponsor. How will that work this year?
Conference sponsorship is essential to making the conference happen no matter the format. Sponsorships also support OPHA's work all year. Our Development Committee is adjusting our sponsor benefits and levels and will be publishing those very soon.

ADA Accessibility

ADA accommodation requests should be directed to Jessica Coughlin, at [email protected]. Requests for accommodation should be made at least 3 weeks prior to the event. OPHA will do it's best to accommodate requests made after September 17th, but we cannot guarantee availability of all services.   


The deadline to request a refund for conference registration is two weeks before the event: Monday, September 28. No refunds will be allowed after this date.  A 4% cancellation fee will be taken from the refund to cover administrative costs.  Paid registration is required for all attendees prior to participating in the conference.