Another Successful Educational Conference Etched in the Annals of TPHA History

Almost 600 came from near and far to the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel and Conference Center during September 11-13 for TPHA’s 76th annual educational conference.  This year’s theme, Managing Change: Opportunities for Public Health Impact, encompassed a wide range of challenging issues and meaningful solutions presented by experts from within Tennessee and beyond.   Keynote speaker, Dr. Gloria Wilder, started off the three-day event moving the audience to tears while talking about poverty and economic segregation in healthcare using her own personal story growing up in Brooklyn NY as the backdrop. Plenary speakers Robert Childs and Donnie Varnell shared lessons learned from a project in North Carolina that has successfully reduced drug overdoses through harm reduction and law enforcement partnerships.  Interwoven throughout were 28 workshops that addressed issues like ACES, addiction, obesity and physical activity, infectious diseases, cross sector collaborations and community resiliency among others impacting public health in Tennessee today.  Closing out the conference was plenary speaker Dr. Kathy Pearson whose entertaining presentation on leadership in times of uncertainty left us all with new tools and techniques to use going forward as we navigate these challenging times.  See below for a pictorial review of TPHA 2019 Conference.

To learn more about the speakers, topics and for other TPHA 2019 conference information, click here: Conference 2019


TPHA’s next Annual Educational Conference will be September 9-11, 2020 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel and Conference Center.