Registration open for MdPHA’s Annual Conference, taking place at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Registration open

CHES (entry-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) will be applied for from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). 

Tuesday Program

Tuesday features our traditional day long educational program with keynote, policymaker panel, plenary, lunch,  and breakout sessions.


Stephanie C. Slowly, MSW, LCSW-C
Deputy Director
Stephanie Slowly joined the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities in July, 2016 and currently serves as the office’s Deputy Director.   Prior to joining MHHD, Ms. Slowly served as the Deputy Chief of Programs and Training Capacity for the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program with Maryland Department of Health. There she enhanced the training capacity and awareness of this program to hundreds of case managers, program directors and external stakeholders. Additionally, she aided in the strategic planning for the Maryland integrated HIV plan for the state of Maryland.  As the Deputy Director, Ms. Slowly is committed to engagement, training, and enhancement of innovative approaches to address the health equity needs throughout the state of Maryland. Ms. Slowly believes that the work of health equity is one in which everyone has to be an active participant. As a social worker, Ms. Slowly spent 10 years in direct care service working in medical social work where she implemented programs, advised on policy and advocated for the needs of the most underserved and vulnerable populations.  Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Norfolk State University and she went on to recieve a Masters of Social Work from the Evelyn R. School of Social Work from Norfolk State University. She has gone on to become a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical through the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.

Policymaker Panel

The MdPHA Advocacy Committee is proud to present this year’s advocacy panel. Hear from your elected officials about policies they’re supporting that will improve public health and the quality of life for all Marylanders. We’ll hear what’s on the horizon for 2019 locally and in Annapolis, dig into the legislative process, and talk about ways you can get involved!


  • Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed
  • Delegate Darryl Barnes
  • Delegate Terri Hill



Please download the call for abstracts here.

Below are some clarification items for submitting:
  1. The research that is featured in your abstract and poster does not have to be specific to Md.
  2. You do not have to be a student in a Md. school to submit an abstract.
  3. You are not required to be a member of MdPHA to submit an abstract and present a poster; however, you will be required to register at the early bird rates in order to attend if accepted.
  4. Abstracts will be accepted from students at all levels–undergrad, graduate, post-docs, fellows, and recent graduates (within the previous 6 months).

    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Election of board members–you may nominate yourself or another at the conference!
    • Networking!


  • Become a sponsor today! Gain access to public health researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students from across the state! Sponsor information will be available soon.Interested in joining the planning committee or sponsorship? Contact us here!