MdPHA Annual Conference

Registration is open! The MdPHA Annual Conference will be Thursday, October 17 at Bowie State University, with the theme “Truth Matters: Science and Public Health.”


Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) are being applied for from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Sponsored by The Towson University Department of Health Sciences. 

Thursday Program

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

Keynote Speaker

Brian Frosh
Maryland Attorney General

Brian Frosh is the attorney general for the state of Maryland. Under his leadership, Maryland became the first state in the nation to issue guidance prohibiting discriminatory profiling by law enforcement, declaring definitively that race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and religion cannot be factors in routine police activity.

A champion for the environment, public health, and our most vulnerable populations, Mr. Frosh has been instrumental in securing passage of legislation that safeguards against price gouging by drug manufacturers, and he has defended reforms to the bail system, asserting that individuals should not be detained before trial simply because they can’t afford bail. He championed a banon drilling for gas and oil in the Chesapeake Bay.

Prior to being elected Maryland’s attorney general, Mr. Frosh served in the Maryland GeneralAssembly for 28 years, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where he led the effort to pass gun safety legislation that has been called some of the toughest and most effective in the nation. He also increased protections for victims of domestic violence and expanded the state’s DNA database to help police catch criminals.

Mr. Frosh has received awards from the Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. He has been recognized for his leadership and was honored by his Senate peers with the First Citizen Award, presented to Marylanders who have been dedicated and effective participants in the process of making government work for the benefit of all.

Raised in Montgomery County, Mr. Frosh majored in government at Wesleyan and received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters.

Additional sessions in the works on e-cigarettes, cannabis, communication, and much more!


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).

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