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Register Now for the FEC


2017 Fall Educational Conference

Public Health Today = A Healthy Tomorrow

September 27-29, Asheville

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Golf Resort

  Registration Rates for Full Conference:  Member $195, Non-Member $240, Student $50
The deadline for scholarships, All-Star Awards, Ann Wolfe Mini-Grants and NCPHA Major Awards is July 7, 2017.  For the nomination forms and more information, go here

Go here for hotel reservations

Draft Agenda (as of 7/19/17)


 Keynote Speaker:

For All Our Babies, Now and Next”  

Magda G. Peck ScD ScM PA, Founder and Principal, MP3 Health Group

  Wood Lecture:

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"Leadership and Laughter"
Mike Goodwin, BS, MEd



Call for Abstracts!


Hosted by the Academic-Practice-Based Research Network Section (APBR)

We encourage submissions that focus on the following areas:

1) Public health practice-based evaluation and research.
2) Public health services and systems research. 
3) Emerging issues in public health practice. This focus area is on current issues in North Carolina public health.

There are three presentation formats:

1) 5-20 minute oral presentation
2) Poster*
3) Presentation speed round – 5-minute oral presentation (no slides, focus on findings and application – What we did. What we found out. Why it matters.)

*Note: we encourage posters from first time presenters. If this is your first time making a poster, coaches are available to provide support. Contact Nancy Winterbauer at winterbauern@ecu.edu for more information.

For more information on submitting an abstract, GO HERE.

Abstract Submission Form - Abstracts are due no later than Monday, July 17, 2017



Below is information on two additional workshops being offered on Tuesday, September 26. Separate registration is required. You do NOT have to be registered for the FEC to attend these workshops.



Accreditation 101:  AAC Training

Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Golf and Tennis Resort

Audience:  New AACs or Backup AACs.  This is NOT for experienced AACs. 

Registration fee:  $60 includes light breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Click here for the informational flyer.

Accreditation 101 Registration


2017 HIPAA Workshop:  Critical Updates for Local Public Health Agencies

Registration is limited to 100 attendees so please register early. 

This pre-conference workshop is for HIPAA officers and others with administrative or supervisory responsibility for HIPAA within a local public health agency (LPHA) or county administration in North Carolina. Priority in registration will be given to LPHAs and county officials with HIPAA responsibilities until September 8. If space is still available after that date, we welcome HIPAA officers from other safety net providers. The workshop will provide critical updates for LPHAs on topics including:

  • HIPAA and Your Agency: Who and What is Covered?
  • The Individual Right of Access to Protected Health Information
  • Special Challenges with the PHI of Minor Children
  • Late-Breaking Updates

 A final agenda will be available by mid-summer. This pre-conference is made possible by a collaboration between the NC Public Health HIPAA Alliance, the UNC School of Government, and NCPHA.

Cost:  $50/person.  Includes lunch.

Date:  Tuesday, September 26, 2016

Time:  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

HIPAA Workshop Registration

Free Workshop but Pre-Registration is Required:



The FEC Planning Committee is excited to offer a Poverty Simulation Workshop this year at the conference.  Entitled Pinched, the workshop 

 is a guided experience that exposes participants to some of the challenges faced by those living in poverty. During the simulation, participants will play the role of an individual whose family lives in poverty. “Families” must work together to take care of life’s daily responsibilities, provide basic necessities like food, shelter and care. The simulation is followed by a guided discussion where participants have a chance to reflect on their experience.  To read more about it, go to this informational flyerThe workshop is free of charge but does require pre-registration. (offered as a selection on the FEC registration form).
Workshop date and times are Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm or 4:00 - 6:00 pm.


Thanks to our FEC Sponsors!

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