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                                                               October 10 - October 11, 2017
                                                                      Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
                                                                         410 South 3rd Street
                                                                                Manhattan, KS 66502

Abstract Submission Process

Submission Deadline:
Abstracts are to be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 3.  No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

Presenter Registration and Membership to KPHA:
You do not need to be a KPHA member to submit an abstract.  If your abstract is selected as an oral or poster presentation, the presenting author(s) MUST become a KPHA member and register for the conference.  A special one-day registration option will be available for presenters who want to attend the conference only on the day they present. Session presenters are NOT reimbursed for registration or expenses to attend the conference.

Instructions for Proposal Submission:
Abstract submission is done electronically via the link below.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  If you have any questions or cannot submit your proposal electronically please feel free to call Teruko Mitchell, Conference Registrar, (316) 978-6493, conference.office@wichita.edu.

Theme and Content:
The theme for the 2017 Kansas Public Health Association Conference is "KPHA 2017: It's Time to Activate". We have focused on promoting and advocating now it is time to take action.  We are looking for sessions that showcase how best practices are being implemented from the community level to the state level.

Content Needed to Gather Prior to Submitting the Online Abstract:

  1. Title of presentation
  2. Abstract type: Oral or Poster
  3. 250 word abstract
  4. Primary and secondary author information (First Name, Last Name, Professional Degree(s), Licenses/Certifications, Job Title, Organization, Phone & Email)
  5. 600 character or less session description
  6. Learning Objectives

Abstract Submission is now CLOSED for the 2017 Conference.


Conference Attendees

Check back in early July 2017 for registration.

CLICK HERE to view the conference brochure.
CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas  66502

Room Rate

Special rates for conference attendees have been arranged with the Hilton Garden Inn.  Single and double occupancy rates are $109.00 + tax per night.

Making a Reservation

Reservations must be received by September 25, 2017. When you make your reservation, please identify yourself as a Kansas Public Health Association Conference participant.  To make a reservation by phone please call 785-532-9116 or CLICK HERE to reserve your room online.


Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.  Room assignments prior to that time are based upon availability.  Checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration is now OPEN!

*Your application to exhibit at the annual conference will be reviewed by KANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, and if it is determined that your product or information contradicts the KANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION mission or policies, your application will be denied and a refund will be made. The Kansas Public Health Association reserves the right to exercise their sole discretion in the acceptance or refusal of an application to exhibit at the annual conference for any reason, with or without cause.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Exhibitor/Sponsor Brochure.
CLICK HERE to apply to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor at the 2017 KPHA Conference.