Conference Need-to-Know Information


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Conference Evaluation

This year's conference evaluation must be completed online at:

All conference attendees are asked to complete an evaluation at the end of the conference.  Your feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvement play a very important part in planning and funding future TPHA-sponsored conferences and events.  We want to provide you with an even better conference experience in the years to come!

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit has been requested for conference attendees in the following professions: nursing, physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, environmental health specialists, certified public health and certified health education specialists. The specific criteria for awarding contact hours for this conference is available at the CE Booth at Conference Registration.

Tennessee Public Health Association provides nursing contact hours at educational meetings and conferences through The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

TPHA offers Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits through the University of Memphis School of Public Health, an approved provider by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

TPHA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Name Badges

Conference name badges must be worn at all times to enter the educational sessions, meetings, special events, and exhibit hall.  It serves as your proof of registration for the conference and additional events like the opening session luncheon, awards luncheon, and Thursday evening President's Reception and Fun and Fitness activities.

 Poster Sessions

Posters are available for viewing on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. and on Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Posters are located in the conference center main hallway. 

The poster session has been an integral part of TPHA's continuing education conferences for many years and gives presenters from across the state of Tennessee an opportunity to highlight their research study, a practical problem-solving effort or an innovative program, and to share their successful ideas with colleagues. 

 Silent Auction

This year's silent auction, located in the Arabian room, is open Wednesday from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM and again on Thursday from 9:15 AM until 5:30 PM.  A very special "Thank you" to all who contributed items.  The money generated from the auction funds TPHA's scholarship programs.  Bid early, bid often and bid high!


Exhibits are an important part of the educational presentations at the conference.  Exhibits are located in Salons 1-4 and will be open from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Wednesday and 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM on Thursday. Please visit the exhibits and get acquainted with the representatives.  They welcome your questions and requests for information.  Let them know you appreciate their participation and thank them for helping make this year's conference a great success!

Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Franklin, Tennessee
Conference Room