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SOPHE 2018 – Join Us in Columbus This Spring!

NCHEC will be joining a diverse group of health education and health promotion professionals in Columbus, Ohio at the SOPHE 69th Annual Meeting on April 4-6th, 2018.  The conference will focus on the impact of health education, including innovations, partnerships and programs. This scientific conference will expand the knowledge capital and skills of our health promotion workforce. Let your employer know that this form of professional development is one of the most powerful and promising investments for effective practice and research in 2018 and beyond.

Conference Highlights will include:

3rd ANNUAL CHES® & MCHES® BREAKFAST

Don’t forget to register for the 3rd annual CHES® and MCHES® Complimentary Breakfast event when you complete your SOPHE conference registration. The breakfast is open to those maintaining an active CHES® or MCHES® certification, and is a positive way to kick off the conference with some professional and personal networking, as well as the latest news and events from NCHEC staff and board members. There is a lot happening in 2018, and we’d love to share it with you, as well as fuel your first session with a healthy breakfast! The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 8:15-9:15 am.

INNOVATIVE SESSION FORMATS

SOPHE 2018 will offer a wide variety of sessions that go well beyond the standard oral presentation sessions.  There will be three models for sessions: IGNITE: Quick, inspiring presentations that will spark discussions; ROUNDTABLE: Small group presentations that allow for collaboration and discussion focused on issues related to health education; SKILL BUILDING: Skills-based workshop style learning sessions; and DEEP DIVE: Interactive, deep dive, advanced-level sessions with experts focused on Evaluation; Health Equity and Justice; and Opioids and HIV.  

NCHEC EXHIBIT

Plan to visit NCHEC’s exhibit both to network, learn about programs and initiatives, and get the latest swag.  Many other exhibitors from the industry will be present as well.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Earn more than a quarter of your 5-year CHES® recertification CECH’s in just 2 ½ days! Administrative fees for continuing education are included in the conference registration fees. 

Other conference highlights: 

  • STUDENT WORKSHOP.  This special session is geared toward students and new professionals. The focus will be on activities and skill building that you will need to enter and sustain a successful career.
  • POSTER PROMENADE.  In addition to the many concurrent presentations each day, SOPE also provides the opportunity for you to view over 150 invited poster presentations, and speak to the authors. Each conference day, SOPHE will highlight a small number of posters that will be available for CE credit, during the Poster Promenade.
  • AWARDS CEREMONY.  The SOPHE 2018 Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Thursday, April 5th. Attend to hear the impact that individuals are making in the field.  

    REGISTER TODAY on SOPHE's website and don't miss out on the amazing professional opportunities available at this conference.  We'd love to see you there!

Posted by Jessica Wessner at 6:00 AM
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