Pre and Post-Summit Sessions

Confirmed Pre and Post Summit Sessions:

To inquire about attending a session, please contact the session host. 

Monday Jan 15th
– Connect with Data and 3rd Annual Scientific Advisory,  Hosted by Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Deborah Hull-Jilly, Health Program Manager III,, Charles Utermohle,, Laura Coughlin,

– Collaborating Possibilities with Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resilience, Hosted by UAF, UMass, UMN, Lisa Wexler,

Tuesday Jan 16th
– Improving Healthcare Outcome and Clinical Workflow with HIE UtilizationHosted by Alaska eHealth Network, Georgiana Page,

Wednesday Jan 17th
– Health Care and HomelessnessHosted by Providence Alaska Health & Services, Contact: Lisa Aquino,  

Friday, Jan 19th
– Communicating the Value of Public Health, Hosted by Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services,  Tari O’Connor, MSW, Section Chief,

– Investigating the Impacts of Inadequate Water Provision in Rural Alaskan Households, Draft Agenda

Hosted by US Arctic Research Commission, CDC, Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group, Cheryl Rosa, DVM, PhD, Deputy Director,

For more information about the sessions, click here

To Host a Pre and Post Summit Session:

The Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA) is pleased to offer meeting space for pre- and post-Summit sessions as part of the 2018 Alaska Health Summit. Space is available to Alaska coalitions and public health organizations for meetings and workshops at no cost. Space is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

To host a session, please complete and send the Pre & Post Summit Session Form to

Space is available:

  • Monday, January 15, Noon through 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Please note this is during the ALPHA reception and annual meeting)
  • Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 18, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday, January 19, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm

Unlike the main Summit sessions, the pre- and post-Summit and evening sessions are primarily the responsibility of the session hosts. ALPHA will provide limited marketing through the Summit coordination contractors, Information Insights. The host is responsible for coordinating and paying for all AV, food and beverage services and room set-up with the Hotel Captain Cook, as well as any continuing education units and meeting materials, unless specifically contracted for with Information Insights.

ALPHA, through Information Insights, will provide the following services for all pre, post, and evening sessions:

  • Assigning an appropriate space depending on availability.
  • Connecting session host with the hotel catering staff to coordinate AV and food needs. (See below)
  • Listing pre and post sessions on the ALPHA website.
  • Sending out at least 2 emails to ALPHA members announcing pre and post sessions.
  • Listing pre, post, and evening sessions in the program.

The session host is responsible for the following, unless directly contracting with Information Insights:

  • Coordinating AV (including screen, podium, equipment) and food and beverages directly with the hotel, including paying the Hotel for any services used.
  • Conducting additional marketing of the event to the target audience.
  • Maintaining registration and any associated fee collection.
  • Developing and providing meeting materials.

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