Annual Conference

Each fall, the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis hosts a popular and informative annual conference.

The Institute held its 13th Annual Conference, a virtual event, October 29, 2020. Read the 2020 Annual Conference summary.


The Institute for Public Health Annual Conference is a great way to get to know the institute and learn more about primary public health topics affecting our community, our state and the globe.

The conference features an introduction by the university chancellor and Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, William G. Powderly, MD regarding the latest institute news and public health findings, issues and advocacy.

Panelists engage in Q&A with audience at the 11th annual Institute for Public Health Conference.

The audience participates in panel discussions with the invited speakers and topic experts from St. Louis and beyond.

Among other timely issues, past conference topics have included: infant and maternal health outcomes, action toward health equity, evidence-based public health, mental health and obesity as a core public health issues.

Read about previous Institute for Public Health Annual Conferences