#IPH2017AC Annual Conference Summary, Videos and Media

October 1, 2017

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis hosts an annual conference every fall.

In 2017, we held our 10th Annual Conference. It featured a dynamic keynote presentation, a panel of diverse speakers, and a poster session.

Theme: Why Science Matters: The Case for Evidence-Based Public Health

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ross Brownson, Bernard Becker Professor, Brown School and School of Medicine

Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Brown School and School of Medicine


  • Karen Joynt Maddox – Moderator
  • John Rusche, Former Idaho State Representative
  • Kelley K. Vollmar, Jefferson County Health Department
  • Cora Faith Walker, State Representative Missouri House District 74
  • Durrie Bouscaren, St. Louis Public Radio

Click here to review the Annual Conference poster session guide.

Attendees were also invited to attend the Installation Ceremony of Dr. William G. Powderly as the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health.

Social Media

See below for a summary of social media conversation about the conference.