2017 School Health Conference


Conference Details

ASHA’s 2017 School Health conference taking place at Hilton St. Louis at the BallPark in St. Louis, Missouri from October 11-13 is a great resource for school health professionals across the US and internationally to learn, meet, and share ideas with like-minded professionals. Attendees represent schools, districts, state, communities, government, and other school health committed entities.  Four interdisciplinary based tracks are offered during the conference for professionals to acquire the knowledge and resources to develop, support, and assess school health tenets while embracing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

  • The Administration, Coordination & Leadership track features sessions focused on the implementation of PreK-12 coordinated school health programs at the national, state, and local level.
  • The Programs & Services track features sessions focused on the innovative delivery of school health programs and services.
  • The Research & Emerging Issues track features sessions focused on research that impact members of the school health team and that address child and adolescent health issues.
  • The Teaching & Learning track features sessions focused on health education and physical education instruction in PreK-12 school settings or the university-based preparation of individuals for school-based health education and physical education instruction.

Call for Abstracts (Closed)

We invite you to submit your abstracts for the 2017 Annual School Health Conference: Connecting Health and Learning which will take place October 11-13, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri! Don’t miss your chance to inspire your colleagues in the school health industry. Abstracts can be submitted under one of the following tracks, or themes: Administration, Coordination and Leadership; Programs and Services; Research and Emerging Issues; and Teaching and Learning. With the exception of the Research and Emerging Issues track, we are offering 60-minute and 30-minute sessions and poster presentations. This year, we have ample poster presentation slots available over two days.

Before You Submit
Please be sure to read the following documents thoroughly to best prepare your abstract for submission.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts Opens: 2/13/2017
Call for Abstracts Closes: 3/27/2017 4/10/2017 (NEW Deadline)
Abstract Review Process ends: 4/30/2017
Registration Opens: Early May
Presenters Notified: Late May
Presenters Must Confirm their Attendance: Late May / Early June
Conference Schedule Finalized: Early June

Conference Sponsorship & Exhibition

The 2017 Annual American School Health Conference in St. Louis will attract approximately 500 school health professionals from across the nation to network and discuss current school health issues and trends, research findings and innovative teaching techniques.

Download the Conference Sponsorship Prospectus

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting?  Contact Erin Dlugacz, Senior Manager, Fundraising & Sponsorship, 703-506-7668


Hilton St. Louis at the BallPark
1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
Check-In: 4:00 PM | Check-Out: 11:00 AM

ASHA has negotiated a special discounted sleeping room rate of $155.00 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, available for the nights of Tuesday, October 10 – Saturday, October 14.

How to Book
To reserve your room, call the Hilton at (314) 421-1776 and be sure to mention the Annual School Health Conference. The special discounted room rate is available until September 19, 2017, or until the block is filled.

The nearest airport is Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) which is 14 miles from the conference hotel. Estimated taxi fare is about $35.00 (one way), and estimated MetroLink fare is about $3.00 (one way). The hotel does not offer shuttle service. If driving, the Hilton offers self-parking for $25.00 per day.

About Town
Check out Explore St. Louis to learn more about this vibrant city and fun things to do while you’re in town. From the iconic Gateway Arch and stunning views of the Mississippi River, to the bustling night-life and historic breweries, St. Louis is the place to be!

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