Celebrate ACHA’s 100th Anniversary at ACHA 2020!

We are all so excited to be planning ACHA 2020! There’s so much to celebrate this year—our 100th anniversary plus the beginning of a new decade. And we want you to be a part of all the festivities, networking, and professional development.

ACHA 2020 can’t happen without you.

So if you need a few good reasons why you can’t afford to miss this year’s meeting…

Celebrate ACHA’s 100th anniversary—YOU are what makes this association great.

Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has served as the voice for student health and wellness. Through advocacy, research and education, ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students. So come celebrate where it all began, at the ACHA Annual Meeting in Chicago!

Make an impact on your campus and community.
Following ACHA 2019, 92% of respondents to the evaluation survey said they were inspired to make a change as a result of the meeting. With more than 2,000 meeting attendees, think of the potential impact that could make in the field!

Engage with 2,000 college health and wellness professionals.
Where else are you going to get numerous networking opportunities within a dynamic community of college health and wellness experts and peers, including administrators, physicians, and physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, health educators, mental health professionals, pharmacists, and students?

Experience Chicago—it’s a great town, especially for Memorial Day.
ACHA 2020 kicks off Memorial Day weekend, and there isn’t a better place for a family-friendly getaway. Here’s just a small selection of events to get your planning started:

  • May 21: Chicago Symphony Center Mozart Performance
  • May 23: Chicago Memorial Day Parade
  • May 25: Gaelic Park Irish Fest

Stay tuned to this blog for updates!

Challenge yourself to gain knowledge, learn new strategies, and gather resources.
With over 160 education sessions and workshops featuring progressive strategies, best practices, new research, and emerging trends on topics covering critical health, mental health, and well-being issues on campuses, ACHA 2020 is shaping up to be our best meeting yet.

Earn up to 25 credits of continuing education in 10 different disciplines.
This is truly a multi-disciplinary meeting, offering continuing education credit relevant to certified health education specialists, dietitians, health information management professionals, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, and physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.

Explore the bustling Exhibit Hall.
During the ACHA 2019 Annual Meeting, 92% of respondents to the evaluation survey reported visiting the Exhibit Hall at least once. More than 85 companies will be on hand to share exciting new products and resources with you.

Interact with ACHA’s volunteer leaders—and become one yourself.
At the meeting, you’ll have the chance to engage with more than 100 ACHA volunteer leaders, who are the lifeblood of ACHA. Join an ACHA coalition or committee—or sign up to help out with your section or affiliate—and make an impact on the field of college health.

Share your unique experiences and expertise with your colleagues.
ACHA Annual Meetings bring together college health and wellness professionals from all professional levels and types of institutions to learn and grow from one another. Your unique perspective on college health and wellness topics will enrich the experience of thousands of your colleagues at ACHA 2020.

Enjoy the host hotel and its awesome location.
Ideally located in the heart of bustling downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Grand Chicago is an urban sanctuary amid iconic attractions, with striking views of the lake, river, and cityscape. There are several dining options within the hotel, including Shula’s Steak House and the laid-back Chicago Burger Company. Enjoy this coveted location along the Riverwalk near Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile.

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