ASTHO 75th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Capital Hilton • Presidential Ballroom • Washington, D.C.
Welcome Reception 6 PM  |  Dinner & Program 6:30 PM


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Please join us as we mark ASTHO’s 75th anniversary and celebrate the power of state and territorial public health. It promises to be an engaging evening bringing public health leaders, champions, and esteemed guests together for a remarkable night.

Gala Awardees

The following people will be honored at the ASTHO 75th anniversary gala:

  • Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine
  • Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Ranking Member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommiteee
  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Former CDC Director
  • Paul Jarris, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, March of Dimes
  • Vivek Murthy, MD, Former U.S. Surgeon General
  • J. Patrick O’Neal, MD, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health

75th Anniversary Gala Celebration FAQs

Question: Does my annual meeting registration fee include admission to the gala?

Answer: Admission to the gala is included with the purchase of a full registration to the annual meeting. Guests that are only attending the policy summit will need to purchase a gala ticket. 

Question: What is the cancellation policy?
Answer: There are no refunds for the gala.

Question: If I am a policy committee member and/or invited guest to the Policy Summit and I am not registered for the Annual Meeting, will I be able to attend the gala?
Answer: All are welcome to the attend the gala; however, you must purchase an individual gala ticket for $100.

Question: Can I bring a guest?
Answer: Guests are welcome to attend the event and may do so by purchasing an individual gala ticket for $100.

Question: Are attendees allowed to only attend the gala celebration?
Answer: Yes, you can attend the gala by purchasing an individual gala ticket for $100.

Question: What is included in the purchase of a gala ticket?
Answer: The event will include a plated dinner, cash bar, live entertainment, and an awards ceremony.

Question: What is the dress code?
Answer: The dress code is cocktail attire.

Question: Do I need a ticket or badge to enter the gala?
Answer: Guests will need to bring their ticket.