Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday April 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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River Spirit Casino Resort 
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137

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Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center 
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"Public Health Evolution
in Indian Country" 

Special Invitation: The conference is open to everyone and there is no registration fee, however the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board encourages participation from Tribal Elders, Tribal Health Programs, Tribal Leaders, Public Health Professionals, and Native American community-based health service providers.

(Registration information and details to come) 

April 12th and 13th --- CONFERENCE
(More information to come) 

April 12th - Keynote Speaker -- Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle, Washington
Ms. Echo-Hawk focuses on policy advocacy in areas of: maternal and child health, domestic violence, sexual assault, youth prostitution and educational disparities.

April 13th - Keynote Speaker -- Dr. Joyce Hunter, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Cardiovascular physiologist and award winning adminstrator, recognized expert on NIH extramural policies and has an extensive program and scientific review adminstration. 

This year’s conference will feature a Poster Session and Health Informational Booths (information below).

All attendees are invited to the Cultural Evening Event on April 12.


Poster Sessions
On behalf of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center, you are invited to present your research at the 9th Annual Oklahoma AreaTribal Epidemiology Center Tribal Public Health Conference.

Research will be presented in a poster format on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, OK.Those presenting in all arenas of research pertaining to American Indian Health are encouraged to apply by 5pm CST on March 16th, 2017.

Should you have any questions pertaining to the Research Poster Session, please feel free to contact Sucharat Tayarachakul at stayarachakul@spthb.org or Jenifer Littlesun at jlittlesun@spthb.org

*All poster session presenters must register and email your abstracts to stayarachakul@spthb.org or jlittlesun@spthb.org 

Register for the Poster Session on April 12th 

Click on the abstract link for the poster submission form:

 TPH 2017 Abstract for Poster Submission




Hotel Information
River Spirit Casino Resort 
8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK 74137

For room reservations: please email reservations@riverspirittulsa.com or call 888-748-3731 (toll free).

METHOD OF PAYMENT - Individual guests will be responsible for making their own room reservations, that include tax and incidentals with a major credit card or debit card.

The room block will be held until March 12, 2017. In order to obtain your special group rate, the guest need to identify the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Conference.

GROUP ROOM RATES - We are pleased to offer the following group room rates based on single or double occupancy. All rates are subject to six percent (6%) Tribal tax.
Single Rate: $89.00  Double Rate: $89.00

INDIVIDUAL GUEST (CHECK IN/CHECK OUT) - Check in time is after 4:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. Late checkouts are subject to a penalty fee of room and room tax for an additional evening. If guests arrive before their room is ready or their departure is later than the 11am checkout, the RESORT Bell Desk will be happy to store luggage for guests’ convenience. A major credit card or debit card is mandatory at time of check-in for incidentals.

GROUP ARRIVALS - It is understood guests will arrive and depart the RESORT on an individual basis, check in directly at the RESORT's front desk.

INDIVIDUAL GUEST ROOM CANCELLATION POLICY - Individual cancellations inside 72 hours of arrival shall forfeit any room deposit (if applicable), or be billed for one night’s room and tax. In addition, one night’s room and tax will be billed for   guest who fails to check-in on the scheduled arrival date. Any remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be canceled and all deposits forfeited. 
NO PETS ALLOWED IN RESORT             ___________________________________________

Vendor Information

Set-up time 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on April 12th and April 13th. Tear down time 5:00 PM on April 12th and April 13th. Upon arrival all Exhibitors need to sign in at the Registration Booth at the Event Center for booth assignment and donated item drop off.

Each booth will have 1 table and 2 chairs. Tables are 8 ft. long. Wi-Fi is available.

Booth Fees:
$40.00 for 1 day plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for one day. 
$80.00 for 2 days plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for two days. 
Booth fee is non-refundable send booth fee and form by April 1st to reserve.

Booths will be assigned by type of booth and when payment and registration form are received.

Only 25 booths will be available for this event. Please call us for instructions if you want to have booth items shipped to the hotel. Vendor walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

To reserve your booth space, payment must be recieved by April 1st, checks or money orders payable to: SPTHB

Mailing address to send payment to: PO Box 5826 Edmond, OK 73083

For more booth information, please call Janice Black at (405) 652-9209 or email: jblack@spthb.org

Register for a booth space!