COVID Health & Safety Policy, as of January 12, 2022

We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation. At this time, we are continuing preparations for the 55th Annual USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium to be held in person. We will continue to review this on an ongoing basis and will update you with any changes/decisions promptly. Full vaccination is required to register and attend the 55th Annual USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium. State, local jurisdiction, and CDC guidance will determine mask and social distancing requirements at the time of the meeting.

Please Note:

Some hotel nights are sold out at the main hotel.  Please find a list of nearby hotels here.

There is no additional cost for those sessions that are approved for continuing education credits.

Registration for the retirement seminar is ONLY available with conference registration.

Walk-in Registration will not be available onsite, only through the online registration system.

2022 Rates

Registration Type

Non-Member of COA

Member of COA*

State/Local/Federal Civilian or College/University Faculty

​(not eligible for CE)

Non-PHS Students

Early Bird
​(Pay by March 2, 2022)






​(Pay by May 6, 2022)






Late Registration (After May 6, 2022)






Member of COA*

To qualify, you must be a dues paying member of the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS. If you register at a discounted rate for which you are not eligible, your registration rate will be changed to the non-member rate. No refunds will be granted. For questions regarding membership or renewal please contact Donna Sparrow at [email protected]

Registration Cancellation Policy

Refund requests will ONLY be considered in the case of medical emergency or deployment. You may email your request to [email protected] (Subject: 2022 USPHS Symposium Refund Request). Your request is not valid until receipt is acknowledged by the event planner in writing. All refunds will incur a $35 non-refundable processing fee.


Please note: We are no longer able to accommodate credit cards switches or refunding one card in order to charge another. Do not register until the payee and form of payment are final. No exceptions. If there is a chance that your Agency might cover your registration, DO NOT register with your personal credit card.

Paying with Multiple Cards

If your organization is paying your registration fees, but you wish to add other items to your registration please follow the instructions below.


  • Registrant should fill out the online registration form, selecting only what the organization will pay for, until they get to the payment page of registration.  The registration will be temporarily saved in the system.

  • Have the person paying for your registration complete the steps to the right.

  • Once notified by your Financial Officer that step 2 is complete, login to modify your registration to add and pay for the additional items.

Person Paying for Registration

  • Use the regular registration link, entering the name, email and registration type previously entered by registrant.
  • If you would like to receive your own receipt, check the box “I am registering on behalf of this person,” and enter your name and email address to be added as an administrator on the account.
  • Click next, then select “Yes, continue registering using the saved information,” and click next again.
  • Click through all the registration pages until reaching the payment page.
  • Enter payment information and click Finish.

2022 Badges


If you wish to wear a badge you may print it before arriving. Badge holders and ribbons will be available for your use, or if you have a holder from a prior year you may use that. Your badge and tickets may also be displayed on your mobile device for entry to sessions.

  • Click the View Registration Details button below.
  • Click Already Registered.
  • Enter your email address and confirmation number then click Login.
  • Select Print Badge or Print Ticket(s).
  • Follow the onscreen prompts.

Modify a Registration

  • Click the Modify Registration button to the right.

  • Click Already Registered.

  • Enter your email address and confirmation number then click Login.

  • Click the Modify button.

  • Click through the registration pages making the necessary changes/additions.

  • On the payment page, enter your payment, if needed, and click Finish.

Anchor & Caduceus Dinner

The Anchor & Caduceus Dinner ticket is not included in the basic registration. Dinner tickets are $65 each and may be purchased through the online registration system. Tickets will be available until the dinner sells out. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase once it is complete. Paper tickets will not be available onsite. You may either print your ticket(s) or show an electronic version of it on your mobile device at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. Should you no longer be able to use your ticket you may transfer it to another person or donate it to someone on the waitlist. To do so, please contact us at [email protected]


​​Attire for the event is Black Tie for civilian attendees (tuxedo/dark business suit or floor length gown/cocktail attire). Active duty dress will be prescribed shortly.

View or Print Your Ticket(s)

  • Click the View Registration Details button to the right.

  • Click Already Registered.

  • Enter your email address and confirmation number, then click Login.

  • Select Print Ticket(s).

  • Follow the onscreen prompts.

Surgeon General’s 5k Run/Walk

2022 information will be posted to the Run/Walk page. The page is not currently available for public view, but will be reposted when 2022 information becomes available.

Free Registration for Junior Officers and Civil Servants


  • PHS officer at grade O-3 and below or civil servant at equivalent GS 10/11 and below
  • Dues paying member of the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS​
  • Submit your Application/Register by the Deadline February 23, 2022.

Submission of Application

To submit an application, please use the regular registration link, and be sure to select Scholarship Application: Jr. Officer/Civil Servant as your Registration Type on the first page of the form.  After submitting the form/registration, if you meet the eligibility requirements you should assume you have received the scholarship.  We will only contact you if there is a problem/you do not qualify.

Without free registration, I would not be able to attend. I am in a remote location and travel alone costs a lot. I will return for the USPHS Symposium each year. Thank you.”

Lieutenant with the Indian Health Service
The registration scholarship is an excellent incentive. The wealth of knowledge that junior officers gain from senior officers, track sessions, and Category Day are invaluable.”
Lieutenant Junior Grade

Vendor Information:

Photo/Media Policy

​The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health hosts the USPHS Symposium. The organization uses content from the event for marketing and promotional purposes. By attending the USPHS Symposium, you allow us to photograph, film, or use your image and likeness for promotional materials.

Sexual Harassment Policy

​All attendees of the USPHS Symposium should be able to enjoy the proceedings in an atmosphere that is free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.


Contact us at [email protected] or 443-906-3040.