Abstract submissions

Abstract submission is open for the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health 9th Annual Meeting, 6-9 August 2024 in Durham, UK. We invite participants to submit abstracts for talks and posters, as well as submit proposals for symposia and workshops. The deadline for all submissions is 1 March at 5pm GMT and notification of acceptance will be sent out by 29 April 2024.  The abstract submission form is at this link. 

Late-breaking submissions will also be accepted from 29 April - 15 May and will be eligible for poster presentations, or part of an already-accepted symposium. 

Each conference participant can present a maximum of one talk and one poster. If you are participating in a symposium, your talk counts towards this maximum. Leading or speaking in a workshop or discussion session does not count towards this maximum. If you are participating in a symposium, you must also submit your presentation as a unique abstract.  

This year, we especially encourage submissions of works-in-progress and unpublished results, and the abstract evaluation process will not give preference to submissions with or without completed results. 

We encourage symposia and workshops on dynamic topics of broad interest to the evolutionary medicine community. Symposium and workshop proposals should include the names of 2-4 individuals who have agreed to participate. If you are organizing a symposium, be sure to let the other participants know that they must also submit their presentations as individual abstracts. Definitions: Symposia are groups of up to 4 interrelated talks and should encourage discussion, so, for example, this may involve very short talks and longer discussion periods. Workshops are creative, variable, audience participatory, not presentation based sessions. Symposia and workshops are 1 hour each.

This year we are offering travel awards to international students who are either unfunded or unable to obtain travel/conference funding from their scholarships. Preference will be given to students from low to middle income countries. The awards will be $1000 to international students from countries beyond Europe and $500 to students within the EU. To apply for an award please fill in the information box in the abstract submission form with details about the degree for which you are studying, your institution, your country of origin (and normal residence), whether you are unfunded or funded, the source of any funding, and in a sentence or two, reasons why you think you would qualify for an ISEMPH travel award. Students must be submitting an abstract in order to apply for these awards.

Registration is now open.  

Questions? Email us at isemph2024@gmail.com

A quick guide to submitting an abstract for ISEMPH 2024

  1. Register for the conference by 31 May 2024. 
  2. Submit an abstract for a talk or poster OR a proposal for symposium or workshop.

If you are part of a symposium proposal, be sure to submit an abstract for your talk!

Program committee

  • Molly Fox, PhD (Chair)
  • Athena Aktipis, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Nicolas Rohner, PhD 
  • Meredith Spence-Beaulieu, PhD 
  • Zane Thayer, PhD

  • Riya Gosrani, MD

  • Melissa Manus, PhD

  • Michelle Blythe, MD

  • Emily Emmott, PhD

  • Dan Lieberman, PhD


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