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The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health is convening our fourth annual conference in spectacular Park City, Utah this summer. Health professionals, researchers, teachers and students from many scientific disciplines from around the world will gather to share their ideas, approaches and research findings at the intersection of evolutionary biology, medicine, and public health.

The main goals of this conference are to: 

1) Catalyze new discoveries in the rapidly growing field of evolutionary medicine - including evolutionary dynamics of cancer, the microbiome, antibiotic resistance, infectious disease, health behavior, and much more! 

2) Create new connections and increase the awareness of this exciting, important, and high impact area of scientific inquiry.

Important Dates

January 17 Abstract Submission Opens

February 1 Meeting Registration Opens

March 15 Abstract Submission Closes

March 31 Abstract Decisions Announced

April 30 Early Registration Deadline

July 20 Regular Registration Deadline

View printable poster, here.

Abstract Submission

The program committeee welcomes the submission of abstracts to be considered for platform presentations or poster presentations. Abstracts will be selected by the Program Committee after a review of scientific quality. Abstract submissions are now open. Deadline for abstract submissions is March 15th, 2018. 500 words maximum. 

Submissions require the use of a free EasyChair account.

Learn More and submit abstract

Evolution and Wilderness Medicine CME Pre-Conference

August 1st 8:00am-2:30pm |  $195

This special pre-conference directed by Joe Alcock, M.D. with invited guest speakers explores how evolutionary biology and evolutionary ecology contribute to the management of patients in extreme environments. CME credit available. Register for this pre-conference as an add-on to your regular ISEMPH Meeting registration.

 View a tentative schedule here. 


Val Curtis

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

NYU School of Medicine

Katie Hinde

Arizona State University

Chris Kuzawa

Northwestern University

Andrew Read

Penn State University

Jacob Scott

Cleveland Clinic

Meeting Registration

Meeting Fee Information

Fees are based upon a GDP model. Both members and non-members are assigned fees determined by their national GDP. Country designations are below to help you select the appropriate registration type: 

ISEMPH Members: In order to take advantage of reduced meeting registration fees, you must first login to your membership account. The discounted fees will then be made available to you.

Gross Domestic Product per capita as of January 2018

International Monetary Fund 2016: World Average GDP $16,318

High income: More than $35,000 GDP per capita

Qatar, Luxembourg, Macau, Singapore, Brunei, Kuwait, Norway, Ireland, UAE, Switzerland, San Marino, Hong Kong, United States, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Bahrain, Sweden, Iceland, Australia, Germany, Taiwan, Austria, Denmark, Oman, Canada, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Japan, Malta, Equatorial Guinea, Puerto Rico, South Korea, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Israel

Middle Income: Between $15,000 and $35,000 GDP per capita

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Poland, Seychelles, Hungary, Malaysia, Greece, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Latvia, Antigua and Barbuda, Kazakhstan, Turkey, The Bahamas, Chile, Panama, Croatia, Romania, Uruguay, Mauritius, Bulgaria, Argentina, Gabon, Mexico, Lebanon, Iran, Belarus, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Botswana, Thailand, Montenegro, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Maldives, China, Palau, Brazil, Algeria

Low Income: Below $15,000 GDP per capita

All other countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

 2018 Meeting Fees Members   Non-Members  
  By Apr 30 By Jul 20 After Jul 20 By Apr 30 By Jul 20 After Jul 20
US, Canada, & Other High Income Countries (Group meals included) 
 MDs/DOs (incl Category 1 CME credit) $545 $645 $745 $665 $765 $865
 Other Faculty/Professionals $445 $545 $645 $565 $665 $765
 Postdocs, Fellows, Residents, Retired $395 $495 $545 $445 $545 $595
 ALL Students, and All from Middle & Low Income Countries (Group meals NOT included) $75 $100 $125 $75 $100 $125
 Add-on fee for Group Meal Plan- Includes Wed reception, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Saturday dinner $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250
 PRE-CONFERENCE: Wilderness Medicine & Evolutionary Medicine $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $195


Park City, Utah is a turn-of-the-century mining town thriving in the present. Visitors will find retail shopping, restaurants, museums, and galleries in the historic downtown area. Outdoor adventurists will uncover hot springs, forests, and picturesque hiking and biking trails to enjoy with family and new friends. What else can I do in Park City?


If you have questions and/or need further info, please contact:

Janice Mancuso, Conference Director



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