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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

April 21 Abstract Decisions Announced

April 30 Early Registration Deadline

May 1 Travel Grant Awards Announced

July 20 Regular Registration Deadline

View printable poster, here.

Abstract Submission

The program committee 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 closed. Decisions will be announced by April 21st.

Learn More and submit abstract

Travel Grant Application

Each year, the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health provides support to a limited number of students, members in financial need, and others from underrepresented groups who present (oral or poster presentation) at its Annual Meeting. The awards provide the recipients opportunities and access to develop their skills and professional network with people in their field. Travel Grant Awards will be announced by May 1st. 

Keynote Speakers

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

Williams Prize 2018 Keynote

 “Time from pre-eclampsia diagnosis to delivery affects future health prospects of children”  by Birgitte Hollegaard; Jacob A. Lykke; Jacobus J. Boomsma

University of Copenhagen

Omenn Prize 2018 Keynote

Resource limitation prevents the emergence of drug resistance by intensifying within-host competitionby Nina Wale, Sim DG, Jones MJ, Salathe R, Day T, Read AF

University of Michigan

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. 

Location and Lodging

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. 

The DoubleTree by Hilton—site of the 2018 ISEMPH meeting—is just 32 miles east of Salt Lake International Airport and is centrally located in the heart of Park City, UT.

Hotel Reservation and other information can be found here, or Download Travel and Lodging Info Sheet

Meeting Fee Information

In January 2018, ISEMPH revised its Membership Categories and Fees. They are now based on a GDP model. Because of that change, Meeting Registration Fees—for members and non-members—are also now based on a GDP model.

Find your country listed in the Country Designations below to determine your appropriate meeting fee category.

High Income Countries (Greater than $35,000 GDP per capita)

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

Middle Income Countries ($15,000 to $35,000 GDP per capita)

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

Low Income Countries (Less than $15,000 GDP per capita)

All Other Countries

 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, all registrants except those below.  $195  $195  $195  $195  $195  $195
 Pre-Conference for All Students and All from Low and Middle Income Countries  $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

Register here 

ISEMPH Members: In order to take advantage of reduced Member Fees, be sure to login to your ISEMPH membership account, before completing the form. (The discounted fees will only appear if you are logged in.)  


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

Janice Mancuso, Conference Director



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