Registration is now open, with additional discounts for paid ISEMPH members.
Current members: Use your email address to sign into your member account. To get a password, click "Forgot Password" even if you never had a password for your account before. Your account must be up to date to get the member's meeting discount.
New members: Through February 29, 2020, new members can receive a 20% discount on membership using the code LUVISEMPH. Join today.
The Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health will be at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel from July 15-18, 2020. Students, researchers, clinicians and others are all welcome.
ISEMPH 2020 is a profoundly interdisciplinary meeting that emphasizes the multiple interfaces between evolutionary biology and human health in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology and epidemiology. Students and clinicians at all stages of professional development are especially welcome. Only 300 seats are available, so please register early. Cancellations before June 1, 2020 are eligible for a refund.
Registration includes welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day of the conference, and a dinner banquet on the last (Friday) evening.
The Hosting Committee is chaired by Elizabeth Uhl, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia.
The Program Committee is chaired by Michael Muehlenbein, PhD, MsPH, Professor and Chair in the Department of Anthropology at Baylor University.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Vaughn Cooper, PhD, Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
- Kevin Keel, PhD, DVM, Associate Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
- Sudhir Kumar, PhD, Laurel H. Carnell Professor and Director of the Institute of Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, Temple University
- Nina Marano, DVM, Chief, Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC
- Beverly Strassmann, PhD, Professor, Anthropology, University of Michigan
- Paul Turner, PhD, Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University School of Medicine
- Winners of the George C. Williams Prize and the Gilbert Omenn Prize will also give plenary presentations.
The mission of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health's is to foster communication among scientists, students, clinicians and public health professionals who use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice, and information on human health and disease to advance evolutionary biology. Previous meetings have been at Arizona State University, Duke University, Groningen, Netherlands (with ESEB), Park City, Utah, and Zurich, Switzerland. The 2021 meeting will be in Lisbon, Portugal.
In addition to annual meetings, ISEMPH sponsors the Oxford University Press journal Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, The Evolution and Medicine Review, and EvMedEd.
Topics covered in ISEMPH meetings include:
· Adaptation and host defenses
· Antibiotic resistance
· Cancer evolution
· Cardiovascular disease
· Chronic degenerative diseases
· Comparative medicine
· Developmental plasticity
· Emerging diseases
· Epigenetic causes of disease
· Evolutionary arms races
· Evolutionary aspects of aging
· Evolutionary aspects of pharmaceuticals
· Evolutionary genetics
· Evolutionary psychology
· Gene-environment mismatch
· Health-related evolutionary trade-offs
· Hygiene and public health
· Life history theory
· Lifestyle diseases
· Obesity and diabetes
· One health
· Oral Health
· Mental health and disorders
· Molecular and population genetics
· Pathogen evolution
· Personalized medicine
· Reproductive diseases and women's health
· Sleep disorders
· Stress response
· Veterinary medicine
· Viral evolution