The International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health convened fourth annual conference in Park City, Utah. Health professionals, researches, teachers and student from many scientific disciplines from around the world gathered to share their ideas, approaches and research findings at the intersection of evolutionary biology, medicine, and public health. 

The main goals of this conference was to

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

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

Statement on Behavior at Meetings: To maintain an open, respectful, safe, and collegial atmosphere at meetings, ISEMPH expects all in attendance to act appropriately at all times.  (For a full statement of the policy, please see Bylaws Article V, Section 3.)

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 Program Schedule here. 

CME Credit


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

Janice Mancuso, Conference Director


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