ISEMPH 2020 – Athens, Georgia

The Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health will be in Athens, Georgia, from July 15-18, 2020. ISEMPH 2020 will gather delegates from around the world. It follows in the footsteps of successful previous meetings in Tempe, Arizona; Durham, North Carolina; Groningen, The Netherlands; Park City, Utah; and Zurich, Switzerland. ISEMPH 2020 is profoundly interdisciplinary and emphasizes the multiple interfaces between evolutionary biology and human health in the complementary fields of medicine, evolutionary biology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology and epidemiology. The meetings welcome students and clinicians at all stages of professional development.

The 2020 program will include plenary sessions led by some of the world’s leading evolutionary medicine experts including:

Vaughn Cooper, PhD, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak about “The Roles of Chance, History, and Natural Selection in the Evolution of Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance.”

Kevin Keel, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, will speak about “Urban Wildlife: A One Health Challenge.”

Sudhir Kumar, PhD, Laurel H. Carnell Professor and Director of the Institute of Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple University, will speak on how “Evolution Informs Genomic Medicine.”

Nina Marano, DVM, MPH, Chief of the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak about One Health in Action at the CDC: Protecting Health in the United States and Around the World.

Beverly Strassmann, PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, will speak about “Developmental Origins in Evolutionary Perspective: A 20-Year Prospective Cohort Study of the Dogon of Mali.”

Paul Turner, PhD, Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Yale University School of Medicine, will speak about “Leveraging Evolutionary Trade-Offs and Phage Selection Pressure to Reduce Bacterial Pathogenicity.”

For more information, visit ISEMPH 2020.