The ISEMPH Program Committee, chaired by Michael Muehlenbein, has just announced six great plenary speakers for the Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health in Athens, Georgia, from July 15-18, 2020. This year’s venue is wonderful but it can accommodate only 300 registrants so register and submit your abstract now!
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.”
The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health fosters 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. ISEMPH sponsors annual meetings, the journal Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, The Evolution and Medicine Review, and EvMedEd.
Program Committee Chair: Michael Muehlenbein, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Baylor University