The International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 2nd Annual Meeting will be held in Durham, North Carolina.  ISEMPH 2016 brings together scientists, teachers, clinicians, and students in the evolution and medicine community to share ideas and create new connections that will advance the field. This open meeting is designed to bridge the many different disciplines where relevant research takes place, including infectious disease, public health, genetics, anthropology, psychology, oncology, ecology, and veterinary medicine.tricem-logo-tag-below-e1421867017945
Durham, North Carolina, is an exciting, innovative community in the heart of North Carolina. Home to Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, and the Duke Lemur Center, Durham is a nexus for learning, creativity, research, and industry. Durham features a unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements and diverse culture. Named the “Tastiest Town in the South” by Southern Living magazine, Durham boasts an active arts and entertainment scene, an assortment of museums focusing on art, history, science and the environment, beautiful neighborhoods, and hiking and biking trails. Join us in Durham, NC for the ISEMPH 2016 Annual Meeting.
This meeting is hosted by ISEMPH and the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine.
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Important Dates

The meeting will take place at the Durham Convention Center (301 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701).

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available.
(up to 19.66 CMEs)

Wednesday evening June 22- Saturday, June 25, 2016

Director's Meeting:
Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2016

Deadline for regular registration:  May 1, 2016

Deadline for group rate hotel reservations:  May 20, 2016

Last day for registration fee refunds (Meeting registration is refundable, with the exception of RegOnline service fees, which are nonrefundable. $3.95 per transaction and 4.9% of credit card charge. ): April 15, 2015

View Presentation Guidelines for posters and talks.

For the lowest rates join the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health and register early.
A one year membership is valid through December 2016.
A three year membership extends your membership through December 2018.


Early registration guarantees you the lowest conference registration costs. Join the Society and save even more!

Registration fees increase May 1, 2016

Abstract Submission

The program committee welcomes your abstracts for oral or poster presentations on all topics in the field of evolution, medicine and public health.

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2015


Hotels with guaranteed rates have limited numbers of rooms available book early directly with the hotel. 


Group rate deadline for hotels: May 20, 2016

Travel Awards

Travel awards are available for a limited number of students and junior faculty attending the 2016 ISEMPH Meeting. All interested scientists, scholars, students and clinicians are welcome. 

Application deadline: February 15, 2016

Downtown Durham

Welcome to Downtown Durham! Downtown Durham is a vibrant, progressive, dynamic community full of wonderful shops, eateries, culture, sports and more for you to explore! The transformation from abandoned tobacco warehouses to almost 3 million square feet of innovative business, restaurant, and residential space is truly remarkable. Durham is diverse, eclectic, authentic and fresh. Come to Downtown Durham and find your cool!

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