American College of Epidemiology 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
The annual American College of Epidemiology (ACE) meeting will be held virtually on September 21-23, 2020. Although the conference was originally planned to meet in College Park, MD, it transitioned to a virtual setting that includes an exciting and high-quality program.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Advancing Health Equity: Epidemiologic Research,
Education, Policy, and Practice."
Dean Boris L. Lushniak, MD, MPH will open the meeting on September 22.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute of Minority
Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Plenary sessions will cover timely topics on social media and misinformation in the COVID-19
pandemic and health policies and the presidential election. Concurrent breakout sessions are
planned on other theme-related topics, including environmental justice, urban-rural health
disparities, epidemiologic tools for examining Ebola and other major epidemics, and novel
population-based methods for examining health disparities.
There are also pre-conference hands-on virtual workshops (included with registration) on
Monday, September 21 st on mixed models in epidemiologic research, qualitative mixed methods
for quantitative researchers, methods for spatial epidemiology and a webinar on best practices
Although the format is different this year, it will remain the same rich program as in past years -
filled with education, networking, and fun! Parts of the meeting will be recorded so that you can
view content on your own schedule and attend all concurrent sessions. Posters will be available
for viewing on September 22nd and 23rd.
The conference is open to all with a discounted registration fee ($50) for students. Anyone may access the keynote talk free of charge.
Learn more and register on the American College of Epidemiology's website.