2018 Annual Meeting

Applying Epidemiology Across the Lifespan to Improve Health Care,
Inform Health Policy and Enhance Population Health

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Registration Fees

Full Registration - Includes all educational programming and events Saturday - Tuesday.
ACE Member All-Inclusive Full Meeting Registration - $750.00
ACE Associate Member All-Inclusive Full Meeting Registration - $250.00
Student All-Inclusive Full Meeting Registration - $300.00
Non-Member All-Inclusive Full Registration - $995.00

Two-Day Registration - Includes education programming and events on Monday and Tuesday. Also includes entry into the Sunday evening reception.
ACE Member Two-Day Meeting Registration - $570.00
ACE Associate Member Two-Day Meeting Registration - $175.00
Student Two-Day Meeting Registration - $225.00
Non-Member Two-Day Meeting Registration - $775.00

*Onsite registration for the annual meeting is welcomed. Please note onsite registration is $100 higher at all levels of registration except for students and Associate Members which will increase by $25.*

International Attendees: Letters of invitation to the ACE Annual Meeting are only provided after the registration form has been completed and the registration fee has been paid. Please contact [email protected] to receive your letter of invitation if needed for your visa application. ACE is unable to provide financial assistance to international attendees. Should your visa application be denied, ACE will refund the paid registration fee after receiving proof of denial.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations of registrations for the ACE meeting if received up to two weeks before the start of the event (September 7, 2018 or before). Written requests are required. There will be $50 administration fee deducted from the total registration fee. Refund requests received within two weeks of the start of the event (September 8, 2018 or after) will be issued in case of documented medical emergency, family emergency, war, terrorism, government regulations, natural disaster, strikes, civil disorder, or curtailment of transportation facilities.


We have a room block for attendees at the Kingsgate Marriott.

Book your group rate for American College of Epidemiology Room Block

Room block rate: $137
Parking: Parking included in rate

You may also reserve your stay at the Kingsgate Marriott's website with the where you can use the group code: AEDAEDR
If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, please contact 888.720.1299 and ask for the ACE Annual Meeting at the Kingsgate Marriott.

Click here for the map, travel, and parking information for the Kingsgate Marriott.

Please make your reservation by August 31st.


Our Location

Programming will be held on the University of Cincinnati Campus in the Medical Sciences Building and at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). To view a map of the campus and our locations, please click here.


Our Theme

2018 Annual Meeting Cover

Life course epidemiology has been defined as “the study of long term effects on later health or disease risk of physical or social exposures during gestation, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and later adult life.”  This broad theoretical framework encompasses the well-known ‘fetal origins of adult disease’ hypothesis, but also recognizes that exposures, periods of susceptibility and modifiable causal pathways along the lifespan offer opportunities for effective interventions in the community (to remove or mitigate exposures) and in the health care system (to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent downstream adverse health outcomes).  This work requires a large concerted effort that must connect epidemiologic research with the basic sciences and with clinical and translational research. The deployment of strategies that will result in better population health also needs to be supported by policies that influence how we manage the environment, how we provide health care and how we promote healthy consumer behavior and provide market incentives for positive change.  The goal of this ACE meeting is to highlight priority areas across the lifespan where epidemiology can advance population health using translational approaches and discuss experiences that can serve as models for intervention.





(subject to change)
To view the full program with descriptions and speakers, please click here.

Saturday, September 22

12:00 pm – 5 pm ACE MAC Workshop: The role of equity in shaping precision public health

Sunday, September 23

7:15 am – 5:00 pm Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm ACE Board Meeting (by invitation only)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Education Workshops (registration required)

Workshop 1: Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data: Tools to Evaluate Exposures and Predict Outcome Across the Lifespan
Workshop 2: Reproducible Research in R: Geoinformatics, Epidemiology, and Publicly Available Health and GIS Data (part I)
Workshop 3: Principles of Data Management in Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Workshop 4: Quality Improvement Methods and Statistical Process Control
Workshop 5: Introduction to Effective Graphics in SAS

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Poster Presentation Setup

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Speed Networking (registration required)

Sponsored by the Career Mentoring and Associate Member Committees
Open to ACE Members and Associate Members
Meet and Greet ACE Fellows

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Hosted by the ACE Research and Education Foundation
Job Fair Opening

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ACE Board of Directors Dinner (by invitation only)

Monday September 24

7:15 am – 7:45 am Associate Member breakfast with ACE President Pauline Mendola, PhD, FACE

8:00 am – 8:15 am Call to order by Pauline Mendola, PhD, FACE, ACE President

Welcome by local host and Program Committee Chair, Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH, FACE

8:15 am – 9:40 am Keynote Presentation: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health through the lifespan

Vincent Felitti, M.D., University of California - San Diego

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Poster Presentation Set-Up

9:40 am – 10:10 am Student Prize Paper

10:10 am – 10:25 am Beverage Break

10:25 am – 11:45 am Plenary Session: The Role of Epidemiology in Precision Public Health

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon Roundtables (registration required)

Sponsored by the Policy Committee, Ethics Committee, Mentoring Committee, Associate Members Committee, the Annals of Epidemiology, Healthy People 2030.

Epidemiology Chairs Luncheon (by invitation only)

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Transition/Travel Time

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions 1

Concurrent Session 1a: Biosocial Determinants of Obesity and Its Consequences Across the Lifecourse
Concurrent Session 1b: Applications of Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Micro to the Macro

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Plenary Session: The Epidemiology of Addiction and the Opioid Use Epidemic

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Poster Viewing

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm ACE Business Meeting

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm Reception, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Tuesday September 25

7:15 am – 8:15 am Breakfast Roundtables (registration required)

1. “Breakfast with the Keynote Speaker” with Dr. Vincent Felitti
2. “Breakfast with the Abraham Lilienfeld Award winner”
3. “Breakfast with the Endowed Lecturer”
4. “Breakfast with the ACE President-elect” with Dr. Russ Kirby

8:15 am – 8:30 am Break

8:30 am – 9:00 am ACE Presidential Address, Pauline Mendola, PhD, FACE, ACE President

9:00 am – 9:45 am Endowed Lecture

9:45 am – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions 2

Concurrent Session 2a: Epidemiology for the Learning Health System
Concurrent Session 2b: Oral presentation of the best abstracts

11:00 am - 11:15 am Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Plenary Session: Environmental Health

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Transition/Travel Time

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Awards Luncheon: Abraham Lilienfeld Award and Annals Best Paper Award

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Transition/Travel Time

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions 3

Concurrent Session 3a: Dynamic Prediction Methods to Advance Precision Epidemiology
Concurrent Session 3b: Health Transitions into Adulthood (Growing up with chronic diseases of the childhood)

4:00 pm Conference Ends

5:00 pm – Late Annals of Epidemiology Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only)