2019 Annual Meeting

September 7-10, 2019
Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena, California
Real-World Epidemiologic Evidence in Policy & Practice

Early Bird Special Ends July 1st!

With “Real-World Epidemiologic Evidence in Policy and Practice” as the theme for this year’s meeting, we will highlight the contributions of epidemiology to the use of real-world evidence in policy and practice, spanning public health to clinical care. Epidemiologists represent the discipline that is focused on asking and answering questions about health and disease in human populations, often in observational settings. Questions asked and answered in real-world settings can provide important insights that may not be obtainable from the idealized settings of randomized controlled trials. Compared to randomized controlled trials, the use of real-world evidence can: a) significantly reduce time and cost of evidence development for regulatory and policy decisions; b) fill evidence gaps in under-represented populations; and c) fill evidence gaps about rare and long-term safety outcomes in larger populations. Organizations such as the FDA are now required to consider real-world evidence to support their regulatory decision-making in areas such as drug, device, and vaccine safety. Information from real-life clinical settings, such as from electronic medical records, is increasingly being used to address public health, regulatory/policy, epidemiological, and clinical questions. Abstracts highlighting research conducted across the spectrum of etiology to policy to implementation and evaluation based on real-world data are especially encouraged. 

Conference Agenda, Sessions and Registration (Now Open!):  

  • Draft Agenda: Click here to view the agenda (to date) to help you make your travel plans.
  • Conference Rates & Registration: Click here to view the registration rates.  REGISTER NOW! 

We have an exciting off-site event planned! 
On Monday, September 9th, we are going off-site to the magnificent Caltech Athenaeum
for the ACE Annual Reception & Awards Celebration!
In Ancient Greece, the word Athenaeum referred to buildings dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and in particular to a temple in Athens where poets, philosophers, and orators gathered to read and discuss their work. Over the centuries the term also has applied to numerous academies and learned societies...and we couldn't think of a better venue to present our 2019 Awards, honor our recipients and celebrate ACE's achievements! Don't miss out!  

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

A short walk from the hotel and chance to see 
some of what Pasadena offers! 


Hotel Accommodations - Reservations are now open!
Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101
Phone: 626-577-1000
Room rate: Single/double: $149
Reservations: Click here to reserve a room at the Hilton Pasadena. Group code: ACE19
Reservation deadline: August 15, 2019

Call for Abstracts: The submission site for abstracts to be considered for poster and selected oral presentations at the Annual Meeting is now open!  Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2019, 5:00 pm EST. Click here for submission guidelines and more information. Click here for the abstract submission site

Call for Abstract ReviewersThe ACE Publications Committee is currently organizing Conference Abstract peer-review and seeking volunteers. To sign-up, please complete the online form by April 12, 2019 by clicking here.

Call for Award Nominations: ACE is seeking nominations for its 2019 honors. 
Click here to view/download this year's Awards Information Packet.
The deadline for submitting award nominations is Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Job Fair: Information to come. Employers seeking to advertise open positions may contact Maurizio Macaluso or Sarah Geiger.


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities: 

New this year! ACE, in conjunction with the Epidemiology Foundation, is offering a variety of Annual Meeting Sponsorship opportunities that focus on the best ROI for your investment!   Click here for the prospectus and registration form


Pasadena Area Information: Visit the Pasadena Official Visitors Site