2018 Annual Meeting

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

Annual Meeting Theme Agenda Registration Continuing Education Credits
International attendees Hotel Our location Transportation Information


Thank you attendees for joining us in Cincinnati!

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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.



The room block at the Kingsgate Marriott is now closed, however you can still reserve a room at the their regular rate.

You may make your reservation through the Kingsgate Marriott's website or by calling 888.720.1299.

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


Our Location

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

Registration will be located in the foyer outside the Kresge Auditorium in the MSB.

For more detailed information about shuttles, parking, walking maps, and more, please click here.


Continued Education Credits

Physicians may self-claim for Category 2 credit for any activity that they believe meets the criteria of Continuing Medical Education (as defined by the American Medical Association). A few details about Category 2 credit:

  • Physicians self-claim Category 2 credit and keep track/record of any hours they are claiming for Category 2.
  • A credit hour is equal to 60 minutes. Credits may be claimed in quarter hour increments. 
  • Category 2 credit is not awarded by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education office and they will not have record of it.

For more information on Category 2 credit, please click on the below links:


Our Theme


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 PDF, 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)

Workshops will run 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Lunch will be available from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

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: Data Matters: Improving Your Study through Professional Data Management
Cancelled 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

Poster Layout Map

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: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well being, Disease, and Premature Death:  Turning gold into lead

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

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

Poster Layout Map

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 Transition/Travel Time

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

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

Epidemiology Chairs Luncheon (by invitation only)

1:00 pm – 1:15 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

Poster Layout Map

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ACE Policy Committee Brief

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

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reception, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens - Sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Transportation to, and from, the Zoo will be provided. There will be two buses picking up attendees at the Kingsgate Marriott at 6:30 pm and one bus picking up at the Medical Sciences Building at conclusion of the ACE Business Meeting.

Directions to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Map to the Africa Area


Tuesday September 25

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

1. “Breakfast with the Abraham Lilienfeld Award winner”
2. “Breakfast with the Endowed Lecturer” Ross Brownson
3. “Breakfast with the ACE President-elect” with Dr. Russ Kirby
4. "Breakfast with the ACE Minority Affairs Committee"

8:15 am – 8:30 am Transition/Travel Time

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 – 9:00 pm Late Annals of Epidemiology Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only)