ACE 2015 Annual Meeting Agenda

Saturday, September 26

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm ACE MAC Workshop: Addressing Systemic Determinants of Health Disparities in the US
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ACE Meet & Greet 

Sunday, September 27

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Education Workshop

Morning Half-Day Workshops

  • Teaching Ethics in Epidemiology  (8:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Introduction to Epi-Info  (8:30am - 12:00pm)

Afternoon Half-Day Workshops

  • Advanced methods, unique features of Epi-Info  (1:00pm-4:30pm)
  • Social Media in disease surveillance and epidemiology research using Chatter Grabber  (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Full-Day Workshop

  • Simulating data using SAS  (8:00am-5:00pm)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm


ACE Board Meeting (invitation only)

5:15 am - 6:00 pm


Associate Member Mentoring Function 

Monday, September 28

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Associate Member breakfast with ACE President Melissa Perry, PhD and ACE President-elect Jonine Bernstein, PhD

8:15 am - 8: 30 am

Welcome and Call to Order
Speaker:James W. Curran, MD,MPH, Dean of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation: The Challenge of Health Equity in an Unequal World
Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, FBA, FMedSci, FRCP, World Health Organization

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Annals of Epidemiology Best Paper: Does Pregnancy Alter the Long-term Course of Multiple Sclerosis?
Speaker: Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Université de Montréal

10:25 am- 10: 45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Plenary, Bridging the Gap: From Eliminating Health Disparities to Achieving Health Equity 
Speaker: David Satcher, MD, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine

11:45 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Luncheon Roundtables and Lunch Break

  1. Conversation with Outstanding Contribution in Epidemiology Awardee Stephen Cole
  2. Conversation with Lilienfeld Awardee Jon Samet- "The Perils of Policy for Epidemiologists"
  3. Charting the Future of Public Health: Epidemiology Competencies in Action
    Discussants:  Ross Brownson, Diana Bensyl, and Thomas Hulsey
  4. Publications Committee Sponsored Roundtable, What is Co-Authorship in the Era of Big Epidemiology?
    Discussants: Rich Rothenberg and Rick Baumgartner
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Ethics, Ebola and Epidemiological Issues, Sponsored by the Ethics Committee
Speaker(s): Lisa Schwartz, BA, MA, PhD, McMaster University; Fred Angulo, DVM, PhD, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Verla S. Neslund, J.D., Vice President for Programs, CDC Foundation

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Publications Committee: Outstanding Scientific Contributions
    1. Alyssa Sholeh Parpia, BAH (Public Health Ontario, University of Toronto), The Impact of Encephalitis in Ontario
    2. Claire Rushton, MA (Keele University), Time-dependent Markers of Comorbidity Severity and Change are Associated with Increased Risk of Mortality in Heart Failure: A National Study of the English General Population
    3. Arash Etemadi, MD, PhD. (National Cancer Institute), Tobacco Use and Associated Total and Cancer Mortality in Iran: Insights into the Impact of Tobacco Use in the Low and Middle-Income Countries
  2. Monitoring Progress in Addressing Health Disparities using Biomarkers in Local Population Health Surveys.
  3. Think Genomically, Act Locally Moderator: Iman Martin, PhD
    Speaker: Alexa Oster, MD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session
Poster Walkabouts, Sponsored by the Publications Committee
Stop by the registration desk for the list of tours.
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5:30 pm - 6:16 pm ACE Business meeting—All members are welcome to attend
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Host Reception, Courtyard Marriott

Tuesday, September 29

7:15 am - 8:25 am

Breakfast Roundtables

  1. Beyond SOHCOs: Epidemiology and the Media
    Discussant: Jennifer McQuiston, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  2. Follow-up discussion from Ethics and Ebola plenary session
    Discussant:  Fred Angulo, Lisa Schwartz, and Verla Neslund (PROPOSED)
  3. Follow-up discussion from session on “Think Genomically, Act Locally”
    Discussant:  Alexa Oster, Marta Gwinn, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  4. Conversation with Special Awardee for Outstanding Contributions Through Systemic Epidemiologic Approaches to Improving Health Linda Cottler
  5. Associate Member breakfast with Professor Sir Michael Marmot


8:30 am - 9:00 am

ACE Presidential Address: What Have You Done for Epidemiology Lately? The Role of Epidemiologists in Funding Biomedical Education and Research 
Melissa Perry, ScD , George Washington University

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Student Prize Paper
Confronting the Missing Epistasis Problem: On the Reproducibility of Gene—gene Interactions 
Speaker: William Murk, Ph.D. Candidate, Yale School of Public Health

9:25 am - 10:30 am

Plenary Co-Sponsored by the ACE Policy Committee and Preventive Medicine/Elsevier
Gun Violence Epidemiology and Implications for Policy Development
Speaker(s):Philip Cook, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Katie Fowler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
Daniel Webster, Johns Hopkins University, Professor Health Policy and Management; Director Center for Gun Violence Policy & Research

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Can NHANES Still Inform National Nutrition Policy?
    Speakers: Michele R. Forman, PhD, University of Texas, Austin; Edward Archer, Ph.D., Nutritional Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham; David M. Klurfeld, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture
  2. Link Between Physical Activity and Air pollution Exposure
    Speakers: Tegan Boehmer, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Roby Greenwald, PhD, Georgia State University
  3. Translational Opportunities of Health Disparities Research Among Hispanic Population: Moving Forward to the New Era 
    Speaker(s): Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, University of California, Davis, Margarita Alegria, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD, University of New Mexico  
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon

  • Outstanding Contribution to Epidemiology, ACE Special Award, and Lilienfeld Awards (presentations)
  • Poster Awards


1:30 pm --Conference ends--
Post-Conference mentoring (optional, unofficial to meeting)