2017 ACE Preliminary Meeting Agenda

2017 Annual Meeting: The Methods of Translating and Disseminating Epidemiology into Public Health


Preliminary Program Agenda

Saturday, September 23

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACE MAC Workshop: Meeting of the Minds: Why Haven’t Compelling Epidemiologic Data Eliminated Health Disparities?

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACE Meet & Greet

Sunday, September 24

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Education Workshops

Workshop 1- Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (morning)

Co-chairs: Gila Neta, MD, National Cancer Institute, and Ross Brownson, PhD, Washington University

Workshop 2- In the News: Communicating Research Findings to the Media and Public (morning)

Chair: Jennifer Loukissas, MPP, National Cancer Institute
           Saloni Nayar, MPH, Mayo Clinic 

Workshop 3: The Medium is the Message: Crafting your results to impact policy and the public (afternoon)

Chair: Stephen Deppen, MA, MS, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Workshop 4: QGIS Basics (afternoon)

Chair: Amber Dismer, MPH, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

Workshop 5: Extreme Personal Exposure Biomarker Levels: Guidance for Investigators (Full-Day)

Chair: Susan Pinney, PhD, University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

ACE Board Meeting (by invitation only)

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

Monday, September 25

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Associate Member breakfast with ACE President Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, FACE

8:15 am - 8: 30 am

Welcome and Call to Order by local host Terry Fontham, PhD, FACE,

8:30 am – 9:55 am

Keynote Presentation: "Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to Zika"

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations

Introduction TBD

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Awarding Outgoing Annals of Epidemiology Editor-In-Chief, Richard Rothenberg, MD, MPH, FACE, Georgia State University

10:05 am – 10:30

Annals of Epidemiology Best Paper Presentation

10:30 am- 10: 45 am

Beverage Break

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session

How Epidemiologists can Play a Greater Role in Environmental Decision-making: Comparing Apples to Apples

Chair: Heidi Erickson, PhD, MS, Chevron Energy Technology Company


Carol Burns, PhD, FACE, Burns Epidemiology Consulting, “How do Regulators use Environmental Epidemiological data for Public Health Protection? Challenges associated with interpreting exposure data in epidemiological research and in human health risk assessment and weight of evidence assessment”

Judy Lakind, PhD, President of the LaKind Associates, LLC, “Evaluating Strengths and Limitation of the Exposure data using the Biomonitoring, Environmental Epidemiology, and Short-Lived Chemicals (BEES-C) Instrument: Implications for Science and Policy”

Kyla Taylor, PhD, NIEHS, “Advances in Methodologies for Conducting Systematic Reviews within the Federal Government”

Hubert Vesper, PhD, CDC, “Ensuring Harmonized and Comparable Laboratory Measurements to Improve Public Health Programs: Implications of the lack of comparability of biomarker measurements for preventing the effective assessment, implementation and monitoring of potential health risks and public health activities”

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Beverage Break

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Luncheon Roundtables

  1. Q&A with Lilienfeld Awardee

    Q&A with Translation of Disaster Epidemiology Into Public Health Awardee

  2. Highlighting IJPC-SE goals, objectives, and accomplishments
  3. Publications Committee Luncheon, Stephanie Boone, Kate Williamson, Elsevier
  4. Dept. of Epidemiology Chairs Luncheon (by invitation only)

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Concurrent Session 1

Untangling the Ethical Intersection of Epidemiology, Human Subjects Research and Public Health

Co-Chairs and Affiliations: WayWay Hlaing, MBBS, PhD, University of Miami, and Jennifer Salerno, PhD, McMaster University

Moderator: Ken Goodman, PhD, FACMI, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy University of Miami


Ed Peters, DMD, SM, ScD, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University

“Overview of Ethics and Epidemiology”

Susan Pinney, PhD, University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health

“Very High Biomarker Levels in Environmental Epidemiology Research: A void in guidance for investigators”

Stephanie Morain, PhD, MPH, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

“Interface of Epidemiology, Human Subjects Research, and Public Health Interventions”

Ross Upshur, BA, MA, MD, MSc, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, “Ethics of Surveillance Systems in Public Health Practice”

Concurrent Session 2

Refugee Health: Global and Domestic Perspectives.

Organizer: Lorna Thorpe, PhD, MPH, FACE, NYU School of Medicine

Moderator: Olivia Carter-Pokras, MHS, PhD, FACE, University of Maryland


Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, MPH, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

J. David Ingleby, MA, PhD, University of Amsterdam

Sonita Singh, MPH, PhD, Tulane University School of Law

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Beverage Break

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Plenary Session

Advancing Risk Stratification for Precision Prevention: Methodologic, Clinical, and Ethical Considerations for Rare Diseases


Jessica L. Petrick, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Ronald C. Eldridge, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics


Nancy Cook, ScD, MS, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, “Current methodological concepts in risk reclassification”.

Steven Coughlin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Augusta University, “The Relevance of Public Health Ethics to Rare Diseases”.

Teri Manolio, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute, “Risk Prediction in the Genomic Era”

Ashley I. Naimi, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, “Machine Learning for Risk Stratification of Rare Outcomes: Examples from Reproductive/Perinatal Epidemiology”

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session
Poster Walkabouts, Sponsored by the Publications Committee

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

ACE Business Meeting—all members are welcome to attend

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Host Reception

Tuesday, September 26

7:15 am - 8:25 am

Breakfast Roundtables

  1. Keynote Speaker Roundtable with Associate Members
  2. Teaching and Promoting Interest in Epidemiology at the High School Level (Speaker from CDC)Ralph Cordell
  3. Mentoring Committee
    • What are the Alternatives to Academic careers? (Pharma)
    • What are the alternatives to academic careers? (Consulting)
    • What are the alternatives to academic careers? (Academia)
    • What are the alternatives to academic careers? (Government)
  4. Ethics Committee: Douglas Weed, PhD, FACE, DLW Consulting Services “Beyond Financial Conflicts of Interest”

8:30 am - 9:00 am

ACE Presidential Address, Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, FACE, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Student Prize Paper Presentation by Student Prize Recipient

9:25 am - 10:05 am

"Politics and Policy: Implications of Federal Actions on the State Level", Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, MS, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health

10:05 – 11:00 am

Concurrent Session 1

Advancing Policy-Relevant Epidemiologic Research on the Social Determinants of Health

Chair: Daniel Kim, MD, DrPH, Department of Health Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University


Kelli Komro, PhD, MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, “Effects of State-Level Minimum Wage and EITC Policies on Infant Health Outcomes”

Katherine Theall, PhD, Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, “Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity: Closing the Gap on Maternal and Child Health Disparities”

Daniel Kim, MD, DrPH, Department of Health Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, “Novel Approaches to Estimating Impacts of State-Level Social Determinants on Adult Health”

Concurrent Session 2

“What Elephant in the Room? What does the Current Political Climate Mean for Epidemiology and its use in Policy, Rules, and Enforcement?

Chair: Edward Trapido, Sc.D., FACE, LSU School of Public Health

View from an Epidemiologist in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Cathy Critchlow, PhD. FACE,AMGEN

View from an Environmental Epidemiologist and Former EPA Scientist: Joel Schwartz, PhD, Harvard T. H. Chan, School of Public Health

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Plenary Session

Antimicrobial Resistance: Shaping Policy Solutions through Epidemiology

Moderator: Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania


Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, “The Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis: Urgent Need for Action”

Jeffrey S Gerber, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, “The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Addressing AR”

Susan Huang, MD, MPH, University of California at Irvine, “Strategies to Curtail AR Healthcare Infections: Translating Data into Practice”

Mike Lin, MD, MS, Rush University, “Thinking Regionally: Novel Approaches to Tracking Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance”

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Awards Luncheon

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

1:45 pm

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