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47th Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association

  • 20 Sep 2019
  • 15 Apr 2020
  • Los Angeles, California - April 14-15, 2020


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47th Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association

Los Angeles, California

April 14-15, 2020

Meeting location: JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live (900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015). For Local Arrangements please visit  AAPA Meeting Website. Hotel reservation at the reduced (AAPA) rate here.

Registration and abstract submission are now open! The deadline for the submission of paper and poster abstracts is: October 31, 2019

Abstract submission

The First Author must preregister at the time of abstract submission in order for the paper/poster to be considered. The abstract form can be found here.

If an abstract is rejected by the program committee, the First Author can request a refund of the preregistration fee.  That also applies to coauthors who have registered, unless they are First Author on any other accepted paper.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2019.

The PPA 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee will notify the first (or sole) authors upon receipt of their abstracts, review each abstract before accepting it for the Scientific Program, and send a notification of the Committee’s decision by January 31, 2020. 

Please send the abstract, as a Word document email attachment, to: ppa.vicepres@gmail.com

Indicate in the file name of the attachment: your name, poster or paper, student or regular member (for example: Boas poster regular or Malinowski paper regular).

Please prepare your abstract in English, single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font.

Although authors are free to publish their work in any venue, the topic of abstracts must fall within the aims and scope for the International Journal of Paleopathology, which may be viewed at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-paleopathology

Please do not submit abstracts for material already put forward for one of the other meetings being held in Los Angeles in April. The program of the AAPA meeting will be checked, and any item accepted for both the AAPA and PPA program will be removed from the PPA program.

Meeting Registration

The Registration Fee for the North American meeting includes:  sessions, coffee breaks, and the Association Business Dinner. (Note: you will be asked to select among chicken, fish, vegetarian, or vegan entree options, but if you have a specific food allergy, please contact the PPA Vice President at: ppa.vicepres@gmail.com)

Early Registration - until 11:59 pm, 28 February 2020, PST:

  • Student member – 130 USD
  • Regular member – 190 USD
  • Nonmember – 250 USD

Late Registration - after 12:00 am, 29 February 2020, PST:

  • Student member – 180 USD
  • Regular member – 240 USD
  • Nonmember – 295 USD

Additional Events

Pre-Meeting Excursion: There will be no organized Pre-Meeting Excursion this year.

Let's Do Lunch: will be held at Rosa Mexicano, a short walk from the conference hotel: https://www.rosamexicano.com/location/la-live-ca-rosa-mexicano/ 

Attention Student Members: this year the Student Group is organizing an Up-Goer Five Challenge! This is a great opportunity for student members to craft a synopsis of their research that is accessible to a general audience and practice presentation skills in a low stress setting. Follow this link for more information and to sign up! And here is the link to the Paleopathology Association Student Group on Facebook.

Meeting program (provisional)

Monday, April 13
         6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Meeting registration

Tuesday, April 14
         7:45 am - 5:00 pm - Meeting registration
         7:45 am - 5:00 pm - Student Group Raffle
         8:00 am - 11:30 am - Workshops
         1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Meeting session
         4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Student Group Up-Goer Challenge
         5:30 pm - 6:15 pm - Student Group Business Meeting
         5:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Cash Bar, Dinner, Association Business Meeting 

Wednesday, April 15
          8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Meeting registration

          8:30 am - 5:45 pm - Meeting sessions
          11:45 am - 2:00 pm - Let's Do Lunch
          2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Student Group Silent Auction

          5:45 pm - Closing remarks, 2020 European PPA Meeting Presentation, Presentation of Awards, Announcements of Student Group Raffle and Silent Auction. Student Happy Hour to follow (location TBA).

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • The Paleopathology Association (PPA) hopes that everyone who registers for the North American meeting will be able to attend; however, we understand that extenuating circumstances do occur. The PPA Cancellation and Refund Policy for the North American meeting is as follows:
  • Full Refund: All registration cancellations and refund requests submitted by the participant up to 4 weeks before the event (until 11:59 pm, March 16, 2020, PST) will be refunded 100% of the registration fee minus a $5.00 processing fee. 
  • Partial Refund: All registration cancellations and refund requests submitted by the participant between 2-4 weeks before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fee (12:00 am March 17 to 11:59 pm March 30, 2020, PST).
  • No Refund: No refunds will be granted if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the event (after 12:00 am, March 31, 2020, PST).

How to Cancel Registration and Request a Refund

Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted by email to the PPA Treasurer at treasurer.ppa@gmail.com. Refunds will be issued via check or PayPal within 2 weeks after the meeting has concluded.


 The PPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
For information or queries, please contact paleopath.secretary@gmail.com

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