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48th Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association

  • 01 Apr 2021
  • 30 Apr 2021



48th Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association

April 2021

(sessions will take place throughout April; exact dates for sessions TBD)

Meeting location


Abstract submission

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open. The ABSTRACT FORM, submission information and checklist can be found <<HERE>>.

People who had their abstracts accepted for the PPA 2020 conference in LA and would like to present them in 2021 must submit the resubmission form, which can be found <<HERE>>.

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

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 November 7, 2020.

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

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: access to virtual podium sessions, virtual poster presentations, and the Association Business Meeting. Sessions will take place throughout April on a variety of days and times.

Registration - until 12:00 am, 1 April 2021, PST:

  • Student member – 50 USD
  • Regular member – 100 USD
  • Nonmember – 175 USD

Additional Events

Mentoring Event:Although we will be virtual for the 2021 meeting, we are working on a mentoring event to replace our traditional “Let’s Do Lunch”.  Our virtual mentoring event promises to be fun for both Mentors and Mentees, and will be a wonderful way to network and meet new members of the organization! The event will incur no additional expense for participation.

Attention Student Membersthis year the Student Group is organizing a “Three-Minute Thesis" competition. Each speaker will have three minutes and one static slide to summarize their graduate research for the audience and a panel of judges. Talks will be recorded and posted to the PPASG-run YouTube channel (with speaker permission). Prizes will include categories such as ‘audience favorite’, ‘most tech savvy’, and ‘funniest,’ and speakers will have the option to receive written feedback from the judges. 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. Here is the link to the Paleopathology Association Student Group on Facebook.

Meeting program

(To be announced)

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 4, 2021, 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 5 to 11:59 pm March 18, 2021, PST).
  • No Refund: No refunds will be granted if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the event (after 12:00 am, March 19, 2021, 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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