• 06 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)

    48th Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association


    April 6-23, 2021

    (all times EDT)

    2021 Meeting Program



    Time (EDT)

    April 6-9

    Tues April 6


    Poster Hall Opens

    Tues April 6


    President's Welcome

    aDNA symposium podium

    Wed April 7


    Podium presentations


    April 12-16: Mentoring Week

    Mon April 12



    Poster: Cockburn Student Prize & Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award entries

    Poster panel discussion of pre-recorded poster presentations.

    1. Trauma  2. Metabolic diseases & stress  3. Open paleopathology

    Mon April 12



    Tues April 13



    Wed April 14


    Student Group: 3MT event

    Thurs April 15



    Fri April 16


    Podium: Cockburn Student Prize & Jane E Buikstra Early Career Award entries

    April 19-23

    Thurs Ap 22


    Poster: Regular

    Poster panel discussion of pre-recorded poster presentations.

    1.   Metabolic diseases, stress & infectious diseases              2. Trauma   3. Open paleopathology

    Fri Ap 23


    Podium presentations followed by 15min break



    Association Annual Business & Awards Meeting


    Poster presenters

    Click here to submit your ePoster

    Meeting Registration

    The Registration Fee for the North American meeting includes: access to virtual podium sessions, virtual poster presentations, and the Association Business Meeting.

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

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

    Cockburn Student Prize/Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award

    Please follow these links for the terms and conditions of the Cockburn Student Prize and the Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award

    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 register for the 3MT Competition:


    And here is the link for the Paleopathology Association Student Group on Facebook.

    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.



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For information or queries, please contact paleopath.secretary@gmail.com

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