Annual Scientific Meeting

Society for Social Medicine & Population health and International Epidermiology Association (IEA)

Click here for our conference website

The Society for Social Medicine & Population health and International Epidermiology Association joint 63rd Annual Scientific meeting and IEA European Congress of Epidermiology 2019 (the UK’s leading population health conference) takes place in Cork in 2019. It is being organised by colleagues from the University of Cork and the wider public health community in Cork. The 63rd ASM will be held at the University College Cork, Ireland.

Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Ivan Perry said “I am truly delighted that SSM is returning to Cork in 2019 and in doing so joining the European Congress of Epidemiology, under the umbrella of the International Epidemiology Association (IEA). This joint conference is a stand out event for anyone in population health and Cork is a beautiful and interesting city to visit. Be sure not to miss the abstract deadline of the 1st of March 2019.”

Important dates:

Abstract submissions deadline was 1st March 2019
Conference registration opens: May 2019
Conference dates: 4 – 6th September 2019

What is the SSM 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting? 

A three-day academic and professional conference with a mix of high quality, peer reviewed oral presentations, posters and workshops and ample opportunity for networking. Two keynote lectures will be delivered by our Cochrane Lecture, by Margaret Whitehead (Professor of Public Health, University of Liverpool) and our Pemberton Lecture by Kenneth Rothman (Distinguished Fellow from the Research Triangle Institute).

Why should I attend?

Social medicine is the study of health in its widest sense. It covers a range of subjects including epidemiology, the medical and health needs of society, health services, and the prevention of disease. This conference spans all research that addresses important issues in population health sciences and includes qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Everyone interested in population health sciences can come together to share information and network in a rigorous yet friendly atmosphere.

Who attends?

Last year the conference attracted over 250 participants from all over the world, ranging from senior academics to postgraduate students, with strong representation from the wider public health community. Disciplines ranged from epidemiology, health service research, psychology, public health and social sciences. 26 free places were awarded to attendees on student stipends or low incomes, and almost 100 people attended pre-conference workshops on career development and mentorship.

Join us: 

Become an SSM member (annual subscription £35) and enjoy a range of benefits, including reduced conference fees, automatic membership to the European Public Health Association, and access to a members networking platform and a mentoring scheme.