Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age

In association with the AACR Molecular Epidemiology Working Group (MEG)

Feb. 19-22, 2019
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
San Diego, California

Conference Cochairs

Melissa L. Bondy, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Marc T. Goodman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, California
Peter Kraft, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Sophia S. Wang, City of Hope, Duarte, California

As “big data” continues to transform the way we conduct studies in population science, novel methods of measuring nongenetic exposures are leading to a new breadth and depth of available data. Wearable technologies, smart questionnaires, electronic medical records, and linkages to environmental data sources are just a few of the examples in measuring currently available. Traditional methods for recruiting participants are also changing and expanding, shifting from telephone and mail-based recruitment to web/mobile/social media-based methods. 

The opportunity for current advances to influence the field, and the need to understand how to collect, store, and analyze the data, will require discussions of each new technology and methodology in the context of recruitment and retention, use of mobile methods for consenting, and biospecimen tracking. This conference will serve as a training ground for providing state-of-the-art knowledge on how researchers can transform their methodologies, illuminate the key aspects of how population science research has transformed, and inform on how current and future studies in population and clinical research can leverage each new advance. 

Professional Educational Grants




Susan G. Komen

Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available