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In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the Society for the Study of Human Biology will host a three-day interdisciplinary conference, from 9-11 September. The call for papers will close on Sunday 28 April 2019.

Since the inception of the Society for the Study of Human Biology in 1958, cohort studies have played a central role in the advancement of many of the key pillars of human biology, including growth and development, structural morphology and physiology, ageing and functional decline, and more-recently lifelong health and well-being. While previous SSHB conferences have focused on such topics, none has considered the contribution of cohort studies to the field of human biology.

The 2019 conference will include a mixture of invited talks and presentations (oral and poster) on:

  • methods employed within cohort studies that are relevant to human biology (e.g., measurement of novel phenotypes, linkage to routine health records, and statistical analysis techniques for biological data)
  • applications that demonstrate the use of cohort data from one or more studies to answer novel, important human biology research questions (e.g., on life course processes and relationships, intergenerational effects or transmission, and secular trends or geographical variation).

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Tim Cole, University College London
  • Jennifer Baker, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Denmark
  • Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University, USA

Other confirmed speakers

Andrew Bell, University of Sheffield; Noel Cameron, Loughborough University; Darya Gaysina, University of Sussex; Katie Harron, University College London; Barbara Heude, Paris Descartes University; Laura Howe, University of Bristol; Will Johnson, Loughborough University; Claire Llewellyn, University College London; Sophie Moore, Kings College London; Ken Ong, University of Cambridge; Jane West, Bradford Institute for Health Research

Please see the SSHB website for more information including registration costs and the programme overview.