Call for Abstracts | Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age

October 17, 2018

Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age

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

Submit your abstracts for Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research, by November 19. Join Conference Cochairs Melissa L. Bondy, Marc T. Goodman, Peter Kraft, and Sophia S. Wang as we focus on how to transform the way we conduct studies in population science, utilizing novel methods of measuring nongenetic exposures, leading to a new breadth and depth of available data.

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.

Abstract deadline: November 19, 2018