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Association Meetings

The PPA meet every year at an Annual Conference in North America. This meeting runs for two-days and includes professional Workshops showcasing new methods and approaches in paleopathology. We also hold Bi-Annual Meetings in Europe and South American (PAMinSA), in addition to ad-hoc Webinars and Seminars.

51st Annual North American Meeting

Los Angeles, CA 

March 18-20, 2024 

The meeting will take place in hybrid format

  • Call for Abstracts (opens October 15, 2023; deadline November 15, 2023 at midnight EST.)


Please check the Call Submission to find all the details and requirements for abstract submission and the conference format. 

The abstract submission form can be found here: PPA Abstract Submission linkIndividuals may be first author on ONE abstract only.

Consider having your abstract considered for a Cockburn Student Award or an IJPP Early Career Award - information on these awards can be found here in the Awards Page.

**We will not accept abstracts that have already been submitted to this year's AABA meeting!

Final notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the first author by January 1, 2024.

Conference registration will open on January 15, 2024.

If you have any questions please contact the PPA Vice-President.

  • Hotel information 

The meeting will be held at the JW Marriot LA LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. Find all the information about the hotel here.

24th European ppa meeting

Leiden, The Netherlands

August 21-24, 2024

More information coming soon!

Future Conference Venues:

March 18-20, 2024 - Los Angeles, CA

August 21-24, 2024 - Leiden

TBA, 2025 - Baltimore, MD

TBA, 2026 - Berlin

Past Meetings

The archive of past meetings and programs is available through the 'Members only' page

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