International Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Meeting Series

4th International MPE Meeting Group Photo
Group Photo from the 4th International MPE Meeting. Photo Credit: Sam Ogden

The International Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Meeting Series was established in 2013, to gather experts and facilitate transdisciplinary integration.

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Following big successes of the First to Fourth International MPE Meetings, the 5th International MPE Meeting will be held in Boston on May 24 to 25, 2021.  We look forward to meeting with you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Christine Ambrosone
Peter T. Campbell
Montserrat Garcia-Closas
​Shuji Ogino
Timothy Rebbeck

About the past meetings

Fourth International MPE Meeting

Third International MPE Meeting
Proceedings of the 3rd International MPE Meeting:

Second International MPE Meeting
Proceedings of the 2nd International MPE Meeting:

First International MPE Meeting

Introduction and Goals of the International Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Meeting Series

The International Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Meeting Series has been open to research community around the world, with free registration.  The First, Second, and Third International MPE Meetings were successfully held in Boston, MA, USA, in April 2013, December 2014, and May 2016, respectively.

As an important premise of epidemiology, individuals with the same disease generally have similar causes, and exhibit a similar disease evolution.  In the past few decades, our knowledge on disease pathogenesis has improved considerably, and disease classification has also transformed, incorporating molecular mechanisms of disease.  As a result, Pathology and Epidemiology have now been integrated into the single unified field of Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE).  This has opened enormous opportunities.

To advance integrative molecular and population-level health science and address the unique research challenges specific to the field of MPE requires bringing together experts in various fields including pathology, epidemiology, biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, immunology, and nutritional and environmental sciences.  This effort of integrating seemingly divergent fields can lead to a greater understanding of pathogenic processes, and the impact of environmental, dietary, lifestyle, and genetic factors and their interactions.  Brainstorming and discussion fostered by the MPE Meeting will lead to the development of new methodologies to address the unique research questions and challenges in this emerging field.  Our goals are to:

1.  Develop methods to integrate pathology and epidemiology
2.  Link pathogenic insights to population impact
3.  Educate next generation scientists

This unique meeting can provide an unprecedented opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of multiple diverse fields.  Eventually, we aim to establish the MPE Meeting as a regular annual science forum, where we can advance population science, and optimize our training and education systems for 21st century medicine and public health.