2016 Annual Meeting

SPER’s 29th Annual Meeting will be held in Miami, Florida June 20-21, immediately preceding the 4th Epidemiology Congress of the Americas. Click here to see the preliminary agenda.


Online registration for the 2016 meeting is open and can be accessed here. The registration fees include attendance at all sessions, meeting materials, continental breakfast, box lunch, and refreshment breaks. Registration may be completed by mail, fax or via the internet. The early registration deadline is May 14, 2016. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of the completed registration form. Payment can be made by check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Payment must be received prior to admittance to the meeting.

Accommodations and Transportation

The 2016 SPER meeting will be held in downtown Miami, Florida at the Hyatt Regency.
Address: 400 South East Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-358-1234

Driving from Miami International Airport (8 miles)

Take 836 east, go through tolls and stay to right side. Take I-95 South Exit – Downtown. Once on I-95, stay in left hand lane and take Exit 2A/Biscayne Boulevard. Stay in right hand lane at the end of the ramp, our downtown Miami hotel will be on your immediate right side.

Shuttle from Miami International Airport

The Hyatt recommends the Super Shuttle. No reservations are required from the airport to the hotel, but a 24-hour notice is required from the hotel to the airport.

Other transportation options

Taxi service from Miami International Airport is approximately $21.00, one-way

The Metrorail provides service to Miami International Airport (MIA). Click here for maps and schedules.

Advanced Methods Workshop

We are pleased to offer the Advanced Methods Workshop, Monday, June 20th, from 2:00 to 4:30pm, immediately preceding the SPER Annual Meeting.  The workshop provides researchers and students with an introduction to advanced epidemiologic methods. Join us for an exciting and interactive opportunity to learn more about latent growth curve analysis and doubly robust g-estimation of structural nested models!

When you register for the Annual Meeting, don’t forget to also register for the Advanced Methods Workshop! Registration for the Workshop includes admission to both workshop sessions.
Click here for descriptions of both sessions as well as some information on our presenters!

Opening Night Panel Discussion

Please plan to join panel members Nigel Paneth, Sandro Galea, and Michael Joyner at the Opening Night Panel Discussion, “Epidemiologic Perspectives on Precision Medicine” – Monday, June 20th, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Reproductive, Perinatal/Pediatric Epidemiology (RPE) Faculty and Trainee Mixer

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual RPE Faculty and Trainee Mixer on Monday, June 20th, immediately after the poster session. The location is still being finalized, so please plan to meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency at 8:30pm. Please contact Martha Werler (werler@bu.edu) with ideas or questions.


Please plan for an early and interesting start to the day on Tuesday, June 21st, by attending one of our roundtable discussions. One will focus on immigration and perinatal/pediatric outcomes; the other will focus on the Zika virus epidemic. No tickets are required to attend the roundtables, but space may be limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s Keynote Address will be delivered by Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Dean, Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University. Dr. Galea will be presenting, “The Principles of Population Health Science: Implications for Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research” on Tuesday, June 21st, at 1:30pm.