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Welcome Letter from the Congress Co-Chairs

Welcome to the 15th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology!

We are pleased to welcome you to ICPA 2022, which will be held simultaneously in Eugene, Oregon and online in a virtual format from Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 17.

The world has changed in so many ways since we last met—in Singapore in September 2019! With Covid continuing to affect our world and our travel opportunities, it feels like a monumental accomplishment to be getting together for a scientific conference. We are thrilled to welcome in-person attendees to our beautiful campus, city and state, and to connect with our virtual participants and to make them feel included and engaged.

The International Congress of Physiological Anthropology (ICPA) is the official conference of the International Association of Physiological Anthropology (IAPA), which was first established when the 3rd ICPA was held in Nara, Japan in 1996. Since then, ICPA has met again in Japan as well as in Singapore, the UK, Russia, Canada, China, Australia, The Netherlands, South Korea, and Croatia. ICPA 2022 marks the second time the US has hosted the Congress—The 7th ICPA was held in Columbus, Ohio in 2004.

IAPA represents the union of anthropology, human biology and physiological anthropology societies from around the world, with the goal of promoting research exchange and collaboration. Professor Barry Bogin from Loughborough University serves as the current President of IAPA and will deliver our opening Plenary talk. IAPA is closely allied with the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology, which publishes the open access, peer-reviewed Journal of Physiological Anthropology (the official English-language journal of the JSPA).

ICPA 2022 includes a diverse group of scientists and scholars from academia, industry, health care, and applied human sciences and who represent fields including physiological anthropology, human biology, and global health. We welcome you to the Congress, thank you for your participation, and hope that you enjoy our program!

We wish to thank our ICPA 2022 program and local arrangements committees for their hard work: Ajay Agarwal, Anika De, Madeleine Getz, Ava Hearn, Kelsi Kuehn, Abiel Locke, Hanna Nguyen, Tian Walker, and Adriana Wisniewski. And we thank IAPA and the University of Oregon Students for Global Health for their support of the Congress.

J. Josh Snodgrass, PhD

ICPA 2022 Co-Chair

Alicia M. DeLouize, MA

ICPA 2022 Co-Chair

Virtual Presenter Information

Posters and recorded podium presentations should be uploaded 48 hours before the scheduled session. If you have made a mistake you can re-submit using the same form. Submissions made less than 48 hours before the scheduled event are not guaranteed to be posted, but every effort will be made to post late submissions and updates.

Poster Presentations

Virtual Poster Presentations can be any standard poster size and should be uploaded as a PDF to ensure viewing quality.

  • Upload posters for Poster Session 1 HERE
  • Upload posters for Poster Session 2 HERE

Podium Presentations

Virtual podium presentations should be 12 minutes long and should be uploaded in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG-1, .MPEG-2, .MPEG4, .MP4, .MPG, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, or HEVC (h265).

  • Upload virtual podium presentations HERE

Schedule of Events

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Thursday September 15th

3:00 – 4:00 pm


4:00 – 5:00 pm


7:00 – 8:00 pm

Welcome Remarks and Presidential Lecture

Live Stream

8:00 – 9:00 pm


Friday September 16th

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Live Stream

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Plenary Session 1: Cara Ocobock

Live Stream

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Plenary Session 2: Josh Snodgrass

Live Stream

6:00 – 7:00 pm


Saturday September 17th

2:00 – 3:15 pm


5:00 – 6:30 pm


6:30 – 7:00 pm


Asynchronous Events

Workshops and the Young Investigator Podium Session will be recorded and uploaded as soon as possible after the in person event. Every effort will be made to have all recordings available by Sunday September 18th.


Geospatial Global Health Data Visualization in R 

Workshop run by Alicia DeLouize

  • Please bring your own laptop
  • Download R and RStudio before the event by following the instructions here

This workshop will use publicly available and current global COVID-19 data and visualize it using choropleth maps in R. All skill levels are welcome. This workshop has been designed for beginners and those with little to no coding experience. You will learn some basics on using the new QMD documents for RStudio and writing/running code, how to pull data off of the internet and place it into R, how to import map data, things to consider when preparing your data, a short and simple introduction to ggplot2 (a popular data visualization package), and how to build a choropleth map. A choropleth map is a map where different regions are different colors based on some continuous data variable. In this workshop, the regions will be different countries in the world and the colors will be based on COVID case data and other COVID variables.

Finger Prick Blood Collection with Point-of-Care Analysis

Workshop run by Drs. Josh Snodgrass and Zachary DuBois

This workshop will provide hands-on training on three point-of-care testing (POCT) devices (HemoCue Hb201+, Bayer/PTS A1cNow+, and CardioChek PA/Plus), as well as finger prick blood collection of dried blood spot (DBS) cards. You will be able to test your own blood or watch others collect theirs. Workshop will take place in the Global Health Biomarker Lab.  

Salivary Biomarkers of Hormonal and Immune Functioning: And other Biospecimens

Workshop run by Dr. Birdie Shirtcliff and Allissa Van Steenis

The workshop will describe opportunities and strengths of noninvasive biospecimens, focusing on hair and saliva collection.  We will provide hands-on trainings so attendees can avoid the largest pitfalls on collection. We will then describe some exciting new prospects in research with these biospecimens. Workshop will take place in the Global Health Biomarker Lab.  

Ethical Considerations in Global Health Research 

Workshop run by Drs. Josh Snodgrass and Zachary DuBois

This workshop will engage with ethical issues in global health research, including fieldwork in human biology and lab-based physiological anthropology studies. The workshop will be informal and is meant to create a space for discussing complex ethical issues. We anticipate discussing topics such as returning health information to participants, working in low-resource settings, compensation for participants and communities, and the composition of research teams.

Young Investigator Podium Session

ICPA 2022 is committed to being an inclusive and accessible event. For questions or requests about accommodations, financial waivers, or other needs, please contact icpaeugene2022@gmail.com.