Welcome to the
WCE 2024 Conference

It is our pleasure to host the World Congress of Epidemiology from September 24-27, 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa. We will return to an in-person format for this edition of the triennial congress of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). It will be wonderful to have the global epidemiology community together again!

WCE is well-known for bringing epidemiologists and public health experts working in different sectors together in an atmosphere designed to promote dialogue, the interchange of ideas, and state-of-the-art scientific research. The theme of WCE2024 is “Epidemiology and complexity: challenges and responses” which will engage the full depth and breadth of methods and practice in contemporary epidemiology. The meeting will feature top-calibre invited speakers presenting plenary lectures, workshops and interactive sessions. The abstract-driven programme will include oral and poster presentations including theory and application from every sub-discipline of epidemiology. With more than 1000 delegates expected, WCE2024 promises to be a unique opportunity to share experiences and expertise – the opportunities to learn, grow and network within the field will be phenomenal.

This is the first time the congress will be hosted on the African continent and the Cape Town International Convention Centre provides a world-class venue for this meeting. And of course, Cape Town is a city of unrivalled natural beauty, rich in history and culture with incredible cuisine and wine.

We encourage you to take a few days before or after the meeting to explore the proximal beauty of Table Mountain and the Peninsula, the Winelands as well as the Garden Route. In addition, your visit to Cape Town should be supplemented with trips to other nearby, remarkable destinations in South Africa and the region.

We invite you to start preparing now for what promises to be a special blend of cutting-edge science in a truly special setting. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town in September 2024!

Best wishes,

Landon Myer
Conference Chair: WCE2024
Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Public Health, University of Cape Town

Important Dates


All abstract submissions open:
1 October 2023


Fast track submissions close:
1 December 2023


Fast track dispositions:
8 January 2024


General submissions close:
16 February 2024


General dispositions:
 25 March 2024


Early bird registration deadline:
12 April 2024


Late-breaker submissions close:
1 May 2024


Late-breaker dispositions:
24 May 2024

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