August 12-14, 2021


Los Angeles, CA

Join us for our 10-year anniversary symposium


August 12-14



AHS 2021

AHS21 Announcement

It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the very first Ancestral Health Symposium! To celebrate this special anniversary, AHS will be returning to its roots at UCLA on August 12-14 2021. This year’s speaker lineup is exceptional, featuring some of the most influential thinkers in the Ancestral Health space and speakers who have been pillars of this community since the very first symposium in 2011.

While the future remains uncertain with the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are optimistic that we will be able to gather together safely in the summer with appropriate precautions, as they may be determined by the public health authorities and UCLA.  As usual, tickets will not be refundable on an individual basis.  But we are committed to a safe, in person symposium, and if circumstances do not permit us to gather safely, we will cancel the symposium and refund all ticket sales in full. Please see further details, below.

UPDATE 7/15/21 – Covid-19 update: Los Angeles County public health authorities have reinstated mandatory indoor mask wearing for everyone, regardless of vaccine status.

UPDATE 7/29/21 – The symposium is sold out. Please email society@ancestryfoundation.org to get on the waitlist. We will connect you to anyone who says that they can’t come and wants to transfer their ticket.

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About AHS

Our goal is to examine current health challenges through the context of our ancestral heritage. In modern science, evolution is the default perspective for inquiry, yet in modern healthcare, evolution is almost nowhere to be seen. The Ancestral Health Symposium is dedicated to providing a forum for sharing scientific theories about how diet, lifestyle, and environment can shape human health.

Who’s speaking at AHS21

View the AHS21 schedule & directory.

Call for Posters

This year’s speaker program has been curated as a single track of talks to be presented by invited speakers. If you were hoping to submit a proposal to present at the Ancestral Health Symposium, we’re excited to let you know that we are accepting proposals for scientific poster presentations. With an afternoon dedicated entirely to posters, this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with attendees and fellow presenters to share your research and ideas.

The Journal of Evolution and Health

The Journal of Evolution and Health is a peer-reviewed open-access journal sponsored by the Ancestral Health Society. The Journal’s mission is to explore how evolution has shaped and constrained human and animal biology, to develop insights into the major factors affecting health, and to translate those insights into practical methods for improving human and animal health.

Recognizing that knowledge relevant to its mission is dispersed across many academic and clinical disciplines, the Journal of Evolution and Health is an interdisciplinary publication that seeks contributions from a broad range of sources and seeks to promote communication among scholars and clinicians.

The Journal of Evolution and Health is produced in partnership with the Society for Evolutionary Medicine and Health/Gesellschaft für Evolutionäre Medizin und Gesundheit (EMG).