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Results of elections for IEA Council, 2017-2020

Earlier this year two electronic elections were held so that IEA members could select representatives for the IEA Council for the triennium 2017-2020 (to start in August 2017).

The first election was held on March 1-21 and a total of 598 members voted. The second election, just to select the President-Elect, was held on May 1-14 and a total of 714 members voted.

Congratulations are to Chandra Mani Pandey, elected as President-Elect, Sandra Sulsky, elected as Secretary, and Yosikazu Nakamura, elected Treasurer, and to the successful Regional Representatives.

The IEA also thanks all the candidates who put themselves forward to work for IEA.

The full list of elected candidates is as follows:

  • President-Elect – Chandra Mani Pandey
  • Secretary – Sandra Sulsky
  • Treasurer – Yosikazu Nakamura
  • Africa Region Representative – Akindele Adebiyi
  • Eastern Mediterranean Region Representative – Salim Adib
  • European Region Representative – Patricia Kearney
  • Latin American & Caribbean Region Representative – Karina Braga Ribeiro
  • North America Region Representative – Eduardo Franco
  • South East Asia Regional Representative – Umesh Kapil
  • Western Pacific Region Representative – Manami Inoue

Thanks also to members of the Nominating Committee, including Mauricio Barreto, Lianne Parkin and David Wegman.

With best wishes,

Valerie Beral
IEA President

South East Asia Regional meeting on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases

Nepal Course Picture

The South East Asian Region of IEA held a workshop and training meeting on 10-15 April 2017 at Pokhara, Nepal, on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases. The workshop and training meeting was attended by 86 scientists from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The Workshop focused on evidence based strategies for prevention and control mainly for cardiovascular diseases, but also for chronic kidney diseases, stroke, diabetes, cancer and mental health in South East Asian countries and globally.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dame Valerie Beral from the University of Oxford, and IEA. The keynote address was given by Dr. Jos Vandelaer, World Health Organization Representative to Nepal.  Both emphasized the key role of epidemiology in addressing non-communicable diseases in South East Asia.

Eminent faculty members provided training by presentations and taking practical epidemiological   exercises.  The presentations covered the concepts of risk, risk factors and risk assessment; study designs; the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disorders, cancer, diabetes and metabolic diseases; tobacco, alcohol, diet, physical activity and obesity and disease surveillance, including cancer registration.

Call for Nominations for the IEA 2017 Richard Doll Prize in Epidemiology

Richard Doll Photo

The Richard Doll Prize, to commemorate his contribution to epidemiology, is awarded by IEA every 3 years. The prize is for scientific achievements in epidemiology that have advanced understanding of conditions that are important for population health.
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Prize is 21 April 2017. For further details please click Richard Doll Prize.

 

IEA Fellowship to support participation in the EEPE 30th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology



The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) will provide partial support towards the course fees of the 30th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology, on a competitive basis, for *1* *IEA member** from low or middle-income countries *(including new members). Those interested should write to eepe@eepe.org <mailto:eepe@eepe.org> no later than *April 4, 2017*, attaching a copy of their CV and a short statement on why they would like to attend the course.

The course (*Florence, Italy, 19 June – 7 July 2017*) is intended for epidemiologists, statisticians, clinicians and public health practitioners with an interest in epidemiology. The course offers in the first two weeks five general modules on epidemiological study design and statistical analysis of epidemiological data, and in the third week seven special modules on topics of current relevance for health and advanced methodological issues. The course is taught in English by an international faculty and is held in residential form in the “Studium” centre on the hills of Florence.

Please visit the website www.eepe.org <http://www.eepe.org/> for further information.

IEA-SEA Workshop and Training on “Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases”, 10th – 15th April, 2017

Workshop and training on “Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases” organised by SEA chapter of the International Epidemiological Association which will be held from 10-15th April 2017 at Pokhara Grande Hotel, Pokhara, Nepal.pokhara grande

The theme of the conference is “Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases”. The Workshop and Training will consist of presentations and hands on exercises on variety of issues.

This Workshop and Training will offer a wonderful opportunity to discuss important issues, sharing information and exchange ideas in the field of “Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases”.

The Workshop and Training will cover important topics like epidemiology, burden and impact, determinants, role of health promotion, evidence based public health interventions, multi-sectoral actions, cancer registration and cancer control, surveillance, research priorities, monitoring, evaluation and measuring cost effectiveness of interventions in the field of Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases. It will also cover National Non-Communicable Diseases Programms, roadmap and challenges for integration within different NCDs and addressing co-morbidity with communicable diseases.

Epidemiological skills are essential for every scientist in medical and affiliated fields. Modern epidemiology is not only concerned with the study of distribution and determinants of disease frequency in man but also helps in identifying risk factors of chronic diseases, evaluating treatment modalities and health services, it has given newer off-shoots eg. clinical epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, neuro-epidemiology, genetic epidemiology. So, all the specialties of medicine are welcome to participate in this Workshop and Training. Your active participation and contribution in various scientific sessions will make this event a real success.

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IEA-AEA Western Pacific Regional Collaboration Award 2017

The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) – Western Pacific (W-P) Region and the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA), invite applications for the 2017 IEA—AEA Exchange Award.

The purpose of this Award is to share capacity and build collaborations between Australia/NZ and other countries in the region. Applications can be initiated by IEA or AEA members (including new members), and must involve a member from each Association, with one member based in a country outside of Australia or New Zealand.

The Australia or New Zealand based applicant must be a current AEA or IEA financial member. The applicant based in a W-P Region country outside of Australia/NZ must be a current IEA or AEA financial member (including new members). Voting members of the IEA and AEA Councils are not eligible to directly receive funds (but can serve as ‘hosts’).

The limited funds available are mainly intended to support or offset travel expenses, but any justified research-related expenses will be considered. Please see the attached application details.  Two awards will be made this year.

Applications close Friday 10th March 2017, 5pm AEST (Aust Eastern Standard Time)

Best wishes,

Tony LaMontagne (IEA Western Pacific Regional Counsellor, and AEA ex officio Council member)

Deakin University, Melbourne AUSTRALIA

Call for nominations for IEA Councillors 2017-2020

The IEA is seeking nominations for IEA Council Membership for 2017-2020

Nominations are requested of the following positions:

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 7 Regional Councillors, respectively for the African Region; the Eastern Mediterranean Region;  the European Region; the Latin American and Caribbean Region; the South East Asian Region; the North American Region; and the Western Pacific Region

Any IEA member may submit to the Nominating Committee names of candidates for President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. IEA members may submit nominations for Regional Councillors for their own region only.

Those nominating candidates must ensure that:

Self nominations can be accepted ONLY from current IEA Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Councillors.

Nominations should specify the name and address of the candidate and summarize briefly:

  • current affiliations
  • professional curriculum
  • past and present involvement in IEA activities
  • past and present involvement in national epidemiological societies

The Nominating Committee will treat in strict confidence any comments proposers may wish to add.  Nominations must be submitted to Peter Kralka, IEA Account Executive (peter.kralka@ieaweb.org) by 31 December 2016.  Electronic voting by the entire IEA membership will take place during February 2017.

The current IEA Council will act until August 2017 and hand over responsibilities for the next three years to the newly appointed members of Council at the 2017 IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan (http://wce2017.umin.jp/welcome/index.html).

IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 19-22 August 2017, Saitama, Japan

The next IEA World Congress of Epidemiology will be held in Saitama, Japan on 19-22 August 2017. The venue is about 25 minutes away from Tokyo, by bullet train.

The conference theme is global, regional and local health and epidemiology in a changing world. The first call for abstracts is now open. Further information is available on the conference website http://wce2017.umin.jp/welcome/index.html

WCE 2017

 

Travel awards for the 2017 IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Saitama, Japan

The organisers of the next IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan on 19-22 August, 2017, are offering scholarships for travel awards for selected abstracts.

This award will be given in recognition of outstanding endeavours by young researchers and to encourage continued research careers related epidemiology. For this program, a limited number of awards will be made available to PhD students or postdoctoral researchers who submit original abstracts in basic and clinical research fields of epidemiology.

To apply for the award, please submit your abstract by 15 October 2016 (see http://wce2017.umin.jp/call_for_abstracts/index.html for instructions). The winners will be announced and presented with an award during the Congress.

IEA-AEA Western Pacific Regional Collaboration Award 2016—2017

The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) – Western Pacific (W-P) Region and the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA), invite applications for the 2016—2017 IEA—AEA Exchange Award.

The purpose of this Award is to share capacity and build collaborations between Australia/NZ and other countries in the region. Applications can be initiated by IEA or AEA members (including new members), and must involve a member from each Association, with one member based in a country outside of Australia or New Zealand (AEA’s main membership base). The limited funds available are mainly intended to support or offset travel expenses, but any justified research-related expenses will be considered.  Please see the attached application details.  Two awards will be made this year.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 October 2016.

Best wishes,

Tony LaMontagne (IEA Western Pacific Regional Counsellor, and AEA ex officio Council member)

Deakin University, Melbourne AUSTRALIA