- August 13, 2015
In order to update African health workers on current epidemiological practices and to draw awareness of early career epidemiologists on concepts and opportunities in the field, the 3rd African Epidemiology Association and the 1st Cameroon Society of Epidemiology Conference was organized in June 2nd-6th, 2014 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The theme was «Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Stakes, Challenges and Perspectives». The conference attracted close to five hundred participants from all continents.
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- August 10, 2015
The International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), which is the official journal of the International Epidemiological Association, is holding a competition for the best photo essay on the theme of ‘Health and Well-being’ to encourage researchers to use this medium to present a different side of their work.
The competition is open to student and early career researchers from all disciplines. Participants are encouraged to interpret the theme broadly to include the wider political, social and environmental determinants of health.
The best photo essays will be published in the Journal, and the prize for the winner will be £100 in book tokens.
For instructions to authors and eligibility criteria please visit the IJE website or download the photo essay competition flyer.
Submission deadline: 30 September 2015
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- July 26, 2015
Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. Extensive preparation and planning is necessary for the conduct of a high quality trial, the results of which may be important in guiding public health practice. Journals rarely have space to allow publication of more than a brief summary of the preparations necessary for the trial and of the procedures devised for the successful execution of the trial and the analysis of the results. A consequence of this is that those planning field trials have few practical guidelines available to them, and investigators have to design a study, often with little access to the knowledge and experience that has been accumulated previously. Personal experience is a good teacher, but, all too often, investigators have learned by repeating the mistakes of previous ... Read the rest of this article
- July 1, 2015
The Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) is pleased to announce that it will host the 2020 WCE in Melbourne Australia. The AEA thanks the IEA membership for voting in our bid.
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- June 21, 2015
At the beginning of February 2015 IEA announced a call for application for partial support towards the course fees of the EEPE 28th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology for up to two members from low or middle-income countries and by the closing date, on April 30 2015, IEA received 25 applications from the following countries: Brazil (3), Camerun (3), Guinea-Bissau (1), India (10), Nigeria (3), Senegal (1), Sri-lanka (1), Sudan (1), Uganda (1), and Zambia (1).
The quality of the applications was impressive. The IEA Executive Committee appointed an Evaluation Committee that assessed the applications on the basis of pre-defined criteria.
Manya Prasad (India) and Maria Carolina Borges (Brazil) have been awarded the fellowship, which will cover the course fees for the two students (up to $6,000, which is a reduced price from EEPE).
Congratulations to the two awarded students! IEA thanks all the applicants and wish them all the best in ... Read the rest of this article
- April 13, 2015
While EEF is formally a ‘Region’ of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA), it also has a role in pooling the interests of many national epidemiological societies in Europe. EEF’s most visible activity is coordination of annual conferences, hosted in turn by national societies and held in the two years between IEA triennial congresses. Conferences have greater impact and ‘permanence’ when proceedings including abstracts are published – in indexed and citable journals. While the proceedings of most EEF conferences have been published as supplements of the national journals of the societies hosting the conference, EJE has stepped in on several occasions when either there was no national journal or the national journal was unwilling to publish an English language supplement.
A new, beneficial agreement has been reached between the IEA-European Epidemiological Federation (EEF) and Springer, the leading, international publisher in the scientific, technical ... Read the rest of this article