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

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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-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

DA Henderson 1928-2016

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DA Henderson, one of the most eminent epidemiologists worldwide, has died. He led the World Health Organisation’s smallpox eradication program in the 1960s and 70s. He had also been Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and was an adviser on bioterrorism to several presidents. Until his death he continued to advise and mentor epidemiologists around the world. Link to his obituary: click here

 

Philip Brachman 1927-2016

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Philip Brachman, a much valued member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Epidemiology, has died. Most of his career was spent at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, where he was Director of the Epidemiology Intelligence Service during the 1970s. Link to his obituary: click here

 

IEA Fellowships to support participation in the EEPE 29th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology

On February 2016, IEA announced a call for application for partial support towards the course fees of the EEPE 29th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology for one member from low or middle-income countries.  By the closing date, on April 3 2016, 37 applications were received from the following countries: China (1), Egypt (6), India (8), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Lebanon (2), Liberia (1), Malawi (1),  Nigeria (1), Pakistan (8), Sudan (3), Thailand (2), United Arab Emirates (1), Yemen (1).

The IEA Executive Committee appointed an Evaluation Committee that assessed the applications on the basis of pre-defined criteria.

Shahrzad Nematollahi (Iran) has been awarded the fellowship, which covers the course fees  ($3,000, which is a reduced price from EEPE).

Congratulations to the awarded candidate! IEA thanks all the applicants and wish them all the best in their professional development.