(Fall 2020) We were going to hold the IEA-WP regional joint symposium in collaboration with JEA (Japan Epidemiological Association) in February 2020, at the time of the 30th annual JEA Scientific Meeting in Kyoto, entitled “What is expected as the regional collaborative activities of IEA-WP region”. We have postponed the symposium because of the COVID-19 epidemic in this region. Fortunately, the next JEA scientific meeting in 2021 (JEA 2021) will be held on Jan 27th to 29th, 2021 as a web-based online meeting. Therefore, we have decided to hold the postponed IEA- WP Regional Group Joint Symposium on JEA 2021. The symposium invited speakers from 5 regional epidemiological associations, Australasian Epidemiological Association, Chinese Epidemiological Association, Japan Epidemiological Association, Korean Society of Epidemiology and Taiwan Epidemiology Association, as well as Young/Early-Career Epidemiologist Network, and received kind acceptance letter from all speakers.
JEA-IEAWP Travel Award for WCE2021
International Epidemiological Association (IEA) Western Pacific (WP) region invited applications for the JEA-IEAWP Travel Award in collaboration with JEA. An award of 1,600 USD, plus a registration fee waiver, will be made to up to 5 participants which is intended to offset expenses related to World Congress of Epidemiology 2020 (now WCE2021) attendance and travel. Due to the COVID-19 crisis affecting populations worldwide, WCE2020 has been postponed to 2021. Accordingly, we postponed the selection of awardee in accordance with the updated timeline.