Western Pacific
Regional Area Councilor: Manami Inouei

IEA-WP also maintains its own website, with more detailed information on Western Pacific events and activities.
For password information please email the regional councilor at ieawp_sec@jeaweb.jp

Regional News

 JEA-IEAWP Travel Awards for the World Congress on Epidemiology 2020 (12/3/2019) 

The Japan Epidemiological Association (JEA) and the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) Western Pacific (WP) region invite applications for the JEA-IEAWP Travel Award. Participants from the Western Pacific region who have an accepted abstract for oral presentation at the World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE) 2020 are eligible for this award. This award is intended to defray the cost of attending the meeting to support early career epidemiologists in the presentation of their high-quality research and their professional development.

An award of ISD $2,000 USD  will be made to up to 4 participants, and an award of $1,600 plus a registration waiver will be made to 5 participations. The grants are intended to offset expenses related to WCE 2020 attendance and travel. More details will be available on the WCE2020 website soon.


 Joint JEA-IEAWP Symposium on 22 February 2020 (12/3/2019) 
IEA Western Pacific Region will hold the JEA-IEAWP joint symposium in collaboration with JEA (Japan Epidemiological Association) on February 22, 2020, during the 30th Annual JEA Scientific Meeting in Kyoto, Japan, entitled what is expected as “Regional collaborative activities of IEA-WP region.”  

The symposium will invite speakers from 5 regional epidemiological associations including: Association of Chinese Epidemiology; Australasian Epidemiological Association; Korean Society of Epidemiology; Taiwan Epidemiology Association and Japan Epidemiological Association. It also invites speakers from early-career epidemiologist networks in this region. 

Information on Travel Grants is available here.

 IEA-AEA Western Pacific Regional Collaboration Award Results 2017 (1/25/2018) 

 IEA-AEA Western Pacific Regional Collaboration Award 2017 (1/18/2017) 

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 (11/8/2016) 

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:

  • the candidate is aware of their responsibilities as IEA Councillors and of the tasks they are expected to carry out, that can be found on the IEA Handbook (IEA-Handbook-2015-11-7-16 (1).pdf)
  • the candidate is committed to accept the mandate, if elected
  • the candidate is a current IEA member

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.orgby 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).