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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 […]

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), […]

IEA Regional Meeting in Africa

The IEA regional meeting in Africa, including the fourth meeting of the African Epidemiology Association, was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 14-15 April 2016. The meeting was officially opened by the Secretary for Health Dr MacPhail Magwira and the keyenote address was given by the Minister of Gender Women and Social Welfare Hon. Dr Jean […]

Special Session: Epidemiology across the Americas: Bringing Together Latin American, Caribbean, and North American Epidemiologists – a panel discussion

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IEA blog – joint for N. American region & Latin American & Caribbean Region (11/16/15) — Nancy Krieger (N. American Region) — Rita Barata (Latin American & Caribbean Region)

We share here our brief reportback on a special session jointly organized by: (a) our two IEA regions (North American, and Latin American and the Caribbean), […]

EpiBlog on behalf of the European Epidemiological Federation (EEF) about the agreement between EEF and Springer

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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 […]

EpiBlog: Chikungunya Fever in Caribbean, Central and South American Region

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In 2010, imported cases of Chikungunya Fever arrived in North America for the first time. These cases were infected viremic travelers returning from India. But, the first evidence of autochthonous transmission was recorded in December 2013, in Saint Martin, a French island in the Caribbean Region. Probably, these infections are introduced in the island from […]

P-values – in Nature (Regina Nuzzo. Scientific method: statistical errors. Nature, 12 February 2014; 506: 150-52)

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Most epidemiologists are aware of some of the problems with P-values; they combine both effect size and sample size, they are not easy to interpret, in most studies they really have no meaning and in many cases they are simply grossly misleading causing mistakes that can be serious. Misinterpretation of P values has probably led […]

Conflicts of Interest

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Epidemiology often addresses research problems where results have implications for many people. Research of this nature has to be of good quality and conclusions should reflect validity and sources of bias in a fair manner, not influenced by any other ’outside’ factors. Epidemiologists with conflicts of interest – “defined as a set of circumstances that […]

Update on Data Protection in Europe: The Saga Continues

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We have over the years provided comments to rules and regulations for data protection. We have especially provided information on the situation in Europe where new regulations is being negotiated. The rules have crucial importance for our access to use of data for research, especially for use of registers like the cancer Registry or the […]

EpiBlog: Support for Reusing Shared Data from ScienceEurope and Nature

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Follow the links below to find 2 recent important documents about use of data for research. These influential bodies (Nature and ScienceEurope) provide strong support for making legislation that allows reuse of data for research.

http://www.nature.com/news/privacy-in-the-digital-age-1.12978 http://www.scienceeurope.org/downloads

—Jørn Olsen