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Eastern Mediterranean

Regional Area Councilor: Salim Adib

Regional News

  • IEA-Eastern Mediterranean Region XII Regional Conference Announced

    June 8, 2018

    Mark you calendar for February 21-23, 2019 for travel to Beirut, Lebanon for the IEA- Eastern Mediterranean Region’s XII Regional Conference, in partnership with the Lebanese Epidemiological Association. The theme of the meeting is “Contribution of Epidemiology to Communities’ Well-Being” and will consider classical and emerging contributions of epidemiology to the health and well-being of populations in the region. Sub-themes include:

    • Monitoring and surveillance
    • Health promotion and disease prevention
    • Screening and early detection
    • Health emergencies, crises and disasters
    • Field investigations
    • Sustainable development goals
    • Health policies and practices
    • Universal health coverage
    • Generating and accessing health data
    • Implementation research

    Practical information regarding abstract submission, registration and the stay in Beirut (at the Bristol Hotel) will be forthcoming.


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  • IEA-AEA Western Pacific Regional Collaboration Award 2017

    January 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 ...

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  • Call for nominations for IEA Councillors 2017-2020

    November 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:

    Self nominations can be accepted ONLY from current IEA Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Councillors.

    Nominations should specify the name and address ...

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  • Call for new Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE)

    January 26, 2016

    The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) is seeking new Editor(s)-in-Chief for its influential flagship journal, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). The IJE, owned by IEA, is published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

    IJE is one of the most highly respected and cited journals in the field of epidemiology. Its Impact Factor increased from 4.5 in 2006, to 9.2 in 2014, and it is currently ranked 2nd in the list for all journals on Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. Around 130 original articles, together with editorials, commentaries, letters and commissioned content are published annually, in six issues. The Journal receives over 1,500 article submissions a year.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scientist(s) to take this successful journal onto the next stage in its development. Applicants should be specialists in epidemiology or public health with an international reputation and editorial experience. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Joint applications ...

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  • Pat Buffler, 1938-2013

    September 29, 2013


    It is with profound sadness that we inform IEA members and the epidemiology community of the passing of one of the giants of our profession, Patricia Buffler. Her untimely death on Thursday, September 26, at the age of 75, stopped her career at a point when she was as active as ever. Pat was President-Elect of the IEA. Her term was to start in August 2014, during the World Congress of Epidemiology to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, a state where she spent many cherished moments of her professional life, she used to remind us.

    Pat was a nurse and biologist at heart, skills she acquired as an undergraduate. Her passion for public health began in the early 60’s at her beloved University of California, Berkeley, where she earned two graduate degrees, in public health administration and epidemiology. ...

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  • Library of Alexandria SuperHelp Desk: Recruiting Experts in Research Methods

    June 3, 2013

    Dear Friend,

    The Library of Alexandria, and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Pittsburgh are launching a project to improve productivity in developing countries by establishing a Research Methods Help Desk. This will assist junior researchers to design research and publish their public health research discoveries in leading international biomedical journals The BA Help Desk can be accessed at http://ssc.bibalex.org/helpdesk/introduction.jsf . Questions from junior scientists will be guided to experts from across the world. With your help we can help your faculty, friends and students to publish. This service is free.

    We are piloting the Help Desk in the Eastern Mediterranean countries before helping all countries having limited publications.

    Publications from developing countries represent only 3% of published scientific papers, despite the fact that 27% of scientists live in developing countries. Fifty countries of the world publish 2 or less articles each year on public health. Over 80% of ...

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