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

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), and (b) the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). We are happy to say our session, which took place on Monday, November 2, 2015, stands as the first event ever jointly co-sponsored by the IEA and the APHA Epidemiology Section! The APHA Epidemiology Section notably has the most members of any of the North American epidemiology associations, and is also APHA’s second largest Section. The APHA annual meeting is one of the larger regular gatherings of public health professionals, with attendance typically between 12,000 and 15,000 participants.  Read more…..

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