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John Snow Bicentenary Meetings, March-April 2013

John Snow

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements, to consider their original context, to discuss their place in contemporary epidemiology, and consider their likely future not only as the armamentarium of public health but as a framework of method for science and society. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and The Wellcome Trust, in collaboration with the International Epidemiological Association and the John Snow Society are hosting two meetings as part of a series of events to commemorate the bicentenary. […]

EuropEpi Submission Deadline: 29 March, 2013


The congress is organized by the Danish Epidemiological Society (DES) under the auspices of the IEA-EEF. The NordicEpi 2013 (Nordic Meeting in Epidemiology and Register-based Health Research) will take place just after the EuroEPI 2013 at the same venue, and is open to all interested.

March 29 is the date for submitting a paper/poster, and […]

What do epidemiologists think about history? Participate in a survey

I am a Professor of Epidemiology at Queens College, City University of New York and at the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York City working on issues related to the history of our discipline. I have prepared a very short (3-5 minutes) survey to obtain an international perspective on the role of […]

New Developments: Data Protection in the EU


The new developments in the saga on data protection in the EU have rightly generated lots of concern. Many years of investments in infrastructure to help improving our knowledge on how to improve treatment and prevention for diseases and ill health may all be wasted. Here is the latest report on the topic from […]

Proposal of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union

Observations of the IEA in reference totext of the GDRP as proposed by the European Commission (document COM(2012) 11 final – C7-0025/12 of 25.1.2012) and to the Draft Report by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament dated 16.1.2013 […]

New legislation on data protection in the EU / a follow up


Evert Ben van Veen has written a summary of the LIBE views and makes comparisons to the proposed data protection regulation. The LIBE proposal will set back epidemiologic research in many European countries if used in the new law. It will threaten free and critical research and the principles of democracy and open societies. […]

GOARN Request for Assistance #2: Yellow Fever, Sudan


Please find attached the latest situation report from the WHO Country Office. Additional information is posted on the WHO Disease outbreak news website (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2012_12_06/en/index.html) and the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) website (http://www.emro.who.int/sdn/sudan-news/yellowfever-sudan-10december2012.html) […]

Deadline March 1, 2013: Submit to A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 6th edition (2014)


The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce that work is now beginning in preparation of the 6th edition of A dictionary of epidemiology, whose first four editions were edited by John Last (Ottawa). As the current 5th. edition (published in 2008), the 6th. edition will be edited under […]

Position Paper: Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The IEA is actively engaged in the global agenda for defining health priorities post-2015, when the current Millenium Development Goals expire. We would like to share our recent position paper. […]

SEE-SESPAS 2013 Congress

Ibero-American 2013 poster

SEE-SESPAS 2013 Congress, Granada, 4-6 September, 2013. The next Meeting of the SEE will be special as it always is when the call for a meeting is made together with SESPAS, and particularly when it is going to be held in a city like Granada. […]