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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. […]

JPCSE Position on Asbestos

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In a Statement released on July 24, national and international organisations that study the causes and prevention of disease epidemics, call, for the first time, for a global ban on the mining, use, and export of all forms of asbestos. The Statement has already been endorsed by over 150 public health, civil society organizations and individual scientists from twenty countries. […]

Update on the IEA NA Region

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Dr. Ezra Susser, North America Regional Councilor, Columbia University, NY, NY, USA

A priority for this year has been to facilitate interaction among North and South American epidemiologists and public health professionals. This is a joint effort with Jaime Miranda, South American representative. Two initiatives illustrate some of what we have been doing. First, […]

The new EU data protection regulation proposal

The matter of data protection regulation has been addressed in a workshop at the last WCE in Edinburgh and the impact that the EU proposal may have on the epidemiologists current work has been debated in some recent papers. The opportunity of harmonising data protection procedures among EU countries has been underlined by some researchers […]

Scientific fraud and epidemiology

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Many of us probably believed scientific fraud, at least in its most severe forms, was a problem in front line laboratory science where hot, promising and convincing hypotheses could not wait for real data to be corroborated. We are of course aware of the problems of biased reporting of epidemiologic data in order to increase […]