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Advice for journalists who write about epidemiologic studies

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Epidemiology is the scientific discipline that aims to identify the occurrence and determinants of health and diseases in human populations and the application of this knowledge to control health problems. It is a discipline that systematically uses population experience concerning exposures (social factors, lifestyle factors, environmental factors, treatments, etc.) and health. It is a discipline […]

Good Epidemiological Practice (GEP)

IEA GUIDELINES FOR

PROPER CONDUCT IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH

November, 2007

This document is based upon a document developed for the IEA-European Federation. The documentation has been substantially modified over the years. This latest version has been approved by Council.

SUMMARY

In these guidelines, we begin by outlining the background to epidemiological […]

INCLEN & IEA Partnership

Dr Narendra K Arora,Executive Director, INCLEN Trust International ( seen on left in the photograph) and Dr Babu L Verma, IEA- INCLEN Liaison Officerin the IEA Council, Jhansi (UP), India ( seen on right in the photograph), are exchanging ‘IEA – INCLEN MoU’ after it has been signed by Dr Neil Pearce, President, IEA and Dr Narendra K. Arora of the INCLEN Trust International in January 2009.

Draft, 5th June, 2008 (Revised 24 Sept.´08)

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN

INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY NETWORK (INCLEN) TRUST

AND

INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (IEA)

I. PARTIES:

This document constitutes a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) Trust International and International Epidemiological Association (IEA).

Dr Narendra K Arora,Executive Director, INCLEN Trust International […]

International Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiologic Studies Council For International Organizations Of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in collaboration with the WHO

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CIOMS has recently made their revised version of these guidelines available on the net but it is unclear if they are willing to accept amendments in the light of comments from the international epidemiological community. This Rapid Response is intended to provide IEA members with the encouragement to discuss the documents with the CIOMS and […]

Epidemiology faces its limits… all over again

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Epidemiologists who are not entirely newcomers to the discipline will remember the debate G Taubes activated by his Science paper in 1995 ‘epidemiology faces its limits’. Now he is back with a paper written to a much larger audience called ‘do we really know what makes us unhealthy’, published in The New York Times, September […]

Epidemiology; still a basic science in public health?

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Most epidemiologists will know that the occurrence of many diseases is driven by complex social factors and political conditions operating through health behaviours, exposure to risk factors, and ultimately through molecular mechanisms. In this stream of causation many epidemiologists are rafting quickly downstream towards molecular epidemiology or nano-epidemiology (at least the internet domain name has […]

Emerging diseases and the role of epidemiologists

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There have been many threats of a new global epidemic of a disease with a high case fatality. Avian flu is the most recent threat. HIV became much more than a threat and reminded us of the value of a rapid and international research response, openness in reporting and use of mass media to inform […]