IEA SEA organized a Regional Group Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka - 19-21 September 2019. 

Over 250 free paper presentations, two plenary sessions, 12 symposiums with interactive dialogue and nine pre-congress one-day workshops were featured. The meeting of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) was held along with the 24th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. The theme was "Smart Investment for Universal Health Coverage." 

The event was attended by more than 400 participants from South East Asian countries, plus Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Many public health professionals, epidemiologists, academicians and stakeholders gathered to contribute towards human well-being through research, publication, networking, capacity-building and advocacy.

All abstracts presented in the conference have been published as a supplementary volume of Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (Volume 25 - Issue 3 -Supplement – September 2019). The programme book, abstract book and the photos are available in the conference web site IEA members can also view a summary of the abstracts on this website by logging into the Members Only area.