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Regional Area Councilor: Eduardo Francoi

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 Statement on COVID 19 (3/25/2020) 
   

 Americas host joint conference (3/4/2020) 
   

   




We are pleased to bring to your attention two forthcoming events under the auspices of the Latin American/Caribbean and North American regions of the International Epidemiological Association.

  • Topics in cancer epidemiology and prevention (April 21-23): a series of lectures and discussions about methodological and substantive issues and future directions. The coda speaker for the event will be Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
  • Mini-Course on best practices for publishing public health research (April 23-24): a series of interactive lectures and panel discussions by experienced editors of epidemiology and public health journals on practical issues related to academic publishing and how it is adapting to the open science era.

The two events will be held at the Auditorium Emílio Athié of Santa Casa Medical Sciences School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although all lectures will be in Portuguese, question periods and panel discussions can be in any of the four main languages of the Americas: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English, upon request by audience members.

Each event is capped to a maximum of 80 participants. Registration is free but mandatory and independently for each of the two events. You may register via email to kbribeiro@gmail.com.

A limited number of travel bursaries (up to USD 1000 each) is available to assist early career epidemiologists from the Latin American region who meet the following criteria of eligibility: (i) age 45 or younger; (ii) within 7 years since highest degree; (iii) employed as epidemiologist or in a related activity in an academic setting (university, research institute, or hospital). A letter from the candidate’s supervisor confirming eligibility is a requirement for applying. Bursaries will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. This financial assistance will be provided as partial or full reimbursement of travel expenses effectively incurred, such as airfare, local transportation, and lodging, in connection with attendance.

With kindest regards, 

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, IEA Councilor, Latin American and Caribbean Region

Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, IEA Councilor, North American Region

 

Estimados miembros de la IEA en las dos regiones de las Américas:

Nos complace llamar su atención sobre dos próximos eventos bajo los auspicios de las regiones de América Latina / Caribe y América del Norte de la International Epidemiological Association.

  • Temas en epidemiología y prevención del cáncer (21-23 de abril): una serie de conferencias y debates sobre cuestiones metodológicas y sustantivas y orientaciones futuras. La oradora principal del evento será la Dra. Elisabete Weiderpass, Directora de la Agencia Internacional de Investigación sobre el Cáncer, Lyon, Francia.
  • Mini-Curso sobre mejores prácticas para publicar investigación en salud pública (23-24 de abril): una serie de conferencias interactivas y paneles de discusión por editores experimentados de revistas de epidemiología y salud pública sobre cuestiones prácticas relacionadas con la publicación académica y cómo esta se está adaptando a la era de la ciencia abierta.

Los dos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Auditorio Emílio Athié de la Escuela de Ciencias Médicas de la Santa Casa de São Paulo, en Sao Paulo, Brasil. Aunque todas las conferencias serán en portugués, los períodos de preguntas y las mesas redondas pueden estar en cualquiera de los cuatro idiomas principales de las Américas: español, portugués, francés e inglés, a solicitud de los miembros de la audiencia.

Cada evento está limitado a un máximo de 80 participantes. La inscripción es gratuita pero obligatoria e independiente para cada uno de los dos eventos. Puede registrarse por correo electrónico a kbribeiro@gmail.com.

Un número limitado de becas de viaje (hasta USD 1000 cada una) está disponible para ayudar a los epidemiólogos de inicio de carrera en la región latinoamericana que cumplan con los siguientes criterios de elegibilidad: (i) 45 años de edad o menos; (ii) máximo de 7 años desde el grado más alto; (iii) empleado como epidemiólogo o en una actividad relacionada en una institución académica (universidad, instituto de investigación u hospital). Una carta del supervisor del candidato que confirma la elegibilidad es un requisito para solicitarla. Las becas se asignarán por orden de llegada. Esta asistencia financiera se proporcionará como reembolso parcial o total de los gastos de viaje efectivamente incurridos, como pasajes aéreos, transporte local y alojamiento, en relación con la asistencia. 

Saludos Cordiales,

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, Consejera de la IEA, Región Latino Americana y Caribe
Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, Consejero de la IEA, Región Norte Americana

 

Prezados membros da IEA nas duas regiões das Américas,

Temos o prazer de chamar sua atenção para dois eventos próximos, sob os auspícios das regiões da América Latina / Caribe e América do Norte da International Epidemiological Association.

  • Tópicos em epidemiologia e prevenção do câncer (21 a 23 de abril): uma série de palestras e discussões sobre questões metodológicas e substantivas e orientações futuras. O orador coda para o evento será a Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, Diretora da Agência Internacional de Pesquisa sobre o Câncer, Lyon, França.
  • Mini-curso sobre boas práticas para a publicação de pesquisas em saúde pública (23 a 24 de abril): uma série de palestras interativas e painéis de discussão de editores experientes de revistas de epidemiologia e saúde pública sobre questões práticas relacionadas à publicação acadêmica e como esta está se adaptando à era da ciência aberta.

Os dois eventos serão realizados no Auditório Emílio Athié da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, em São Paulo, Brasil. Embora todas as palestras sejam em português, os períodos de perguntas e painéis de discussão podem ser em qualquer um dos quatro principais idiomas das Américas: espanhol, português, francês e inglês, mediante solicitação dos membros da plateia. 

Cada evento é limitado a um máximo de 80 participantes. As inscrições são gratuitas, mas obrigatórias e independentes para cada um dos dois eventos. Inscrições via e-mail para kbribeiro@gmail.com.

Um número limitado de bolsas de viagem (até US $ 1000 cada) está disponível para auxiliar os epidemiologistas do início da carreira na região da América Latina que preencham aos seguintes critérios de elegibilidade: (i) 45 anos de idade ou menos; (ii) no máximo 7 anos desde o mais alto grau; (iii) empregado como epidemiologista ou em uma atividade relacionada em um ambiente acadêmico (universidade, instituto de pesquisa ou hospital). Uma carta do supervisor do candidato confirmando a elegibilidade é um requisito para a inscrição. As bolsas serão atribuídas por ordem de chegada. Essa assistência financeira será fornecida como reembolso parcial ou total das despesas de viagem efetivamente feitas, como passagem aérea, transporte local e hospedagem, em conexão com a participação.

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, Conselheira da IEA, Região da América Latina e Caribe
Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, Conselheiro da IEA, Região da América do Norte

 

 




 Call for nominations for IEA Councillors 2017-2020 (11/8/2016) 
   

The IEA is seeking nominations for IEA Council Membership for 2017-2020

Nominations are requested of the following positions:

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 7 Regional Councillors, respectively for the African Region; the Eastern Mediterranean Region;  the European Region; the Latin American and Caribbean Region; the South East Asian Region; the North American Region; and the Western Pacific Region

Any IEA member may submit to the Nominating Committee names of candidates for President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. IEA members may submit nominations for Regional Councillors for their own region only.

Those nominating candidates must ensure that:

  • the candidate is aware of their responsibilities as IEA Councillors and of the tasks they are expected to carry out, that can be found on the IEA Handbook (IEA-Handbook-2015-11-7-16 (1).pdf)
  • the candidate is committed to accept the mandate, if elected
  • the candidate is a current IEA member

Self nominations can be accepted ONLY from current IEA Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Councillors.

Nominations should specify the name and address of the candidate and summarize briefly:

  • current affiliations
  • professional curriculum
  • past and present involvement in IEA activities
  • past and present involvement in national epidemiological societies

The Nominating Committee will treat in strict confidence any comments proposers may wish to add.  Nominations must be submitted to Peter Kralka, IEA Account Executive (peter.kralka@ieaweb.orgby 31 December 2016.  Electronic voting by the entire IEA membership will take place during February 2017.

The current IEA Council will act until August 2017 and hand over responsibilities for the next three years to the newly appointed members of Council at the 2017 IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan (http://wce2017.umin.jp/welcome/index.html).

 


 Call for new Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) (2/23/2016) 
   

The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) is seeking new Editor(s)-in-Chief for its influential flagship journal, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). The IJE, owned by IEA, is published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

IJE is one of the most highly respected and cited journals in the field of epidemiology. Its Impact Factor increased from 4.5 in 2006, to 9.2 in 2014, and it is currently ranked 2nd in the list for all journals on Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. Around 130 original articles, together with editorials, commentaries, letters and commissioned content are published annually, in six issues. The Journal receives over 1,500 article submissions a year.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scientist(s) to take this successful journal onto the next stage in its development. Applicants should be specialists in epidemiology or public health with an international reputation and editorial experience. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Joint applications are welcome. The successful candidate(s) can propose their preferred editorial structure. The successful candidate(s) are expected to start their editorial tenure, overlapping with the current IJE editors, and beginning in August 2016, and to take over completely on 1 January 2017.

The editorial office budget shall be set by agreement between the IEA Council and the Editor. The Editor(s) will work in close collaboration with OUP, which provides the editorial office with technical support for manuscript tracking, managing submitted articles, and preparing articles for publication. The appointment will be reviewed after three years.

Applications should include a covering letter of no more than two pages (500 words) with a summary of your qualifications and experience; a concise curriculum vitae of no more than four pages; a two page statement of your vision for the Journal; and confirmation that your institution would support your taking on this role.

Applications close on 14 February 2016 and they should be submitted to the IEA Secretary, Dr Vinod Srivastava (vinods51@hotmail.com). The Search Committee encourages nominations of potential candidates.

Further information about the role of the Editor(s)-in-Chief and statistics about the journal are available on request from the IEA Secretary. Potential candidates may also wish to consult the current Editors-in-Chief (ije-editorial@bristol.ac.uk), the Publisher (allen.stevens@oup.com).

Click here for Description of the role of the Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE)

 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas (12/1/2015) 
   

Don’t miss this important information for the 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas

Meeting registration and hotel accommodations are now live. You can access everything you need by clicking here

The abstract submission time is February 8, 2016 – March 7, 2016. View the call for abstracts here.

Award nominations are now open! The deadline to submit a nomination is January 11, 2016

Travel Scholarship