This issue’s theme is Teaching Epidemiology and Biostatistics, ably moderated by guest editor Professor Catherine Bennet of Deakin University. This last issue is an appropriate one to go out on, the Round Table focusing on how we can convey our accumulated knowledge on epidemiology and biostats to the next generation of public health scientists. It’s of a similar theme to our previous issue on Communicating Epidemiology, where authors discussed how to disseminate our knowledge to the greater public. Indeed, these are all of a common stripe with the mission of this journal, to communicate knowledge and findings regarding epidemiology research in Australasia with the greater public. While the present form of the journal must cease, the mission of the AEA continues and no doubt the great work of all the epidemiologists and biostatisticians of Australia, NZ and the Australasian region will continue well into the future.
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Dr Steve Simpson, Jr.
Editor, Australasian Epidemiologist
The annual AEA scientific meeting provides a forum for workshops and presentation of papers and posters related to epidemiology and biostatistics. Members receive discounted registration fees, they usually occur in September or October each year. ...more
The AEA encourages student participation. Student workshops are held at the annual scientific meeting. The AEA supports several awards aimed specifically at students. ...more
The full AEA membership fee is AUD$105, with a reduced rate for students, Pacific Island Countries (PIC) and those with special circumstances (retired, low income/hardship). ...more
Many annual awards recognising excellence and or supporting development and career progression. Such as the prestigious Early-Career Workshop, conference awards for students, Mid-Career International Travel award, Mentoring award, Life-Time award ...more
A fortnightly email bulletin is distributed to all members and provides notices of official AEA business and information on employment opportunities ...more
The AEA encourages and supports the establishment of local epidemiology interest groups to undertake ongoing collegial activities such as training or mentoring. ...more
An investigator who studies the occurrence of disease or other health-related conditions or events in defined populations. The control of disease in populations is often also considered to be a task for the epidemiologist. ...more
Epidemiology, literally translated from Greek, means "the study of people". In fact, we use the term epidemiology to mean the study of diseases in populations. ...more
There are many and varied pathways to becoming an epidemiologist. They usually involve a degree in a related field such as medicine, health science, science with majors in mathematics/statistics, psychology, or sociology or arrange of biomedical sciences......more
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