Australasian Epidemiological Association News

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Nominations for the AEA Mentoring Award of 2017

This award is made to a senior member of AEA who has made a significant contribution to mentoring early-career researchers, practitioners, and others in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics and related disciplines. Its purpose is to formally acknowledge the importance of mentoring in career development and in recognition of the time commitments and other sacrifices that are involved for mentors.

document AEA Mentoring Award 2017 (138 KB)

Nominations for 2 positions on AEA Council

Nominations are sought for 2 positions on AEA Council, due for re-election prior to the 2017 Annual General Meeting. If you would like to nominate, please complete the pdf application form (29 KB) and return to the AEA secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 30th June.

New Membership Option - Departmental Memberships

Register for Departmental Membership to enable all members of your department access to the AEA.

Note: These are restricted to sub-units of an organisation, particularly for large organisations such as a university.

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 $105 / $60


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Membership from 1 st July 2017
 $110 / $60

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Discounted Bulletin & Website Advertising Rates for Departmental Membership

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As with Individual Memberships, Departmental Memberships will run for 1 year from the date membership fees are processed.

Member Rights

All Members under Departmental Membership qualify for discounted conference rates as for Full or Student Members (whichever is applicable).

All Full Members under Departmental Membership are eligible to vote or stand in elections as Ordinary Members.

Administration of Departmental Memberships

  1. Departments should nominate a representative to act as a contact person for individuals who wish to join / renew AEA membership under the department.
  2. The departmental representative should email the Membership Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Webmaster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with their details, which will be publicly listed on the AEA website. This will include the number of allowable and current members included under the Departmental Membership.
  3. Upon payment of the Departmental Membership fee, the departmental representative will be given a coupon code to circulate to individuals who wish to join as members under the department.
  4. Individuals joining Departmental Membership need to register as Full, Student, or Special Circumstances on the AEA website (whichever is applicable), but payment will be waived using the departmental coupon code.
  5. Departments should circulate information about AEA membership to their staff and students to make the most out of their memberships.
  6. Current memberships will NOT be refunded. However, once current membership expires, Departmental Memberships can be used to extend individual membership to the expiry date associated with the Departmental Membership.
  7. Departments will be requested to pay for a higher level of membership if numbers of members exceed the allowable maximum.
  8. The Membership Officer will report on the numbers of Departmental Memberships and the numbers of individuals registered under these as part of the Membership Report.

Membership Fee Changes from 1st July 2017

The AEA Council reviewed membership fees in parallel with budgeting for the 2017-2018 financial year and from 1st July 2017 will increase Full Membership dues from $105 AUD to $110 AUD per year from the 1st July 2017.
Student and Retired Membership dues will remain unchanged.

The Council will continue to review these on an annual basis but aim to keep membership fees affordable and competitive against those of other professional societies.

AEA 2017: Global Epidemiological Engagement

  • AEA 2017: Global Epidemiological Engagement
  • 28-30 September 2017
  • The University of Sydney, Sydney

The AEA 2017 Conference will be held from 28-30 September 2017 at The University of Sydney. This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Association, and we welcome colleagues new and old to celebrate this milestone.

The Conference theme is Global Epidemiological Engagement and we will examine how epidemiology can be used to tackle some of the pressing global health issues. The conference will feature stimulating presentations, debates and workshops, as well as a social program that will allow you to meet fellow epidemiologists from throughout Australasia and beyond.

Invited Speakers


We look forward to seeing you at the conference and please visit the website regularly for updates.

For any general enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat, Conference Logistics:

+61 2 6281 6624
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Measuring disease and injury burden in populations - QEG Presentation by Alan Lopez

The Queensland Chapter for the Australasian Epidemiological Association (also known as QEG) and Department of Health Queensland (Preventive Health Branch), jointly hosted a presentation by Professor Alan Lopez on the inside story of the global burden of disease studies, some of his personal insights, and the challenges of turning data metrics into policy and improved health outcomes for our global community. The presentation was held in Brisbane on 10 March 2017 and was attended by about 200 health professionals academics and interested people.

The presentation is available without the introduction and with the introduction.