Australasian Epidemiological Association News

Cardiovascular Disease Special Interest Group

The attendance of so many cardiovascular epidemiologists at the recent Annual Conference of the AEA in Perth prompted local cardiovascular epidemiologists Dr Judy Katzenellenbogen and Dr Lee Nedkoff (UWA) to convene a meeting of like-minded colleagues. With an attendance of nearly 20 conference delegates from across Australia and New Zealand, it was confirmed that a Cardiovascular Disease Special Interest Group would be formally established under the auspices of the AEA. The group will aim to foster collaboration between members, develop specific projects, and support early career cardiovascular epidemiologists.

New members are welcome and can contact Judy or Lee for further details (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). An annual meeting is expected to be held at the upcoming AEA conference in Brisbane in 2019.

Cancer Epidemiology Special Interest Group

On the second day of the 2018 AEA conference, Dr. Sonia El-Zaemey, coordinator of the Cancer Council Western Australia Cancer Epidemiology Network, organized an informal meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a cancer epidemiology special interest group (SIG) within AEA. The meeting was attended by approximately 40 people who are active in cancer epidemiology research. During the meeting, attendees proposed activities that they would like to see from this group. Based on this meeting it was recognized that it will be useful to formally establish this group, with objectives to provide a forum for focused discussion on cancer epidemiology research, knowledge exchange, encourage collaborative relationships and support the next generation of cancer epidemiologists. Dr. Bridie Thompson from QIMR Berghofer; Dr. Pierre-Antoine Dugué from Cancer Council Victoria; Dr. Susan Jordan from QIMR Berghofer; Dr. Terry Boyle from the University of South Australia and Dr. Tam Ha from the University of Wollongong have kindly volunteered to work with Dr. Sonia El-Zaemey to establish and facilitate this new SIG.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining this SIG.

3 Year Membership Option for Full Members

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AEA has introduced a new 3 year option for full members.

At $315 this is a discount and guards against increases in the cost of membership.

This option is non-recurring and only available as a direct credit card payment (not via PayPal).

AEA ASM 2019

AEA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

This year the AEA conference will be held in Brisbane on 23-25 October 2019 with the theme “Epidemiology in the Real World” – Save the Date! If you have any suggestions for workshops or other ideas, please get in touch with Dr Susan Jordan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Australian Real-World Data Network (RADiANT)


RADiANT is a new Australian researcher-led and researcher-focussed scientific network established to promote policy that supports good practice in the access to and use of real-world data for research.

The Network will provide consolidated researcher input into national policy reforms and related data initiatives, including those arising from the Government response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use.

The Network is seeking broad and inclusive representation from academia across the health and medical, science and social research disciplines.

Please visit the website for further information including membership details.