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Call for abstracts for the 2019 AEA Annual Scientific Meeting - closing extended to 29 June

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Just a reminder that the call for abstracts for the 2019 AEA Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane.

Closing date has been extended to 29 June.

You can submit your abstract at

Early Bird registration ends August 4th 2019.

The conference is offering lots of great speakers, interesting workshops and plenty of opportunities to present your work.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in October!

With best wishes from the Organising Committee

2019 and 2020 AEA conferences

We would like to share with you some information below about our 2019 AEA Conference in Brisbane, and the 2020 World Congress of Epidemiology in Melbourne (which will replace our usual local conference). Please put the dates in your diary and we hope to see you there!

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October 2019

The 2019 AEA Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Brisbane this year from the 23rd- 25th October at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visit for details

With its theme ‘Epidemiology in the real world’, the focus of the 2019 AEA annual scientific meeting will be on the best methods to create translatable evidence and the ways in which we can facilitate translation into policy and practice. It will highlight epidemiological investigations undertaken across a range of settings including academic, government and non-government organisations. The conference will include workshops, keynote addresses, concurrent sessions, poster sessions and special interest group meetings running across our sub-themes of Generating evidence; Translating and implementing evidence into policy and practice; and Methods.

The conference will feature expert national and international speakers presenting under these themes. Our international speakers include:

  • Prof Ross Brownson from Washington University in St. Louis, presenting on translation of epidemiological evidence into public health practice and policy.
  • Prof Christine Friedenreich from the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Cancer Control Alberta who will discuss her translational work on physical activity and cancer
  • Prof Elizabeth Stuart from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a methods focus and will talk about use of propensity scores as well as methods to enhance the external validity of randomized trial results.
  • Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman from the University of Otago, will talk about her community housing trials and their influence on policy.

Our Ian Prior orator for 2019 is Prof Paul Glaziou renowned for his work in evidence-based clinical practice, reducing waste in research and over-diagnosis and overtreatment. Keynote addresses will also be given by Prof Kypros Kypri (University of Newcastle) on research used to underpin policy on alcohol-related harm; as well as Prof Joan Cunningham (Menzies School of Health Research) on social and systems determinants of Indigenous health. Queensland’s Chief health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, will join us as our conference dinner speaker to share some of her experiences in that role.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in October.

Best wishes,
Susan Jordan, Penny Webb and Rachel Neale on behalf of the 2019 AEA ASM Organising Committee.



September 2020

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 22nd World Congress of Epidemiology, International Epidemiological Association (IEA) in Melbourne Australia. The World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE) is held every 3 years by the International Association of Epidemiology (IEA) and attracts 800 - 1200 delegates involved in research and teaching of epidemiology and translation of findings in health, medical and related fields. The main meeting for WCE2020 will run over four days (13th-16th September 2020), with keynote speakers, and concurrent sessions of various types, workshops and posters. There are opportunities for study tours/field trips and associated meetings on or around these days.

The event theme of ‘Methodological Innovations in Epidemiology” will encourage speakers to draw on pertinent health concerns where methodological innovation is shedding light on advances in human health.
Melbourne, the home for WCE 2020, is an international gateway to the rest of Australia. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a six-star Green rating, and is just a short walk away from the city centre, providing the ideal starting place to uncover Melbourne’s world-famous laneways, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Melbourne is a fantastic, vibrant, safe and clean city, and welcomes you warmly to WCE 2020.

The conference is hosted by the Australasian Epidemiological Association. The Co-Chairs of the conference are Professors Tony LaMontagne (Deakin University) and Linda Slack-Smith (University of Western Australia). The Scientific Chair is Professor Leigh Blizzard (University of Tasmania). We look forward to an excellent program with many excellent international speakers.

Please find a link in the attached pdf to register your interest or go to the website so you can receive updates. Please share this email with your colleagues.

Warm Regards
Professor Tony LaMontagne
Professor Linda Slack-Smith

  pdf WCE2020 Save the date (813 KB)

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).