Australasian Epidemiological Association News

AEA Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 and SIG Meeting Details - Brisbane - 23rd-25th October Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Only 1 week until the 2019 AEA scientific meeting!! It’s shaping up to be a fantastic couple of days of epidemiology with more than 250 people registered to attend. Those of you who have registered should have received a delegate email yesterday outlining some key information about the event. If you haven’t seen it, check your inbox or spam. Anyone who hasn’t registered for the Dinner or the Welcome Event and would like to go should email the conference PCO Nicole Rutter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.TODAY.  The Welcome Event is free (canapés plus a drink provided). We have two special lucky door prizes at the Dinner as well as a fantastic speaker and some epi games to join in with.

Don’t forget to bring your own lanyard if possible and your keep-cup (coffee cart onsite with free coffee).

We look forward to seeing you next week.

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

22nd World Congress of Epidemiology


13-16 September 2020

Abstract submission: are now open until the end of February

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

  WCE2020 Save the date

New database to boost the visibility of women in STEM

stemAustralian women in STEM will be more visible thanks to a new resource showcasing the depth of talent of those working in the field. STEM Women is an online directory of women in Australia working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Australian Academy of Science developed the directory in partnership with the CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia, and the Australian Science Media Centre, with financial support from the Australian Government.

AEA NZ Chapter Annual Symposium

NZThis year’s AEA NZ Chapter Annual Symposium is going to be held in Dunedin, November 19, in association with the Pharmaco-epidemiology Research Network (PRN). We are benefiting from the PRN bringing out Anders Hviid, a senior epidemiologist at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark ( Anders will be supported by a fantastic line-up of local speakers addressing the topic of “The role of epidemiology in policy development”. Further details about our confirmed speakers can be found below.

To register for this event, please go to:

We have organised the day to allow you to fly in and out in one day, but would encourage you to make the most of your visit to Dunedin and to also attend the Pharmaco-epidemiology Research Network meeting on November 20. Information for this meeting can be found on our registration page.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers already organised, but would welcome additional contributions.

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).