Australasian Epidemiological Association News

AEA Council Nominations

We are keen to increase the diversity of AEA Council and strongly encourage applications from men, from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island, Māori and Pasifika persons, and from people working in diverse workplace settings.

Call for nominations for President

Nominations are sought for the position of AEA President (first year as President-Elect), due for election prior to the 2019 Annual General Meeting. If you would like to nominate, please provide a completed  document nomination form (57 KB)  to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 31st August.

Call for Council nominations

Nominations are sought for two (2) positions on AEA Council, due for re-election prior to the 2019 Annual General Meeting. If you would like to nominate, please provide a completed  document nomination form (60 KB)  to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 31st August.

Call for applications for AEA Council Student Representative

Applications are sought for the position of Student Representative on AEA Council. If you would like to apply, please provide a completed  document application form (60 KB)  to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 31st August.

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.

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

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

The countdown to the 2019 AEA scientific meeting is underway. We have an exciting program in place including: expert workshops; plenary sessions featuring renowned international and national keynote speakers; and concurrent sessions covering a range of topics pertinent to current epidemiological research and practice. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network across the three days with our Welcome event on Wednesday evening, the Conference dinner on Thursday evening, the ECR breakfast on Friday morning and Special Interest Group Meetings across the two main conference days.

Visit for details and go here to register.


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

22nd World Congress of Epidemiology


13-16 September 2020

Abstract submission: opening soon

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).