Australasian Epidemiological Association News

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.

Departmental Membership comparison

 

 

 

 

1 to 10 members

$1000

 

Normal Price
Full / Student & Retired 
Membership (current)
 $105 / $60

 

Normal Price
Full / Student & Retired 
Membership from 1 st July 2017
 $110 / $60

11 to 20 members

$1900

   

21 to 50 members

$4000

   

 

Discounted Bulletin & Website Advertising Rates for Departmental Membership

Both Bulletin and Website $80

     

Normal Price
$100

   

 

 

 

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.

ASMR Medallist Tour

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ASMR Medallist is Professor Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and author of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”. Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia. The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development, with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.

Professor Wilkinson will tour the country speaking at ASMR Gala Dinners in all state capital cities in June (see attached flyer for dates), presenting a talk entitled “A Society Healthy For All”. We’re sure Professor Wilkinson’s ideas will captivate audiences and we warmly invite you to join us at one of these dinners to discover how we might transform our societal structures to set Australia on the path towards a healthier, more prosperous future.

Dan Johnstone
ASMR President

pdf ASMR Poster Medallist Poster (413 KB)  

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

We are excited to announce 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.

If you are interested in presenting your work at the conference, the Call for Abstracts is now open and criteria can be viewed on the conference website by clicking here.

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.

AEA Early Career and Mid-Career Researcher Travel Award

The Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) invites applications for the 2017 AEA Early Career Researcher Travel Award and the AEA Mid-Career Researcher Travel Award.

AEA Early Career International Travel Award

This is a $2500 award to support a postgraduate student member of the Association, or a member of AEA who has recently completed postgraduate studies, to undertake travel for professional purposes. There is 1 award on offer this year.

Eligibility:

  1. The applicants must be financial members of AEA at the time of application.
  2. Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related discipline, or have completed a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related discipline within 2 years of the closing date of this application.
  3. Previous award recipients may apply but preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received the award.
  4. The proposed travel must occur after the closing date but within one year of receiving the award.
  5. Voting members of the AEA Council are not eligible to apply.

document 2017 AEA ECR Travel Award (51 KB)

AEA Mid-Career International Travel Award

This is a $3500 award to support a mid-career member of the Association to undertake international travel for professional development purposes. The travel may include attendance at conferences, training courses, and collaborative study visits. There is 1 award on offer this year.

Eligibility:

  1. The applicants must be financial members of AEA at the time of application.
  2. The applicants must have completed a PhD more than 2 years and less than 12 years before the closing date of this application. Where the PhD was awarded more than 12 years ago, applications must provide specific and concise justification for career interruptions.
  3. Previous award recipients may apply but preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received the award.
  4. Any proposed travel must occur after the closing date, but within one year of receiving the award. The award will not be conferred retrospectively.
  5. Voting members of the AEA Council are not eligible to apply.

Requirements of Award Recipients:

  1. Award recipients are requested to write a brief report of one to two paragraphs, following the travel for inclusion in the Australasian Epidemiologist, summarising the outcomes from the award.
  2. Any publications or presentations supported by the Award should acknowledge the financial contribution of the AEA.

document 2017 AEA Mid Career International Travel Award (55 KB)

Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 30th May 2017.

AEA ASM 2016 Report

The 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (2016) was held at the Australian National University from 14-16 September. The tagline was “Epidemiology for Action” promoting a focus on exploring how epidemiology can be used to engage with, and inform, public health policy. Meeting themes included epidemiological methods, biostatistics, mental health, infectious and chronic diseases, how the environment affects health, and health across the course of life.

The meeting was attended by 225 delegates over the 3 days. Highlights included the Networking Dinner at the Boat House where the feature of the evening was the invited speaker Prof Chris Baggoley who had the guests rolling around in their chairs laughing throughout his 30 minute speech. The Welcome Reception at the National Arboretum had a great atmosphere and was greatly enjoyed, despite the somewhat miserable weather. We had a fantastic mix of plenaries from academia and outside and, despite the speakers essentially choosing their own topics, they fitted so well together you might think it was all planned! AEA 2016 was a great opportunity to meet people, catch up with colleagues, and indulge ourselves in epidemiology for action.

Robyn Lucas

AEA Members can Join IEA Online for US$25

AEA members are reminded to take advantage of the opportunity to join IEA as a joint member at the substantially reduced cost of US$25. You can now join or renew your IEA membership online via the IEA website. Alternatively you can download a form from the membership section and email the completed membership application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that IEA membership is by calendar year, ie from January to December.

IEA aims to facilitate communication among those engaged in research and teaching of epidemiology throughout the world, and to engage in the development and use of epidemiological methods in all fields of health including social, community and preventive medicine and health services administration. The Association has reached individuals in over 100 countries worldwide promoting research and teaching of epidemiology and public health.

Members of IEA experience numerous benefits, such as networking and interacting with the 2000 other professional members on a broad range of substantive and methodological areas in epidemiology and public health.  As a result of the opportunities that IEA has provided for epidemiologists to meet and discuss their common interests, several international collaborative studies have been undertaken by members of the Association. Joint members receive an online subscription to the Association’s Journal, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), which is published bi-monthly.  IEA recently launched a redesigned website, making information more accessible to members.  Visit at www.ieaweb.org.

We hope you will find IEA membership exciting and rewarding and that you will actively contribute to its activities. Visit www.ieaweb.org to activate your joint membership with IEA.