Australasian Epidemiological Association News

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AEA ASM 2019 bannerThe 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.