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Social Breakfast - AEA NSW Chapter Event

Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Social Breakfast - AEA NSW Chapter Event
Date: Thursday, 30th March 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am (arrive & leave as it suits you)

Address: Deus Bar & Kitchen
98-104 Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
http://deuscustoms.com/cafes/camperdown

Contact: AEA NSW Chapter Coordinators
Robin Turner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Yu Sun Bin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Workshop: Epi-in-the-Vineyard - Bias and Missing data (with Ian Dohoo)

Monday, April 03, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, April 08, 2017 4:00 am
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Workshop: Epi-in-the-Vineyard - Bias and Missing data (with Ian Dohoo)

 

The first edition of ‘Epi-in-the-Vineyard’ will be held in Tanunda (South Australia) in the heart of the Barossa Valley from April 3rd to 7th, 2017

 

This is the first of a (hopefully) long series of epidemiology workshops in great Australian wine regions. The concept is simple and effective: ‘balancing the study of epidemiology with the relaxing tasting of local wine products’.

 

It did not take much effort to convince Professor Ian Dohoo, author of Methods in Epidemiologic Research, and wine enthusiast himself, to instruct this workshop on Study Bias and missing data.

 

The purpose of this 5-day, application oriented course is to provide veterinary and medical researchers with tools for dealing with two common problems in observational epidemiology – bias and missing data.

 

Further information about the workshop content and registration can be found in the attached flyer or on the dedicated website: Epi in the Vineyard. There is a special offer for a second graduate student only available until January 31st, 2017.

 

For more information or unanswered questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

15th World Congress on Public Health

Monday, April 03, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, April 08, 2017 4:00 am
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15th World Congress on Public Health

3 - 7 April 2017, Melbourne Australia

VOICES • VISION • ACTION

3rd International Conference on Animal Health Suveillance

Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:00 pm - Friday, May 05, 2017 3:00 am
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Hello and welcome to Rotorua, New Zealand

Hello a mai ki Rotorua, Aotearoa

Welcome to Rotorua, the location selected for the 3rd ICAHS. We will be joined this year by epidemiologists working in human health, with members of the Australasian Epidemiology Association assisting us.

The proposed theme is “Beyond Animal Health Surveillance”, strengthening the linkages between animal, human and environmental health to further integrate One Health approaches into health surveillance. This will encompass topical matters such as new diagnostic technologies in public health, animal health or the ecosystem domain; application of approaches informed by the social sciences; dealing with ‘Big Data’; or the growing concerns about antimicrobial resistance in human and animal populations.

A targeted but select group of workshops will be offered the weekend following the conference.

To find out more about the conference visit the website at http://www.animalhealthsurveillance.org

Online Course - Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Monday, May 08, 2017 7:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 3:00 am
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Fully Online Population Health Data Analysis Program

Pro D courses now available internationally

 

Designed for those who work in health or social sciences fields, this Continuing Studies at UVic program provides an excellent opportunity to revitalize your current career, earn professional development credits* or get started in a rapidly diversifying field. This unique program offers:

·         A flexible, fully online format

·         A diverse set of analytic courses

·         Applied Pro-D training* 

Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses listed below for professional development starting in May 2017.
 
Do you want to develop and conduct your own program or project evaluation?

PHDA 06: Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation is a practical course designed to provide the skills and knowledge you need to effectively conduct or manage project/program evaluations. Whether you are responsible for doing evaluations or managing evaluation staff or consultants, this course provides a very practice-based opportunity to learn the concepts and principles of monitoring and evaluating health service projects and programs.
 
Learn valuable skills in:

·         Monitoring and evaluation planning

·         Research design, measurement reliability and validity

·         Common data sourcing, and the measurement of quality, effectiveness, efficiency

·         Development of a complete evaluation for a health service or program of your choice 


 

Additional webinar and free online courses are also available through Population Data BC

For upcoming training events visit: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/events

For information on free online courses visit: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/onlinecourses

 

 

Online Course - Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data

Monday, May 08, 2017 7:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 3:00 am
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Fully Online Population Health Data Analysis Program

Pro D courses now available internationally

 

Designed for those who work in health or social sciences fields, this Continuing Studies at UVic program provides an excellent opportunity to revitalize your current career, earn professional development credits* or get started in a rapidly diversifying field. This unique program offers:

·         A flexible, fully online format

·         A diverse set of analytic courses

·         Applied Pro-D training* 

Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses listed below for professional development starting in May 2017.
 


Looking to learn specialized analytic skills for a new research project? 
 
PHDA 05: Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data is designed to provide valuable hands-on skills and experience specifying multi-level modeling and longitudinal analysis. Whether you are working on a research or work project, this course will provide the foundational knowledge and skills you need.
 
You will learn:
 

·         Valuable analytic skills using Mplus and SAS

·         A variety of analytic techniques for multivariate and multi-population models

·         How to apply skills using ‘real-world’ data via a remotely accessed Secure Research Training lab

   
These fully online, non-credit courses are offered as a partnership between Population Data BC, the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Geography. 
 

Additional webinar and free online courses are also available through Population Data BC

For upcoming training events visit: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/events

For information on free online courses visit: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/onlinecourses

 

 

Short course: Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

Monday, June 26, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:00 am
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This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files. 

Who should attend?
The course is suitable for people with no previous experience in the analysis of linked health data. However, it does assume familiarity with introductory statistical and epidemiological methods, as taught, for example, in a Master of Public Health degree course. The computing component of the unit also assumes a basic familiarity with computing syntax used in SAS and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files. Participants must have this assumed knowledge.

Learning objectives:
On completion of this short course participants will be able to:
• understand the theory of data linkage methods and features of comprehensive data linkage systems, sufficient to know the sources and limitations of linked health data sets, and in particular those for NSW;
• apply epidemiological principles to the design of studies using linked data; 
• construct numerators and denominators for the analysis of disease trends and health care utilisation and outcomes;
• assess the accuracy and reliability of data sources;
• check data linkages and assure the quality of the study process, e.g. consistency of definitions, missing data;
• list the issues to be considered when analysing large linked data files; 
• write syntax to prepare linked data files for analysis, derive exposure and outcome variables, relate numerators and denominators and produce results from statistical procedures.

Cost: $3300 including GST.
Discounts are available for a group of participants from the same institution or organisation.
The full course fee must be paid by 9 June 2017. Cancellation after this date will incur a fee of $100 per participant for administration.
Venue: Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown

Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/study/study-program/professional-development/introduction-analysis-linked-data.php

For further details and application form see our website or contact:

T: +61 2 9351 5994
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Epidemiology II - UWA’s School of Population and Global Health

Monday, June 26, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:00 am
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Teaching period Y3
PUBH5759: 6 point unit

Prof Jane Heyworth

Building upon the theoretical concepts that underpin this dynamic discipline, this unit broadens and extends understanding of the practical application of modern epidemiological principles. Current methodological issues in epidemiology will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on achieving valid and reliable estimates of effects.

pdf SPGH UWA Seasonal School 2017 (197 KB)

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases - UWA’s School of Population and Global Health

Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:00 am
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Teaching period Y5
PUBH5761: 6 point unit

Prof Angus Cook and Adj/Prof Philip Weinstein

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

pdf SPGH UWA Seasonal School 2017 (197 KB)

The Integrated Data Infrastructure Symposium: How the IDI can help address epidemiological questions - Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:30 pm - Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:30 am
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When: 16 August 2017, 9:30 – 3:30

Where: The University of Auckland’s School of Population Health. 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland.

Cost: Non-AEA member $150 NZD, AEA member $75 NZD, Student $75 NZD

The Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is a large research database containing microdata about people and households in New Zealand. Data is from a range of government agencies, Statistics New Zealand surveys including the 2013 Census, and non-government organisations. 

This symposium will showcase a range of projects using the IDI to answer epidemiological questions on a range of topics including: cardiovascular disease, premature birth, injuries etc. The presentations will focus on the advantages and challenges of using the IDI, data sources used, and outcomes explored. In addition, there will also be other informative presentations on generic topics such as social licence and the IDI, the Māori capability of the IDI. The symposium is supported by the NZ branch of AEA.

To find out more about the symposium and how to register click here or email Bridget.

 

BHI Challenging Ideas seminar event with Dr Stephen Duckett

Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:00 am - 3:00 am
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Challenging Ideas 2017 event

Upcoming BHI event with Dr Stephen Duckett

The Bureau of Health Information is excited to be hosting a free event in its Challenging Ideas seminar series titled ‘Public reporting: A critical component of safety improvement’.

Keynote speaker Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute, will address the key issue of patient safety and present a case for the public reporting of hospital performance data as an essential tool for safety improvement.

Event details

Date: Friday 25 August 2017

Time: 2:00pm afternoon tea, followed by 2.30pm event start

Location: Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney

To register and for more information, please visit the BHI website

International Conference on Social Sciences And Interdisciplinary Studies

Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:00 pm - Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:00 am
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Social Sciences Congress are organizing an International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, which will be held during August 7-8, 2017 in London, UK.

Social Sciences Congress is extending limited number of speaking opportunities to showcase your research. Would you be interested to be part of this most happening congress.

Call for abstracts is open to submit/register please visit our website: https://goo.gl/9Eftpd

29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday, September 29, 2017 3:00 am
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The 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) will be held in Sydney, Australia, from 24-28 September 2017. The conference precedes the AEA Annual Conference (28-30 September) on the main campus of University of Sydney. The overall theme of the ISEE17 conference is "Healthy places, healthy people – where are the connections?". It will have a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. More details of the ISEE17 can be found here: http://www.isee2017.com/

Advanced Epidemiology Short Course - Sydney

Monday, September 25, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday, September 29, 2017 3:00 am
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The Advanced Epidemiology Short Course is being held in Sydney, Australia at the University of Sydney.

What does the course include?

  • An introduction to causal inference using contemporary approaches such as a potential approach model and directed acyclic graphs (DAGs).
  • A comprehensive overview of systematic error (confounding, selection and information biases).
  • An introduction to quantitative bias analysis methods to correct for systematic error in epidemiological studies. (Sometimes called sensitivity analyses.) Methods taught range from simple to probabilistic methods.
  • Quantitative bias analysis exercises using Excel spreadsheets. Understanding and applying bias analyses not only enables you to undertake your own analyses in the future, but also means you have a deeper understanding of systematic error.
  • Selected specific topics such as regression model building strategies, effect measure modification and interaction; direct and indirect effects (i.e. mediation analysis), propensity scores, instrument variables; null hypothesis significance testing and p values.

The course will be similar to previous years with the option to attend the four-day course, or just the final day on Thursday 28 September which focuses on applications of some of these methods in disease and cost effectiveness simulations (e.g. Markov and multistate lifetable models), and applications of recent methods using G Methods such as Marginal Structural Models (MSMs) and Causal Mediation Analysis. This course is taught by Prof Tony Blakely (University of Otago) and Prof John Lynch (University of Adelaide).  Course details and registration can be found at: www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/advancedepicourse

pdf Advanced Epidemiology Flyer (362 KB)

Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 pm - Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:00 am
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13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Monday, November 13, 2017 7:30 pm - Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 am
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The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, family violence and suicide prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.

Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations, with submissions closing 11 April 2017.

For further information, to submit an abstract online, or to register, simply visit the conference website at www.injuryprevention2017.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Propensity Score Methods for Causal Effects in Non‐Experimental Studies

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 pm - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:00 am
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A one-day workshop

Presented by Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

14th November 2017

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Lecture Theatre 
Basement, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Propensity scores are an increasingly common tool for estimating the effects of interventions in observational (“non‐experimental”) settings and for answering complex questions in randomized controlled trials. This one-day short course will discuss the importance of the careful design of observational studies, and the role of propensity scores in that design, with the main goal of providing practical guidance on the use of propensity scores to estimate causal effects.

Topics covered will include:

(1) How to specify and estimate the propensity score model;

(2) Selecting covariates to include in the model;

(3) Diagnostics; and

(4) Common challenges and solutions.

The methods will be illustrated using a case study using large‐scale administrative data from Denmark to estimate the effects of a suicide prevention program on suicide attempts. Software for implementing analyses using propensity scores will be briefly discussed, including resources for Stata and R. The course will also highlight recent advances in the propensity score literature, including prognostic scores, covariate balancing propensity scores, methods for non‐binary treatments (such as dosage levels of a drug or when comparing multiple programs simultaneously), and approaches to be used when there are large numbers of covariates available (as in claims or other “big” data).

See www.vicbiostat.org.au for further details including registration and Trybooking process.

3rd Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium - St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:00 pm - Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:00 am
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The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network is hosting a one-day Symposium for researchers, healthcare providers, and others with an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices.

The keynote speaker will be Eelko Hak, Professor of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology in the Department of PharmacoTherapy, Epidemiology and Economics at the University of Groningen. Professor Hak is a member of the Dutch Health Council Committee on Vaccination as well as the Foundation BEBO Medical Research Ethics Committee, and he directs the University of Groningen’s Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Pharmacoepidemiology track. His main research interest is in methods to deal with confounding in observational research, however he has also been leading clinical trials of universal influenza vaccines.

Other speakers will report on recently completed pharmacoepidemiological research, discuss work in progress, introduce upcoming projects, and consider methodological issues.

Clinical Epidemiology - UWA’s School of Population and Global Health

Monday, December 04, 2017 8:00 pm - Saturday, December 09, 2017 4:00 am
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Teaching period Y10
PUBH5757: 6 point unit

Assoc/Prof Tom Briffa

Improve your knowledge of clinical research methods and develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

pdf SPGH UWA Seasonal School 2017 (197 KB)

2018 Public Health Summer School - Otago New Zealand

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:00 pm - Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:00 am
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2018 Pub Health summer ogago

We invite AEA members to take a look at the programme of short courses (1-4 days) on offer at our 2018 Public Health Summer School. A number of world-leading academics have now been confirmed as keynote speakers and our range of courses is arguably the best ever.

When: 7-28 February 2018
Course length: 1-4 days
Where: School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

There are 32 courses on offer including 18 new courses. What a great opportunity to learn from speakers such as:

  • Professor Lone Simonsen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    (Course: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its lessons
  • Professor Tony Blakely – University of Otago, University of Melbourne
    (Course: Advanced Epidemiology – now a 4 day course)
  • Dr Freddie Bray - International Agency for Research on Cancer, in Lyon, France
    (Course: Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations)
  • Dr Hai-Rim Shin - World Health Organization, Manilla
    (Course: Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations)
  • Professor Patricia Dudgeon – University of Western Australia, Australia
    (Course: Global indigenous suicide prevention, mental health & wellbeing research)
  • Professor David Ormandy – University of Warwick, United Kingdom
    (Course: Towards healthier homes: the rental WoF)

Remember to act quickly to take advantage of the 25% early bird discount which closes 20 December. Many courses have limited numbers so don’t miss out.

To register or find out more please visit our Summer School website www.otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

pdf PHSS Final Flyer 2018 (3.60 MB)

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