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AEA SA - Informal Networking Event

Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The conveners of the South Australian branch of the Australasian Epidemiological Association invite you to an informal networking event for AEA members and others involved in epidemiology in SA. Please join us on the 28th February, 6-8pm, at Peter Rabbit Cafe on Hindley Street, Adelaide, for a casual meet-and-greet. Light nibbles will be provided and the cafe is fully-licensed if you would like to purchase drinks.

A Meeting of Statistical Minds

Thursday, April 04, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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27th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) conference 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 9:00 am - Thursday, May 02, 2019 5:00 pm
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Aotearoa New Zealand


Short Course-Introduction to Linked Data for Research

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
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UniMelbA one-day short course that provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage.

Early bird pricing ends 3rd August 2019

The course will discuss the application of linked administrative data to real world problems and outline how data linkage can be used to provide valuable, policy-relevant evidence. The course is designed for policy makers, researchers, managers, analysts, and others working in the public sector with an interest in generating evidence. No knowledge of data linkage is required; however, basic familiarity with research methods is an asset.

3 September 2019 09:00

Joint European Congress of Epidemiology & Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:00 am - Friday, September 06, 2019 5:00 pm
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University College Cork's School of Public Health will host a conference in conjunction with the Society for Social Medicine and the European Congress of Epidemiology from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th of September 2019.

pdf Joint European Congress of Epidemiology & Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 (844 KB)

The limits of risk factors revisited: is it time for a causal architecture approach?

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The AEA is delighted to co-sponsor a talk and Q&A by Professor Sandro Galea from Boston University, at UNSW on Tuesday 1st October 2019 but also live-streamed. A recording will also be made available for circulation after the event.

Title: The limits of risk factors revisited: is it time for a causal architecture approach?

Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Time: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Place: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney

Cost: Free

To register, click on this link:

Anyone wishing to view the live stream will still need to register, but there is an option to select a livestream “ticket” so the details for the stream can be sent to you. We will try to run the Q&A using, so livestream participants can submit questions for the Q&A.

Some more information about Professor Galea and the talk:

The limits of risk factors revisited: is it time for a causal architecture approach?

Epidemiology today stands at a juncture. Despite increasingly sophisticated methods and ever-greater pools of data, the core approaches inherent to, and the utility of, epidemiology are being questioned by a growing number of stakeholders. Big data, precision medicine, various -omics initiatives, technology-informed intervention, and other new research horizons leave open questions about where epidemiology does (and does not) fit in. Join Professor Sandro Galea as he discusses the opportunities causal architecture approaches provide to epidemiology as a field, as compared to traditional risk factor and other methodological approaches.

US epidemiologist Professor Sandro Galea from Boston University is visiting Sydney and Melbourne as a guest of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. This event is also supported by the Australasian Epidemiological Association and UNSW Sydney's School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Copies of Professor Galea's latest book Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health will be available for sale at the venue. You can also order a copy in advance from the UNSW Bookshop

Professor Sandro Galea is considered one of the most important and innovative voices in American health and medicine. A physician, epidemiologist and author, he is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He has published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 15 books.  Galea was named one of Time Magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He has received several lifetime achievement awards and is regularly featured in the media. Professor Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science and. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Read more about Dean Galea’s work on his author website,

pdf Sandro Galea Flyer (229 KB) pdf
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Epidemiology in the Real World - 2019 ASM

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:00 pm - Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00 pm
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Pragmatic Randomised Trials Workshops

Monday, November 04, 2019 9:00 am - Thursday, November 07, 2019 5:00 pm
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Presented by: Prof Merrick Zwarenstein, an internationally recognised health services researcher from Western University, Canada

These workshops focus on the concept of pragmatism in randomised controlled trials (RCTs), how this differs from explanatory trials and how to design and evaluate such pragmatic trials to maximise applicability in real-life practice settings.

Introduction to Pragmatic Randomised Trials and the PRECIS2 Tool (Mon 4 Nov)
A half-day workshop which provides an overview of this new approach to RCT thinking and an experience of appraising a RCT to assess its degree of pragmatism.

Cost: $150*

Designing Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trials: A short-course (Tues 5 Nov - Thu 7 Nov)
A 3-day workshop which provides an overview of pragmatic trials as a new approach to RCT thinking, applies the fundamentals of pragmatic trial design to developing a study protocol, and provides hands on experience with appraising a RCT to assess its degree of pragmatism.

Cost: $475*

*Discounts are available for WAHTN partners and students – please see registration site for discounts.

Venue: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (North) - QEII Campus, Nedlands (Perth) Western Australia 6009

For more information, please go to

Register at (please note that places are limited)

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NZ chapter of the AEA - Cancelled

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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5th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network (PRN) is hosting a one-day Symposium at St Margaret's College, Dunedin, New Zealand, for researchers, healthcare providers, and others with an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr Anders Hviid, a senior pharmacoepidemiologist who has worked on observational studies of vaccine and drug safety at Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2001. His research utilises the unique Danish nationwide population registries. Dr Hviid is responsible for a number of landmark studies on the putative associations between childhood immunisations and serious adverse events such as autism (see, type 1 diabetes, and non-targeted infections. Other projects include investigations into the safety of the HPV vaccine and the safety of medicines and vaccines in pregnancy. 

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

To register, please go to: 

To submit an abstract, please go to: 

(Closing date for abstract submission is 9 September)

Please note: Dr Hviid will also be presenting alongside academic and policy specialists from New Zealand at an AEA Symposium, The use of epidemiology in policy development, at St Margaret’s College the day before the PRN Symposium. For further information about the AEA Symposium: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Why public health is the answer to almost everything - Professor Emily Banks

Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The ACT Chapter of the AEA invites you to a public talk by Professor Emily Banks titled 'Why public health is the answer to almost everything'. The talk will be followed by a chance to socialise with other AEA members over some wine and cheese. Please RSVP to 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. by the 15th November.

Date and time: Thursday 21st November, 4-5:30pm

Location: Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, Building 62a, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University.

If you would like to attend but cannot make it in person, please let us know.

Your AEA ACT Chapter co-ordinators,

Jenny Welsh and Ellie Paige

Epi masterclass on causal inference methodology - Dr Ellie Murray

Monday, November 25, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ellie Muray

An Evening With Dr Ellie Murray:

an epi masterclass on causal inference methodology

5:00 - 8:00 pm (including light refreshments)

Monday 25th November, 2019

pdf QEG Dr EllieMurray Causal Inference Masterclass (2.58 MB)

University of Queensland, Oral Health Centre Auditorium, Herston

This is a free event & open to all. Registration is essential for catering and seating purposes.

7th International Scientific Conference on Preventing Overdiagnosis

Thursday, December 05, 2019 9:00 am - Saturday, December 07, 2019 5:00 am
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PODC2019 EmailFlyer V4

Methodological issues in research: working with population subgroups

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, 792 Elizabeth St Melbourne

Wednesday 11 March 2020 5:30-8pm

Chaired by: Simon Graham

During this seminar we will hear from four speakers whose research focusses on the health of population subgroups and who will discuss some of the challenges they face in their research. Paul Dietze will provide an overview of the SuperMIX study, a cohort of people who inject drugs in Melbourne, and the methods used to analyse data from this non-random sample; Kathryn Snow will discuss multi-sectoral data linkage research for vulnerable populations, such as people who have spent time in prison; George Disney will provide an overview of methods for classifying subpopulations, such as people with disabilities, in administrative datasets and large surveys; and Jane Freemantle will discuss ethical considerations when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

World Congress of Epidemiology 2021

Friday, September 03, 2021 9:00 am - Monday, September 06, 2021 5:00 pm
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WCE21 Wide2x

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