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YSC2013 | Young Statisticians Conference 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013 8:00 pm - Saturday, February 09, 2013 4:00 am
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Young Statisticians Conference 2013

7-8 February 2013

Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Young Statisticians Conference 2013 “Celebrating significance" aims to provide a forum for networking and the exchange of information for young and early career statisticians throughout Australia and beyond.

This conference is hosted by the Statistical Society of Australia, and will be held at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, 7th-8th February 2013.

We are pleased to announce the diverse range of renowned keynote speakers who have been confirmed for the conference:

Professor Peter Hall, University of Melbourne

Professor Rob Hyndman, Monash university

Professor John Croucher, Macquarie University

Professor Ray Chambers, University of Wollongong

Submissions of abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics in both applied and theoretical statistics, including original research undertaken as part of an Honours/PhD thesis.

Prizes will be awarded for the best student oral and poster presentations:

Best presentation $400

2nd presentation $200

3rd presentation $100

Best poster $200

2nd poster $100

In addition to the keynote and contributed presentations, the conference will feature a careers session, keynote panel session, conference dinner and closing drinks.

Courses in Epidemiology, University of Otago

Monday, March 04, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:00 pm
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Courses in Epidemiology at the Public Health Summer School, 4-22 February, 2013, University of Otago NZ


New Epidemiology courses at the Public Health Summer School are now open for registration.

Develop your skills and knowledge at the largest and longest running Public Health Summer School in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hosted by the University of Otago in Wellington, this popular event offers 1-3 day courses and will take place from 4th-22nd February, 2013.

Among the wide variety of courses on critical areas of public health are many particularly relevant to those using epidemiological methods. These include our core courses, ‘Introduction to Epidemiology’ and ‘Advanced Epidemiology’ as well as several new courses for 2013:

·         Social epidemiology

·         The science of rheumatic fever surveillance and control

·         Using routine healthcare data in epidemiology

·         Epidemiology & control of health-care associated infections

·         Introduction to health geography

For a summary of all 32 courses available in 2013, please view the attached flyer.

To register or find out more please visit our website www.otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool

Remember to get in quickly for 25% early bird discounts.

2013 Public Health Summer School

When:                  4-22 February, 2013

Course length:    1-3 days

Where: University of Otago campus in Wellington, New Zealand

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +64 4 8061807

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ANU Population Health short course - Public Health Surveillance

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, March 09, 2013 3:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Public Health Surveillance 5-8 March

Ever wondered how Australia monitors important diseases? Participants in this course will learn about surveillance of both infectious and non-infectious disease, how a disease becomes notifiable and how to set up and evaluate a surveillance system.

ANU Population Health short course - Outbreak Investigation

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Outbreak Investigation 12-15 March

This course is designed to equip participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to undertake investigation and control of outbreaks in the field. The emphasis will be on applying knowledge and concepts to scenarios based on real-life outbreaks.

Australian Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific meeting

Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:00 pm - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:00 pm
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Australian Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific meeting – 17-20 March, 2013, Canberra


The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society will be held in March, 2013.  Full details can be found on the attached flyer and the web link noted below.

Persistent Pain: A National Challenge

Date: 17 - 20 March 2013

Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra

Registrations open: November 2012

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CDC2013 and ASID’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:00 pm - Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:00 am
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Register now for CDC2013 and ASIDs Annual Scientific Meeting

Infectious disease specialists, policy makers, researchers and public health practitioners will be heading to Canberra’s Hyatt Hotel next month to attend the Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Conference and ASID’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2013. This is the first time these conferences have been held back-to-back, providing even greater opportunities for networking and ensuring presentations from internationally acclaimed speakers and latest information.

Have you registered yet?

It’s sure to be a busy event  and accommodation is in high demand. Our accommodation deadline has officially closed, however if you register now we’ll extend this service.

When: 
  • March 19             (CDC)
  • March 20             (ASID & CDC)
  • March 21-23       (ASID)

Where: Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

The ASID Meeting  will explore what the future holds for infectious diseases.  CDC2013 will address issues in controlling emerging infectious diseases in Australia and the region.

International speakers include:

  • Professor Karl Ekdahl, Medical doctor; Specialist, Infectious Diseases; Head, Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit, European Centre for Disease and Control (SCDC), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor David O. Freedman, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology University of Alabama, Birmingham, Canada
  • Dr Abdul Ghafur, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital Chennai, India
  • Professor Henrik C. Wegener, Provost Technical University of Denmark; Adjunct Professor of Zoonoses Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader, Influenza Division, Indonesia Office, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Registrations close on 12 March, unless sold out prior.    To register for one or both conferences or find out more about the speakers and the program take a look at the brochures attached or visit www.cdcconference.com.au or  www.asid.net.au

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra in 2013.

ANU Population Health short course - Biostatistics in Population Health

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:00 pm - Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Biostatistics in Population Health 9-12 April

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of biostatistics. There is no need to have experience with biostatistics (or any statistical software package); the material is aimed at anyone who would like to be able to read and interpret the biostatistical content in the medical and public health literature.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research - The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:30 pm - 2:30 am
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The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology (REE) research team are running two short courses in April designed to assist new graduates, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies and /or develop their research database skills.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research on Thursday April 11, 2013 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects.

Introduction to MS Access for Epidemiological Research on Friday April 12, 2013 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to assist researchers to design and construct a database for their research project and manipulate the data to respond to complex queries.

Both courses are being run at the Level 5 Education Centre at the Woolcock.  Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to MS Access for Epidemiological Research - The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Friday, April 12, 2013 6:30 pm - 2:30 am
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The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology (REE) research team are running two short courses in April designed to assist new graduates, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies and /or develop their research database skills.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research on Thursday April 11, 2013 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects.

Introduction to MS Access for Epidemiological Research on Friday April 12, 2013 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to assist researchers to design and construct a database for their research project and manipulate the data to respond to complex queries.

Both courses are being run at the Level 5 Education Centre at the Woolcock.  Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Short Course – The Social Determinants of Health – University of Melbourne

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:00 pm - Friday, May 03, 2013 3:00 am
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The McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing and the Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne are happy to announce the release of the short course ‘The Social Determinants of Health’.

This course features well renowned guest presenter Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard School of Public Health. Policy-makers, health service providers, academics and post graduate students who have an interest in the social determinants of health will find this course an inspiring experience.

The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the major social and economic processes that affect population health including: social class, race and ethnicity, poverty and income distribution, social networks and support, community cohesion, work and neighbourhood environments. Course presenters from the University of Melbourne include Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Professor Anne Kavanagh, Associate Professor Tony Lamontagne, Associate Professor Jane Freemantle and Dr. Naomi Priest.

Come and learn from some of the world’s most eminent social epidemiologists about the latest thinking on a topic that is changing the way health policy is made!

Spaces are limited. This course is expected to fill so please apply early. You will need to be present for the full two days.

Cost:

Early Bird: by 28 March, Full $1,540/Student $1,100

Standard: by 12 April, Full $1,705/Student $1,400

Further details found at:

http://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/preview?id=2866-the-social-determinants-of-health

Translating research into policy and practice - UQCCR RWBH

Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Queensland Epidemiology Group (QEG)

QEG will be holding a midyear seminar: Translating research into policy and practice.

Date: 13 June 2013

Time: 8.30-10.00 - refreshments served from 8am

Venue: UQCCR RWBH campus

Three speakers will discuss their role and insights into this challenging issue: Dr Shelley Wilkinson from Mater Mothers Hospital, Professor Joanne Wood from QUT and Catherine Harper from Department of Health, Queensland Government.

All welcome. RSVP to Population_Epidemiology@health.qld.gov.au

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological – Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Thursday, June 27, 2013
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The Institute will be conducting a course on:

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research

Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 from 8:30 -16:30

Venue: Level5 Education Centre, The Woolcock, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW

Register online at www.woolcock.org.au/courses.html or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an registration form

This one day course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects.  You can  save time and money by avoiding delays and costly mistakes throughout the key phases of your fieldwork by attending this workshop.

The Respiratory & Environmental Epidemiology (REE) team at the Woolcock provide hands-on and practical ways for researchers to set up, implement and finalise your field research in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Who should attend: Any new graduates, nurses, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies.

Short Course: Multilevel Modelling – Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney

Monday, July 01, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, July 06, 2013 3:00 am
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The Outcomes, Services and Policy for the Reproductive and Early Years (OSPREY) capacity building program is pleased to announce it is supporting a five day Multilevel Modelling workshop for researchers.

Health in Context: A Course in Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research,  1-5 July, 2013

Multilevel modelling (MLM) is increasingly being used in public health and health services research. Pioneering development was in education, where researchers have been interested in studies examining how pupil outcomes (such as examination scores) are related to both the characteristics of the pupils themselves and those of the schools. MLM has since been widespread in the fields of health services research, epidemiology and public health, assisted by the development of specialist multilevel software and the addition of multilevel capabilities to common statistical packages.

The course includes introductory lectures, computer classes, individual consultation and two assignments. It has been delivered in 10 different countries to date, and has proved extremely popular with public health and health services researchers. It will clarify what MLM is about and why it is important to take both shared contexts and individuals into account when undertaking public health and health services research.

Date:               Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July 2013.

Venue: Meeting Room 5c, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW.

Cost: $2,500, including morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

For more information, please visit the Centre for Health Research website (http://www.uws.edu.au/centreforhealthresearch/news_and_events/health_in_context), or contact Kate Churruca on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ANU Population Health short course - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 6:00 pm - Saturday, July 06, 2013 2:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Fundamentals of Epidemiology 2-5 July

Epidemiology is a required skill for many aspects of public health practice. This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates how these can be applied to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

ANU Population Health short course - Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:00 pm - Saturday, August 31, 2013 2:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research 27-30 August

An introduction to developing a proposal for an epidemiological study in the field, including reviewing the literature, study designs, developing research questions, ethics, questionnaire design, analysis and interpretation.

ANU Population Health short course - Analysis of Public Health Data

Monday, September 02, 2013 6:00 pm - Friday, September 06, 2013 2:00 am
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Population Health short courses 2013, Australian National University, Canberra 


 

Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2013: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Analysis of Public Health Data 2-5 September

This course covers collection of data in public health settings, along with cleaning, interpreting and analysing data. Analysis topics include standardisation, stratification and logistic regression. The course will use the statistical software package Stata.

CAPHIA Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum

Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:00 pm - Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:00 am
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CAPHIA 2013 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum

PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A CHANGING UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT

Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 550 Bourke St, Melbourne

19-20 September 2013

 

Three invited speakers, 20 papers and sessions on:

-          Teaching and learning innovations

-          Public health teaching and research priorities for the next government

-          Public health competencies and curriculum development

-          European and Asia-Pacific Region public health accreditation developments

-          Public Health, TEQSA and the AQF

-          MOOCs - Manna or menace for Public Health education?

-          Public Health Indigenous Leadership in Education (PHILE) Network Workshop on

           SWAT Analysis of Indigenous Public Health Integration Models 

 

Program and Registration Form by 30 August 2013:

www.caphia.com.au or contact the CAPHIA office on (02) 6285 2373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTIONS AUSTRALIA (CAPHIA) is the peak national organisation that represents Public Health in Universities that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs and research and community service activity in public health throughout Australia


Centre for Air quality and health Research and evaluation (CAR) Symposium

Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 pm - Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:00 am
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The first symposia for Centre for Air quality and health Research and evaluation (CAR) is occurring in September 2013. There will be a series of events including lectures, workshops, and symposia relating to air quality and health.

The symposia will be running from the 19th-25th of September 2013 in Newcastle and Sydney.

CAR is excited to announce that there will be three international guest speakers;

Professor C. Arden Pope, III of Brigham University U.S.A

Professor Ross Anderson University of London & Kings College London

Professor Bert Brunekreef of Utrecht University, The Netherlands

These speakers were engaged by the World Health Organisation for the 2013 Review of Evidence on Health Aspects of Air Pollution Report, REVIHAAP

Anyone with an interest in air pollution and health are invited to attend, please refer to the symposia program guide or website for further details.

 

pdf  CAR 19-25th Sept Sydney Newcastle forum_flyer (687.8 kB)

 

Any questions can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAR is a Centre of Research Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. CAR will enable research on the impact of air pollution on human health and translate that research into contributions to policy that aims to mitigate that impact

Advanced Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia

Monday, September 30, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, October 05, 2013 3:00 am
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Five-day intensive unit

pdf  Advanced Epidemiology II flyer (275.9 kB)

PUBH5759 Epidemiology II

Presented by Professors Jane Heyworth and D’Arcy Holman, this intensive five-day unit broadens and extends understanding of the methodological concepts underpinning the science of epidemiology. Guest lectures will be given by senior epidemiologists with particular expertise on the topics under discussion.

Background

The course will address the development of modern epidemiological thought and explore its supposed precepts through the lenses of history and critical philosophy.  The evolution (and revolution) of epidemiologic ideas, from early concepts to paradigms of the ‘modern epidemiology’ movement of the 1970s and 1980s; and extension to present day will be explored.

The seminal contributions associated with names like Hume, Farr, Snow, Hill, Cornfield, Mantel, Haenzsel, Elandt-Johnson, Miettinen, Rothman, Morgenstern, Maclure, Suissa, Greenland and other groundbreakers and mythbusters of the field will be outlined on a canvas that depicts how the still-youthful and dynamic discipline of epidemiology has developed historically and continues to evolve today.

Building upon these theoretical concepts, the practical application of advanced modern epidemiological principles to current issues in epidemiology will also be presented, with particular emphasis on outcome and exposure assessment, selection bias, gene-environment interactions, causal diagrams and integration of data across studies.

This advanced-level course assumes familiarity with the basic epidemiologic lexicon and a level of understanding of principles and methods commensurate with successful completion of introductory to intermediate epidemiology units taught at the postgraduate level.

Who should do this unit?

Suited to current Masters level students or persons currently working or undertaking doctoral research in related areas, this unit is ideal for those who wish to deepen their understanding of epidemiology.

Further information

For further information please contact Professor Jane Heyworth

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Enrolment and fees

For enrolment links, fees and other information, please visit sph.uwa.edu.au

School of Population Health

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The University of Western Australia

M431, 35 Stirling Highway

Crawley WA 6009

Tel: +61 8 6488 1261

Fax: +61 8 6488 1188

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AEA 2013 Conference

Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:00 pm - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:00 am
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The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) provides an opportunity to present and discuss current and future epidemiological, biostatistical and public health issues, and to provide a forum for networking with like-minded individuals. Students and early career researchers in epidemiology, biostatistics and public health are particularly encouraged to attend.

For more information on the AEA Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, visit: www.AEA2013.com
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