The use of epidemiology in policy development - NZ chapter of the AEA

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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The NZ chapter of the AEA is joining with the Pharmaco-epidemiology Research Network to hold the next annual symposium in Dunedin, November 19 2019. The day will focus on the topic "The use of epidemiology in policy development". The AEA and PRN will jointly be hosting Anders Hviid (, who holds expertise in Statistical methods and machine learning for register-based research and who has published a number of articles on vaccine safety and the safety of drug use in pregnancy. Anders will be supported by New Zealand based academics and policy developers to provide a variety of perspectives in the role of epidemiology in the New Zealand policy environment. If you are interested in contributing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information will be released as speakers are confirmed.

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. 

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