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Regional Area Councilor: Eduardo Francoi

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 Congratulations to IEA's 2021-24 Councilors (1/18/2021) 
   

IEA Council Election Results, 2021-24


Of 1592 eligible IEA members, about half (764) voted during December 15-30, 2020. Every election was independently certified as having no evidence of fraud. Regional councilors were elected by IEA members in good standing who reside in the specific region. The new Executive and Council members will assume their offices at the World Congress of Epidemiology, currently scheduled to take place in September 2021. Their terms will last until the next World Congress of Epidemiology, currently scheduled for September 2024.

Newly Elected IEA Council Members for the next IEA period of office are:

Officers of the Executive Committee

President: Chandra Mani Pandey

President-Elect: Akindele Adebiyi

Past President: Henrique Barros

Secretary: Karina Braga Ribeiro

Treasurer: Yosikazu Nakamura

 
Regional representatives

Africa Region: Armanda Nkwescheu

European Region: Linda O’Keeffe

Latin America & Caribbean Region: Pedro Hallal

Middle East/North Africa Region: Mary Deeb

North America Region: Jennifer Salerno

Southeast Asia Region: Umesh Kapil

Western Pacific Region: Chihaya Koriyama

Congratulations to all our new Council Members, and thank you for your service to the IEA.


 In Memoriam - Adetokunbo Lucas (12/30/2020) 
   

In Memoriam - Adetokunbo Oluwole Lucas

The Council of The International Epidemiology Association (IEA) deeply mourns the passing of Professor Adetokunbo Oluwole Lucas OFR MD DSc FRCPH FFPH FRCOG FUI (1931–2020), a globally acknowledged public health leader and foremost epidemiologist. He was until his death on the 25th of December 2020, a retired Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Ibadan and Professor of International Health, Harvard University.
Prof. Ade Lucas made significant contributions to the field of epidemiology and public health, especially with regards to the epidemiology and control of Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis and Malaria. He hosted the first regional conference of the IEA in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1970 and went on to be the President of IEA from 1971 to 1974. He later directed the Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) Programme of the World Health Organization between 1976 and 1986. It was in recognition of his contribution towards the development of the TDR into a globally acclaimed program of research in tropical diseases that he was jointly awarded the prestigious Prince Mahidol prize, given annually for achievements in medicine and public health.
Prof. Ade Lucas would be remembered for his efforts at improving the quality of life of the most underprivileged in society and eliminating inequity.

 Statement on COVID 19 (3/25/2020) 
   

 Americas host joint conference (3/4/2020) 
   

   




We are pleased to bring to your attention two forthcoming events under the auspices of the Latin American/Caribbean and North American regions of the International Epidemiological Association.

  • Topics in cancer epidemiology and prevention (April 21-23): a series of lectures and discussions about methodological and substantive issues and future directions. The coda speaker for the event will be Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
  • Mini-Course on best practices for publishing public health research (April 23-24): a series of interactive lectures and panel discussions by experienced editors of epidemiology and public health journals on practical issues related to academic publishing and how it is adapting to the open science era.

The two events will be held at the Auditorium Emílio Athié of Santa Casa Medical Sciences School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although all lectures will be in Portuguese, question periods and panel discussions can be in any of the four main languages of the Americas: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English, upon request by audience members.

Each event is capped to a maximum of 80 participants. Registration is free but mandatory and independently for each of the two events. You may register via email to kbribeiro@gmail.com.

A limited number of travel bursaries (up to USD 1000 each) is available to assist early career epidemiologists from the Latin American region who meet the following criteria of eligibility: (i) age 45 or younger; (ii) within 7 years since highest degree; (iii) employed as epidemiologist or in a related activity in an academic setting (university, research institute, or hospital). A letter from the candidate’s supervisor confirming eligibility is a requirement for applying. Bursaries will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. This financial assistance will be provided as partial or full reimbursement of travel expenses effectively incurred, such as airfare, local transportation, and lodging, in connection with attendance.

With kindest regards, 

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, IEA Councilor, Latin American and Caribbean Region

Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, IEA Councilor, North American Region

 

Estimados miembros de la IEA en las dos regiones de las Américas:

Nos complace llamar su atención sobre dos próximos eventos bajo los auspicios de las regiones de América Latina / Caribe y América del Norte de la International Epidemiological Association.

  • Temas en epidemiología y prevención del cáncer (21-23 de abril): una serie de conferencias y debates sobre cuestiones metodológicas y sustantivas y orientaciones futuras. La oradora principal del evento será la Dra. Elisabete Weiderpass, Directora de la Agencia Internacional de Investigación sobre el Cáncer, Lyon, Francia.
  • Mini-Curso sobre mejores prácticas para publicar investigación en salud pública (23-24 de abril): una serie de conferencias interactivas y paneles de discusión por editores experimentados de revistas de epidemiología y salud pública sobre cuestiones prácticas relacionadas con la publicación académica y cómo esta se está adaptando a la era de la ciencia abierta.

Los dos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Auditorio Emílio Athié de la Escuela de Ciencias Médicas de la Santa Casa de São Paulo, en Sao Paulo, Brasil. Aunque todas las conferencias serán en portugués, los períodos de preguntas y las mesas redondas pueden estar en cualquiera de los cuatro idiomas principales de las Américas: español, portugués, francés e inglés, a solicitud de los miembros de la audiencia.

Cada evento está limitado a un máximo de 80 participantes. La inscripción es gratuita pero obligatoria e independiente para cada uno de los dos eventos. Puede registrarse por correo electrónico a kbribeiro@gmail.com.

Un número limitado de becas de viaje (hasta USD 1000 cada una) está disponible para ayudar a los epidemiólogos de inicio de carrera en la región latinoamericana que cumplan con los siguientes criterios de elegibilidad: (i) 45 años de edad o menos; (ii) máximo de 7 años desde el grado más alto; (iii) empleado como epidemiólogo o en una actividad relacionada en una institución académica (universidad, instituto de investigación u hospital). Una carta del supervisor del candidato que confirma la elegibilidad es un requisito para solicitarla. Las becas se asignarán por orden de llegada. Esta asistencia financiera se proporcionará como reembolso parcial o total de los gastos de viaje efectivamente incurridos, como pasajes aéreos, transporte local y alojamiento, en relación con la asistencia. 

Saludos Cordiales,

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, Consejera de la IEA, Región Latino Americana y Caribe
Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, Consejero de la IEA, Región Norte Americana

 

Prezados membros da IEA nas duas regiões das Américas,

Temos o prazer de chamar sua atenção para dois eventos próximos, sob os auspícios das regiões da América Latina / Caribe e América do Norte da International Epidemiological Association.

  • Tópicos em epidemiologia e prevenção do câncer (21 a 23 de abril): uma série de palestras e discussões sobre questões metodológicas e substantivas e orientações futuras. O orador coda para o evento será a Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, Diretora da Agência Internacional de Pesquisa sobre o Câncer, Lyon, França.
  • Mini-curso sobre boas práticas para a publicação de pesquisas em saúde pública (23 a 24 de abril): uma série de palestras interativas e painéis de discussão de editores experientes de revistas de epidemiologia e saúde pública sobre questões práticas relacionadas à publicação acadêmica e como esta está se adaptando à era da ciência aberta.

Os dois eventos serão realizados no Auditório Emílio Athié da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, em São Paulo, Brasil. Embora todas as palestras sejam em português, os períodos de perguntas e painéis de discussão podem ser em qualquer um dos quatro principais idiomas das Américas: espanhol, português, francês e inglês, mediante solicitação dos membros da plateia. 

Cada evento é limitado a um máximo de 80 participantes. As inscrições são gratuitas, mas obrigatórias e independentes para cada um dos dois eventos. Inscrições via e-mail para kbribeiro@gmail.com.

Um número limitado de bolsas de viagem (até US $ 1000 cada) está disponível para auxiliar os epidemiologistas do início da carreira na região da América Latina que preencham aos seguintes critérios de elegibilidade: (i) 45 anos de idade ou menos; (ii) no máximo 7 anos desde o mais alto grau; (iii) empregado como epidemiologista ou em uma atividade relacionada em um ambiente acadêmico (universidade, instituto de pesquisa ou hospital). Uma carta do supervisor do candidato confirmando a elegibilidade é um requisito para a inscrição. As bolsas serão atribuídas por ordem de chegada. Essa assistência financeira será fornecida como reembolso parcial ou total das despesas de viagem efetivamente feitas, como passagem aérea, transporte local e hospedagem, em conexão com a participação.

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Karina Ribeiro, DDS, PhD, Conselheira da IEA, Região da América Latina e Caribe
Eduardo Franco, DrPH, PhD(Hon), FRSC, FCAHS, OC, Conselheiro da IEA, Região da América do Norte

 

 




 Call for nominations for IEA Councillors 2017-2020 (11/8/2016) 
   

The IEA is seeking nominations for IEA Council Membership for 2017-2020

Nominations are requested of the following positions:

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 7 Regional Councillors, respectively for the African Region; the Eastern Mediterranean Region;  the European Region; the Latin American and Caribbean Region; the South East Asian Region; the North American Region; and the Western Pacific Region

Any IEA member may submit to the Nominating Committee names of candidates for President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. IEA members may submit nominations for Regional Councillors for their own region only.

Those nominating candidates must ensure that:

  • the candidate is aware of their responsibilities as IEA Councillors and of the tasks they are expected to carry out, that can be found on the IEA Handbook (IEA-Handbook-2015-11-7-16 (1).pdf)
  • the candidate is committed to accept the mandate, if elected
  • the candidate is a current IEA member

Self nominations can be accepted ONLY from current IEA Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Councillors.

Nominations should specify the name and address of the candidate and summarize briefly:

  • current affiliations
  • professional curriculum
  • past and present involvement in IEA activities
  • past and present involvement in national epidemiological societies

The Nominating Committee will treat in strict confidence any comments proposers may wish to add.  Nominations must be submitted to Peter Kralka, IEA Account Executive (peter.kralka@ieaweb.orgby 31 December 2016.  Electronic voting by the entire IEA membership will take place during February 2017.

The current IEA Council will act until August 2017 and hand over responsibilities for the next three years to the newly appointed members of Council at the 2017 IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan (http://wce2017.umin.jp/welcome/index.html).