World Congress of Epidemiology 7-11th August 2011. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Latest News: The conference is now over. We would like to thank the 1400 delegates for their participation and helping to make the conference such a success. We look forward to seeing many of you at the next World congress in Anchorage, Alaska in 2014    |    Photographs from the Congress are now online and can be viewed via our Facebook page   |  Key note presentations are now available to attendees of the Congress via the presentations tab on this website   |  We would like to congratulate the chair of the IEA Congress International Committee, Sir Richard Peto, who has been awarded this year's British Medical Journal Group's Lifetime Achievement Award    |    The 2011 Richard Doll Prize has been awarded to Professor David Barker    |    The May 2011 IEA World Congress of Epidemiology Newsletter is now out and can be downloaded from the website via the News and Links tab    |    For information on the IEA Pre-Conference Course please click here     |   We would like to congratulate Dr Harry Burns, Scotland’s Chief Medical officer who is to be knighted in the Queens Birthday Honours, Dr Burns is a member for the Fundraising Committee. We would also like to congratulate Professor Sally MacIntyre one of the congress Plenary Speakers who is to receive a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Edinburgh Castle


Announcement for international journal Public Health

Asa delegate at the XIX IEA World Congress of Epidemiologythe international journal Public Health, in association with the XIX WCE Organising Committee, the Royal Society for Public Health and Elsevier, is pleased to offer you free access to our special issue (March 2012) featuring plenary papers and workshop symposia from the conference.  

This issue has been made exclusively available for all conference delegates, including those without a personal or institutional subscription to the Journal, until the 29th June 2012.  For details on how to access this special issue of Public Health if you do not have a personal or institutional subscription please contact Dawn Hunter at

If you already have a personal or institutional subscription please access the special issue of the journal directly at:

Access to this special edition of Public Health is also possible via ScienceDirect at

Please note that all content is protected by copyright. Access to the website is for individual use only and login details should not be distributed to anyone other than conference delegates.  The copyright owner, the  Royal Society for Public Health, will permit you to print or download content from the site for your own personal, non-commercial, informational or scholarly use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.’   

Welcome from Raj Bhopal,
Chairman, Executive Committee of the Congress

Scotland will be your host for the world’s international epidemiology and public health ‘party’ in 2011. It is my privilege to invite you to join us. Please come to the International Epidemiological Association’s showcase, triennial event.

The Congress theme is reflected in the title: “Changing populations, changing diseases: Epidemiology for Tomorrow’s World.” Within this future-orientated theme we will discuss the full span of research across the many disciplines contributing to our science and practice.

The Congress partners who are hosting the conference include the four academic departments leading epidemiology and public health in Scotland (in the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) and NHS Health Scotland. Congress committees-see below- are poised to deliver to you a memorable, low-cost (subsidised) academic and social programme in one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

I look forward to welcoming you personally at the Congress.

Yours sincerely

Raj Bhopal CBE, DSc (hon), MD, MPH
Chairman: Executive Committee of the Congress
Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health


Conference Publicity

We would be extremely grateful if you could assist us in publicising the conference. Please click on the documents shown to download a Poster or PowerPoint slide.

If you wish, please display them in a prominent place in your work place where it can be viewed by people who would find this conference of interest. We would also like to encourage you to use the PowerPoint slide during any presentations you may be giving over the coming year. We thank you in advance for helping us to promote this important conference.

Chairs of Organising Committees Conference Organisers
Executive Committee
International Committee
Scientific Committee
Fundraising Committee
Social & VIP Committee

Marketing Committee
Professor Raj Bhopal
Sir Richard Peto
Professor Cairns Smith
Professor Jim McEwen
Dr Alison McCallum
and David Pattison
Professor Gary Macfarlane
IEA Secretariat
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Scotland, UK
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