ISEE 2017
NOVEMBER 
NEWSLETTER

 
PLENARY PODCASTS AND AWARD WINNERS AT THE 29th ISEE CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY

Approximately 800 participants attended the 2017 ISEE annual meeting in Sydney. Just over half of attendees were from the Western Pacific region, including 115 participants from Australia alone. There were also 156 participants from North America, 100 from Europe, and 11 from Latin America. Importantly, there were multiple participants from the African, South-East Asia, and Eastern Mediterranean regions, emphasizing the global reach of this event. There were a total of 359 general oral presentations (abstracts here) and 477 poster presentations (abstracts here). Podcasts for the plenary lectures are available (here) and the presentation given by Goldsmith Award winner Aaron Cohen (here). We would also like to congratulate Dr Veronica Vieira who received the Tony McMichael Award; Dr Angel Dzhambov who received the Rebecca James Baker Award; Drs Shelley Liu and Dr Ivan Hanigan who received the SNRN New Researcher Best Abstract Awards; and Chihfu Wei, Chen Chen, and Laura Corlin, who received the SNRN Student Poster Awards.

A huge congratulations to all of our winners! Information on all of the awardees for ISEE 2017 can be found on the conference website here: http://isee2017.com/awardees.php

You can see more pictures and news from the conference @isee_aus_2017 If you attended the conference, please take a moment to complete the conference evaluation survey.

TWO NEW ISEE-SPONSORED COMMENTARIES PUBLISHED IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
Former Goldsmith Award winner Howard Hu and colleagues recently published a commentary on the use of big data to understand the human health impacts of the social, physical and economic environments.
Gina McCarthy, USEPA Administrator during the Obama administration, shared her thoughts on the role of scientists in shaping the future of science, policy, and public health. Both commentaries were sponsored by ISEE and published in Epidemiology. Have an idea for a future commentary? Email suggestions to Greg Wellenius.
STRATEGIC PLANNING CHARTS FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR ISEE

ISEE has finalized its strategic plan for 2016-2020. Ulrike Gehring led this effort with the involvement of the council and general membership. The process identified five distinct, yet overlapping, strategic priorities. Namely, to improve the society’s finances, grow and maintain our active members, enhance communications, provide more educational opportunities, and further policy. The executive council and committees have already begun to implement these priorities. We have upgraded our website, created @isee_global to share news, jobs, and announcements more quickly via Twitter, and generate a bi-monthly newsletter for our members. We are also supporting the 3rd Early Career Researcher’s Conference in Germany, ISEE/ISES’s Asian Chapter Meeting, and have other workshops being developed. We have expanded the benefits by creating a subsidized early career membership plan, negotiated member discount for publishing fees in the new ISEE-affiliated journal Environmental Epidemiology, and increased our Commentaries in Epidemiology. We will continue to update the membership as plans developed. Have an idea of how to contribute to our strategic plan? Join a committee today!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS

General abstract submissions opens in February, 2018
 

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