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IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2011

World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland
?Changing populations, changing diseases: Epidemiology for Tomorrow?s World.?
7th ? 11th August 2011

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.

In addition to grappling with today?s problems across the globe, we will forecast what awaits us in the future, in terms of diseases (including uncovering causes); health effects of environmental and demographic change; and theoretical, conceptual and technical developments in epidemiology.

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.

The Congress is in the week prior to the renowned International (Arts and Cultural) Festival in Edinburgh and during the accompanying Fringe Festival. You and your family/friends are advised to prolong your stay to enjoy the festival. (Please book your accommodation early as demand will be high.)

We have an ambitious goal of achieving representation at the Congress from every country in the world to achieve a unique, international dialogue. (We will have bursaries for those in need.) Your participation is eagerly sought ? let us know how we can help to make it possible for you to join us.

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

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