During the last two decades, health crises have often been related to epidemics of infectious diseases. However, a crisis can be economical, political, humanitarian, ecological, or associated with a major acute or chronic health event.
Crises invariably result from multiple factors, the respective contributions of which are challenging to identify and quantify. Health-related outcomes therefore need to be studied using appropriate methods, and epidemiologists play a key role in providing valid information to public authorities. Providing a relevant epidemiological analysis of crises is indeed essential for establishing appropriate and proportionate control measures, but also for anticipating the future, in terms of both the direct consequences of the crisis and our ability to use the experience acquired to improve public health policies.
Against this background the next European Congress of Epidemiology will take place from 4th to 6th July 2018 in Lyon (France).
- Health issues
- Public Health Policies
- Technological Innovations
The topics above will be considered differently in terms of content; for example, the field of “Technological Innovations” is divided into the sub-topics “Epidemiology and e(lectronic)-Health” and in “Epidemiology and m(obile)-Health”.
Notification of acceptance to authors (oral, poster): 08.03.2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 15.01.2018
Abstract submissions that are related to the mentioned themes are encouraged, but abstracts on other topics in epidemiology are also welcome.
The participation fee depends on personal status, various individual selectable options and date of registration. Early bird conditions are available until 15.04.2018.
Further information can be found here