3210.0 The Future of Epidemiology (Organized with the Joint Policy Committee, Societies of Epidemiology)

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
A few critics have proffered modest proposals to close epidemiology departments because epidemiology is no longer useful in the 21st century. They argue that we have found all that we can find using epidemiologic methods. Do you concur? This symposium examines the challenges and opportunities facing the field of epidemiology in the next ten years. A panel representing Federal, local, and academic perspectives will highlight challenges and opportunities and propose strategies for the future. The symposium will invite audience participation.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify 2 challenges and 2 opportunities facing the field of epidemiology in the next 10 years 2. Discuss 2 possible approaches to responding to the challenges facing epidemiology
Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Bancroft, MD, SM

1:30 PM
Title TBD
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

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