Special Session: Epidemiology across the Americas: Bringing Together Latin American, Caribbean, and North American Epidemiologists – a panel discussion
Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our session aims to introduce North American public health workers to the creative conceptual and empirical epidemiological work taking place in the many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as encourage greater and more equitable collaboration among epidemiologists across the Americas. Two brief formal presentations will be about: (1) the status of epidemiology in diverse Latin American & Caribbean countries and (2) plans to make the 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas (June 2-24, 2016, in Miami, FL) be a meeting that is truly inclusive of all the countries of the Americas. We then will have an hour-long panel discussion that will include epidemiologists from the Caribbean and from Latin America. Together they will share their views about: (a) critical issues, including health inequities, facing epidemiologists within and across their countries and regions, and (b) challenges and opportunities for building equitable inter-regional collaborations that extend across the Americas.
Session Objectives: Describe key features of Latin American epidemiology in relation to conceptual frameworks, methodological approaches, and regional collaborations
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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: International Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)