Welcome to EuroEpi 2013

The European Congress of Epidemiology in 2013 has now been successfully concluded.

The congress attracted more than 650 participants from all over the world. Many participated in the pre-congress courses (nearly 300), the congress dinner (310) and the social dinner at Aarhus University on the following evening (150).

As a service to congress participants and any others, who are interested in the scientific topics covered by our high-class invited speakers, we have asked the speakers to share their presentation slides, if possible. Slides are added to our homepage as we receive them - see the page 'Presentations' .

The congress had more than 400 posters on display, and among these, 17 were selected by our reviewers as being of especially high quality. Among the 17 posters, three experienced journal editors chose one poster each as being the one they would most likely publish in their journal as a full article. The 3 editors and their favourite posters chosen were:

  • Shah Ebrahim, International Journal of Epidemiology, chose the abstract “Acute maternal infection and pre-eclamsia: a population-based case-control study” presented by Caroline Minassian.
  • Vera Ehrenstein, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, chose the abstract “Ischaemic atherosclerotic disease and chest pain prior to acute myocardial infarction and subsequent coronary mortality” presented by Emily Herrett.
  • Peter Allebeck, European Journal of Publich Health, chose the abstract “Trends in breast cancer stage distribution in Norway before, during, and after introduction of a screening program” presented by Mette Lise Kronborg.

During the congress some of our student assistants and members of the Local Organizing Committee took pictures, which you can see in the Gallery.

Finally, we want once again thank the many contributors and participants of the congress, who made it such a large success!

We are very grateful for the mainly positive feedback we have received so far, but we would also like to invite you to share constructive criticism with us in case you had experiences, where things could have been improved - kindly send it to stovring@biostat.au.dk.

Such information would be invaluable for the next organisers of the European Congress of Epidemiology, which will be held in Maastricht, Netherlands, 25-27 June 2015

We look forward to seeing you all again then or at the next world congress in Anchorage, Alaska USA, 17-21 August 2014 (http://www.epidemiology2014.com/).

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,

Henrik Støvring
President of Local Organising Committee
Department of Public Health
Aarhus University

European Congress of Epidemiology (EUROEPI) 2013