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Collaborative session in the 21st IEA, WCE2017

Thank you for your participation in the session on Early Career Epidemiologists - current activity and future development at the 21st International Epidemiological Association, World Congress of Epidemiology 2017 on Monday 13:30-15:00, 21 August, 2017. Many early career epidemiologists joined in the session actively and this session has closed with great success.

The selected photos of the session can be found in our Facebook page (in Japanese).

We have summarized the main findings at the workshop as a paper. This paper was published in Journal of Epidemiology:
Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Keisuke Kuwahara, Kosuke Kiyohara, Ester Villalonga-Olives, Naomi Brewer, Abimbola Aman-Oloniyo, Pradeep Aggarwal, María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Azusa Hara, Masako Kakizaki, Yuka Akiyama, Kazunari Onishi, Kayo Kurotani, Maho Haseda, Shiho Amagasa, Isao Oze.
Perceived Barriers to Career Progression Among Early-Career Epidemiologists: Report of a Workshop at the 22nd World Congress of Epidemiology.
Journal Epidemiology. 29(1):38-41, 2019.

For the session, we performed a survey in 2016 about the current status of early career epidemiologists and reported the part of the findings during the session. The findings with some discussions are published in International Journal of Epidemiology.
Keisuke Kuwahara Kosuke Kiyohara Hiroyuki Kikuchi Ester Villalonga-Olives Naomi Brewer Abimbola Aman-Oloniyo Pradeep Aggarwal María Clara Restrepo-Méndez Isao Oze.
Networks for early career epidemiologists around the world: the current status and future directions.
International Journal of Epidemiology, in press

<Brief explanation about the session>
Early Career Epidemiologists (ECE) play important role for accumulation of evidence in epidemiology as well as the development of epidemiology. The Executive Council of the IEA has affirmed its support of an international ECE group within the IEA structure in 2011 for the purpose of facilitating communication, promoting development of epidemiological methods and setting up network to enhance scientific collaboration. On the other hand, there are local ECE groups in the regions and/or countries. However, the activities conducted by the ECE groups have not been shared. There would be plenty of room for improvement in the ECE groups activity.

The aim of the session was to clarify the requirement to encourage the activity of ECE groups. Current status of ECE activities in each group will be presented in the first part of the session. What is required to promote ECE activities will be discussed among small groups of participants in the second part of the session. The result of the discussion will be summarized and presented. The discussion of the session is expected to encourage ECE activities and to facilitate communication among ECEs in the world.