Networking Functions and Meetings

Welcome Networking Function

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Venue: Ship Inn, Brisbane
Address: Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets Southbank Parklands, Brisbane

Start time: 6:00pm

Finish time: ​7:30pm

Cost: n/a  It will be an informal networking event with light food provided, drinks can be purchased. 

You can express your interest in attending through the online registration form.

Special Interest Group Meetings 

AEA Special Interest Group (SIG) will be holding meetings during the Conference lunch breaks. Please see the meetings details below.


To indicate your attendance, please do so in the online registration form or email to add it into your registration.  

Thursday 24 October 2019


Survey SIG
Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm (during lunch)
Room: Plaza Room P9, Plaza Level​

Teaching Epidemiology SIG
Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm (during lunch)
Room: Plaza Room P10, Plaza Level
Additional Meeting Information: Facilitated Discussion by Professor Tim Driscoll on Core competencies in epidemiology – introductory, intermediate and advanced skills teaching in epidemiology


Cancer SIG
Time: 12:30pm - 1:10pm (during lunch)
Room: Plaza Room P11, Plaza Level
Additional Meeting Information: Do you want to expand your networks? Do you want to connect with like-minded people? Look no further! This year the Cancer Epidemiology SIG will be organising speed-networking session to bring together early, mid and senior cancer epidemiology researchers to foster new research collaborations. Like speed-dating, speed-networking will be conducted in a round-robin style and will ensure all attendees have a few minutes to network before the bell rings and move on to the next person

Friday 25 October 2019


Clinical Epidemiology and Research SIG
12:45pm - 1:15pm (during lunch)
Room: Plaza Room P9, Plaza Level

Cardiovascular Disease SIG
12:45pm - 1:15pm (during lunch)
Room: Plaza Room P10, Plaza Level

Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Start time: 7:00pm

Finish time: ​10:30pm


  • AEA Members and Students - $100

  • Non-Members - $125

The Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday 24 October 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will include an awards presentation, a dinner speaker, Dr Jeannette Young PSM, and light entertainment. 

Conference Dinner Speaker


Dr Young is Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and also occupies the roles of Deputy Director‑General Prevention Division and Chief Medical Officer. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and as a Fellow by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Jeannette is also an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Environment and Population Health at Griffith University, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland.

She has responsibility for health disaster planning and response; aero-medical retrieval services; licensing of private hospitals; and policy regarding organ and tissue donation; blood, poisons and medicines; cancer screening; communicable diseases; environmental health; preventive health; and medical workforce planning and leadership.

Dr Young was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2015 for outstanding public service.

Chief Health Officer, Queensland Health and Deputy Director-General Prevention Division and Chief Medical Officer

Dr Jeannette Young PSM

Early Career Epidemiologists Breakfast

Date: Friday 25 October 2019

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Start time: 7:00am arrival for a prompt 7:15am start

Finish time: 8:15am

Cost: $15 ticket


For the last time, I don’t treat skin diseases! Talking epidemiology careers


Chair: Suzanne Dixon-Suen

Panellists: Anna Finnane, Bonnie Macfarlane, Daniel Francis, Ross Andrews


This Q&A-style panel session will cover some of the questions and concerns of early-career epidemiologists negotiating a challenging dynamic landscape. Panellists will discuss the roles and perception of epidemiology, the need to develop specific vs diverse skill-sets, whether epidemiology education is well matched to workforce needs, and the panellists’ views on the future of the discipline.

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