News at Medicine - February 2013 - Submission deadline Feb. 22 for CSEB National Student Conference

Submission deadline Feb. 22 for CSEB National Student Conference
February 12, 2013
Memorial is hosting the 2013 Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) National Student Conference June 22-23, 2013. Abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations is Feb. 22.

The CSEB Scientific Committee invites abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations for the conference. Further details and abstract guidelines are available on the CSEB student conference website: The submission deadline is February 22, 2013. Abstracts should be submitted to

This conference aims to promote student research in epidemiology, biostatistics and related fields of study. It provides the opportunity for students to showcase works that are in the proposal stage, in progress or completed. The conference also provides an avenue for students to network with one another, and with seasoned researchers, obtain information on career and educational opportunities, gain experience in participating in scientific conferences, and obtain training to further their knowledge and skills through events such as facilitated workshops. The objectives are to provide a platform for networking, knowledge translation, and professional development.

The intended audience includes students (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate) studying in epidemiology, biostatistics, and related fields, for example public health, population health, health promotion, health services and policy, health economics, global health, pharmacoepidemiology and health risk assessment. Student attendees will also have the chance to take part in enhanced research skill and career development workshops, and network with peers and senior researchers. Furthermore, selected abstracts may be published in peer-reviewed journals.

Members of the organizing committee for the CSEB conference are: (front from left): Kendra Lester, Melody Morton Ninomiya, Jennifer Woodrow and Nigar Sekercioglu. Back (from left): Rachel Landy, Erfan Aref, Justin Oake, Mike Hartmann, Adrian Gee, Christina Tucker, Devonne Ryan, Atefeh Ghorbani and Alex States. Unavailable for photo: Nathaniel Pollock, Sheila Marchant-Short, Simran Arora, Peter Kenneth Daley, Zhi Chen, Hao Wu, Catherine Lau, Meng Wang, Sita Ram, Liz Wallack, Sarah Pinsent, Sonya Bowen, Chris Williams and Hilary Price.