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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 will appear in Journal of Epidemiology. Advance online publication version is available from:

<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.