SER President’s Message

In an ongoing effort to provide the best possible experience at the next Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee will be holding their Spring Board Meeting to discuss committee and working group updates and new strategies for fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. Recent updates from the podcast working group include the release of their inaugural episode focused on the importance of Epidemiology which, so far, has received over 800 downloads! We are very excited for the upcoming episodes one of which to be released by the end of March focusing on the ever-controversial topic, vaccines. Following the vaccines podcast, they will be releasing another episode focusing on Plastics by the end of May. Be sure to give the episodes a listen, they are packed with amazing content and perspectives from leaders in the field!

Another update comes from the SER Diversity and Inclusion Committee members, who have been working on developing a paper that discusses the member participation outcomes of SER. This is incredibly helpful data and analyses as we continue in our efforts to create a community where members of all career-levels and backgrounds feel welcome to contribute to the field of epidemiology.

On another note, congratulations to all who have recently received news that their oral presentations and/or poster abstracts were accepted for presentation at the upcoming meeting! In continuation of recognizing recent acceptances, all of the accepted students for the Student Dissertation Workshop have been notified. Congratulations again on all of your hard work!

Recently, we hosted the SERdigital with Drs. Elizabeth Stuart and Jessie Edwards and SERforum with Drs. Sandro Galea and Miguel Hernan events online. They were a huge success and if you would like to re-watch or catch up in case you missed them those events along with all of our other previous online webinar-based events were taped and can be found on the SER website. Save the date for our next SERforum featuring Maria Glymour on April 3rd!

T-minus less than 3 months until the Annual Meeting! Hope to see you there!