SER Week 2020

SER’s 2020 Conference was scheduled to be held June 15-19th in Boston. The conference has been rescheduled for December 14-18th. Although we won’t be together in June, various SER committees have prepared exciting events for the previously scheduled #SERweek2020. Join us!

 

#SERweek2020 - Message from SER President, Martha Werler

Monday, June 15, 2020

10:00am EDT – #SER2020 Award Winner Video Release

Hear from #SER2020 Award Winners in short video clips. We look forward to hearing from them live in December for their full remarks!

11:00am EDT – Live Casual Inference Podcast Recording

Join us for a live recording of casual inference! On this podcast we talk about methods and applications in statistics, data science, and epidemiology with a particular focus on causal inference. This episode we’ll discuss causal claims relating to the current Coronavirus health crisis. In addition we will take user submitted questions and answer them along the way.

1:00pm EDT – SER in this moment: A community-wide conversation

This session will be the first of many hard but necessary discussions of how we as scientists, citizens and members of SER, are shaped by inequity.  We will also address how our individual and collective research addresses this topic.

Dr. Onyebuchi Arah

Dr. Yvette Cozier

Dr. Sherman James

Dr. Martha Werler

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

10:00am EDT – #SER2020 Award Winner Video Release

Hear from #SER2020 Award Winners in short video clips. We look forward to hearing from them live in December for their full remarks!

12:00pm EDT – Critical Topics in COVID-19 Epidemiology

We have all been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and as epidemiologists, this disease, prevention efforts, and downstream effects of social distancing policies prompt us to assess the pandemic and its effects as researchers. Broadly, we are interested in understanding risk factors for Covid-19 infection and severity, outbreak projections and predictions, prevention or mitigation strategies (pharmaceuticals and policies) and their impact, and public health communication strategies for outbreaks of this magnitude. During this discussion, four expert panelists will respond to questions on these topics and brainstorm new directions for research, with additional time to respond to audience questions.

Dr. Saskia Popescu

Dr. Beth S. Linas

Dr. Eric Lofgren

Dr. Jaime Slaughter-Acey

2:00pm EDT – Student & PostDoc Committee Virtual Happy Hour

Get to know your current SPC reps, find out what activities SPC has planned for 2020, and connect/de-stress with peers in a safe COVID-approved manner.  BYOB.

Panelists: Rebecca Barry, Precious Esie, Catherine Lerro, Robert Orellana, John Pamplin, Dana Pasquale, Julie Petersen, Kendra Sims, Yeyi Zhu

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

#TwitterTakeover

Join BUSPH (@BUSPH@epiPhD) doctoral students Alyssa Harlow (@AlyssaHarlow) and Tammy Jiang (@tammy_jiang) who will be highlighting amazing Black-owned restaurants, businesses, and organizations to support in Boston during SER 2020 in December. #SERTwitterTakeover #BlackOwnedBusinesses #BlackLivesMatter

10:00am EDT – #SER2020 Award Winner Video Release

Hear from #SER2020 Award Winners in short video clips. We look forward to hearing from them live in December for their full remarks!

12:00pm EDT – GovEpi: Perspectives on public health careers in government

We are bringing together a panel to learn more about the career opportunities for epidemiologists in government, including representatives from the state level, NIH, CDC, and FDA. Come with your questions ready!

Dr. Anne Marie Jukic

Dr. Jonetta Mpofu

Dr. Robert Orellana

Dr. Deven Patel

6:00pm EDT – Virtual Happy Hour

Missing out on seeing your favorite epidemiologists at SER this week? Join us for a virtual Happy Hour! Hosted by Dr Ellie Murray (@epiellie) this event is a chance to mingle informally with other SER members.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

10:00am EDT – #SER2020 Award Winner Video Release

Hear from #SER2020 Award Winners in short video clips. We look forward to hearing from them live in December for their full remarks!

12:00pm EDT – SER Wikithon

This afternoon session (12p-4p EDT) will improve and create Wikipedia entries related to epidemiology! We will start with a presentation to introduce Wikipedia editing and source referencing, share tips for writing, and assign participants to our list of target entries. Because we are working virtually, we will start with a Zoom call, share resources through Google Drive, and stay connected through Gitter (online chat). Our target entries are primarily overlooked epidemiologists, medical researchers, and public health practitioners, and participants are encouraged to share ideas for more entries. Participants can work for the afternoon as much as they are able, and we will have a final Zoom call at the end to share our progress.

2:00pm EDT – Take a Break with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to Reflect on Anti-Blackness Racism and How We Can Counter It

This will be an open session with the SER Diversity and Inclusion Committee to listen, talk, support one another, and be heard as members of the SER community in the light of recent events. It will be a forum for discussing actionable ideas for countering anti-blackness racism in our lives, research, teaching and professional society.

Dr. Nadia Abuelezam

Dr. Onyebuchi Arah

Dr. Yvette Cozier

Dr. Elizabeth Devilbiss

Dr. Stephen Gilman

Dr. David Lopez

Dr. Alvin Thomas

4:00pm EDT – Epidemiology Counts Podcast Release

Dr. Bryan James, Rush University, and host of the SERpodcast Epidemiology Counts interviews Infectious Disease experts Drs. Justin Lessler, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Michael Mina, Harvard School of Public Health. Questions were solicited through Twitter.

Dr. Bryan James

Dr. Justin Lessler

Dr. Michael Mina

SERpodcast

Friday, June 19, 2020

10:00am EDT – #SER2020 Award Winner Video Release

Hear from #SER2020 Award Winners in short video clips. We look forward to hearing from them live in December for their full remarks!

1:00pm EDT – SERious EPI Journal Club

#epitwitter! Announcing #SERiousEpi journal club on 06/19 1pm ET featuring special guests @oacarah & John Jackson Recently, @AmJEpi had several articles on Causal Inference and Social Epidemiology. Rather than picking one, we’ll be discussing them all! @ProfMattFox

This is the series of articles published in @AmJEpi in March 2020: academic.oup.com/aje/issue We’ll be discussing key points from articles by @eschisterman1, @sandrogalea, @_MiguelHernan, @WhitneyEpi, @zinzinator, @oacarah, John Jackson & Tyler VanderWeele

Articles available here: https://academic.oup.com/aje/issue/189/3

Dr. Matthew Fox

Dr. Hailey Banack

Dr. Onyebuchi Arah

Dr. John Jackson