Working at the Nexus of Research and Policy: The International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE)
Since its founding at the 2nd Epidemiology Congress of the Americas in 2006, the IJPC-SE has grown globally to include 19 national and international member societies. Societies continue to join; few have separated. As a consortium, the IJPC-SE attracts epidemiology societies committed to translating valid scientific knowledge into policy. Its focus is on appropriately protecting the public interest. A major function is to develop position statements to counter biased scientific influences on clinical, prevention and/or policy decision-making. A most recent IJPC-SE initiative is a Position Statement on Conflict-of-Interest and Disclosure. Its initial professional release will be at this symposium. We will describe and discuss its value for IJPC-SE member societies and individual epidemiologists. We will emphasize what the Statement means to epidemiologists at different career stages, and how it might apply in academia, industry, government, and private consulting.
Colin L. Soskolne, University of Alberta
Stanley H. Weiss, New Jersey Medical School
Shailesh Advani, University of Texas
Fiona Sim, Royal Society for Public Health, London
Kathleen Ruff, Rideau Institute