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SER issues a bi-monthly newsletter from SER to all its members, which will include key dates and information on upcoming events. Issues are released in February, April, June, September and November of each year. SERnews also includes notices sent to members through out the year.



February 2023

President’s Message – Onyebuchi Arah

The New Year is in full swing, and so is everything, it seems. Our 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is shaping up to be quite well, and it could be our largest, most diverse, and most impactful. Following our record-setting submissions for symposia, sessions, and workshops, we outdid ourselves by submitting the highest number of abstracts in the history of SER! This is also the first time every abstract category has received a submission. This high level of excitement bodes well for our 2023 meeting. I share your excitement and can’t wait to see you all in Portland in June. Read More


SPC President’s Message – Sharia Ahmed

Hello Students & Postdocs! I hope you all had a safe, healthy, and (dare we hope) rejuvenating winter break, and that the transition back to school/work hasn’t been too jarring!

Before we get into the fun epi stuff, I want to take a minute to talk about self-care and mental health. For many of us, our graduate and early career training is one of the most stressful things we have ever done. It encompasses education, job security, and our passions, all in one awesome but messy emotional jumble. It often includes moves to new places where we know no one, and complicated power dynamics.
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#SER2023 in Portland!

#SER2023 is scheduled to be held in Portland, Oregon June 13-16, 2023.

We received our largest number of abstracts in SER history! This will be a meeting you don’t want to miss!

A few reminders:

  • Latebreaker Abstract Submission – Now Open! – Due March 3, 2023, 11:00am Eastern
  • New Award Opportunity! Susser-Stein Inclusion Awards – Now Open! – Due March 10, 2023
  • Early Registration Deadline – May 12th
  • Conference Hotel – the hotel is filling up quickly, book your stay asap!
  • Submit your design for the 2023 Fun Run! – Due February 10, 2023
  • Have you checked out the outstanding line up of Pre-Conference Workshops?

Visit the Conference Page to stay up to date on all conference details!

SER Mid-Year Meeting

Don’t miss out on the 2023 SER Mid-Year Meetings events.

  • March 1, 2023 – Mid-Year Meeting Workshop
    “Developing Competencies for Doctoral Students in Epidemiology”
    Click Here to learn more!
  • March 2, 2023 – Mid-Year Meeting – California
    Join us live from The University of California, Berkeley
    “Epidemiologic Tools for Social Impact”
    Click Here to learn more!
  • March 14, 2023 – Mid-Year Meeting – Mexico
    Join us live from National Institute of Public Health/School of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
    “Mexico – US experiences and needs in epidemiology”
    Click here to learn more!


There are many reasons people join SER. Visit the ‘Why Join SER’ page to learn about various reasons from current SER members! Click here to learn more.

#2023 SER Memberships – Now Open!

Check out the many benefits to being a member of SER!

Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Click here to renew!

SERmember Insight


Learn about SERmember Britton Trabert!

From what sparked her interest in becoming an epidemiologist to advice for students who want to become an epidemiologist. Click here to learn more.

SERlibrary – Are you utilizing all the resources available to SER Members?

  • SERdigital – “The Promise and Perils of Machine Learning Approaches in Epidemiologic Research”
  • SERexperts – “What is long COVID?”
  • SERplaylists – New list uploaded! “Vaping” – Alyssa Harlow
  • SERpodcasts – New episodes – Epidemiology Counts “Occupational Epidemiology”
  • SERpodcasts – New episodes – SERious Epi – “As random as it gets” and “There’s a 95% probability you’ll enjoy learning about sample size and precision”

Check it out here!

SERmember Publications

Members of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) are active in many circles and we would love to highlight the work that everyone is doing! We invite members (and especially student and post-doctoral members) to provide information about recent media reports covering their work or quoting them, publications or major events (awards, dissertation defense announcements) for the @societyforepi twitter account to promote and share.

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Educational Resources

Universities around the world have moved to online delivery of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of this change, courses, course content, e-journal clubs, and other material and events are becoming more readily share-able and available to students and practitioners regardless of geographic location. SER would like to serve as a resource page for students, faculty and practitioners to share and access FREE educational content, both live lectures and recorded or printed material.

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