30th Residential Summer Courseeepe_logo_136px in Epidemiology, Florence

Residential 3-week Summer Course in Epidemology, 19 June – 7 July 2017

Pre-Course week, 13 – 16 June 2017  (can be attended independently from the 3-week residential course)

Call for nominations for the Inaugural Rodolfo Saracci Lecture




It is our pleasure to announce that our EEPE colleague Professor Debbie Lawlor who is teaching at the third week of the course has been awarded a CBE for her services to social and community medicine research in the Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognizes the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK. Professor Lawlor is a renowned epidemiologist and translational research expert whose interests span understanding how biological (including genetic), social and environmental exposures from across life affect the risk of disease and how, therefore, disease can be prevented and health improved. Congratulations Debbie!


The EEPE steering committee


Directors (2016-    ): Lorenzo Richiardi, Italy, and Neil Pearce, UK

Steering Committee (2014-    ): Manolis Kogevinas, Spain; Neil Pearce, United Kingdom; Lorenzo Richiardi, Italy; Jorn Olsen, Denmark; Jan Vandenbroucke, The Netherlands; Nino Künzli, Switzerland .

EEPE Secretariat at ISGlobal: Maria del Mar Ferrer, eepe@eepe.org

Past Directors

Director (2014-2016): Manolis Kogevinas, Spain

Director (2013-2014): Matthias Egger, Switzerland

EEPE Founder Director (1988-2013): Rodolfo Saracci, France/Italy

Welcome from the EEPE Course Director

We had a very successful 2016 course with around 100 participants and more than 85% of richiardi-224x300 participants evaluating the course as satisfactory or very satisfactory. We are now heading for the 2017 course. We will do some changes in the program based on the specific evaluations we received by participants and faculty, but the overall structure will be similar to that for 2016. On 2017 we will have, in addition, two Pre-course Modules the week 13 to 16 June (four days): “Frontiers in causality in epidemiology: Exposome”; and “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Epidemiology”. We also plan a special event to celebrate the 30th year of the course on Friday 7th July.

The EEPE is under the patronage of the International Epidemiological Association, the WHO, Centre for Environment and Health, and the Italian Association of Epidemiology, and run in collaboration with several European Universities.

The course, now in its thirtieth year, is intended for epidemiologists, public health practioners, statisticians and clinicians with an interest in epidemiology. The course offers in the first two weeks five general modules on epidemiological study design and statistical analysis of epidemiological data. In the third week seven special modules cover topics of current relevance for health and advanced methodological issues. The courses are taught in English by lecturers mostly from European universities and research institutes and are held in residential form in the “Stadium” centre on the hills close to Florence.

Participants have appreciated the opportunity of combining an intensive learning experience with the unique attraction for cultural and artistic enjoyment offered by Florence and Tuscany.

We gratefully acknowledge the support and collaboration over many years of the Health Authorities and the Regional Health Agency of the Tuscany Region.
Professor Manolis Kogevinas has done an excellent job as Course Director over the last few years, and has now handed on the responsibility to ourselves. We are looking forward to continuing Manolis’s work, and to welcoming you to the 2017 EEPE courses.

Lorenzo Richiardi and Neil Pearce
Course directors, EEPE


Contact:   Maria del Mar Ferrer
Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona
EEPE Secretariat                  E-mail: eepe@eepe.org