The Annual Rodolfo Saracci Lecture

To celebrate the 30th year of the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE) in 2017, we established the Inaugural Rodolfo Saracci lecture, which was delivered by Maria Carolina Borges, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom [“Challenges to epidemiology in a world of imperfect evidence, polarisation, misinterpretation, and conflicts of interest”].

The 2018 lecture will be Olof Akre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, “Evaluating the outcome of surgery: the reflections of an epidemiologist turning surgeon” delivered on 6th July, the final day of the 2018  European Educational Programme in Epidemiology course in Florence, Italy. The Saracci lecturer will also particate in the final course dinner and celebration on the Thursday evening (5th July 2018).

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Tuesday evening lectures

The three-week course is usually complemented by three light, entertaining pre-dinner lectures, which are given by distinguished faculty. These lectures, that cover current important issues and controversies in epidemiology, are open to all students and followed by lively and informal discussion.

The 2018 Tuesday Evening Lectures will be the following.

“Prevention, at the core of population health” by Rodolfo Saracci (19.06)

“Asthma drugs and asthma deaths” by Neil Pearce (26.06)

“Multiple questions for multiple mediators in the study of onset of eating disorders” by Bianca De Stavola (03.07)




EEPE 2017 Distinguished lectures (click to see the videos)