The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce that work is now beginning in preparation of the 6th edition of a dictionary of epidemiology, whose first four editions were edited by John Last (Ottawa). As the current 5th edition (published in 2008), the 6th edition will be edited under the leadership of Miquel Porta, head of the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer research group), who was selected for such task by the IEA Council.
The tentative publication date is August, 2014, to coincide with the IEA 20th. World Congress of Epidemiology, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska. Members of IEA and all other epidemiologists worldwide are cordially invited to contribute to the 6th edition by submitting to the editor amendments, corrections of existing definitions, new material and any relevant suggestions.
Contributions are thus warmly welcomed. They must be made through the following website: http://www.termcat.cat/docs/Epidemiology/Epidemiology.html. The site is designed to organise and structure contributions, and is the best way to make your contribution. If you would like to participate in the 6th edition, for more information, and for specific instructions, please visit this site. You will essentially find these options: