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A dictionary of epidemiology, 5th edition. A call for submissions through an innovative wiki
  1. Miquel Porta
  1. Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, Spain; School of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor M Porta
 Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr. Aiguader 80, E-08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; mporta{at}

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The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce that work has begun on the 5th edition of A dictionary of epidemiology, whose first four editions were edited by John Last (Ottawa) and published by OUP. This new edition will be edited under the leadership of Miquel Porta (Barcelona), who was selected for such task by the IEA Council in 2000. The tentative publication date is September of 2008, to coincide with the IEA world congress of epidemiology in Porto Alegre, Brazil. …

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