Professor Juan Carlos Martín wins the Best Epidemiology Article prize at the XXXVII Spanish Society of Epidemiologists Congress
Professors Juan Carlos Martín, Adrián González, Àurea Cartanyà and Nuria Matilla, who are also members of the Health Determinants and Health Policies Assessment Research Group at UIC Barcelona, presented various papers and posters
Between 3 and 6 September, representatives of the Area of Biostatistics in the Department of Basic Sciences participated in the XXXVII Spanish Society of Epidemiologists Congress. Under the theme of “Epidemiología y Prevención de precisión”, this event, held in Oviedo, brought together professionals and experts in epidemiology, preventative medicine and public health.
Professors Juan Carlos Martín, Adrián González, Àurea Cartanyà and Nuria Matilla, who are also members of the Health Determinants and Health Policies Assessment Research Group at UIC Barcelona, presented various papers and posters. Specifically, Adrián González presented a paper entitled “Exploring the relationship between tobacco control policies and risk of lung cancer in the European Union", which studies the links between policies to control tobacco consumption and the percentage of individuals at a high risk of lung cancer in European Union countries, and “Estimación del riesgo de cáncer de pulmón en mujeres que participan en un cribado poblacional de cáncer de mama".
Àurea Cartanyà presented a paper entitled “Asociación de las horas de sueño y uso de pantallas con el estado de salud percibido en población infantil española” and Nuria Matilla gave a paper entitled "The epidemiology of unintentional injuries in Mozambique: evidence from a national representative sample (2015)" and two posters "Delivery gig workers: use of protective equipment and road-traffic hazards in Barcelona (Spain), 2018" and "Vigilancia de los riesgos laborales en vendedores/as informales de Maputo: Experiencia del uso de la observación directa para su monitorización”.
Juan Carlos Martín, on the other hand, won second prize for "Projections of Breast and Lung Cancer Mortality among Women: A Bayesian Analysis of 52 Countries Worldwide". This study estimates the future mortality of women caused by breast and lung cancer in 52 countries, and shows that mortality is greater in countries with higher incomes, while the mortality caused by lung cancer will surpass that caused by breast cancer in the next few years.