SISMEC Working Group on Causal Inference
A short course on concepts and methods in Causal Inference
Torino (Italy), 19-21 September 2011
Rino Bellocco (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Rhian Daniel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Bianca De Stavola (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Costanza Pizzi (University of Turin)
Lorenzo Richiardi (University of Turin)
Arvid Sjolander (Karolinska Institutet)
19 September 2011 – 9:00/18:00
Basic concepts in epidemiology seen through causal inference and causal
diagrams: measures of association, bias, confounding, missing values.
20 September 2011 – 9:00/18:00
Causal Estimation methods: propensity score, inverse probability
weighting. Introduction to Marginal structural models.
21 September 2011 – 9:00/15:00
Time-varying confounders; mediation analysis.
Who should apply?
Epidemiologists and statisticians with interest in epidemiology, or
researchers with similar background.
The course is thought at an introduction/intermediate level.
Course fee and application
The total course fee is 300 ¤, which covers only participation in the
course, materials, coffee breaks and lunches. Fees are payable in full
by 21 August 2011. Upon acceptance, payment details will be provided.
The number of participants is limited to 30 students.
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