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12.04.2018 To 14.04.2018
Principles and Methods of Epidemiology: Critiquing the Medical Literature Lecturers
Intensive short course
During this 3-day short course, participants will develop a solid foundation of applied principles and methods of epidemiology; use these to evaluate relevant clinical and public health questions; and refine their ability to critically analyze the epidemiologic, clinical, and public health literature. Special topics include exploring confounding and effect modification in context, the use of diagrams to understand confounding and bias, and a seminar on how to serve as a journal reviewer. The format will include lectures, group exercises, and seminars.
17.04.2018 To 17.04.2018
IPH-Lecture by Harvard-professor Julie Buring
"The Complexity of Clinical Trials in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Investigator's Perspective"
Randomized clinical trials are more logistically difficult, more expensive, and need to consider more ethical issues than any other epidemiologic design strategy – yet if well designed and conducted, randomized trials can provide the highest level of assurance about the effect of the intervention itself. This lecture will address the complexity of randomized trials of prevention from an investigator’s standpoint, in the context of the evaluation of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.