Dear BEMC Community,
We would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming October Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium:
“Mendelian randomization: Lessons from studying vitamin D and kidney function”
—Speaker: Dr. Alexander Teumer (Universitätsmedizin Greifswald)
Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Space is limited, so please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/jucAm4NNGvQO79zC2
Location: Seminar room of the Neurology Clinic, first floor (Alte Nervenklinik) – follow our signs
Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin- Campus Mitte, 10117 Berlin
Description: Observational studies suggest an association between lower levels of vitamin D and impaired kidney function, although the observed effect direction varies. Confounding might at least partly explain such findings. Mendelian randomization can be used in such observational research settings to examine causal effects. During this colloquium, Dr. Teumer will explain this method using an example from his research showing how we assessed whether circulating vitamin D levels are causally associated with renal function, quantified by the estimated glomerular filtration rate and urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio.
BEMC calendar: https://bemcolloquium.wordpress.com/meetings-calendar
Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.
Hope to see you there!