Nov. 1st- Methodological challenges and opportunities in observational research: perspectives from rheumatology

Dear BEMC Community,

You’re invited to join us for the November Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium:

“Methodological challenges and opportunities in observational research: perspectives from rheumatology”

—Speaker: Prof. Dr. Angela Zink

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Space is limited, so please click here to register in advance.

Location: Seminar room of the Neurology Clinic, first floor (Alte Nervenklinik) – follow our signs

Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin- Campus Mitte, 10117 Berlin

Campus Map:  https://www.charite.de/service/lageplan/plan/map/ccm_bonhoefferweg_3

Description: Randomized clinical trials are the gold standard for determining the efficacy and short-term safety of new therapies. Their external validity is limited by the strict selection of patients. Longitudinal pharmacoepidemiological cohorts, as they have been run in rheumatology for more than 15 years, enable us to determine the long-term outcomes in large numbers of unselected patients. The lecture will deal with the questions of which evidence on the safety and effectiveness of new therapies can be obtained from observational data and how we deal with the inherent problem of confounding by indication. Examples from the RABBIT cohort study will illustrate the problems and possible solutions.

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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!

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