BEMC Talk: March 7th, Competing risks

Dear Epidemiological Methods Enthusiasts,

Please join us for our March BEMC Talk:

“Planning and evaluating studies with time-to-event endpoints in a competing risk framework”

Speaker: Prof. Geraldine Rauch (Institute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 /   Time: 4:00pm

Be sure to register in advance. Space is limited! Registration form:

Location: Seminar room of the Neurology Clinic, first floor (Alte Nervenklinik) – follow our signs, Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Campus Mitte, 10117 Berlin; Campus Map


Clinical trials and epidemiologic studies commonly consider time-to-event endpoints that are often influenced by competing risks. In the presence of competing risks, standard survival analysis techniques, such as the Kaplan-Meier estimator, can yield seriously biased results. Although methods to account for competing risks are well known in the statistical literature, they are rarely applied in real studies. In this talk, different statistical approaches to account for competing risks are systematically compared, based on a simulation study and using the original data from a cardiology trial.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues. Hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars for upcoming Epi events:

March 21st @ 4pm – BEMC JClub  – Paper will be posted early March
April 4th @ 4pm – BEMC Talk  – “Modeling of nutritional data” – Dr. Sven Knüppel, Potsdam (DIfE) – Register here
April 11th @ 4pm – BEMC JClub  – Paper will be posted early April (note: as an exception, on 2nd Weds. of the month)
April 12-14th –IPH Intensive Short Course – “Principles and Methods of Epidemiology: Critiquing the Medical Literature” (Instructors: Julie Buring/Pamela Rist, Harvard) – Register here
April 17th – @ 4pm IPH Lecture, Hörsaalruine, Virchowweg 16  – “The Complexity of Clinical Trials in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Investigator’s Perspective” – Prof. Julie Buring, Boston (Harvard) – Register here

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