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: https://goo.gl/forms/67pKW1nkR80rm3eb2
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!
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