Announcing September BEMC Talk

Dear Berlin-area Epidemiological Methods Enthusiasts,

You are invited to our next BEMC Talk on Wednesday, September 4th. Please note the location — CVK, Forum 3, Hörsaal 3, 13353 – Campus Virchow Clinic. 

BEMC Talk: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 @ 4pm

“An introduction to precisely and ggdag: Tools for modern methods in R” – Malcolm Barrett, California

  • Please register online:
  • Description: “Modern epidemiology gives us insight into study planning and causal inference, but the success of these approaches require friendly and accessible software. I will discuss two R packages for modern methods in study design and causal inference: precisely and ggdag. precisely is a study planning tool to calculate sample size based on precision rather than power. Calculating sample size based on precision focuses on the width of the confidence interval instead of statistical significance. precisely is a fast and flexible R implementation of the work by Rothman and Greenland on this subject, including a Shiny web app for calculating sample size. ggdag is a toolkit for working with causal directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), a central tool in causal inference. DAGs help identify many types of bias, such as confounding, selection bias, and measurement error, as well as tell us how to correct for it. ggdag makes it easy to create, analyze, and plot DAGs in ggplot2.
  • **Location change: CVK, Forum 3, Hörsaal 3, 13353 – Campus Virchow Clinic

Upcoming Berlin Epi Events:

  • September 18th – BEMC JClub – Paper posted online
  • October 2nd – BEMC JClub – Paper will be posted online
  • Wednesday, October 23rd – IPH Lecture Partner event– John Gill from Vancouver
    • Charite Mitte Campus, COO starting at 4pm
  • November 6th – BEMC Talk – “The causes of the causes in context: confronting the burden of proof in lifecourse and social epidemiology” – Michelle Kelly-Irving, Toulouse
  • November 20th – BEMC JClub – Paper will be posted online
  • December 4th – BEMC Talk – Uwe Siebert, Hall in Tirol
  • December 18th – BEMC JClub – Paper will be posted online

Interested in other Institute of Public Health events? Visit our calendar to check out upcoming conferences & short courses!

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Announcing September BEMC Talk

Dear Berlin-area Epidemiological Methods Enthusiasts,

We hope you had a great summer break!
We look forward to seeing you again at our September BEMC Talk in a few short weeks…
BEMC Talk: Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2019 @ 4pm ·

“An introduction to precisely and ggdag: Tools for modern methods in R” -Malcolm Barrett (US)
**IMPORTANT: Location change: Forum 3, Hörsaal 3, Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK) in Berlin-Wedding, 13353** ·
Please register here

Description: “Modern epidemiology gives us insight into study planning and causal inference, but the success of these approaches require friendly and accessible software. Malcolm will discuss two R packages he has developed as tools for implementing modern methods in study design and causal inference: precisely and ggdag. precisely is a study planning tool to calculate sample size based on precision rather than power. Calculating sample size based on precision focuses on the width of the confidence interval instead of statistical significance. precisely is a fast and flexible R implementation of the work by Rothman and Greenland on this subject, including a Shiny web app for calculating sample size. ggdag is a toolkit for working with causal directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), a central tool in causal inference. DAGs help identify many types of bias, like confounding, selection bias, and measurement error, as well as tell us how to correct for it. ggdag makes it easy to create, analyze, and plot DAGs in ggplot2.”

Other upcoming Berlin-area epi-related events:
Sept. 18th BEMC JClub article posted here ·
Early Oct no BEMC Talk!
Join us for the IPH lecture on Oct. 23rd · “Understanding and communicating risk of rare but serious health complications – an example from living kidney donation” – John Gill (Vancouver) ·
Oct. 16th, BEMC JClub article posted here ·
February 20-22nd, 2020: REWARD/EQUATOR Conference in Berlin (co-hosted by BIH-QUEST). Details & abstract submission here: https://www.reward-equator-conference-2020.com/