Archive of Past BEMC Talks

2021

  • January 13th
    • Matthew Sperrin, Manchester, UK
    • “When is causal thinking needed for prediction?”
    • On YouTube – click on this link
  • February 3rd
    • Stefan Konigorski, Potsdam, Germany
    • “Digital N-of-1 trials: connecting personalised medicine and population-level studies?”
    • On YouTube – click on this link
  • March 3rd
    • Anthony Matthews, Stockholm, Sweden
    • “Comparing effect estimates in randomised trials and observational studies”
    • On YouTube – click on this link
  • April 7th
    • Sonia Boender, Berlin, Germany
    • “Social media for public health #SoMe4epis”
    • On YouTube – click on this link

2020

  • January 8th
    • Dan Chasman, Boston, USA
    • “Understanding Population-based Migraine through Genome-wide Genetics”
  • February 5th
    • Anders Huitfeldt, Oslo, Norway
    • “A New Approach to the Generalizability of Randomized Trials”
    • On Youtube – click on this link
  • March 4th
    • Jan van den Brand, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • “Joint Modeling for Dynamic Prediction Models: Examples from Nephrology”
    • On Youtube – click on this link
  • April 
    • Canceled due to COVID-19
  • May 6th
    • Seyi Soremekun, London, UK
    • “Operationalising Impact Evaluations – lessons learnt the hard way in designing and conducting effective evaluations of public health interventions”
    • On Youtube – click on this link 
  • June 3rd
    • Laure Wynants, Netherlands
    • “A journey through the disorderly world of diagnostic and prognostic models for COVID-19”
    • We only have space for 100 participants and the Zoom link will be sent via email.
    • On Youtube – click on this link
  • July 1st
    • IPH Lecture Kathy Rexrode, Boston, USA
    • “Metabolomics of Cardiovascular Disease in Women” 
    • Boston, USA.
    • On Youtube: click on this link
  • August – Summer Break!
  • September 2nd
    • Felicitas Kühne, Hall in Tirol, Austria
    • “Avoiding Potential Biases in Real World Data Analysis by Emulating a Clinical Trial”
  • October 7th
    • Gemma Sharp, Bristol, UK
    • “Mendelian Randomization, Negative Controls,and Sibling
    • Comparisons: Triangulating Causal Evidence to Study
    • Prenatal Influences on Offspring Health”
    • On Youtube: click on this link
  • November 4th
    • Julia Ostermann, Berlin, Germany
    • “Cost Analyses Using Claims Data in the Healthcare System”
  • December 2nd
    • Peter Tennant, Leeds, UK
    • “Resolving Lord’s Paradox and Why Change-scores Don’t Capture Change”
    • On Youtube: click on this link

2019

  • January – Winter Break
  • February 6th
    • Lars Andersen, Aarhus, Denmark
    • “The use of time-depending propensity score matching to address changes of treatment and covariates over time”
  • March 6th
    • Maarten van Smeden, Leiden, Netherlands
    • “Regression shrinkage: better answers to causal questions” 
  • April 3rd
    • Pamela Rist, Boston, USA
    • “One Size Does Not Fit All: Teaching Introductory Epidemiology”
  • May 8th
    • Christoph Lippert, Potsdam, Germany
    • “Machine Learning for Population-Based Health Studies”
  • June 5th 
    • Jochen Kruppa, Berlin, Germany
    • “Cool new applications in R for epidemiologists: optimize your programming”
  • July 3rd
    • Suzanne Cannigieter, Leiden, Netherlands
    • “Epidemiology as a toolbox to benefit the patient”
  • August – Summer Break
  • September 4th
    • Malcolm Barrett, California, USA
    • “An introduction to precisely and ggdag: Tools for modern methods in R.”
  • October 23rd
    • IPH Partner Event: IPH Lecture (no BEMC Talk in October)
    • John Gill, Vancouver, Canada
  • November 6th
    • Michelle Kelly-Irving, Toulouse, France
    • “The causes of the causes in context: confronting the burden of proof in lifecourse and social epidemiology”
  • December 4th
    • Uwe Siebert, Hall in Tirol, Austria
    • “Causal decision analysis for benefit, harms and cost-effectiveness”

2018 

  • January 10th
    • “Prior Beliefs, Posterior Distributions and Frequencies – Basic Concepts of Bayesian and Frequentist Statistics”
    • Inaugural lecture (Antrittsvorlesung) followed by social gathering
      • Dr. Ulrike Grittner
  • February 7th
    • “Rasch models & analysis” + bonus hands-on workshop (following BEMC)
      • Prof. Leslie Pendrill, Gothenburg
  • March 7th
    • “Planning and evaluating studies with time-to-event endpoints in a competing risk framework”
      • Prof. Geraldine Rauch, Berlin
  • April 4th
    • “Modeling of nutritional data”
      • Dr. Sven Knüppel, Potsdam
  • May 2nd
    • “Analyzing multimethod data with structural equation modeling”
      • Prof. Michael Eid, Berlin
  • June 6th
    • “Post-marketing studies and drug safety”
      • Dr. Christof Prugger, Berlin
  • July 4th
    • “Applications of computer adaptive testing and item response theory in health outcomes assessment”
      • Prof. Matthias Rose, Berlin
  • August 20-24th – IPH Intensive Short Course
    • “Advanced Epidemiologic Methods – causal research and prediction modeling”
      • Instructors: Rolf Groenwold and Maarten van Smeden
  • September 5th
    • “Covariate selection in observational studies with limited knowledge of the true causal structure”
      • Dr. Sebastian Baumeister, Regensburg
  • October 10th
    • “Interactive DAGs: Exploring causality theory with Dagitty”
      • Dr. Johannes Textor, Nijmegen
  • October 17th – Partner event: IPH Lecture @ Charité Crossover
    • “Are we ready for a biomarker-only based diagnostic criterion for research in Alzheimer’s Disease?” (with methodological/causal framework focus)
      • Prof. Maria Glymour, San Francisco
  • November 7th
    • “Multi state modelling in chronic diseases”
      • Dr. Ralph Brinks, Düsseldorf
  • December 5th
    • “This talk has no title”
      • Prof. James Robins, Boston

2017

  • January 26th
    • “All you ever wanted to know about propensity scores (and more!)”
      • Prof. Tobias Kurth, Berlin
  • March 8th
    • “The paradox of the obesity paradox”
      • Dr. Bob Siegerink, Berlin/Leiden
  • April 12th
    • “Mixed models for epidemiologists”
      • Dr. Ulrike Grittner, Berlin & Annette Aigner, Hamburg
  • May 3rd
    • “Measuring the prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and human trafficking:  methods, analysis and ethics”
      • Dr. Heidi Stöckl, London
  • June 7th
    • “Lessons from Nephrology: Challenges in primary data collection in large cohort studies”
      • Prof. Dr. Elke Schäffner, Berlin
  • September 6th
    • “Unmeasured confounding in observational studies of medical interventions”
      • Prof. Rolf Groenwold, Utrecht
  • October 4th
    • “Mendelian randomization: vitamin D and kidney function”
      • Dr. Alexander Teumer, Greifswald
  • November 1st
    • “Methodological challenges and opportunities in observational research: perspectives from rheumatology”
      • Prof. Angela Zink, Berlin
  • December 6th
    • “Machine Learning in Epidemiology”
      • Dr. André Karch, Braunschweig

2016

  • November 16th
    • “Perspective of relative versus absolute effect measures”
      • Charlie Poole and Donna Spiegelman via SERdigital