April meeting wrap-up

Many thanks to Ulrike Grittner and Annette Aigner for the nice mix of theory and practical examples in their talk on mixed models yesterday afternoon. We are happy to report an impressive turnout of 55 participants! Hopefully you enjoyed the session as much as we did. Stay turned for May meeting information coming shortly.

Edit: Also thanks to one of our members, Julia O., who shared this tutorial link to a step-by-step guide to mixed models in R. http://www.bodowinter.com/tutorials.html


Invite: April Meeting on Mixed Models

*March 27th update: The event is full. You can still sign up through the link below to join the waitlist. You will be notified via email if a spot becomes available.

Once again, thank you for an excellent turnout for Bob Siegerink’s talk on paradoxes in early March. We enjoyed networking with many of you after the event. It is wonderful to see our BEMC community growing. As promised, we would like to invite you to our next meeting in April; be sure to register since space is limited for this hot topic!

“Mixed models for epidemiologists” – Speakers: Dr. Ulrike Grittner (Berlin) & Annette Aigner (Hamburg)

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017  Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Seminar Room of the Neurology Clinic, first floor (Alte Nervenklinik)

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

You’ll find further details in the attached PDF.

If you plan to attend, please click here to register (space is limited): https://goo.gl/forms/G18T9O8DHO5FVRA73

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested! Hope to see you there.

Best wishes,



March meeting: Recap

“The words of truth are always paradoxical” -Lao Tzu   … do you agree? 😉

Many thanks to our own Dr. Bob Siegerink for the thought-provoking talk on paradoxes last night. We were grateful for the big turnout and for your positive feedback both on the talk and the BEMC concept. Hope you enjoyed a bit of networking with fellow Berlin epidemiologists following the meeting.

Bob has shared his slides: here

A few impressions from last night:

Photo credits: JR, J. Hardt

See you in April (12th) for our next meeting on Mixed Models!


Late January update

New website! You’re on it.

Twitter: @BEMColloquium. Follow us!

Next meeting: March 8th. Topic: The paradox of the BMI paradox (and other paradoxes) with Dr. Bob Siegerink. Mark your calendars and register HERE.

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Great turnout and discussion at last week’s meeting focused on propensity scores with Prof. Tobias Kurth. See you again in March!