BEMC Talks

BEMC Talks are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm in the Neurology Seminar room Neurology Seminar Room (Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Campus Mitte). BEMC Talks consist of a 60-75 minute lecture followed by an interactive discussion session with the speaker and other participants. Please register in advance to secure a seat- space is limited!


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
  • April 17th- IPH Lecture @ Charite Hörsaalruine
    • “The Complexity of Clinical Trials in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Investigator’s Perspective”
      • Prof. Julie Buring, Harvard (Boston, USA)
  • May 2nd
    • “Analyzing multimethod data with structural equation modeling”
  • June 6th
    • “Post-marketing studies and drug safety”
  • July 4th
    • “Applications of computer adapted testing and item response theory in health outcomes assessment”
      • Prof. Matthias Rose, Berlin
  • August – No meeting!
    • Enjoy the summer break
  • September 5th
    • TBD
      • Dr. Sebastian Baumeister, Regensburg
  • October 10th (note, one week later due to holiday!)
    • “Interactive DAGs: Exploring causality theory with Dagitty”
      • Dr. Johannes Textor, Nijmegen
  • November 7th
    • “Multi state modelling in chronic diseases”
      • Dr. Ralph Brinks, Düsseldorf
  • December 5th
    • TBA

The Details

Want to participate? Be sure to register for the event ahead of time- seating is limited!

What is the level? BEMC Talks are designed for an audience having at least some experience with epidemiological methods (intermediate to advanced level).

What is the language? English.

How about credits? BEMC does not offer CME credits. However, it is possible to collect ECTS within the “Promotionsumgebung” of the Charité. To earn 2.5 ECTS, students must attend at least 7 BEMC Talks in one year (be sure to sign in on our attendance sheet) and submit a 250 word summary of the key points from these BEMC Talks. Please use the form below to submit your summary. Collecting ECTS points for individual talks is unfortunately not possible.

BEMC Talk summary form (only for students who want to claim ECTS)

Once you have submitted summaries for 7 BEMC Talks and want to claim your 2.5 ECTS, simply email Bob Siegerink (bob.siegerink@charite.de). In this email, please outline which BEMC Talks you attended, and attach the Teilnahmebescheinigung form from the Promotionsumgebung with all information filled out (i.e. Veranstaltungsart: BEMC Talks, Titel der Veranstaltung: Title of all 7 talks you attended, number of teaching units: 20, Anbieter: BEMC/Bob Siegerink).


Archive: Past BEMC Talks

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