BEMC Talks



BEMC Talks are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm at Hertwig–Hörsaal  (Zweigbibliothek Campus Charité Mitte – Medizinische Bibliothek der Charité), Philippstr. 11, 10115 Berlin.

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.


  • 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”
  • March 4th
    • Jan van den Brand, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • “Joint Modeling for Dynamic Prediction Models: Examples from Nephrology”
  • April 
    • Canceled due to COVID…
  • 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” 
      • Register here:
      • Speaker: Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH,  Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Women’s Health at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA.

        Date:               July 1st, 2020
        Time:              4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
        Venue:           ZOOM Webinar

        In her lecture, Kathryn Rexrode will share recent metabolomic data related to coronary heart disease, stroke, and mortality as well as describe the impact of hormone therapy on metabolomic profiles. Dr. Rexrode, an internationally recognized women’s health researcher, has lead metabolomic analyses of more than 3,500 women in the Women’s Health Initiative and Nurses’ Health Study.


  • 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”
  • 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”

All BEMC Talks are held in the Hertwig–Hörsaal 

Zweigbibliothek Campus Charité Mitte – Medizinische Bibliothek der Charité- Just above the CCM medical library. Address: Philippstr. 11, 10115 Berlin, but see the map below to find the correct door!

The Details

Want to participate? Register for the event ahead of time- seating is limited!

Where do the talks take place? For the current time- on Zoom!

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? Get all the details on our ‘For Students’ page (or click here).

For a list of past events, please visit our Archive.