Upcoming events

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 27 Jun 2018
    • University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada

    The 2018 WNAR/IMS meeting will be in Edmonton, Canada from 24-27 June at the University of Alberta.  The campus is located on the southern bank of the North Saskatchewan River.  As one of the largest cities in Canada, Edmonton is a cultural center, with many arts and culture events anchored in the downtown Arts District, accessible from campus by the city light rail system.  Both the Edmonton Jazz Festival and Freewill Shakespeare Festival are scheduled to occur in the city during the WNAR conference dates.  Most of the city has accessible bike and walking trail connections.  In addition, Edmonton is a 4 hour drive from Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest National Park and Alberta’s most visited tourist destination.  Visitors to Banff in the summer can enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golfing, kayaking, skateboarding, swimming, walking trails, and relaxing at the hot springs.   The local organizers are Bei Jiang and Linglong Kong.  Details about the meeting will be posted here as they become available.

    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 13 Sep 2018
    • Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy


    9-13 September 2018 - Residential Course

    Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy



    Prof. Marie Reilly, Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

    Prof. Chuen Seng Tan, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore



    The overall aim of this course is to present approaches to statistical design and analysis that enable researchers to design more efficient epidemiological studies and to better utilize available data from well-defined cohorts (such as those deriving from national health registers, electronic medical records or clinical studies). 

    The course will compare and contrast different sampling designs and the various parameter estimates they can yield by careful “reconstruction” of the underlying cohort or extensions to the regression models used. 

    In particular, the course will show how variations of the case-control design can produce efficient and unbiased estimates of the hazard ratio and other quantities, and how the concepts of matching from classical epidemiological studies can be extended to studies of continuous outcomes. 

    The course will demonstrate the application of these methods in designing studies to make efficient use of costly data and to conduct more flexible and informative analysis.


    Lectures will be interspersed with tutorials consisting of exercises, “journal club” sessions and workshops. In the workshops, participants may (i) develop and refine a study design to address a clinical/epidemiological research question or (ii) implement some method(s) on their own data in a supervised laboratory session.


    Full details on the course are on:

    FEES (in Euro) : it will be inclusive of teaching material, bus transfer, hotel accommodation and meals (from 9 to 14 September included).
    1400    General participant
    1300    IBS/SISMEC member
    1100    PhD student

    For registration go to:

    *** DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 31st May 2018 ***

    One scholarship will be provided for participation of PhD students. Modalities for application are explained in the web page.


    Maria Grazia Valsecchi

    Stefania Galimberti

    Paola Rebora

    Center of Biostatistics for Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca


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