WORKSHOP CAUSAL INFERENCE:
KEY DESIGN ISSUES FOR CLINICAL TRIALS AND DAG-BASED COHORT STUDIES
Date: Monday 4th November 2019
Time: 08:30 - 17:00
Venue: Nice Acropolis Convention Centre
Registration Fee: €100.00+20% VAT = €120.00
If you wish to register for this pre-meeting Causual Inference workshop, please register for the meeting first by clicking here.
This one-day workshop is for clinicians and researchers interested in improving their understanding of causal inference, namely, when and how to determine the effect of an intervention (or exposure) on an outcome. The workshop will focus on key design issues for clinical trials and DAG-based cohort studies. There will be a major focus on careful consideration of the clinical meaning (if any) of correlations and associations, and the dangers of relying on these statistical approaches to imply causation. This discussion will by necessity involve clarification regarding confounders, colliders and mediators. Understanding the principles covered in this workshop is essential for all researchers and clinicians interested in understanding and reading research. This workshop will also provide insights into Editorial decisions about papers submitted to Spinal Cord.
Martin Brinkhof, Swiss Paraplegic Center and Editorial Board Member of Spinal Cord;
Lisa Harvey, University of Sydney and Editor-in-Chief of Spinal Cord;
and others to be confirmed.