Welcome to the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School in Wengen, Switzerland.

The next Winter School will take place from January 16th to 21st 2017, during the week following the International Lauberhorn ski race, when Wengen is calm, with few people on the slopes. Students stay on site and work hard in the mornings. They then have an extended break to review course materials, catch up on emails or (more likely) go skiing or snowboarding. We reconvene at 5 pm for computer or practical sessions.

The 2017 course program:

Network meta-analysis: a practical approach
Prof. Georgia Salanti, University of Bern, Prof. Julian Higgins, University of Bristol
Mon 16–Wed 18.1., Bühlstube

Statistical analysis with missing data using multiple imputation and inverse probability weighting
Prof. James Carpenter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Mon 16 – Wed 18.1., Jungfraublick

Mendelian randomization: theory and application
Prof. George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, Prof. Caroline Relton, University of Newcastle
Mon 16 – Wed 18.1., Edelweiss

Patient-reported outcomes: designing and evaluating measures and instruments
Prof. Matthew Zeigenfuse, Fordham University, New York, Prof. Emiliano Albanese, University of Geneva
Mon 16 – Wed 18.1., Sunstar

Causal inference in observational epidemiology
Prof. Miguel Hernan, Harvard University, Prof. Marcel Zwahlen, University of Bern
Thu 19 – Sat 21.1., Jungfraublick

Assessing bias in randomized and non-randomized studies: new approaches, new tools
Prof. Jonathan Sterne, University of Bristol
Thu 19 – Sat 21.1., Edelweiss

Prognostic research: basics to modelling
Prof. Margaret May, University of Bristol, Prof. Matthias Egger, University of Bern
Thu 19 – Sat 21.1., Bühlstube

Matthias Egger & Marcel Zwahlen
Directors of the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern

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