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Epidemiology symposium

Causality to Get Population Health Science Right

We were delighted to host the Causality to Get Population Health Science Right symposium held for the first time on 29 March 2023 in Lausanne. We thank all the participants for attending the inaugural Causality symposium.

This symposium aims to create a space for early-stage researchers to network and learn from the leading experts in causal inference in Switzerland. In 2023, the keynote speaker was Prof. Jay Kaufman, PhD, from the Department of Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Check back to see our list of speakers for future symposiums.

2023

9.30Opening and welcome
9.45  Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR & SSPH, Switzerland Introduction – Data do not speak by themselves
10.00 KeynoteJay Kaufman, PhD, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada The ethics of confounder adjustment
11.00  Robert West, PhD, dlab of EPFL, Switzerland Studying on-campus nutritional behaviors via food purchase logs
11.30Josephine Jackisch, PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR, Switzerland Differential hospitalization risks and differential susceptibility to death following involvement with child welfare services: challenges in applying causal mediation analysis
12.00Lunch
13.00Poster session
14.00Cristian Carmeli, PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR, Switzerland Covering perinatal health care costs to improve newborn outcomes: a quasi-experimental population-based study
14.30Aaron Sarvet, PhD, Department of Mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland False trails for mechanistic research in medicine and public health
15.00Mats Stensrud, MD PhD, Chair of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland Data and decisions: how strings of numbers can honestly promote public health
15.30Closing remarks by Arnaud Chiolero (+ poster awards)
15.45End of the symposium

The symposium took place at EPFL, Lausanne in the Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies.

2024

More information about the 2024 symposium will be available here. You may also follow our Twitter account @PopHealthLabCH for further announcements.

For any inquiries or additional questions, please contact pophealthlab@unifr.ch.

Thank you for your interest!