Pharmacoepidemiology Methods Workshop
Date: Thursday 27 November 2014
Place: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Cost: $80 waged/$40 student or unwaged
Presenter: M. Alan Brookhart, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Alan received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the development and application of epidemiological methods for observational studies of medicines using large health care databases.
With the growing availability of large healthcare databases, non-experimental studies of prescription medicines are becoming increasingly common. However, appropriate design and analysis of such studies can be challenging. In this workshop Alan will provide an intensive one-day introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiological methods.
· A brief introduction to pharmacoepidemiology
· Central threats to validity: including confounding bias, healthy user bias, immortal person-time bias
· Approaches to mitigate these biases through design and analysis: including comparative new user design, self-controlled designs, propensity score methods, instrumental variable approaches
· Studies of prescribing and adherence, disparities, and active safety surveillance of medical products
For more information, or to register your interest, please email pharmacoepi[@]otago.ac.nz