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The Methodology behind the Nurses' Health Study

Friday, October 25, 2013 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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PEG Seminar Series 2013

The Methodology behind the Nurses' Health Study

Speaker: Associate Professor Eva S. Schernhammer

pdf  PEG Seminar Series 2013 October - Flyer (170.85 kB)

Venue: WAIMR Nedlands Campus, Ground Floor* (Hovea Lane), B Block, QEII Medical Centre, Hospital Avenue, NEDLANDS WA 6009. Map

*Follow the road that runs off Hospital Avenue down the left side of B Block (Hovea Lane). At the end of this laneway is a covered walkway with a "WA Institute for Medical Research" sign. WAIMR's reception desk is through the glass sliding doors just below this sign.

Evaluating the impact of public health programs - The Kirby Institute

Monday, September 01, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Kirby Institute Short Courses 2014


Registration deadlines approaching


Reduced rate for students!


The Kirby Institute is pleased to be offering four short courses starting in late 2014. These courses are recommended for post-graduate students, policy-makers, health service providers, academics, community workers focused on at-risk populations, and all those interested in developing a knowledge base in the subject areas. Each course is run over four days and led by prominent academics in the field. No special qualifications are required to enrol.
Deadlines for registration:

  1. Evaluating the impact of public health programs - register by 01 September 
  2. Researching with vulnerable groups - register by 01 September 
  3. Infectious diseases epidemiology: from theory to practice - register by 15 November
  4. Introduction to applied biostatistics- register by 15 November

See the attached document for a complete outline of our short courses, or view
Register at:

Location and mailing address:
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia,
Wallace Wurth Building, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Delegates: $1,200 (+GST) per course
Students: $600 (+GST) per course

Statistical Society of Australia – International Travel Grant

Monday, October 06, 2014 4:00 am - 4:00 am
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The Statistical Society of Australia has established an International Travel Grant to assist a candidate from a developing country to attend the Young Statisticians Conference for the Statistical Society of Australia (5-6 February 2015).  This Grant will provide the successful candidate $2,000 AUD in order to support their attendance at the conference, the remaining costs involved in this visit will need to be provided by the candidate (or other sources available to the candidate, such as the candidate’s workplace).  To be eligible for this award each candidate must be currently enrolled as a PhD student in a local or foreign institution. 


For more information about the travel grant and how to submit an application please visit the SSAI website at


Closing date: 5 October, 2014

Pharmacoepidemiology Methods Workshop - University of Otago

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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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. 

Workshop outline:

·         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[@]

Emerging Infectious Disease Threats - Mini Symposium

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location: Auditorium Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne Vic 3000 (enter from Elizabeth St)


A/Prof Manoj Gambhir, BSc, PhD

Head, Epidemiological Modelling Unit, Monash University

“Epidemiological modelling in a public health emergency: the case of Ebola ”


Dr Debbie Eagles, BVSc, MVPHMgt, PhD

Veterinary Diagnostician, Australian Animal Health Laboratories

“Henipavirus Outbreak Investigation in the Philippines: Perspectives from the Field

and the Laboratory”


Ms Katie Anders, BSc

Eliminate Dengue Program, School of Biological Science, Monash University

“Tools to meet the rising challenge of dengue”


pdf  emerging infectious diseases mini-symposium (529.45 kB)

Mastering Research Translation Workshop - Sydney

Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Do you want greater reach, bigger outcomes and better impact from your research? Do you want to learn more about knowledge translation as a system and how you can benefit from it?
Knowledge Translation Australia will be running the half day workshop Mastering Research Translation Workshop in Sydney on Thursday 30th July 2015. For further information and to register follow this link