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Mon. 13 Nov, 2017

13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Mon. 13 Nov, 2017 7:30 pm - Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 5:00 am

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, family violence and suicide prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.

Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations, with submissions closing 11 April 2017.

For further information, to submit an abstract online, or to register, simply visit the conference website at www.injuryprevention2017.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Tue. 14 Nov, 2017

13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Mon. 13 Nov, 2017 7:30 pm - Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 5:00 am

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, family violence and suicide prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.

Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations, with submissions closing 11 April 2017.

For further information, to submit an abstract online, or to register, simply visit the conference website at www.injuryprevention2017.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bulletin Deadline

Tue. 14 Nov, 2017 7:00 pm

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Cost: $50 per advertisement, $70 if also included on the website
Distribution: Australasian Epidemiological Association members
Deadline: Two days prior to publishing date.

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Propensity Score Methods for Causal Effects in Non‐Experimental Studies

Tue. 14 Nov, 2017 8:00 pm - Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 4:00 am

A one-day workshop

Presented by Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

14th November 2017

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Lecture Theatre 
Basement, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Propensity scores are an increasingly common tool for estimating the effects of interventions in observational (“non‐experimental”) settings and for answering complex questions in randomized controlled trials. This one-day short course will discuss the importance of the careful design of observational studies, and the role of propensity scores in that design, with the main goal of providing practical guidance on the use of propensity scores to estimate causal effects.

Topics covered will include:

(1) How to specify and estimate the propensity score model;

(2) Selecting covariates to include in the model;

(3) Diagnostics; and

(4) Common challenges and solutions.

The methods will be illustrated using a case study using large‐scale administrative data from Denmark to estimate the effects of a suicide prevention program on suicide attempts. Software for implementing analyses using propensity scores will be briefly discussed, including resources for Stata and R. The course will also highlight recent advances in the propensity score literature, including prognostic scores, covariate balancing propensity scores, methods for non‐binary treatments (such as dosage levels of a drug or when comparing multiple programs simultaneously), and approaches to be used when there are large numbers of covariates available (as in claims or other “big” data).

See www.vicbiostat.org.au for further details including registration and Trybooking process.

Wed. 15 Nov, 2017

13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Mon. 13 Nov, 2017 7:30 pm - Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 5:00 am

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, family violence and suicide prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.

Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations, with submissions closing 11 April 2017.

For further information, to submit an abstract online, or to register, simply visit the conference website at www.injuryprevention2017.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Propensity Score Methods for Causal Effects in Non‐Experimental Studies

Tue. 14 Nov, 2017 8:00 pm - Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 4:00 am

A one-day workshop

Presented by Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

14th November 2017

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Lecture Theatre 
Basement, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Propensity scores are an increasingly common tool for estimating the effects of interventions in observational (“non‐experimental”) settings and for answering complex questions in randomized controlled trials. This one-day short course will discuss the importance of the careful design of observational studies, and the role of propensity scores in that design, with the main goal of providing practical guidance on the use of propensity scores to estimate causal effects.

Topics covered will include:

(1) How to specify and estimate the propensity score model;

(2) Selecting covariates to include in the model;

(3) Diagnostics; and

(4) Common challenges and solutions.

The methods will be illustrated using a case study using large‐scale administrative data from Denmark to estimate the effects of a suicide prevention program on suicide attempts. Software for implementing analyses using propensity scores will be briefly discussed, including resources for Stata and R. The course will also highlight recent advances in the propensity score literature, including prognostic scores, covariate balancing propensity scores, methods for non‐binary treatments (such as dosage levels of a drug or when comparing multiple programs simultaneously), and approaches to be used when there are large numbers of covariates available (as in claims or other “big” data).

See www.vicbiostat.org.au for further details including registration and Trybooking process.

Thu. 16 Nov, 2017

13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Mon. 13 Nov, 2017 7:30 pm - Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 5:00 am

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, family violence and suicide prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.

Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations, with submissions closing 11 April 2017.

For further information, to submit an abstract online, or to register, simply visit the conference website at www.injuryprevention2017.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wed. 22 Nov, 2017

3rd Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium - St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Wed. 22 Nov, 2017 9:00 pm - Thu. 23 Nov, 2017 4:00 am

The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network is hosting a one-day Symposium for researchers, healthcare providers, and others with an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices.

The keynote speaker will be Eelko Hak, Professor of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology in the Department of PharmacoTherapy, Epidemiology and Economics at the University of Groningen. Professor Hak is a member of the Dutch Health Council Committee on Vaccination as well as the Foundation BEBO Medical Research Ethics Committee, and he directs the University of Groningen’s Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Pharmacoepidemiology track. His main research interest is in methods to deal with confounding in observational research, however he has also been leading clinical trials of universal influenza vaccines.

Other speakers will report on recently completed pharmacoepidemiological research, discuss work in progress, introduce upcoming projects, and consider methodological issues.

Thu. 23 Nov, 2017

3rd Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium - St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Wed. 22 Nov, 2017 9:00 pm - Thu. 23 Nov, 2017 4:00 am

The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network is hosting a one-day Symposium for researchers, healthcare providers, and others with an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices.

The keynote speaker will be Eelko Hak, Professor of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology in the Department of PharmacoTherapy, Epidemiology and Economics at the University of Groningen. Professor Hak is a member of the Dutch Health Council Committee on Vaccination as well as the Foundation BEBO Medical Research Ethics Committee, and he directs the University of Groningen’s Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Pharmacoepidemiology track. His main research interest is in methods to deal with confounding in observational research, however he has also been leading clinical trials of universal influenza vaccines.

Other speakers will report on recently completed pharmacoepidemiological research, discuss work in progress, introduce upcoming projects, and consider methodological issues.

Tue. 28 Nov, 2017

Bulletin Deadline

Tue. 28 Nov, 2017 7:00 pm

The AE Bulletin is the fortnightly email bulletin of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). It is emailed to members on the email distribution list.
Email bulletins may be posted on behalf of the AEA. Only bulletins which provide members with notices of official AEA business and information on relevant employment opportunities, training courses, workshops and conferences will be posted.

Cost: $50 per advertisement, $70 if also included on the website
Distribution: Australasian Epidemiological Association members
Deadline: Two days prior to publishing date.

If you would like to advertise through the bulletin please refer to the Journal and Email Bulletin Advertising section of this website

If you would like to remove yourself from the electronic mailing list, please contact the AEA privacy officer. If you have difficulties receiving or reading email bulletins, or wish to update your email details, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..