Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

I recently attended the annual Summer school arranged by BiostatEpi – Association for information and training in biostatistics and epidemiology, including professors and researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, and other European academic and public institutions.

The last 10 years the 2 week-course is held at Castello Brandolini Columbian in Cison Di Valmarino in Norhtern Italy. I attended the first week of the course, and were able to choose from different blocks of courses. A short one-day course in Joint models for longitudinal and survival data with Stata, held by Michael Crowther, Ph.D from University of Leicester, UK, were of great quality and interest. Additionally, I attended a one-week course on linear and logistic regression with David Wypij Ph.D from Harvard School of Public Health, USA and Rino Bellocco from Karolinska Institutet.

The program were intensive, lasting from 08.30 am to 05.30 pm, however, the courses included both lectures and lab/group sessions which gave some variations during the work day. Most of the participants and the lecturers stayed at the Castel Brando, and all the events happened at the hotel.

This was an amazing place with great surroundings, and during the stay one were able to network with participants and lecturers from several different areas of research and from different universities around the world.

This is a summer school that provides both introductory and advanced courses, and I would recommend others to participate.

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Last updated: 06.02.2017 13:48