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EPINOR Summer School 2019

  • When: 3rd June from lunch to 6th June to lunch
  • Where: Teveltunet Fjellstue, Meråker, Trøndelag
  • Who may apply: EPINOR PhD fellows
  • Main topic: Survival Analysis
  • Main lecturer: Statistical epidemiologist, Dr. David Carslake from the University of Bristol
  • Registration deadline: 28. March 2019 (external/alumni: contact bente.evjen.schoning@uit.no)

About the course This course is based on the short course Introduction to Rates and Survival Analysis given at the University of Bristol plus some additional and more advanced topics. The course will give students an understanding of methods used to analyse rates and survival-time data, as well as hands-on experience of their application using Stata software. More detailed information on the content and timetable can be found in the Program. NB! To be able to join the practical exercises during the course, it is crucial that all participants bring their own computer with Stata available (either installed or accessed through a server). A large part of the course is based on computer exercises, and it is important to take part in these to get the full benefit of the course. Participants who have never used Stata before are advised to spend a little time familiarising themselves with the software before the course. Course materials and lecture notes will be sent out by email in advance.

Course program 

About the lecturer

David Carslake
Dr. David Carslake has a PhD in spatial dynamics and holds a position as Senior Research Associate at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. He is a statistical epidemiologist with a particular research interest in the additional information that is gained from linking family members within large cohort studies. One major field of activity has been the application and development of instrumental variable methods, in particular the use of the exposure in a subject's family member as an instrument. Another is the likely effect of ongoing rises in the age at which people have children, on the health of those offspring.

About Teveltunet Fjellstue

This year’s venue for the EPINOR Summer School is located in the mountain woods of the village Meråker, close to the Swedish border. We will be accommodated in cottages with 2 or 3 bedrooms (single and/or twin bedrooms), or in apartments in a larger building. The nature around Teveltunet is beautiful and wild and the location offers both good course facilities and various afternoon activities. We will have access to hot tubs and other facilities. Teveltunet Fjellstue is located next to Rypetoppen Adventurepark, and we plan to spend one afternoon there. Separate registration for this will be available at the course.

About the travel – EPINOR Summer School is free of charge for all EPINOR members. EPINOR also cover the flights to and from Trondheim. From Trondheim Airport Værnes we will arrange buses to the summer school location at Teveltunet, which is approximately one hour’s drive (66 km). The buses will depart after the morning flights in to Trondheim have arrived (around 1030-1100). (These buses are also meant for participants traveling from Trondheim and Levanger).

To book pre-reserved flights, please use the link to flight booking in your confirmation email that you will receive after registration. Absolute deadline for our reserved flight tickets is 28th March 2019.

EPINOR does not cover other travel expenses.