Epidemiology and Biometry 2008
Recent statistical methods in epidemiology

(Paris 10 and 11 July 2008)

Invited conferences Program Important dates Registration fees
Location Sponsors

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The meeting will focus on innovative statistical approaches to the design and analysis of epidemiological surveys. Its aim is to gather epidemiologists and biostatisticians in order to favour exchanges between them and to contribute to the spreading of recent methods or models still rarely used in epidemiology in spite of their usefulness. The programme will include invited conferences, contributed oral sessions and contributed posters. Epidemiologists and biostatisticians are expected to propose talks which will deal either with methods (presentation, illustration, comparisons…) or problems to which epidemiologists are looking for solutions.

Invited conferences


Thursday 10
9.15 - 9.45
J. Guedj, R. Thiébaut, D. Commenges
Joint modelling the progression to AIDS and the biomarkers dynamics using mechanistic models

9.45 - 10.15
X. Paoletti, A.L. Vataire
Dose finding method for longitudinal data

10.15 - 10.45
V. Boisson, M. Mesbah
A nonparametric statistical test for treatment effect on joint longitudinal health related quality of life and survival

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 11.45
C. Proust-Lima, P. Joly, J.-F. Dartigues, H. Jacqmin-Gadda
Profiles of cognitive decline and risk of dementia: a joint latent class model for multiple longitudinal outcomes and a time-to-event

11.45 - 12.45
Geert Molenberghs, Hasselt University
(invited conference)
Surrogate markers: Hopes and perils

12.45 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 14.45
H. Zhou, D.B. Peden
An efficient sampling and inference procedure for studies with a continuous outcome

14.45 - 15.15
M.N. Hocine, C.P. Farrington
The self-controlled case series method

15.15 - 15.45
M.L. Martin-Magniette, M.L Taupin
Estimation of the hazard function in a semiparametric model with covariate measurement error

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 - 16.45
M. Abrahamowicz, M.P. Sylvestre
Assessing the relative importance of exposures that occurred at different time intervals in the past

16.45 - 17.45
Andrew Pickles, University of Manchester
(invited conference)
Latent variables in epidemiology: how to deal with outcomes for which several imperfect measurements are available

Friday 11
9.15 - 9.45
J.L. Foulley
Heterogeneity of scale in threshold models

9.45 - 10.15
I. Ahmed, F. Haramburu, A. Fourrier-Réglat, F. Thiessard, C. Kreft-Jais, G. Miremont-Salamé, B. Bégaud, P. Tubert-Bitter
Signal ranking-based comparison of automatic detection methods in pharmacovigilance: a hypothesis test approach

10.15 - 10.45
E. Vergu, W. Chandra, B. Lambert, C. Turbelin, A. Flahault, H. Black-Nembhard
Using multivariate changepoint and analogue methods in influenza-like illness surveillance related to drug sales data

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 11.45
C.X. Mao, J. Li
Estimating population sizes in multiple-list surveillance systems through lower bounds

11.45 - 12.45
Judith Rousseau, Université Paris Dauphine
(invited conference)
Elicitation of prior probabilities distributions in Bayesian models: how to integrate experts knowledge in models

12.45 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 14.45
S. Bougeard, E.M. Qannari, M. Hanafi, N. Rose
Multiblock modelling for the analysis of veterinary epidemiological surveys

14.45 - 15.15
J. Beyersmann, A. Latouche, A.Buchholz, M. Schumacher
Simulating competing risks data in survival analysis

15.15 - 15.45
J. Cai, S. Kang
Marginal hazards regression for retrospective studies within cohort with possibly correlated failure time data

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 - 16.45
C. Binquet, M. Abrahamowicz, A. Mahboubi, V. Jooste, J. Faivre, C. Bonithon-Kopp, C. Quantin
Dependence of flexible survival analysis results on model selection strategy

16.45 - 17.45
Christine Jacob, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas (invited conference)
Modeling of animal epidemics

Important dates

Abstracts accepted 1 October 2007
Abstract submission deadline 29 February 2008
Notification of acceptance 10 April 2008

Registration Fees

The Registration fees include the lunches, the coffee/tea breaks and a copy of the conference Proceedings.

Before May 1st After May 1st
Student160 € 200 €
SFB Member190 € 240 €
Non-Member230 € 270 €

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Getting to the campus JUSSIEU of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
ESCLANGON building is at the corner of rue JUSSIEU and rue CUVIER (entrance 4 place JUSSIEU or 10 and 10bis rue CUVIER)
Map available here

Metro: Line 7 or 10, station JUSSIEU
Bus 67 or 89: stop JUSSIEU
Bus 63, 86 or 87: stop RUE DES FOSSES SAINT BERNARD
Finding your way : http://www.ratp.fr/


Epidemiology and Biometry 2008 is sponsored by
- Association des Epidémiologistes de Langue Française (ADELF)
- Groupe Biopharmacie et Santé de la Société Française de Statistique (SFdS)
- Mairie de Paris
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie