14 Feb 2024 09:00am to 15 Feb 2024 05:00pm

Summer School 2024: Advanced survival analysis

Event Location
Ground floor conference rooms
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Ronald Geskus
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)
Dr Thao Le
Dr. Thao Le is currently working for the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as a clinical trial statistician. She completed a Master of Statistics from the...
Rory is a biostatistician at Monash University and contributes to a wide range of epidemiological and clinical research studies. He obtained his PhD in statistics from Southampton University (UK), subsequently...
Julie is Head of the Biostatistics Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and Director of the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical...
Stephane is a statistician at Monash University. He obtained his PhD in statistics at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He has been involved in the design and analysis of large-scale...

This course provides a deeper understanding of the main concepts, quantities and models in the analysis of time-to-event data. We explain the different types of censored and truncated data and the assumptions behind the basic estimation methods. The basic Cox proportional hazards model is extended by covering nonproportional hazards, the equivalent Poisson regression approach, time-varying covariates and immortal time bias. We explain “the hazard of hazard ratios” and introduce models based on restricted mean survival time.  A specific focus will be on key concepts in competing risks analysis. Computer practicals will be provided in both R and Stata.  Participants should have some understanding of the basics of survival analysis (familiarity with right censored data, Kaplan-Meier and the Cox proportional hazards regression model).

Prerequisites: Participants should have basic familiarity with one of R or Stata and ability to conduct basic survival analyses in the package, e.g. obtain a Kaplan-Meier plot.


This event will be held in person and online via Zoom. 

Registration is now open via: https://shop.monash.edu/vicbiostat-2024-summer-school.html


Registration prices



Prediction modelling


12&13 February

Advanced survival analysis


14&15 February

Causal mediation analysis


16 February

All three workshops


(10% discount)

Standard in-person






Student in-person






Standard online-only






Student online-only