Past Short Courses

22 Feb 2021 01:30pm to 25 Feb 2021 05:00pm

Trialists are increasingly turning to designs that can adapt to internal evidence or emerging external factors as the study progresses. This series of workshops provides a comprehensive manual of "How to implement an adaptive trial"; initially using lectures for a nontechnical overview and later computer...

15 Feb 2021 01:30pm to 19 Feb 2021 05:00pm

Multiple imputation has become a de facto standard for handling missing data in epidemiological and clinical research. With a combination of lectures and computer practicals (Stata and R), this workshop will cover advanced topics in multiple imputation that are critical in modern research studies....

25 Feb 2020 09:00am to 28 Feb 2020 05:00pm

The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) will offer two exciting new courses in the 2020 edition of its Summer School.

25-26 Feb: Causal Inference in Health Data Science

In this era of “data science” it is vitally important to clearly articulate the...

10 Feb 2020 09:00am to 01:00pm

Effective treatment of chronic diseases and disorders typically requires ongoing interventions where clinicians sequentially make therapeutic decisions, adapting the type, dosage and timing of treatment according to evolving patient characteristics. The framework of dynamic treatment regimens (DTRs) or adaptive interventions formalizes this sequential decision-making process...

18 Feb 2019 09:00am to 22 Feb 2019 05:00pm
STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The ViCBiostat Summer School is back in 2019, this time in partnership with the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA). Each program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to advanced statistical methods that...

16 Mar 2018 09:00am to 05:00pm

The assessment of risk of bias in randomized trials (RCTs) and non-randomized studies of interventions (NRSI) has evolved substantially in recent years. These changes are reflected in newly available tools (ROB 2.0 for randomized trials and ROBINS-I for NRSI; see www.riskofbias.info ). These new tools...

19 Feb 2018 09:00am to 23 Feb 2018 05:00pm

This year our Summer School is in conjunction with Cancer Council Victoria to present a five day Melbourne program.

Monday and Tuesday will be a course on meta-analysis methods presented by ViCBiostat. These can be taken together or as single day options. Wednesday, Thursday...

14 Nov 2017 09:00am to 05:00pm

ViCBiostat is hosting respected speaker Professor Elizabeth Stuart from Johns Hopkins University who will present this one-day workshop.

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....

5 Jun 2017 09:00am to 9 Jun 2017 05:00pm
STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The inaugural ViCBiostat Winter School will commence in June this year with a 5 day Melbourne program, designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to advanced statistical methods that are important in modern health...

1 Feb 2017 09:00am to 7 Feb 2017 05:00pm
STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

This year our Summer School is back on the road, with a three-day program in Melbourne followed by a two-day program in Sydney. Each program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to...

2 Feb 2016 09:00am to 12 Feb 2016 05:00pm
STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

This year we are taking our Summer School on the road, with a two-day program in Adelaide, followed by a five-day program in Melbourne. Each program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate...

25 Nov 2015 09:00am to 05:00pm

Studying the mechanisms that explain the connections between exposures and outcomes, commonly known as “mediation analysis”, has a long history in social science and economics and has appeared more recently with increasing frequency in epidemiological research. The standard approach for constructing inferences for parameters in...

20 May 2015 09:00am to 05:00pm

Many important clinical questions are difficult to answer with a classically designed randomised controlled trial. Using innovative trial designs has the potential to increase the efficiency and capacity for conducting high quality trials. This one-day workshop will include presentations, discussions and clinical examples of alternative...

9 Feb 2015 09:00am to 13 Feb 2015 05:00pm

DAY 1. Causal inference: concepts and methods

The past two decades has seen the emergence of a coherent theory of causal inference much of which is now being translated into practice. Causal concepts are increasingly being used in the design of studies and...

1 Dec 2014 02:00pm to 06:00pm

Censored data are common in medical studies. Survival time is a simple example. Recurrent events and paired interval-censored data (including detection limit as a special case) are more complex forms of censored data. The former include, for example, multiple disease episodes, hospitalizations, and injuries; the...

8 Sep 2012 09:00am to 04:00pm

With the growing availability of large healthcare databases, non-experimental studies of prescription medications are becoming increasingly common.

However, appropriate design and analysis of such studies can be challenging. In this workshop we provide an intensive introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiology.

We review...