Course Title : Short Course on Clinical & Epidemiological Research Study Design
Duration: 17 Jun, 2019 - 19 Jun, 2019
Hosted by : icddr,b
Published On : 14 May, 2019
Close Date : 29 May, 2019Location : Seminar Room-1, Sasakawa International Training Centre, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh View Detail
Prof. Zuo-Feng Zhang, UCLA who will be visiting Dhaka to participate in the Scientific Advisory Group Review (SAG) has offered to give a short course on Clinical and Epidemiological Research Study Design at icddr,b from 17 – 19 June 2019.
This course comes with my full endorsement since it offers unparalleled access to first-class training. Scientists from ALL divisions will benefit from the methods coaching covered in these sessions. Although the course focuses on cancer epidemiology scientists are strongly recommended to attend to improve their technical ability and benefit from the experience and guidance of Professor Zhang whose methods are suitable for all disciplines.
To introduce students to basic concept in clinical epidemiological study design, including hypothesis generating, retrospective and prospective study designs including cohort, nested case-control, case-cohort and case-control studies, causation, bias, confounding and interactions
June 17 (Monday)
8:00-9:30 Hypothesis generating and testing
-Observation the patterns of human cancer
Ref: Peto J. Cancer epidemiology in the last century and the next decade. Nature.
2001 May 17;411(6835):390-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 11357148.
9:40-11:30 Causation and Cancer Epidemiology
Ref: Goodman SN and Samet J. Cause and Cancer Epidemiology. In Schottenfeld D and Fraumeni JF Jr. Edits. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. Oxford University Press, New York, 2006, pp 3-9.
June 18 (Tuesday)
8:00-9:30 Cancer Epidemiology Study Design: Observational Studies
-Design and conduct a study to test hypothesis
-Interpretation of results
-Criteria of causality
Ref.: Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, and Adami HO. Concepts in Cancer Epidemiology and Etiology. In Text Book of Cancer Epidemiology (Editors: Adami HO, Hunter D, and Trichopoulos D). Oxford, University Press, 2008, pp127-154.
Chen Z, Chen J, Collins R, Guo Y, Peto R, Wu F, Li L; China Kadoorie Biobank
(CKB) collaborative group. China Kadoorie Biobank of 0.5 million people: survey methods, baseline characteristics and long-term follow-up. Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Dec;40(6):1652-66. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr120. Epub 2011 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 22158673; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3235021.
Zhao JK, Wu M, Kim CH, Jin ZY, Zhou JY, Han RQ, Yang J, Zhang XF, Wang XS, Liu AM, Gu X, Su M, Hu X, Sun Z, Li G, Li L, Mu L, Zhang ZF. Jiangsu Four Cancers Study: a large case-control study of lung, liver, stomach, and esophageal cancers in Jiangsu Province, China. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2017 Jul;26(4):357-364. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000262. PubMed PMID: 27275735.
9:40-11:30 Cancer Epidemiology Study Design: Experimental Studies
June 19 (Wednesday)
8:00-9:30 Study Design: Bias, Confounding
9:40-11:30 Interaction assessment
Suggested Text Book:
Adami HO, Hunter D and Trichopoulos D. Text Book of Cancer Epidemiology. Oxford, University Press, 2008
Instructor: Zuo-Feng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health