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Swiss Epidemiology Winter School now open for registration (Jan 21-26, 2013)

Welcome to the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School in Wengen, Switzerland, 2013.

The Winter School takes place in January during the week following the International Lauberhorn ski race, when Wengen is calm, with few people on the slopes. Students stay on site and work hard in the mornings. They then have an extended break to review course materials, catch up on emails or (more likely) go skiing or snowboarding. We reconvene at 5 pm for computer or practical sessions.

We offer 5 courses in 2013, building on the success of previous years. All courses will take place during the week of 21-26 January, 2013. One course will run for 5 days, the others for 3 days each. All courses are part of the Swiss School of Public Health PhD training programme. The list of courses and key faculty is as follows:

  • Advanced survival analysis for cohort studies (2 ECTS)
    Prof. Jonathan Sterne, University of Bristol, 5 days, Mon-Fri
  • Indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis: Evidence synthesis with multiple treatments (1.5 ECTS)
    Prof. Julian Higgins, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, 3 days, Mon-Wed
  • Writing a journal article – and getting it published (1.5 ECTS)
    Prof. Nicola Low, University of Bern, 3 days, Mon-Wed
  • Mathematical modelling in infectious disease epidemiology (1.5 ECTS)
    Prof. Sebastian Bonhoeffer, ETH Zurich, 3 days, Thurs-Sat
  • Causal mediation analysis (1.5 ECTS)
    Prof. Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard University, 3 days, Thurs-Sat

You are able to book the one-week course or one or two of the 3-day courses. The number of participants is limited – book early to avoid disappointment. Visit our website at
www.epi-winterschool.org for further information and registration.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Wengen.

With best wishes

Prof. Matthias Egger, ISPM, University of Bern
Director Swiss Epidemiology Winter School

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