Mid Year Meeting

SER is pleased to offer a Mid-Year Meeting held via web conference. This event is free of charge for current SER members.

 

2020 SER Mid Year Meeting!

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March 6, 2020
9:00 – 1:00pm MST
Live web-conference from Salt Lake City

“Theory + methods + training: reflections on the future of epidemiology”

2020 Keynote Speaker

Sonia Hernandez-Diaz

"Phenotypes in Epidemiology: read between the arrows"

2020 Program Co-Chair

Magdalena Cerda

2020 Program Co-Chair

Daniel Westreich

SYMPOSIUM #1 - 10:15am - 11:30am MDT

Where do DAGs come from? 

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Jay Kaufman

Moderator/Presenter

Introduction:

Model selection as a philosophical and practical problem, and critiques of common covariate discovery and screening algorithms.

Alan Hubbard

Presenter

Cross-Validation:

Model fit is the criterion used to guide model specification, but it is subject to “over-fitting” and other errors, such a Freedman’s Paradox, when investigators conduct brute-force specification searches on the dataset.  Read more

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar

Presenter

Using Social Theory to form Epidemiologic Theory:

Incidence of violence and intentional injury are driven more by pathological psychological and social processes than by innate physiological determinants, Read more

Enrique Schisterman

Presenter

Using Biological Theory to form Epidemiologic Theory:

The epidemiology of pregnancy is a morass of adjustment conundrums, with complicated judgments about censoring, competing events, and time windows.  Read more

Magdalena Cerda

Presenter

Agent-Based Models:

How “in silico” experiments can be used to develop the theories that populate DAGs with dependencies and independencies.  Read more

SYMPOSIUM #2 - 11:45am - 1:00pm MDT

How should future epidemiologists learn epidemiology?

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James Stark

Moderator/Presenter

“Innovative, inquiry-based learning techniques for undergraduate epidemiology and heterogeneous classrooms”

Emily D'Agostino

Presenter

“Authentic instruction: Making epidemiology relevant to high school students through student-centered, community engaged learning”

Matthew Fox

Presenter

“Social media and podcasts: New media as mechanisms for engaging with peers and seasoned scholars”

Daniel Westreich

Presenter

“Epidemiology by design: integrating causal ideas into fundamental methods”