5 Nov - 10 Nov, 2023 Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

International Course on Clinical Epidemiology

Each year the department of Clinical Epidemiology teaches a Dutch course on Clinical Epidemiology on the island of Schiermonnikoog. In 1997, 2007 and 2019 we’ve hosted 3 successful international editions of this course.

The 4th edition of this international course is scheduled to take place Sunday Nov 5 - Friday Nov 10, 2023.

Registration: March 1 to May 30, 2023

The course is intended for those who are involved in clinical studies, particularly those aimed at aetiology and prediction. It will start from a basic level ( i.e. no specific knowledge is required to apply), but will be intense and reach an intermediate  level at the end of the week. Emphasis will be placed on study design and analysis, with the latter specifically aimed at obtaining the best, unconfounded and unbiased, estimate of effect (rather than on statistic tests). An important part of the course will be exercise to learn some of the techniques in a practical sense. We will deal with frequency measures (incidence, cumulative incidence, prevalence), effect measures (rate ratio, risk ratio, relative risk, odds ratio), bias and confounding, standardisation (indirect standardisation, SMR, direct standardisation), survival analysis (Kaplan Meier method), and multivariate analysis (especially logistic regression and  Cox regression). Separate additional subjects are publication bias, statistics and p-values, Bayesian reasoning, effect modification and meta-analysis. 

Because of the interactive and intensive design of the course, we can accept up to 40 participants. A selection procedure will be held after the registration deadline. Registration will therefore not ensure participation. Everyone who has registered will be personally informed about the result of the selection procedure within 4 weeks after the registration deadline.

Course fee

Course fee: € 1,975.00

Course fee includes: hotel accommodation, meals, course reader, shared double hotel rooms for junior researchers / PhD students. A limited number of single rooms are available at an extra fee of € 500. Travel costs are not included.

2023 - International Course brochure