Advanced Epidemiological Methods (formerly known as "Gevorderde Epidemiologische Methoden")                

In 2020, the department of Clinical Epidemiology is again organizing its 4 day-course "Advanced Epidemiological Methods". From this year onwards, this course will be taught in English.


Course information

The 4-day course "Advanced Epidemiological Methods" is scheduled on Thurs Nov 5, Fri Nov 6, Thurs Nov 12 & Fri Nov 13. The course will take place in congress hotel "Kasteel Oud Poelgeest"  in Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. 

Registration for the 2020-edition will start on Monday March 2, 2020, 10.00 a.m. CET. The registration deadline has been set to Monday June 1, 2020. More information and the registration form will be available from March 2, 2020.  

The course provides an overview of recent methodological developments in epidemiogical research. We discuss classical and modern methods to correct for confounding, including standardization, regression modelling, propensity scores, inverse probability weighting, and instrumental variable analysis. We also look at graphical methods to illustrate causal relations through Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs). These DAGs are a useful tool to track down confounding and selection bias, and to determine how one can handle bias and confounding in data analysis in a correct way. Other subjects during the course include mediation analysis (i.e., determining the contribution of different paths between exposure and outcome); competing risks (i.e., handling survival time data with multiple competitive outcomes), and handling missing data in data analysis.

Because of the intensive nature of the course only a limited number of participants (max ± 30) can be admitted to the course.

The target audience of the course are PhD students in training for epidemiologist, epidemiologists who want to gain knowledge on modern epidemiological methods, and other researchers who are involved in the design and analysis of epidemiological scientific research. 


Prof.dr. S. le Cessie, Prof.dr. O.M Dekkers, Prof.dr. R.H.H. Groenwold

Registration fee - 2020

The registration fee for the 2020-edition will be announced on March 2, 2020 (fee 2019: € 1.000,- incl. lunch & dinner on Thursdays, excl. hotel room). A limited number of hotelrooms will be available at the course location at an extra fee, to be announced on March 2, 2020 (fee 2019: € 125,- per night)


mw Y. Souverein, management-assistant
Clinical Epidemiology, LUMC 
tel. (071) 526 4037, e-mail: 


The folder, preliminary program and registration form for the 2020-edition will be available on March 2, 2020