International Course on Clinical Epidemiology

Sunday Nov 10 – Friday Nov 15, 2019 * Hotel Duinzicht, Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

Each year the department of Clinical Epidemiology teaches a Dutch course on Clinical Epidemiology on the island of Schiermonnikoog. In 1997 and 2007 we’ve hosted 2 successful international editions of this course. After several requests, a 3rd international edition is now scheduled for November 10-15, 2019. 

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: € 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.

Start registration: February 1, 2019 

The registration deadline has been extended to July 1, 2019

Please use our official registration form to apply for the course. For more information, please check our course brochure.

Course-coordinator: Yvonne Souverein - e-mail: