SWEDISH NETWORK FOR REGISTER-BASED RESEARCH
The Swedish Network for Register-Based Research (SWE-REG) is a collaboration between eight research nodes – seven research environments and a graduate school in register-based research. The network strives to use register-based data for research that may benefit people’s health and well-being.
Fifth Annual Forte EpiDem Network Junior Conference
Call for papers
Torekov Hotel, Skåne, 30 – 31 March 2023
Dowload the PDF version of the call here
Organizers: Siddartha Aradhya, Maria Brandén, Jonas Björk, and Anita Berglund.
Aim: The aim of the FORTE EpiDem Network is to strengthen the position of Swedish register-based
research, partly through increased knowledge and shared experiences regarding adequate scientific
approaches and partly by forming new long-term partnerships between significant research groups in
Epidemiology and Demography, both at junior and senior levels.
Format: The junior conference is intended as a chance for Ph.D. candidates to present their research
to a group of peers and senior researchers, as well as a forum where a lasting network with others
interested in similar topics can be developed. The conference encompasses a very broad range of
research interests, and welcomes applicants from any of the social and medical sciences using register
data to work on population issues (e.g. health, mortality, family, migration, labor market). The
conference will be organized as a series of sessions where participants present their papers and receive
comments from discussants as well as from other participants. All sessions will be in plenum, with
focus on providing substantial constructive input into the papers presented.
Who is invited? The conference is primarily intended for Ph.D. students active within Scandinavian
universities, but applicants from other countries are also welcome. The conference language will be
English. Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure adequate time to discuss each
paper. A number of established senior researchers from universities throughout Scandinavia will be on
hand to provide comments.
Cost: Participation in the conference is free of charge, and the network will cover accommodation and
meals, but not travelling costs.
Participation is very limited. If you are interested in participating, please send your CV (max 1 page),
an abstract of the paper you intend to present, and a short letter of recommendation from your
supervisor to Siddartha.Aradhya@sociology.su.se no later than February 10, 2023. Deadline for submission of final paper is March 16, 2023.
Plenary talk on Health data science
We are pleased to be joined by Miguel Hernán, Harvard University, who will give a talk entitled: What does “learning from data” mean? A taxonomy of tasks for health data science
When: 2022-12-15 | 15.30 pm–16.30 pm
Where: Hall Eva & Georg Klein, Biomedicum, Floor 3 (entry level), Karolinska Institutet Solna (not possible to join via Zoom)
Registration: https://survey.ki.se/Survey/33143 (latest December 13)
About the Speaker:
Miguel Hernán, MD, MPH, ScM, DrPH, is the Director of the CAUSALab, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA and Member of the Faculty at the Harvard–MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He is a former Guest Professor at the Karolinska Institutet, and now Principal Reseacher at CAUSALab IMM, Karolinska Institutet.
His research is focused on methodology for causal inference, including comparative effectiveness of policy and clinical interventions. Hernán conducts research to learn what works to improve human health. Together with his collaborators from several countries, he designs analyses of healthcare databases, epidemiologic studies, and randomized trials.
He is a Highly Cited Researcher. His free edX course Causal Diagrams: Draw Your Assumptions Before Your Conclusions is widely used. His book Causal Inference: What If, co-authored with James Robins is also freely available online and widely used for the training of researchers. Hernán is one of the four laureates of the 2022 Rousseeuw Prize for Causal Inference with applications in Medicine and Public Health.
Faculty website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/miguel-hernan/
For more information, please contact Anita Berglund email@example.com
Swedish Register-Based Research Summit Nov 9th 2022
The Swedish Network for Register-Based Research (SWE-REG) is pleased to announce the official program for the conference.
Visit the conference webpage for more information on the conference.
The Swedish Register-Based Research Summit will take place on 09th November 2022, back-to-back with the Swedish Research Council’s (VR) Registerforskning 2022 on 08th November 2022 and will be devoted to exploring the rich diversity of research using register data in Sweden, other Nordic countries, and elsewhere.