Program Autumn conference 2021 (no abstracts)

SWE-REG Autumn web conference 2021

“How to conduct successful interdisciplinary research using national registers”

28th October: 09.00-15.30 On Zoom


Forenoon session


9:00 – Opening remarks from Jonas Björk, Maria Brandén and Poorna Anand (moderator)

Key-note talk

9:05 – 10:05

Title: What is successful interdisciplinary research collaboration, why is it difficult, and how can it be easier?

Key-note speaker: Gemma Carr, Coordinator: Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems, and TU Wien Water Risk and Security Research Cluster

Coffee break (25 minutes) on Zoom breakout rooms (with discussions between participants about how the keynote talk topic can be applied in your research setting)

10:05 – 10:30

Oral presentations

10:30 – 10:50

Title:  Heterogeneous effects of a Swedish schooling reform: a GxE approach Speaker: Rafael Ahlskog, Uppsala University

10:50 – 11:10

Title:  Cost-effectiveness for prostate cancer testing: bridging disciplines Speaker: Mark Clements, Karolinska Institutet

Leg stretcher

11:20 – 11:40

Title: Introducing combining network-science and register data in the study of ethnic integration in Denmark, Finland and Sweden

Speaker: Carl Nordlund, Linköping University

11:40 – 12:00

Title: Long-term survival after sleeve gastrectomy versus gastric bypass in a bi-national population-based cohort study

Speaker: Dag Holmberg, Karolinska Institutet

Lunch (55 minutes) 12:00 – 12:55

Afternoon session

Parallel flash presentations

Group A 13:00 – 14:00

Flash presentation A1 

13:00 – 13:15

Title: Occupational risks, living conditions and lack of adequate information – An interview study among foreign-born workers in high-risk occupations for COVID-19

Speaker: Mia Söderberg, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Flash presentation A2

13:15 – 13:30

Title: The effects of cash transfers on poverty, health and wellbeing: evidence from the Finnish basic income experiment 2017- 2018

Speaker: Miska Simanainen, Stockholm University

Flash presentation A3

13:30 – 13:45

Title: Understanding the relationship between education and attitudes toward immigration: evidence and implications from Swedish twin data

Speaker: Qinya Feng, Uppsala University

Flash presentation A4

13:45 – 14:00

Title: Assessing the impact of including variation in general population mortality on standard errors of relative survival and loss in life expectancy (link to poster)

Speaker: Yuliya Leontyeva, Karolinska Institutet

Group B 13:00 – 14:00

Flash presentation B1

13:00 – 13:15

Title: Life expectancy in patients cured for oesophageal cancer compared to the background population

Speaker: Ellinor Lundberg, Karolinska Institutet

Flash presentation B2

13:15 – 13:30

Title: Modelling multiple time-scales with flexible parametric survival models Speaker: Nurgul Batyrbekova, Karolinska Institutet

Flash presentation B3

13:30 – 13:45

Title: THE STROKE-PARADOX – Patients decision making processes to seek emergency medical care for symptoms of stroke (link to poster)

Speaker: Jenny Andersson, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Flash presentation

B4 13:45 – 14:00

Title: Deep learning prediction models based on EHR trajectories: A systematic review Speaker: Ali Amirahmadi, Halmstad University

Coffee break (25 minutes) 14:00 – 14:25

Panel discussion

14:25 – 15:25

Title: How to conduct successful interdisciplinary research

Moderator: Maria Brandén, Deputy-chair SWE-REG, Associate Professor, Director, Institute for Analytical Sociology


Gemma Carr, Coordinator: Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems, and TU Wien Water Risk and Security Research Cluster

Fredrik Liljeros, Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University

Karin Modig, Research group leader and an Associate Professor at the division of Epidemiology at IMM, KI

Anita Berglund, Ass. Professor of Epidemiology Unit of Epidemiology, SINGS

Summary and Wrap-up

15:25 – 15:30 Jonas Björk, Maria Brandén and Poorna Anand (moderator).