Introduction to epidemiologic study designs and risk of bias concepts

Date: Wed. Oct. 26, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00pm ET (Virtual Workshop)



George Wells, PhD - School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Shannon Kelly, MSc, PhD (c) - School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Linda Greene-Finestone, PhD – Senior Epidemiologist and Nutrition Advisor, Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada

Speaker bios can be viewed HERE

Virtual Workshop Overview

Session 1 of the three-part workshop is optional. It is designed for individuals who need a formal presentation on the design and analysis of epidemiological studies. This will provide a basis for how bias can arise in these studies, which will be explored in greater detail in subsequent workshop sessions.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  1. To understand the different epidemiological study designs used in nutrition research; 
  2. To review the various measures of association related to epidemiological studies;
  3. To provide an overview on how bias can arise for each of the epidemiological study designs.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  All times ET.  VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

1:00 - 1:30pm
Making Comparisons
Types of Studies
1:30 - 2:15pm
Randomized controlled trials*
2:15 - 2:30pm
2:30 - 3:45pm
Cohort studies*
Case-control studies*
Cross-sectional studies*
3:45 - 4:00pm
Next steps and questions

*The topics covered will include the study design, effect estimates, advantages and disadvantages, and potential bias for each individual study design

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NOTE: Registration fee includes all 3 workshop sessions; register once for admittance to the full series.   

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