SMIDDY Newsletter (26.08.2013)

Topics:

1. Open registration for SMIDDY 2013 until August 31
2. Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Jan 20-25 2014, Wengen
3. PhD Position: Pharmacometrics/Modelling, PharMetrX, Germany
4. PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, Epidemiology & Networks, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

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1. Open registration for SMIDDY 2013 until August 31

Please visit the SMIDDY website for registration and further information: http://www.smiddy.ch

The full program of the meeting will be announced soon.

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2. Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, 20-25 January 2014, Wengen

The Winter School takes place in January during the week following the International Lauberhorn ski race, when Wengen is calm, with few people on the slopes. Students stay on site and work hard in the mornings. They then have an extended break to review course materials, catch up on emails or (more likely) go skiing or snowboarding. We reconvene at 5 pm for computer or practical sessions.

We offer 6 courses in 2014 which run for 3 days, either from Monday to Wed or Thurs to Sat, during the week of 20-25 January, 2014. Each course earns 1.5 ECTS.

The list of courses and key faculty is as follows:

– Causal inference in observational epidemiology
Prof. Miguel Hernan, Harvard University, Prof. Marcel Zwahlen, University of Bern
20-22 January (Mon-Wed)

– Indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis: Evidence synthesis with multiple treatments
Prof. Julian Higgins, University of Bristol, Dr. Georgia Salanti, University of Ioannina
20-22 January (Mon-Wed)

– Writing a journal article – and getting it published
Dr. Kali Tal, University of Bern
20-22 January (Mon-Wed)

– Statistical analysis with missing data using multiple imputation and inverse probability weighting
Dr. James Carpenter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr. Manuel Koller and Dr. Kurt Schmidlin, University of Bern
23-25 January (Thurs-Sat)

– Applied Bayesian statistics
Prof. Marcel Zwahlen and Dr. Sandro Gsteiger, University of Bern, Dr. Beat Neuenschwander, Novartis
23-25 January (Thurs-Sat)

– Mathematical modeling in infectious disease epidemiology
Prof. Sebastian Bonhoeffer, ETH Zurich, Dr. Christian Althaus and Prof. Nicola Low, University of Bern
23-25 January (Thurs-Sat)

Our website will be open for bookings in the second half of August.
The number of participants is limited – book early to avoid disappointment.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Wengen.

With best wishes

Prof. Matthias Egger, ISPM, University of Bern
Director Swiss Epidemiology Winter School

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3. PhD Position: Pharmacometrics/Modelling, PharMetrX, Germany

The Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX: Pharmacometrics & Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program bridging pharmacy and mathematics. PharMetrX offers its graduate students a unique opportunity to experience research in drug development and optimising drug therapy jointly within academia and industry.

The PhD program is designed as a 3-year research program including a structured research training curriculum of advanced academic and industrial modules and a competitive research fellowship.

We are currently inviting applications to start the PharMetrX PhD program in March 2014. Deadline for applications: September 16th, 2013. For details see https://www.PharMetrX.de.

PharMetrX is a joint program of the Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Universitaet Potsdam, supported by several research-driven pharmaceutical companies.

Charlotte Kloft & Wilhelm Huisinga
Program Chairs

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4. PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, Epidemiology & Networks, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

We invite applications for a PhD studentship in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne.

The applicant will work on subjects that cross the interface of mathematical biology, epidemiology and network theory. The Department has a vibrant group of active researchers in these areas. Please contact Prof. Lewi Stone (RMIT University and Tel Aviv Uni) in the first instance by emailing: lewistone2@gmail.com