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We explore the existing sources of real world data, discuss common types of study and designs for its use, and look in-depth into the issues and solutions linked to big health data usage.

25 - 29 JUNE 2018

Venue: LMH college


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Pharmacists, clinicians, academics (including statisticians, epidemiologists, and related MSc/PhD students); Industry (pharmacy or device) or Regulatory staff with an interest in the use of routinely collected data for research.


  1. DATA DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION: Gain an understanding of the existing sources of routinely collected data for epidemiological research, and on how to characterize whether they are fit for purpose to answer your research question/s
  2. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY DESIGN/S: Be able to discuss common and advanced study designs and their implementation using real world data.
  3. PHARMACO- AND DEVICE EPIDEMIOLOGY: Be aware of the applications of real world data in both pharmaco and device epidemiology, including drug/device utilisation, comparative effectiveness, and post-marketing safety research.
  4. PREDICTION MODELLING: Learn basic concepts on the design and evaluation of prognostic/prediction models developed using real world data.
  5. “REAL WORLD” SOLUTIONS: Understand relevant issues and learn potential solutions applied to the use of ‘real world’ epidemiology: a) data management, information governance, b) missing information and multiple imputation, and c) interaction with industry and regulators
  6. BIG DATA METHODS: Be familiar with the basics of big data methods, including a) machine learning, b) principles of common data models for multi-database studies, and c) digital epidemiology/patient data collection.



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