Causal Inference: Emulating a Target Trial to Assess Comparative Effectiveness

2 Day Workshop on February 14 & 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University of Utah School of Medicine

The Department of Population Health Sciences is proud to welcome Miguel Hernan, MD, ScM, DrPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Medicine. Learn how to determine “what works” using data from observational and randomized studies. Introduces students to a general framework for the assessment of comparative effectiveness and safety research. The framework, which can be applied to both observational data and randomized trials with imperfect adherence to the protocol, relies on the specification of a (hypothetical) target trial. Explores key challenges for comparative effectiveness research and critically reviews methods proposed to overcome those challenges. The methods are presented in the context of several case studies for cancer, cardiovascular, renal, and infectious diseases.

Student Evaluation: Critique of a clinical trial protocol 100%

Learning Objectives:

  • Formulate sufficiently well-defined causal questions for comparative effectiveness research
  • Specify the protocol of the target trial
  • Design analyses of observational data that emulate the protocol of the target trial
  • Critique observational studies and randomized for comparative effectiveness research

Registration required: http://bit.ly/Hernan2019

Free for University of Utah faculty, students, & staff

$250 for academics from other institutions

$500 for non-academic participants

Space is limited.


Questions? Contact us by phone or email:

Phone: 801-587-2100
Email: phsphd@hsc.utah.edu

Williams Building, Room 1N410 
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108