Invited lectures to international scientific meetings

 

2012

  1. David Evans. Session Chair: Mendelian Randomization. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, USA, 6-10 November 2012.
  2. Laura Howe. Trajectories of socioeconomic inequalities in health, behavioural and educational outcomes across childhood and adolescence. International Network for Research in Inequalities in Child Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 27-30th June 2012.
  3. Bruna Galobardes. Inequalities in height in high income countries: still existing today? Seminar Series at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona, Spain, March 2012.
  4. Bruna Galobardes. Health inequalities: What more research do we need? Københavns Universitet, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Copenhagen. Teaching in the Social exposures, social outcomes and causation in register-based epidemiology course. Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern, Switzerland,
  5. Bruna Galobardes. International Seminar on Pathways to Health: How intermediary life conditions mediate or modify early life effects, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2012.
  6. Debbie A Lawlor. Developmental Overnutrition: an old hypothesis with new relevance? Special Seminar sponsored by The Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide; Health Development Adelaide and The School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 24th January 2012.
  7. David Evans. Keynote Lecture: Genetic Testing In Complex Disease. Human Genome Meeting: Genetics and Genomics in Personalized Medicine, Sydney, Australia, 2012.
  8. Tom Palmer. Some topics in instrumental variable estimation: structural mean models and bounds. Department of Medical Statistics, University MedicalCenter Gttingen, Germany, 6th–10th February 2012.
  9. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization and DOHaD. Sixteenth Annual Meeting of SNEHA/MRCInternational Workshop  on the  Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease. Centre for Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, 3rd-5th February 2012.
  10. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization and beyond: integrating GWAS into MR studies. South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, New Dehli, India, 7th February 2012.
  11. George Davey Smith. Potential use of germ line genetic variants to improve exposure identification.  Workshop on tackling the effect of environmental exposure on chronic disease using air pollution as an exemplar. Academy of Medical Sciences, London 20th February 2012.
  12. George Davey Smith. Transgenerational Influences on Health and Disease in the ALSPAC Cohort.  102nd Annual Meeting of the American PsychoPathological Association, New York 1st-3rd March, 2012.

 

2011

  1. Debbie Lawlor. Using genetic variants to improve causal inference in observational epidemiology. World Congress of Epidemiology. Edinburgh, UK, August 8th 2011.
  2. Debbie A Lawlor. Childhood obesity – the role of birth cohorts in policy relevant research. Keynote lecture to the first EU Child Cohort Research Strategy for Europe scientific meeting. Barcelona, Spain, 12th April 2011.
  3. Debbie A Lawlor. Lifecourse approaches to health and disease: the role of pregnancy in wome’s healthy lifecourse. US NICHD Vision Workshop on Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes. Bethesda, Washington DC, USA, 22nd February 2011.
  4. Lavinia Paternoster. Genome-wide association meta-anlaysis of atopic dermatitis and future approaches for identifying associated variants.  Sino-German Genetic Workshop – Hefei, China, November 2011.
  5. Nicholas Timpson. Mendelian Randomisation; using identified genetic variants to make causal inferences for common disease. Umea, Sweden.  February 5th 2011.
  6. Marie-Jo Brion. A genome-wide approach to Mendelian Randomization: Causal effects of adiposity. Quantitative Genetics Wray-Visscher Laboratory meeting , Brisbane, Australia, 2011.
  7. Marie-Jo Brion. Identifying early life influences on child health: disentangling causal effects. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Hirschhorn Laboratory meeting, Boston, USA, 2011.
  8. George Davey Smith. Gene by environment interactions: what are they good for? Columbia University. Gene by environment interactions seminar. 1st March 2011. Columbia University, New York, 1st March 2011.
  9. George Davey Smith. Can we edge closer to casual understanding in observational epidemiology? Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR), 2nd March 2011.  Mailman School of Public Health, University of New York.
  10. George Davey Smith. Three vignettes on the introduction of clinical trials in medicine. Columbia University History of Medicine Seminar. Columbia University, New York, 4th March 2011.
  11. George Davey Smith. Approaches to interrogating causality in observational epidemiology. University of Copenhagen, Department of Epidemiology Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29th April 2011.
  12. George Davey Smith. Biomarkers of risk. World Universities Network: The early life opportunities for the prevention of non-communicable disease in developing countries conference. Shanghai, China, 20th May 2011
  13. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: extending the boundaries? Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28th April 2011.
  14. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: beyond application in cardiovascular disease. European Atherosclerosis Society   Satellite Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 30th-July 1st  2011.
  15. George Davey Smith. The role of genetic and environmental factors across the lifecourse: Improving the rigor of causal inference.  University of Chicago, Chicago, USA,16th September 2011.
  16. George Davey Smith. Can we get closer to causal understanding in observational epidemiology.  20th Anniversary Meeting. Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, 8th November 2011.
  17. George Davey Smith. Use of genetic markers and gene-diet interactions for interrogating population-level causal influences of diet on health.  Pre-Congress IEA Course, Brazil, 12th November 2011.
  18. George Davey Smith. Causality in Epidemiology: New Methodological Approaches.  Congress of Epidemiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14th November 2011.
  19. George Davey Smith. Opening plenary lecture.  Epidemiology and the “gloomy prospect”: embracing randomness in public health research. Congress of Epidemiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14th November 2011.
  20. Bruna Galobardes. Health inequalities: what more research do we need? Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine (ISPM), Bern, Switzerland, 31 March 201  
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2010

  1. Laura Howe. Scientific challenges and opportunities in cardiovascular disease research. Cohorts consortium/EAGLE meeting, Oslo, Norway, June 2010.
  2. Debbie A Lawlor. Methods for improving causal inference in observational epidemiology. US Society for Epidemiological Research 43rd Annual scientific meeting, Seattle, USA, 25 June 2010.
  3. Santiago Rodriguez. Genetic basis of very low PSA levels. Second World Congress on Cancer WCC-2010, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 3-5 September 2010.

2009

  1. Debbie A Lawlor. Using genetic variants to improve causal inference in observational epidemiology. Epidemoilogy and Biostatistics Scientific meeting, University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 11th December 2009.
  2. Laura Howe. Epidemiology & Statistics for early life research; EARNEST workshop, Krakow, Poland, October 2009.
  3. Debbie A Lawlor. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Special Conference on NAFLD/NASH and Related Metabolic Disease, Bologna, Italy, 25 September 2009.
  4. Debbie A Lawlor. Health consequences of overweight/obese pregnancy: Evidence from cohort studies for the longer term health implications for the child. The effects of pre and postnatal nutrition on metabolic imprinting and later health outcomes. International Life Sciences Institute Europe Scientific meeting, Brussels, 16 September 2009.
  5. David Evans. The Future of Human Genetic Studies.  Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN). 7th Annual Research and Education Meeting, Houston, Texas, USA, 23 July 2009.
  6. David Evans. Special issues in Genome-wide association. 5th Course in Statistical Genetic Analysis of Complex Phenotypes, Bologna, Italy, 24 June 2009.
  7. David Evans. HapMap data and other online resources. 5th Course in Statistical Genetic Analysis of Complex Phenotypes, Bologna, Italy, 24 June 2009.
  8. Debbie A Lawlor. Pregnancy changes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in mothers and their offspring. Scientific meeting organized by the US National Children’s Survey leads to discuss future developments of that birth cohort, Columbia University, New York USA, 22 May 2009.
  9. David Evans. Risk Prediction. The 21st International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies, Boulder, Colorado, 6 March 2009.
  10. David Evans. IBD Estimation. The 22nd International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies, Boulder, Colorado, 3 March 2009.
  11. George Davey Smith. Epidemiology and the 'gloomy prospect': what can we know about determinants of individual risk? Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 15 January 2009.
  12. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomisation:how genetic epidemiology can contribute to identifying environmentally modifiable causes of disease. Killam Seminar, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal Canada,14 January 2009.

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2008

  1. Debbie A Lawlor. Using genetic data to improve causal inference in observational epidemiology. Keynote Speaker 7th Annual Faculty Research Symposium - Frontiers in Biomedical Research, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong, 12 December 2008.
  2. George Davey Smith. How genetic epidemiology can contribute to understanding casual associations within observational data, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania USA, 11 November 2008.
  3. David Evans, A M Sims, WP Maksymowych, MM Ward, MA Stone, P Rahman, M HWeisman, R D Inman, D D Gladman, J C Davis, T J Learch, L Savage, L Diekman, P Danoy, J J Pointon, X Zhou, P Wordsworth, J D Reveille, M A Brown. Genomewide Association Study in Ankylosing Spondylitis Identifies Major Non-MHC Genetic Determinants of Disease Susceptibility. American Society of Human Genetics, Philadelphia, USA, 11-13 November 2008.
  4. David Evans. Future of Human Genetic Studies. Sixth International Conference on Spondyloarthropathies, Ghent, Belgium, 2 October 2008.
  5. Debbie A Lawlor. Determining whether pre-adult exposures are causally and importantly related to adult chronic diseases. World Congress of Epidemiology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 24 September 2008.
  6. Debbie A Lawlor. Developmental overnutrition and the obesity epidemic. World Congress of Epidemiology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 22 September 2008.
  7. Debbie A Lawlor. Uses and limitations of genetic variants as instrumental variables in Mendelian randomization studies. International Epidemiology Association Epidemiologic Research and New Directions Seminar, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 20 September 2008.
  8. George Davey Smith. Understanding environmental influences on development and health from womb to tomb: can genetic epidemiology help? From Womb to Tomb: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study Recruitment of 100 000 pregnant women. Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Lovisenberg gt 8, Oslo, 15 September 2008.
  9. David Evans. Detecting gene-gene interactions in Genome-wide Association. 44th Annual Meeting European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Rome Italy, 8 September 2008.
  10. David Evans. Epistasis in Association Studies. 22nd International Statistical Genetics Methods Workshop, Leuven Belgium, 11-15 August 2008.
  11. David Evans. Design and Analysis of GWAS. 22nd International Statistical Genetics Methods Workshop, Leuven Belgium, 11-15 August 2008.
  12. George Davey Smith. Understanding determinants of phenotypic variation: a gloomy prospect? Methodological issues in the design and analysis of gene and environment studies meeting. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, 23 -27 June 2008.
  13. George Davey Smith. Genetic epidemiology and risk factor epidemiology: convergences and divergences. Methodological issues in the design and analysis of gene and environment studies meeting. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, 23 -27 June 2008.
  14. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: how genetic epidemiology contributes to understanding Methodological issues in the design and analysis of gene and environment studies meeting. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon,France, 23 -27 June 2008.
  15. George Davey Smith. Promise of Mendelian Randomization. Causality and Psychopathology - finding the determinants of disorders and their cures: 98th annual meeting of American Psychopathological Association Meeting, New York, USA, 6-8 March 2008.
  16. David Evans. QTL Studies, Past, Present and Future. 21st International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies, Boulder Colorado, USA 3-7 March 2008.
  17. David Evans. Association Studies. 21st International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies, Boulder Colorado USA, 3-7 March 2008.

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2007

  1. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: can genetic epidemiology help identify modifiable causes of disease. Genetics of Complex Disease Conference, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 December 2007.
  2. George Davey Smith. Epidemiology and the gloomy prospect: Why epidemiologists are not in the business of understanding individual risks. Laboratory for Genetic Epidemiology Annual Workshop, Yanchap, Western Australia, 19-21 November 2007.
  3. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: the application of genocopy to epidemiology. School of Population Health. The University of Melbourne, Australia, 15 November 2007.
  4. George Davey Smith. Epidemiological approaches to intergenerational influences on risk of disease. 5th International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Perth, Western Australia 6-10 November 2007.
  5. George Davey Smith. Mendelian randomization: Can genetics help us identify modifiable causes of disease? University of California, Los Angeles USA, 1 November 2007.
  6. Ian NM Day. Cardiovascular risk factor genetics, genome-wide association studies, and translation to clinical use. International Heart Forum Meeting, Beijing China 24 September 2007.
  7. George Davey Smith. What can genetic association studies tell us about environmentally modifiable causes of disease? Genetic Association Studies and Public Health: Design analysis and research translation. International Genetic Epidemiological Society Symposium, York, 10 September 2007.
  8. George Davey Smith. Epidemiology and genetic epidemiology: convergences and divergences. Epidemiology for Genetic Epidemiologists, Interna-tional Genetic Epidemiological Society Symposium, York, 7 September 2007.
  9. Debbie A Lawlor. Translating genetic and molecular information into causal inference about modifiable non-genetic risk factors in cardiovascular disease. Opening address to scientific launch of UNIKARD (a new national initiative for cardiovascular research in Norway supported by the Norwegian Medical Research Council and the 4 Medical Faculties and University Hospitals in Norway), Tromso, Norway, 1 September 2007.

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