Workshop on Causal Inference in Health Registry Research

November 30th and December 1st, 2017, at Domus Medica in Oslo, we organise a two-day Workshop on Causal Inference in Health Registry Research. The workshop will address several aspects of causal inference, including instrumental variables, time-dependent confounding and mediation analysis.

In the last fifty years or so a number of nationwide health registries have been established in the Nordic countries, spurring the interest of research communities all over the world. Hundreds of highly influential papers have been based on these registries, both because of the sheer volume of information, but also because of the quality of that information. In the same period, an extensive theory on causal inference has been developed, paving the way for the use of causal frameworks in fields such as epidemiology and economics. This workshop aims to explore when causal statements are appropriate in health registry research.

The workshop is free of charge, but registration is required (see below).


Detailed program


Organizing committee

Rolv Terje Lie and Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, and Odd O. Aalen and Jon Michael Gran, Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Published Aug. 28, 2017 3:16 PM - Last modified Oct. 4, 2017 3:13 PM