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HEAR+STAT 2019

2nd Corsican Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology 2019

Statistical methods and recent advances in statistical methods for excess risk analysis


 

Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2019

Built on the success of the first edition, the second edition of the Corsican Summer School, organized by Professor Roch Giorgi and by the Challenges in the Estimation of Net SURvival (CENSUR) working survival Group, took place from 8 July to 12 July 2019, in Corte, Corsica, France. As usual in this summer school, theoretical parts have alternated with computer and practical sessions. Information concerning this advanced course on statistical methods for excess risk analysis are detailed below.

 

  • As part of the HEAR+STAT series of courses organised by the research unit SESSTIM, the Challenges in the Estimation of Net SURvival (CENSUR) working survival Group proposes a new edition of the advanced course on statistical methods for excess risk analysis.

    The city of Corte, Corsica, France, will again host the international course “Statistical methods and recent advances in statistical methods for excess risk analysis”. This place was very appreciated by previous attendees. At the foot of the Corsican mountains, with beautiful natural swimming pool carved in rocks, also close to the sea, Corte has a pleasant and convivial atmosphere. This makes it an excellent meeting point for researchers to exchange theory, methods and applications of statistical methods and advanced methods in health research and practice.

    This intensive course covers the field of net survival and excess mortality, investigating both theoretical and application aspects using R software. The Course is intended for biostatisticians, statisticians, epidemiologists; researchers and students; those working in a registry of cancer, of chronic disease or in any other field relevant to these methodologies and applications.

    The course is organised by Professor Roch Giorgi, from the SESSTIM, and by the CENSUR working survival Group.

  • Date of the course

    Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2019.

    Venue

    In the Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, at the campus Grimaldi, in Corte, Corsica, France.

    Theoretical parts will be in the amphitheatre, and practical parts using R software will be in the computing rooms.

  • Registration includes access to the 5 days of the course, morning and afternoon tea breaks, daily lunch breaks on each day and invitation to the course reception on the evening of Thursday 11th July.

    Please note that hotel reservations must be made by participants, since the registration fees exclude travel and accommodation costs.

    Course fees

    Prices in EUR, incl. VAT Early bird, until 31 May 2019 From 01 June 2019*
    Participant** 650 € 750 €
    ISCB Members*** 600 € 700 €
    Course reception**** Free Free
    *

    The deadline for registration is 15 June 2019 Extension of the deadline for registration : 29th June 2019.

    **

    For the Inserm members, or members of a team labelled by Inserm, training office Inserm “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et Corse” will take charge of 5 registrations of agents paid by Inserm, on the proposal of the organizer of the Corsican Summer School. Order forms, with a short summary of the interest for this advanced course, must be sent to the attention of the local organisers by email: gestion_admin.u1252@inserm.fr.

    ***

    For the ISCB members asking for the discount, 2019 ISCB membership must be provided. See information on the online registration on how to proceed.

    ****

    The course reception (dinner with Corsican songs) is free of charge but you must register. See below for register.

    Method of payment

    Course reception registration

    Please download the course reception registration form, fill out the form, one for each participant, and then send it by email to Mrs Daffri at: gestion_admin.u1252@inserm.fr, with the subject: “HEAR+STAT 2019”.

    Cancellation reception registration

    • In case of cancellation of participation until 31st May 2019 the registration fee will be refunded.
    • After 01 June 2019 there will be no refund whatsoever.
    • Cancellations must be communicated in written form.
  • Theme of the course and objectives

    Net survival, the survival related to excess mortality hazard, is a measure of disease survival and can be interpreted as the survival that would be observed in a hypothetical situation where all the risks of dying from other causes than the disease of interest have been removed. The statistical methods for excess risk analysis have been developed to analyse data from population-based cancer registries, providing useful indicators to study socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival, in the evaluation of health policies, and for public health decision making.

    The complexity of the research questions and of the data, the necessity to have more adequate tolls, to improve the quality and the comparability of cancer survival data, and to promote methodological transfers in areas of emerging interest constitute some methodological challenges.

    The course will focus on:

    • the main statistical methods and the more recent advances in statistical methods for excess risk analysis
    • the transfer of methods for net survival estimations to some other specific applications (clinical research, occupational epidemiology)

    The course will be taught by international researchers (France, United-Kingdom, and Slovenia) highly skilled in biostatistics, methodology, and epidemiology, from different research departments and implied in French (FRANCIM) and European (EUROCARE) networks of cancer registries.

    The main objectives of the course are:

    • to disseminate the concepts, methods and the more recent statistical tools to analyze net survival and excess mortality
    • to offer an informal and user-friendly setting of scientific exchanges in order to improve knowledge and practical skills to estimate, model, program, analyse and interpret results of excess risk analysis

    Programme

    The scientific programme has been designed to meet the double objective of acquiring knowledge and skills in order to estimate, model, program using R software, analyse and interpret results of excess risk analysis.

    Themes of the course:

    • Goals, epistemological aspects
    • Indicators-Interpretation
    • Non-parametric estimators of net survival
    • Parametric models for excess mortality
    • Flexible parametric models for excess mortality
    • Handling missing data
    • Diagnostic tools
    • Frailty models
    • Multiple events analysis
    • Handling expected rates tables (without, with missing information) and extensions to other fields: clinical research, epidemiology of occupational health

    Scientific programme of the course

    Faculty

    An international faculty composed of international researchers (France, United-Kingdom, and Slovenia) highly skilled in biostatistics, methodology, and epidemiology, from different research departments and implied in French (FRANCIM) and European (EUROCARE) networks of cancer registries.


    Aurélien Belot

    Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United-Kingdom

    Michel Grzebyk

    Départment Épidemiologie en Entreprise, Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France


    Nadine Bossard

    Départment Épidemiologie en Entreprise, Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

    Guy Hédelin

    Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France


    Hadrien Charvat

    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

    Edmund Njeru Njagi

    Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United-Kingdom


    Marc Colonna

    Registre des cancers de l’Isère, Grenoble, France

    Maja Pohar-Perme

    Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


    Emmanuelle Dantony

    Hospices Civils de Lyon, Université de Lyon, CNRS – UMR 5558 France

    Roch Giorgi

    SESSTIM, UMR 1252 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France


    Nathalie Grafféo

    SESSTIM, UMR 1252 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France

    Bernard Rachet

    Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United-Kingdom


    Juste Goungounga

    SESSTIM, UMR 1252 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France

    Laurent Remontet

    Hospices Civils de Lyon - Université de Lyon, CNRS – UMR 5558 France


    Pascale Grosclaude

    Registre des cancers du Tarn IUCT O - INSERM UMR1027 équipe EQUITY, Toulouse, France

    Laurent Roche

    Hospices Civiles de Lyon-UMR 5558, Université de Lyon, France


    Zoé Urhy

    Santé Publique France - Hospices Civils de Lyon-UMR 5558, Université de Lyon, France

    Who should attend?

    Biostatisticians, statisticians, epidemiologists; researchers and students; working in a registry of cancer, of chronic disease or in any other field relevant to these methodologies and applications.

    International audience.

    The number of participants is limited to 40 persons.

    Course language

    Course will be taught in English. All instruction and course materials will be in English too.

    Computing

    Almost half of the course will be devoted to practical applications. Therefore, the applicants will have the opportunity to apply the methods described in the course using real or simulated data.

    Computing sessions will be organised using R software. These sessions will be the opportunity for participants and for the faculty to bring them together to have exiting knowledge exchange.

    Computers will be provided (Windows). Participants can use our computers or bring their own laptop computers.

    Previous experience of using R software is a pre-requisite.

  • One week of Summer School in Corte

    This page offer an access to excerpts from the videos recorded during the Corsican Summer School.

    To acces the completes videos, the slides of videos and the practicals contents please go to this Private page

    Speakers

    Title

    Video

    Roch Giorgi Goals, epistemological aspects Video excerpt
    Nadine Bossard Indicators-Interpretation Video excerpt
    Maja Pohar-Perme
    Non-parametric estimators of net survival Video excerpt
    Emmanuelle Dantony
    Zoé Uhry
    Aurélien Belot
    Laurent Roche
    Flexible parametric models for excess hazard Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Bernard Rachet
    Edmund-Njeru Njagi
    Handling missing data Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Aurélien Belot
    Hadrien Charvat
    Frailty models Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Roch Giorgi
    Multiple events analysis Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Roch Giorgi Handling expected rates tables (without, with missing information)
    and extensions to other fields: clinical research
    Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
    Guy Hédelin
    Michel Grzebyk
    Handling expected rates tables (without, with missing information)
    and extensions to other fields: epidemiology in occupational health
    Video excerpt
    Video excerpt
  • Course dinner

    Thursday 11th July at 8:00 pm

    The social dinner will take place at the Hôtel Arena Le refuge, located 35 min walk from the center of Corte, and 35 min walk from the University.

    It will be an opportunity for us to exchange in a convivial environment while tasting local products and listening to Corsican music.

    Social activities

    Corte tourist office

    Corte city hall

    Corsica tourist office

  • Course venue

    The course will be held at the Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, at the IUT de Corse, campus Grimaldi, in Corte, Corsica, France. Theoretical parts will be in amphitheatre, and practical parts using R software will be in computing rooms.

    Getting to Corsica

    Transports to Corsica

    Getting to Corte

    By train

    By bus

    Main distances

    Accommodation

    Hôtels

    Course participants are responsible for booking their room directly with the hotels. After registering for the course, please book your hotel as soon as possible. Please take note of the terms and conditions of the chosen hotel (especially in case of cancellation).

    Listing of hotels

    Apart hotel

    Accommodation

    However, in order to minimize distances between the location of the course and your accommodation, we recommend to book rooms on the Grimaldi campus. The price is 32 euros per person per night. The sheets and towels are provided and the rooms include private bathroom and cooking facilities.

    If you want to book a room there or if you need further informations, please contact Mrs. Odile Innocenti by email (odile.innocenti@crous-corse.fr).

    About Corte

    Corte tourist office

    Corte city hall

    Maps

    Corte, course venue and hotels

    Pictures

    LA RESTONICA

    CALVI

    BASTIA

    MONTAGNES

    BONIFACIO

    NONZA

    ILES SANGUINAIRES

    CALANQUES DE PIANA

  • Scientific programme committee

    Roch Giorgi (UMR 1252 SESSTIM; France); Nadine Bossard (Hospices Civiles de Lyon-UMR 5588; France); Pascale Grosclaude (FRANCIM, registre des cancers du Tarn; France); Guy Hédelin (Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité; France); Bernard Rachet (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology; Angleterre); Maja Pohar-Perme (Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics; Slovenie).

    Local organisers

    Roch Giorgi

    SESSTIM, UMR 912 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France


    Nathalie Grafféo

    SESSTIM, UMR 1252 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France


    Juste Goungounga

    SESSTIM, UMR 1252 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France


    Lamia Daffri

    SESSTIM, UMR 912 Inserm/IRD/Aix-Marseille Université, France
  • Photos of one week to Corte, at the end of the course…

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