Training Course on Modern Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

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DATE: 11-15 June 2018
VENUE: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Occupation and paid employment is an essential component of adult life and a major determinant of health and healthy ageing. Several work-related aspects, including working long hours and various chemical/physical exposures, have been associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression and a broad range of other health outcomes.

This introductory course on Modern Methods in Occupational Epidemiology, seeks to provide training and networking opportunities for students and early career researchers in occupational epidemiology and exposure assessment. The pre-course will cover topics on study design in occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, risk assessment, types of bias including confounding and the use of Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), and current debates on causality.

The format of the course will be based on a series of faculty lectures and student exercises. Basic knowledge of epidemiology, occupational health, or a related discipline is required.



Please register via the EEPE website:


Training Grant

A limited number of training grants will be available to support course participation by students and early career researchers in occupational epidemiology from COST Full Member / Cooperating Member countries, Approved NNC institutions, or Approved European RTD Organizations.


Student Presentations

Two student presentations of 5 minutes each (plus 10 minutes for discussion) will be organized each day for the first 4 days of the course to present and discuss any methodological issue in the student´s ongoing work in occupational epidemiology.

Interested students can send a title and short summary (maximum half a page) of the proposed presentation to the course coordinators, Neil Pearce ( and Michelle Turner ( by May 15, 2018.


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DAY 1 (June 17)


DAY 2 (June 18)


DAY 3 (June 19)


DAY 4 (June 20)


DAY 5 (June 21)