ERA-EDTA CME course – “interpretation and presentation of study results”

During “conference season” I visited several conferences: ISTH, eurostroke, WEON, NVTH,  UK-CIM and the ERA-EDTA. During all conferences I got the opportunity to present my own research, except for during the ERA-EDTA. For this conference I was asked to teach in a CME course on how to perform and interpret a clinical research project. The program:

– Setting up your study: study questions and study designs
Vianda Stel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

– Threats to validity of study findings: bias and confounding
Kitty Jager, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

– Prognosis vs aetiology
Friedo Dekker, Leiden, the Netherlands

– Interpretation and presentation of study results
Bob Siegerink, Leiden, the Netherlands

Since this is a conference on kidney diseases, the examples that I use are from that field. Although not necessarily my field, I believe that the talk can be of interest for anybody who is at the start of their research career. Please click the picture below to see the talk (slides + audio)

click here for audio and slides

ERA-EDTA Istanbul

The 50th edition of the ERA EDTA congress will he be held in Istanbul from the 18th until the 21st in may. Since I mainly work i the field of thrombosis, I have never been to this congress, but I probably will visit it next year: The epidemiological team from the AMC is invite to organise an educational session on clinical epidemiology and they asked me to join their team. The content of this methodological session will resemble the smaller meeting we had last year in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Also, I will also be scoring some abstracts for this meeting: I got an email telling me, or warning me perhaps, to expect up to 80 abstract for me to score. In just a couple of days. Let’s hope that they have clear guidelines to help, otherwise it will be tough nut to crack. Nonetheless, both activities give me some insight in the field of nephrology and will help me to further train my epidemiological teaching skills.