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Livestream Seminar

Marginal Structural Models

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Daniel Westreich
Course Dates: Ask about upcoming dates
Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom.

10:00am-2:00pm ET (New York time): Live lecture via Zoom
4:00pm-5:00pm ET: Live lab session via Zoom (Thursday and Friday only)

This seminar is an introduction to marginal structural models (MSMs) from both a theoretical and applied standpoint. Marginal structural models (typically fit with inverse probability weights) are increasingly used for causal inference in observational data.

Such approaches are essential to the analysis of longitudinal data with time-varying treatments and confounders. They can yield correct estimates even when traditional methods (such as a time-dependent Cox proportional hazards model) would produce a biased result. The class format will be a mix of didactic lecture, interactive “journal club”, and in-class programming exercises.

Starting March 3, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop. Each day will consist of a 4-hour live lecture held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

Each day will include a hands-on exercise to be completed on your own after the lecture session is over. An additional lab session will be held Thursday and Friday afternoons, where you can review the exercise results with the instructor and ask any questions.

*We understand that scheduling is difficult during this unpredictable time. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously.

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions.

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"... the course provides a good foundation to apply IPTW for estimating MSMs."

“The course on Marginal Structural Models consists of lectures that start from the basics and build towards high-level topics in a very clear way. Combined with the excellent reading material and lab sessions (with code in R and SAS), the course provides a good foundation to apply IPTW for estimating MSMs. Great course, I really enjoyed it!”

Kim Luijken

Leiden University Medical Center

"I’m happy with the set of key papers that I take from the course..."

“The order in which topics were addressed (lecture –> reading –> lab) was helpful for understanding the material. Professor Westreich created a good atmosphere (in particular given the online setting!) and was very clear in explaining the material. I’m happy with the set of key papers that I take from the course, which I can revisit during my research.”



“The caliber of instruction for this seminar is very high..."

“The caliber of instruction for this seminar is very high. Daniel knows his stuff, he’s a leader in this field, and is a generally well-respected epidemiologist. Having an excellent instructor was part of the reason why I took this course.”