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Marginal Structural Models - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Daniel Westreich
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Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time) Thursday-Saturday
1:30pm-4:00pm Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday & Saturday

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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 October 27, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. 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.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. 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.”