Population-based Time-to-event Analyses International Conference

Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September 2016


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The conference will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in the main building on Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London and it is co-organised by the Cancer Survival Group and the Centre for Statistical Methodology.

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Themes of the conference

A key difficulty in addressing complex research questions about patient outcomes with population-based data has been the paucity of high-quality, comprehensive information on each patient. However, in particular population-based cancer registries are now being routinely enriched with additional data about the patient, the tumour, the care pathway and the healthcare system. The complexity and the observational nature of these data pose many methodological challenges for robust population-based time-to-event analysis.

The conference will focus on three themes of time-to-event analyses, all of which concentrate on population-based data and translational epidemiology:

  1. Recent methodological developments in competing risks and net survival
  2. Hierarchical and correlated data in survival and longitudinal analysis
  3. Causal inference in longitudinal settings with time-dependent confounding

The conference will include world-renowned invited speakers as well as oral and poster communications. At the end of the conference, a panel will summarise the methods presented and the discussions highlighted during the three days and will look to the future in methodological developments regarding advanced time-to-event analyses of population-based data.

Aims and objectives

  • To bring together international speakers, experts in their field, to present the state-of-the-art methods relating to each of the conference themes
  • To provide a forum for researchers interested in time-to-event analyses to meet informally and learn about advanced methods in the framework of time-to-event analyses on population-based data
  • To offer opportunities for networking to foster future research opportunities and collaborations

Invited speakers

 Recent methodological developments in competing risks and net survival



Per Kragh Andersen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ronald Geskus


Ronald Geskus,
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Aurélien Latouche,
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, France


 Hierarchical and correlated data in survival and longitudinal analysis


Catherine Legrand
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


Inês Sousa
Minho University, Portugal


Andreas Wienke,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany


 Causal inference in longitudinal settings with time-dependent confounding



Stephen Cole
University of North Carolina, North Carolina (NC), USA

Miguel Hernan


Miguel Hernan,
Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston (MA), USA

Mark Van Der Laan 
Mark Van Der Laan
Berkeley University of California, California (CA), USA

Registration and important dates

  • Early-bird registration deadline Monday 4 April 2016 extended till Monday 18 April 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline Monday 4 April 2016 extended till Sunday 1 May 2016
  • Notification of abstract results  by Friday 27 May 2016
  • Final registration deadline  Monday 22 August 2016
  • Conference — Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016

Registration includes access to the 3 days of the conference, morning and afternoon tea breaks, lunch on each day and invitation to the conference reception on the evening of Wednesday 31 August. Travel and accommodation are not included.

 A limited number of discounted tickets are available for registered full-time postgraduate students.

Abstract submission

Abstracts are now invited for submission, via the form below, until the abstract submission deadline on 4th April 2016, extended to 1st May 2016.

Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words, submitted as a PDF using the Word/LaTeX template below. Please indicate under which of the conference themes you would like your abstract to be considered.

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We will contact you by Friday 27th May 2016 to inform you of whether or not your abstract has been accepted for oral/poster presentation.

Submit abstract  (abstract submission window is now closed)

Scientific programme

The full scientific programme is now available via the link below:

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Conference organisers


Yuki Alencar
Cancer Survival Group Coordinator


Aurélien Belot
Lecturer in Biostatistics


Miguel Angel Luque-Fernandez
Lecturer in Epidemiology

Rachet_Bernard04 smallBernard Rachet
Clinical Reader in Cancer Epidemiology

Turculet_Adrian101111Adrian Daniel Turculeț
Database and Web Manager



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