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Program updated as at 04 September 2021 and subject to change

Saturday 4 September 2021
Channel 1 Channel 2 Industry
Welcome/Opening Ceremony
0945 – 1015 Welcome to Country and Opening Ceremony
1015 – 1130 Chairperson: Prof John Lynch, University of Adelaide, Australia
1015 – 1045 Keynote Presentation 1

Prof Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard University, United States
Unifying and simplifying sensitivity analysis

1045 – 1115 Keynote Presentation 2

Abigail Echo-Hawk, Urban Indian Health Institute, United States
Decolonize Data: Equity in Action

1115 – 1130 Live Q & A
1130 – 1140 Break
1140 – 1245 Chairperson: Dr Grace Joshy, Australian National University, Australia Chairperson: Dr Zoe Aitken, University of Melbourne, Australia
Theme: Methods Theme: Mental health epidemiology
1140 – 1248 Inference on Causation from Examining Changes in Regression coefficients and Innovative STatistical AnaLyses (ICE CRISTAL)

Prof John Hopper, University Of Melbourne, Australia

Increased Risk of Suicide among Cancer Survivors Who Developed a Second Primary Malignancy

Huazhen Yang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

1148 – 1256 Causal inference in multi-cohort studies using the target trial approach

Dr Marnie Downes, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia

Racial discrimination and anxiety symptoms in adolescents and young adults: a five-wave longitudinal analyses

Prof/Dr Fernando Feijó, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

1156 – 1204 Improving hypertension diagnosis identification through machine learning in a national general practice database

Jacqueline Roseleur, University Of Adelaide, Australia

Bullying, mental disorders, suicidality and self-harm among Australian adolescents: A mediational analysis

Dr Irteja Islam, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

1204 – 1212 Quantifying multiple causes of death: Observed patterns in Australia, 2006–2017

Karen Bishop, Australian National University, Australia

Dietary inflammatory index and the risk of adult depression symptoms

Prem Shakya, University Of Adelaide, Australia

Industry Roundtable Discussion 1

Communicating epidemiological matters to the masses sponsored by Survey Design and Analysis Services

1212 – 1220 Stepping up: identifying small-area variation in diabetes-related lower limb amputations

Dr Susanna Cramb, Queensland University Of Technology, Australia

Spatial clusters and affecting factors on Alzheimer’s disease death in South Korea

Sujin Yum, Korea University, South Korea

1220 – 1228 Hospital admissions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Western Australia hospitals have declined over time.

Khalid Almutairi, The University of Western Australia, Australia

1228 – 1245 Live Q&A Live Q&A
1245 – 1255 Break
1255 – 1355 Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Living with COVID-19? Using epidemiology to drive an equitable transition sponsored by University of Melbourne

1355 – 1405 Break
1405 – 1445 Chairperson: A/Prof Brigid Lynch, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Ian Prior Oration

Prof Diana Sarfati, Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency in New Zealand, New Zealand
Epidemiology: creating evidence, energy and action. A story of cancer control in New Zealand

1445 – 1455 Break
1455 – 1600 Chairperson: Prof Tony LaMontagne, Deakin University, Australia Chairperson: A/Prof Seana Gall, University of Tasmania, Australia Industry Roundtable Discussion 2

Living with COVID-19? Implications for industry, policymakers and academia sponsored by University of Melbourne

Theme: Teaching epidemiology Theme: Cardiovascular epidemiology
1455 – 1503 Online teaching of epidemiology and biostatistics: where do we go from here?

Dr Sophia Lin, University of New South Wales, Australia

Uncontrolled hypertension among patients with comorbidities in sub-Saharan Africa; pooled analysis using individual participant data.

Dr Shukri Mohamed, African Population And Health Research Center, Kenya

1503 – 1511 Exploring postgraduate epidemiology competencies in the Australian context

Dr Tracey DiSipio, The University of Queensland, Australia

Preterm birth and trajectories of cardiometabolic health measures from birth to adulthood

Dr Gemma Clayton, University Of Bristol, United Kingdom

1511 – 1519 Framework for the Treatment And Reporting of Missing data in Observational Studies: The TARMOS framework

Dr Rosie Cornish, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Association of blood markers of inflammation, vitamin status and the kynurenine pathway with age and all-cause mortality

Dr Pierre-antoine Dugué, Monash University, Australia

1519 – 1527 Rapid Evidence for Practice modules: using team-based learning to teach evidence-based medicine.

Dr Deonna Ackermann, The University Of Sydney, Australia

Adverse cardiovascular events after cancer in Queensland, Australia

Dr Abbey Diaz, Menzies School Of Health Research, Australia

1527 – 1535 Effectiveness of e-learning material on evidence-based medicine for health-conscious Japanese laypersons: a randomized controlled trial

Dr Satoe Okabayashi, Kyoto University Health Service, Japan

Social isolation and incident coronary heart disease in two large UK prospective studies.

Dr Robert Smith, University of Toronto, Canada

1535 – 1543 Teaching evidence-based medicine using authentic assessment the Whack-a-mole project

A/Prof Basia Diug, Monash University, Australia

Live Q&A
1543 – 1600 Live Q & A Live Q & A
1600 – 1610 Break
1610 – 1715 Chairperson: Prof Rebecca Ivers, University of NSW, Australia Chairperson: Dr Adriana Milazzo, University of Adelaide, Australia
Theme: Health equity and epidemiology Theme: Communicable diseases epidemiology
1610 – 1618 Data sharing willingness and attitudes

Dr Aidan Tan, University Of Sydney, Nhmrc Clinical Trials Centre, Australia

Antibiotic use associated with acute gastroenteritis in Australian primary care

Dr Wen-qiang He, University Of New South Wales, Australia

1618 – 1626 The dynamics of SES-related health inequality across the lifecycle and the role of selective mortality

A/Prof Dennis Petrie, Monash University, Australia

Text Messaging Intervention for Improving Retention in Care and Promoting Adherence to HIV/TB Treatment

Dr Elvis Asangbeng Tanue, Cameroon Society Of Epidemiology, Cameroon

1626 – 1634 Geographical disparities in diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms in Australia

Dr Jessica Cameron, Cancer Council Queensland, Australia

Childhood pneumonia in the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea: clinical predictors of severe disease

Kathryn Britton, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia

1634 – 1642 Inequalities in full vaccination coverage by maternal education and wealth quintiles in South Asian countries

Dr Dinesh Dharel, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Effect of a computer network-based feedback program on antibiotic prescription rates of primary care physicians

Prof/Dr Yue Chang, Guizhou Medical University, China

1642 – 1650 Inequalities in diabetes management by area deprivation: the mediating role of healthcare resource distribution

Rangkyoung Ha, Seoul National University, South Korea

1650 – 1658 Will access to Covid-19 vaccine in Aotearoa be equitable for priority populations?

Dr Jesse Whitehead, University Of Waikato, New Zealand

1658 – 1715 Live Q & A Live Q & A
1715 – 1725 Break
1725 – 1835 Chairperson: Prof John Kaldor, Kirby Institute, University Of New South Wales, Australia
1725 – 1755 Keynote Presentation 3

Prof Henrique Barros, Institute of Public Health University of Porto, Portugal
Epidemiology and the social response to COVID-19: Data and facts.

1755 – 1825 Keynote Presentation 4

Prof Debbie Lawlor, Bristol Medical School, United Kingdom
Born in Bradford – an illustration in novel methods of co-production, whole population and causal analyses

1825 – 1835 Live Q & A
Sunday 5 September 2021
Channel 1 Channel 2 Channel 3
0900 – 1000 Sponsored Breakfast Symposium

Synsurv: Syndromic Surveillance sponsored by Victoria department of Health

1000 – 1010 Break
1010 – 1050 Chairperson: Prof Linda Slack-Smith, University of Western Australia, Australia
Keynote Presentation 5

Prof K Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Evolution Of Epidemiology: Methods Must Match Mission

1050 – 1100 Break
1100 – 1205 Chairperson: A/Prof Daniel Exeter, University of Auckland Chairperson: Dr Kalinda Griffiths, University of NSW, Australia Chairperson: Prof Tim Driscoll, University of Sydney, Australia
Theme: Data linkage Theme: Epidemiology and Indigenous populations Theme: Environmental epidemiology
1100 – 1108 Modelling the population distribution of patient-reported outcomes using electronic health records: a UK study

Dr Dahai Yu, Keele University, United Kingdom

Analysis of postal response rates to a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survey, 2017-2018

Alyson Wright, Australian National University, Australia

Long-term exposure to low PM2.5 and NO2 and all-cause mortality in Australia: a difference-in-differences analyses

Rongbin Xu, Monash University, Australia

1108 – 1116 Estimating pneumococcal vaccine coverage among Indigenous and medically at-risk children using record linkage

AYM Alamgir Kabir, University of New South Wales, Australia

The West Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: mental health in Aboriginal West Australians

Dr Michelle Hobday, Department Of Health Western Australia, Australia

Impact of Heatwaves on use of health services (GP and Emergency department visits)

Dr Blesson Varghese, The University Of Adelaide, Australia

1116 – 1124 Renal disease in Aboriginal children and young adults (ARDAC): evolution to a data linkage study

Dr Jacqueline Stephens, Flinders University, Australia and Victoria Sinka, University of Sydney, Australia

Translating epidemiological findings to end rheumatic heart disease in Australia: the ERASE project

A/Prof Judith Katzenellenbogen, University of Western Australia, Australia

Effects of climate factors on the dengue fever in Paraguay: generalized additive model in 2014-2020

Raquel Elizabeth Gomez Gomez, Korea University, Republic of Korea (South Korea)

1124 – 1132 The epidemiology and cancer-related hospital use of sarcoma in Western Australia: a linked data analysis

Cameron Wright, Curtin University, Australia

Metabolic conditions have high prevalence in CHamoru men in a hyperuricemia feasibility study in Guam

Yvette C. Paulino, University Of Guam, Guam

Association between loneliness and residential green space: a longitudinal study of Australian adults

Prof Thomas Astell-burt, University of Wollongong, Australia

1132 – 1140 Cardiovascular preventive pharmacotherapy stratified by cardiovascular risk in a complete New Zealand primary prevention population

Dr Suneela Mehta, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Global Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Data Governance in Health Research: A systematic review

Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Centre For Big Data Research In Health, University of New South Wales, Australia

A cross sectional study on respiratory morbidity among traffic police personnel in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dr Abdul Wassey, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, India

1140 – 1148 Higher predicted 10-year risk for cardiovascular disease in primary care consulters for osteoarthritis

Xiaoyang Huang, Keele University, United Kingdom

Racial discrimination, life stress and allostatic load in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults

Ms Leah Cave, Telethon Kids Institute/University Of Western Australia, Australia

Machine learning approach: identifying the impact of heatwaves and air quality on children’s health

Dr Le Jian, Department of Health Western Australia, Australia

1140 – 1148 Live Q&A Live Q&A Live Q&A
1205 – 1215 Break
1215 – 1320 Chairperson: Dr Michaela Riddell, University of NSW, Australia Chairperson: A/Prof Brigid Lynch, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia Chairperson: Prof Annette Dobson, University of Queensland, Australia
Theme: The epidemiology of COVID-19 Theme: Cancer epidemiology Theme: The epidemiology of women’s and children’s health
1215 – 1223 The landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia

Mason Aberoumand, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University Of Sydney, Australia

Association between phytosterol consumption esophageal cancer risk

A/Prof Xudong Liu, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Experience of intimate partner violence among Nigerian women: evidence from 2018 NDHS

Dr Obioma Uchendu, University Of Ibadan, Nigeria

1223 – 1231 Metadata on calprotectin, an emerging biomarker of interest in COVID-19

Dr Raphael Udeh, University Of Newcastle, Australia

Risk factors for lung cancer in never-smokers in Australia

Elvin Cheng, The University of Sydney, Australia

Screening for cervical cancer with Human Papillomavirus testing: stand-alone is preferable over co-testing with cytology

Linda Liang, Technical University Of Munich, Germany

1231 – 1239 Just a flu? Comparing COVID-19 and influenza mortality

Dr David Muscatello, UNSW Sydney, Australia

NSAID use and ovarian cancer survival

Azam Majidi, Qimr Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia

Impact of missing outcome data in meta-analyses of lifestyle interventions during pregnancy to reduce postpartum-weight-retention

Rebecca Harris, University Of Wollongong, Australia

1239 – 1247 Working condition and health status of public health workers during the COVID-19 epidemic in China

Dr Jinghua Li, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Association between hysterectomy and risk of thyroid cancer

Sabbir Rahman, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia

Help after IPV experience, how much help do victims seek? Evidence from NDHS 2018

Dr Olayide Olabumuyi, University College Hospital, Nigeria

1247 – 1255 Antimicrobial resistance in the emerging COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Abhishek Jaiswal, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, India

Sex differences in the incidence of renal cell carcinoma: results from the EPIC cohort study

Dr David Muller, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Can mammographic density add value to the Gail model in risk-stratifying women in BreastScreen Australia?

Dr Louiza Velentzis, Cancer Council NSW, Australia

1255 – 1303 Associations of DMT therapies with COVID-19 severity in multiple sclerosis

Dr Steve Simpson-Yap, University of Melbourne, Australia

Do the risks of Lynch syndrome-related cancers depend on the parent-of-origin of the mutation?

Dr Shimelis Gemechu, The University Of Melbourne, Australia

High levels of back disability,but not back pain,are associated with reduced physical activity in women

Bothaina Alyousef, Monash University, Australia

1303 – 1320 Live Q&A Live Q&A Live Q&A
1320 – 1330 Break
1330 – 1435 Chairperson: Prof Anne Cust, University of Sydney, Australia Chairperson: A/Prof Camille Raynes-Greenow, University of Sydney, Australia Chairperson: Prof/Dr Ester Villalonga Olives, University of Maryland Baltimore, US
Theme: Mendelian randomisation Theme: Maternal and child health epidemiology Theme: Mental health epidemiology
1330 – 1338 Effects of maternal circulating amino acids on offspring birthweight: a Mendelian randomisation analysis

Dr Jian Zhao, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Adverse experiences and inflammatory outcomes in childhood

Prof Naomi Priest, Australian National University, Australia

Prevalence and predictors of internet addiction among college students in Jodhpur city, India

Dr Naveen Kikkeri Hanumantha Setty, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (aiims), India

1338 – 1346 Physical activity and sitting time in relation to breast cancer risk: A Mendelian randomization analysis

Suzanne Dixon-Suen, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia

Neighbourhood disadvantage and early childhood mental health inequities across a population of children at school-entry

Amanda Alderton, RMIT University, Australia

Is private rental instability bad for mental health?

Dr Ang Li, The University Of Melbourne, Australia

1346 – 1354 Mendelian randomisation for mediation analysis: current methods and challenges for implementation

Dr Alice Carter, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

A mixed methods approach to understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Munsieville, South Africa

Dr Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University, United States

Physical frailty and the onset of depressive symptom in older Japanese women

Hiroyuki Sasai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan

1354 – 1402 Mendelian randomization on habitual coffee intake and plasma lipid profile: evidence from UK Biobank

Dr Ang Zhou, University Of South Australia, Australia

Spatial modelling on maternal and child health: a scoping review

Leonardo Ferreira, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Estimation of the controlled direct effect for a multivalued exposure

Dr Murthy Mittinty, The University Of Adelaide, Australia

1402 – 1410 ICE FALCON: a method more powerful than Mendelian Randomisation for causation assessment

Dr Shuai Li, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Investigating the utility of the customised fetal growth chart: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

A/Prof Kristen Gibbons, The University Of Queensland, Australia

Do job stressor—mental health relationships vary by migrant status? An Australian comparative analysis

Dr Xiaomin Liu, Deakin University, Australia

1410 – 1418 Relationship between Serum 25(OH)D and Depression: Causal Evidence from a Bi-Directional Mendelian Randomization Study

Dr Anwar Mulugeta Gebremichael, University Of South Australia, Australia

Live Q&A Live Q&A
1418 – 1435 Live Q&A
1435 – 1445 Break
1445 – 1550 Chairperson: Prof Cesar Victora, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil Chairperson: Dr Julia Steinberg, University of Sydney, Australia Chairperson: Dr Tiffany Gill, University of Adelaide, Australia
Countdown to 2030 Theme: Genetic epidemiology Theme: The epidemiology of NCDs and risk factors
1445 – 1453 Measles vaccine coverage: The rise of vaccine hesitancy in upper-middle income countries

Bianca Cata Preta, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Novel approach to estimating sex differences unconfounded by familial factors from studying male-female twin pairs

Dr Lucas Calais-Ferreira, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Relationship between housing tenure and cigarette smoking among adolescents – A population-based study

Dr Ankur Singh, University Of Melbourne, Australia

1453 – 1501 Coverage of maternal and child health in slums, rural and urban areas from 42 countries

Cauane Blumenberg, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Comorbidity of atopic diseases and gastroesophageal reflux in adults: a co-twin control study

Dr Bronwyn Brew, University of NSW, Australia

Mapping the prevalence of chronic noncommunicable diseases in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence.

Dr Fisaha Tesfay, Deakin University, Australia

1501 – 1509 Delivery channels and socioeconomic inequalities in coverage of RMNCH interventions: analysis across 36 LMICs

Mr Daniel Leventhal, International Center For Equity In Health, United States

Do associations between a healthy lifestyle and incidence of cancer differ by genetic risk?

Dr Stephanie Byrne, University of South Australia, Australia

Lifestyle patterns and adiposity: A comparison of results from different methods

Ninoshka D’souza, Deakin University, Australia

1509 – 1517 An antenatal care indicator based on contact with services and content developed for 63 countries

Ms Luisa Arroyave, International Center for Equity in Health, Brazil

Prospective evaluation of breast cancer risk models including common genetic variants

Dr Sherly Li, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia

Relationship between dietary fibre to carbohydrate ratio and mortality risk in the NHANES

Nobuhisa Morimoto, St. Luke’s International University, Australia

1517 – 1525 Inequalities and the role of sterilization in modern contraception in low- and middle-income countries

Franciele Hellwig, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Evaluation of a genetic risk score for melanoma in an Australian case-cohort study

Dr Julia Steinberg, The Daffodil Centre, University Of Sydney, Australia

Dietary pattern assessment methods and implications for dietary guideline development

Kate Wingrove, Deakin University, Australia

1525 – 1533 Closing remarks GWAS of heart rate in 87,759 Chinese subjects highlighted its genetic correlations with cardiometabolic traits

Dr Songchun Yang, Peking University Health Science Center, China

Investigation of the obesity paradox in kidney cancer: mystifying association or myth?

Dr Alicia Heath, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

1533 – 1550 Live Q&A Live Q&A
1550 – 1600 Break
1600 – 1730 Chairperson: A/Prof Katy Bell, University of Sydney, Australia
1630 – 1700 Keynote Presentation 6 and 7

Dr Rhian Daniel, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Regression models for epidemiology in the age of causal machine learning

Prof Richard Martin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Maximising the clinical and public health impact of large-scale, population-based genomic data in cancer

1700 – 1730 Live Q & A
1730 – 1740 Break
1830 – 1930 Sponsored Evening Symposium

Priorities for CVD epidemiological research in the post-COVID era sponsored by University of Western Australia

Monday 6 September 2021
Channel 1 Channel 2 Industry
1000 – 1100 Sponsored Breakfast Symposium

Salt Substitution – safe, equitable, scalable and feasible disease prevention? Sponsored by The George Institute of global health

1100 – 1110 Break
1215 – 1320 Chairperson: Prof Oona Campbell, London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Chairperson: A/Prof Bette Liu, University of NSW, Australia Industry Roundtable Discussion 3 – Industry perspectives on the future public health workforce needs and graduate capabilities sponsored by University of NSW
Countdown to 2030 Theme: The epidemiology of COVID-19
1110 – 1118 A conceptual framework for the study of drivers of maternal and newborn mortality declines through a mixed methods approach

Andrea Blanchard, University of Manitoba, Canada

Ordering the chaos: The global clustering of COVID-19 incidence and mortality

Dr Vivek Jason Jayaraj, University Malaya, Malaysia

1118 – 1126 Neonatal mortality levels, trends and determinants in eastern Africa: identifying exemplary performance

Dessalegn Melesse, University of Manitoba, Canada

Early political actions on education and healthcare sectors against COVID-19 in five Latin American countries

Prof/Dr Omar Segura, Fucsalud, Colombia

1126 – 1134 Measuring the coverage and quality of maternal and newborn health services

Safia Jiwani, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Impact of COVID19 on years of life lost with and without disability across 18 European-countries

Dr Sara Ahmadi-abhari, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Industry Roundtable Discussion 4 – Methods matter; racism and epidemiology sponsored by Australian National University
1134 – 1142 Identifying key interventions and delivery strategies for maternal and newborn health in Nepal

Loveday Penn-Kekana, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Development and validation of a Job Exposure Matrix for work related risk factors for COVID-19

Dr Karin van Veldhoven, London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

1142 – 1150 Decomposition analysis of reductions in neonatal mortality in Bangladesh

Nadia Akseer, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Changes in work and health of Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal cohort study

Dr Daniel Griffiths, Monash University, Australia

1150 – 1158 Closing remarks

Agbessi Amouzou, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Clinical status of consulting COVID 19 cases and fatal outcome in a Cameroon regional hospital

Ketina Hirma Tchio Nighie, Meilleur Accès Aux Soins De Santé, Cameroon

1158 – 1215 Live Q&A
1215 – 1225 Break
1225 – 1330 Chairperson: Prof Aluisio J D Barros, Universidade Federal De Pelotas, Brazil Chairperson: Prof Natasha Nassar, University of Sydney, Australia
Countdown to 2030 Theme: The epidemiology of perinatal health
1225 – 1233 A Survey-Based Women’s Empowerment Index for Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The SWPER Goes Global

Fernanda Ewerling, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Recurrent stillbirth: a population-based study from South Australia

Prof Lisa Smithers, University Of Wollongong, Australia

1233 – 1241 Women´s empowerment benefits early childhood numeracy-literacy in 26 African countries

Mrs Carolina Coll, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

A Nationwide Evaluation of International Standards and Commonly-used Growth Charts for Predicting Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Dr Stephanie Choi, University Of New South Wales, Australi

1241 – 1249 Ethnic inequalities in reproductive health in Latin America

Dr Janaina Calu Costa, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes: a systematic synthesis of meta-analyses of epidemiological studies

Sylvester Dodzi Nyadanu, Curtin University, Australia

1249 – 1257 How women’s empowerment relates to levels of children 12-23 months with no DPT

Bianca Cata-Preta, International Center For Equity In Health, Brazil

Effect of household air pollution on infant and child-mortality in Myanmar

Juwel Rana, North South University, Bangladesh

1257 – 1305 Female headed households – how the household typology varies across regions

Ms Ghada Saad, American University Of Beirut, Brazil

1305 – 1313 Female-Headed Households: Gender and Health Inequalities

Andrea Wendt, Federal University Of Pelotas, Brazil

1313 – 1330 Closing remarks Live Q & A
1330 – 1340 Break
1340 – 1440 Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Recent Communicable Disease Surveillance Innovations in Victoria sponsored by Victoria Department of Health

1440 – 1450 Break
1450 – 1620 Chairperson: Prof Leigh Blizzard, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Australia Chairperson: Dr Rosanne Freak-Poli, Monash University, Australia
Theme: Methods Theme: Early Career Workshop
1450 – 1458 Quantification of mortality incorporating multiple causes of death: Application of weighting strategies to Australian data

Dr Grace Joshy, Australian National University, Australia

Considerations for using multiple imputation in propensity score-weighted analysis

Andreas Halgreen Eiset, Aarhus University hospital, Denmark

1458 – 1506 Combining propensity score-weighting and multiple imputation is not a trivial task

Andreas Halgreen Eiset, Aarhus University hospital, Denmark

Discussant presentation #1 A problem shared is a problem halved: combining propensity score analysis and multiple imputation

Dr Elizabeth Williamson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

1506 – 1514 Performance of doubly-robust, machine learning effect estimators in realistic epidemiologic data settings and practical recommendations.

Dr Jonathan Huang, Singapore Institute For Clinical Sciences, Singapore

Live Discussion #1
1514 – 1522 Investigating systemic autoimmune diseases as a group of causes of death: mortality burden and comorbidities

Dr Marianna Mitratza, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht

Prospective Vs Retrospective Cohort Studies: Is a Consensus Needed?

Dr Maryam Mohammed Bashir, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

1522 – 1530 Interaction effects of multimorbidity and frailty on adverse health outcomes in elderly hospitalised patients

Sanja Lujic, University of NSW, Australia

Discussant presentation #2 Prospective Vs Retrospective Cohort Studies: Discussant

Dr Dallas English, University of Melbourne, Australia

1530 – 1538 Identification of non-vaccinated children using decision trees

Thiago Melo Santos, International Center For Equity In Health/Federal University Of Pelotas, Brazil

Live Discussion #2
1538 – 1546 Association between diabetes and adjuvant chemotherapy implementation among patients with stage III colorectal cancer

Rieko Kanehara, National Cancer Center Japan, Japan

Trial design and statistical considerations for a trial comparing group and individual treatments

Dr Moleen Dzikiti, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

1554 – 1602 The impact of alcohol tax elimination policy on population health in Hong Kong

Carmen Ng, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Discussant presentation #3 Clustering in individually randomised controlled trials: Design and statistical considerations

A/Prof Patty Chondros, University of Melbourne, Australia

1554 – 1602 Health-related quality of life and all-cause mortality among older people: a prospective cohort study

Dr Aung Zaw Zaw Phyo, Monash University, Australia

Live Discussion #3
1602 – 1620 Live Q & A
1620 – 1630 Break
1630 – 1800 Symposia 1: Addressing challenges in life-course epidemiology: established and novel approaches using big data and twin/family studies Symposia 2: Quantifying cause-related mortality incorporating multiple causes: challenges and opportunities
Chairperson: Prof John Hopper, University of Melbourne, Australia

Session chair: Prof Gita Mishra, University of Queensland, Australia

Chairperson: A/Prof Rosemary Korda, Australian National University, Australia

Session chair: Dr Jennifer Welsh, Australian National University, Australia

Early experience of bereavement and intergenerational presentation of inflammatory disease – utilizing mediation analyses

Dr Bronwyn K Brew, University of NSW, Australia

1632- 1644

Current mortality data constructs: strengths and limitations of the underlying causes of death

James Eynstone-Hinkins, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia

1632 – 1644

Multigenerational low birth weight in Australian Aboriginals – utilizing family design to explore causality

Dr Alison Gibberd, University of Melbourne, Australia

1644 – 1656

MCoD: complexities, existing uses and future enhancements in classification

Lauren Moran, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia

1644 – 1656

Associations between birth characteristics and late life health and mortality – utilizing the co-twin control design to adjust for unmeasured confounding

Dr Miriam A Mosing, University of Melbourne, Australia

1656 – 1708

Quantifying mortality using MCoD: a review of existing methods and practice

Dr Saliu Balogun, Australian National University, Australia

1656 – 1708

Early socio-economic adversity and late-life body mass index (BMI): exploring foetal and rearing circumstances- utilizing reared apart and reared together twins to test the Barker hypothesis

Dr Malin Ericsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

1708 – 1720

Survival analysis methods for modelling multi-cause mortality

Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur, The University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia

1708 – 1720

Inferring causality in the relationship between BMI and DNA methylation – an example for the application of a novel method – ICE FALCON

Dr Shuai Li, University of Melbourne, Australia

1720 – 1732

Mortality reporting incorporating MCoD: examples using Australia mortality collection 2006-2017

Karen Bishop, Australian National University, Australia

1720 – 1732

Inference on Causation from Examining Changes in Regression coefficients and Innovative STatistical AnaLyses – ICE CRISTAL

Prof John Hopper, University of Melbourne, Australia

1732 – 1744

Pragmatic weighting strategies for MCoD: challenges and opportunities

Dr Grace Joshy, Australian National University, Australia

1732 – 1744

Live Q & A Live Q & A
1800 – 1900 Closing Ceremony + Richard Doll award and Oration

Prof Cesar Victora, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
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