standard courses

IEA International Course on Epidemiologic Methods 2010

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This is an intermediate level residential course. The participants should already have some experience of epidemiology and have already completed some form of introductory course. It will include lectures, computer-based analyses (using the Stata package), exercises, discussion sessions, and practical experience in the design of a research proposal. The course will be of interest to epidemiologists, public health professionals, statisticians, and clinicians. Priority will be given to IEA members. Participants must attend the entire course from 8am Saturday 3rd to noon Wednesday 14th April.


Dr Ali Al-Zahrani (Saudi Arabia)
Professor Neil Pearce (New Zealand)
Professor Rodolfo Saracci (France)
Dr Abdulaziz Bin Saeed (Saudi Arabia) 


Professor Matthias Egger (Switzerland)
Professor George Davey Smith (UK)
Professor Ahmed Mandil (Saudi Arabia)
Professor Lorenzo Richiardi (Italy)
Professor Amin Kashmeery (Saudi Arabia)
Professor Isabel dos Santos Silva (UK) 


Programme includes (may be subject to change):

  • Study design options (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, intervention studies, clinical trials) 
  • Study design issues (confounding, selection bias, information bias, effect modification) 
  • Data analysis (stratified analysis, multivariable analysis, survival analysis) 
  • Advanced methods (Bayesian methods, DAGs) 
  • Writing and publishing epidemiological research 
  • Research ethics

3 April - 14 April 2010


Applicants will be notified of decisions by 1st December 2009. Do NOT make any travel arrangements before you have been selected as a participant, received an official invitation letter, and had your visa confirmed.
Note : Women are encouraged to apply, and no problems are anticipated in obtaining visas.


Candidates are expected to find their own financial support for course fees (including accommodation, and meals) of US$1,000 for a single room or US$800 per person for a shared twin room (for both options there is a US$100 discount for IEA members). The course is already heavily subsidized and unfortunately
NO financial assistance (of any sort) is available. Accommodation reservations will be arranged after candidate applications have been accepted.




Saudi Arabia and GCC countries
Alia Gabr/Mahwish Khan

King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Other countries
Naomi Brewer/Hilary Nuttall
Centre for Public Health Research 
Massey University Wellington Campus 
PO Box 756 
Wellington 6140, New Zealand 
Fax: 00-64-4-380-0600