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Research Symposium on Mendelian Randomization Methodology

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Research Symposium on Mendelian Randomization Methodology
Date of Event
15th November 2017
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15th November 2017
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Overview: The symposium will take place on the morning of Wednesday 15th November 2017 after the Mendelian randomization course held at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge on Monday 13th November and Tuesday 14th November, starting in the morning and continuing until lunchtime. The symposium is open to both course and non-course attendees, and will include talks on the following topics: methods for estimation of non-linear causal relationships in Mendelian randomization studies (Stephen Burgess); improving the detection, adjustment and visualisation of heterogeneity in two-sample Mendelian randomization using summary data (Jack Bowden); linear Slichter regression: using gene-environment interactions to correct for pleiotropic bias in Mendelian randomization analyses (Wes Spiller); and multivariable approaches to Mendelian randomization analyses (Jessica Rees).

Course tutors:

Dr Stephen Burgess (MRC Biostatistics Unit / Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge)

Dr Jack Bowden (University of Bristol)

Mr Wes Spiller (University of Bristol)

Ms Jessica Rees (Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge)

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