AVEPM Workshop

AVEPM Workshop

Topic: DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graphs)

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile

What: Join us for a workshop aimed at empowering all animal health researchers with foundational knowledge about Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) and causal inference. The field of epidemiology has witnessed significant developments in recent years in our quest to unravel the mysteries of disease causation.

Are you perplexed by the role of Directed Acyclic Graphs in confounder control? Do you find yourself inquisitive about what collider variables are and how they relate to selection bias? Have mediator variables left you puzzled? If these questions have piqued your curiosity, this workshop is for you. We understand that these concepts may seem daunting but fear not; the focus is on the basics of these ideas.

Rest assured, there’s no intimidating statistical modeling involved in this course. Our primary objective is to equip you with the skills to design studies that yield robust causal effect estimates. We won’t be delving into reading papers or modeling data as we only have 4 hours. Instead, we’ll provide insights into the latest ideas in epidemiology and causation, ensuring you’re up-to-date with the field’s advancements.

Moreover, the workshop will guide you in utilizing software to map out your hypotheses, aligning with the rigorous standards set by reporting guidelines for causal studies. This session serves as an excellent starting point for those looking to explore these concepts further.

Join an engaging introduction to Directed Acyclic Graphs and causal inference, and kickstart your journey towards becoming a proficient animal health researcher.

Cost: Students (AVEPM Student Members– Free; all other students $25),

Faculty/Senior Scientists (AVEPM Members $50; all others $100)

Registration:  To register, visit the CRWAD Registration page and click on “Register for CRWAD”.

Maximum number: 50

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