Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:00 to 16:00
You are kindly invited to an international workshop on cohort studies, where we bring together Belgian stakeholders (researchers, administrators and policymakers) and international experts to exchange experiences, know-how, ideas and expertise on the set-up and maintenance of population-based cohorts.
This workshop is part of a study on the feasibility of a population-based cohort in Belgium. In population-based cohort-studies, a large sample of individuals is selected which is representative of the targeted population. These individuals are followed for a defined period in which a variety of variables can be measured. To address the challenges of understanding the determinants of common life-threatening and disabling conditions as well as the determinants of a heathy lifestyle and healthy ageing, large national population-based studies have been set up in several countries. In line with these developments, it is felt that there is also in Belgium a need for a cohort as research infrastructure.
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee/tea/registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome slides
09:40 – 13:00 Cohort studies and research infrastructures in neighboring countries:
09:40 – 10:20 Lifelines (NL) slides
10:20 – 11:00 Swiss National Cohort (CH) slides
10:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:10 Statistics Norway (NO) slides
12:10 – 12:50 German National Cohort (DE)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Panel discussion Belgian stakeholders: The afternoon sessions and panel discussion will give you insight in the knowledge gaps in and the opportunities for public health research in Belgium.
15:30 – 15:45 Wrap up
15:45 – 17:30 Reception: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the participants and discuss the final conclusions of the workshop.