Issues & Models for Competing Risks Studies

Tuesday 7th October 2008

This meeting will focus on the issues that arise in the design and analysis of time-to-event studies when there are competing outcomes. Five speakers will review the theoretical and practical issues and illustrate alternative approaches with applications taken from clinical trials and observational studies.


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13:30 - 14:20Overview of issues arising in the presence of competing events

 Per Kragh Andersen (Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen)

14.20 - 15.00Competing risks, time-dependent effects, and vertical modeling

 Hein Putter (Department of Medical Statistics, Leiden University Medical Centre)

15.00 - 15.20Tea/Coffee
15.20 - 16.00An application of Cox proportional hazards models for competing risks to fertility and contraception

Abdel Babiker (HIV and Infectious Group, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London)

16.00 - 16.40The Fine & Gray model for competing risks with left truncated data or time-dependent covariates

Ronald Geskus (Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam)

16.40 - 17.20Competing risks in anti-epileptic drug trials

 Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona (Centre for Medical Statistics and Health Evaluation, University of Liverpool)



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