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Atlantic Causal Inference Conference 2013

Harvard University, May 20-21, 2013

 

The 2013 Atlantic Causal Inference Conference will be hosted by Harvard University May 20-21, 2013, and is being co-organized by the Harvard School of Public Health Program on Causal Inference and the Institute of Quantitative Social Science. It will be held at 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA.

 

The Atlantic Causal Inference Conference is a gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, economists, social science and policy researchers to discuss methodologic issues with drawing causal inferences from experimental and non-experimental data. The inaugural meeting was held in 2005 with a small group of researchers at Columbia University and has since grown into an annual event with over 100 attendees. Recent meetings have been hosted by the University of Michigan, New York University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. What began as a regional conference has grown in geographic reach, now attracting researchers from across the US and from abroad.

 

The registration fee is $100 with a reduced fee of $50 for students. Invited speakers will receive free registration. Registration grants you access to the conference, and food and beverages during the conference. You'll have an opportunity to present a poster and you can indicate if you would like to do so (and supply title and abstract) upon registration. Conference speakers and organizers are guaranteed spaces, though must still register; all other registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, so register soon to guarantee your space. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

 

Register here: Registration Site  [REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED; A LIMITED NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THE MORNING OF CONFERENCE]
[IF YOU ARE AN INVITED SPEAKER OR SESSION ORGANIZER AND HAVE NOT REGISTERED PLEASE JUST SHOW UP]

Other Sites of Interest:
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Transportation

 

 

Schedule

 

Sunday May 19

7:00pm            Junior Researcher Dinner (RSVP to Betsy Ogburn - eogburn@hsph.harvard.edu)

 

Monday May 20

8:45-9:00         Opening Remarks

9:00-10:40       Session 1: Infectious disease

10:40-11:00     Break       

11:00-12:40     Session 2: Study design and analysis

12:40-2:20       Lunch       

2:20-4:00         Session 3: Conceptual issues in causal inference

4:00-5:30         Posters Session and Reception     

5:30-8:30         Evening Panel – Session 4: Discussion on Causal Inference and Policy

 

 

Tuesday May 21

9:00-10:40       Session 5: Causal and statistical inference when N=1

10:40-11:00     Break       

11:00-12:40     Session 6: Confounding

12:40-2:20       Lunch       

2:20-4:00         Session 7: Decision-making

4:00-4:20         Break

4:20-6:00         Session 8: Social science     

 

Session 1: Causal inference for infectious disease

Organizer and Chair: Tyler VanderWeele

 

Speakers:

Peter Gilbert, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

M. Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington

Jim Koopman, University of Michigan

Elizabeth Ogburn, Harvard School of Public Health  (2012 Tom Ten Have Award Winner)

 

 

Session 2: Some new directions in the design and analysis of studies for causal inference

Organizer and Chair: Tirthankar Dasgupta

 

Speakers:

Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, Harvard University

Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Zhiqiang Tan, Rutgers University

Discussant: Donald Rubin, Harvard University

 

 

Session 3: Conceptual Issues in Causal Inference

Organizer and Chair: James Robins

 

Speakers:

Thomas Richardson, University of Washington

Judea Pearl, UCLA

Discussant: Jas Sekhon, UC Berkeley

 

 

Session 4: Panel Discussion on Causal Inference and Policy

Chair: Judith Lok, James Robins

 

Raj Chetty, Harvard University

Alberto Abadie, Harvard University

Jas Sekhon, UC Berkeley

 

Session 5: Causal and statistical inference when N=1

Organizer and Chair: Elizabeth Ogburn

 

Speakers:

Mark van der Laan, University of California Berkeley

Soumendra Nath Lahiri, Texas A&M University

Cosma Shalizi, Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

Session 6: Confounding control and causal inference

Organizer and Chair: Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen

 

Speakers:

David Vock, University of Minnesota (2012 Tom Ten Have Award Winner)

Andrea Rotnitzsky, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Paul Rosenbaum, University of Pennsylvania

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Session 7: Decision-making, policy, and causal inference

Organizer and Chair: Miguel Hernan, Susan Gruber, Cory Zigler

 

Speakers:

Scott Bartell, University of California at Irvine

Steven Goodman, Stanford University

Dan McCaffrey, Educational Testing Services

Discussant: Jay Kaufman, McGill University

 

 

Session 8: Design issues for causal inference in the social sciences

Organizer and Chair: Dustin Tingley

 

Speakers:

Damon Centola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kosuke Imai, Princeton University

Teppei Yamamoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Aronow, Yale University