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Work in Progress Seminar: Automated Confounding Control in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Help or Hype?

When:
April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2017-04-12T12:00:00-07:00
2017-04-12T13:00:00-07:00
Where:
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver

Ehsan Karim, PhD, M.Sc.
Scientist, Biostatistician, CHÉOS

The use of retrospective healthcare claims datasets are frequently criticised for the lack of complete information on potential confounders. The “high-dimensional propensity score” algorithm proposes to harness the information from a large number of proxy variables to reduce bias in such secondary database analyses. In this talk, Dr. Karim will compare the performance of this algorithm with a few popular machine learning approaches suitable for handling big-data problems.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2016-2017 WiP Schedule.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver