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May 22nd-Workshop: “P Value and Causality”
22 May @ 11 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min UTC+1
Exceptional seminar organized by both the FR Santé Publique, Société and PhilInBiomed
11h00 INTRODUCTION MORNING SESSION
Dr Carole Dufouil, Inserm BPH, ISPED, University of Bordeaux
11h05 P-VALUE: USE AND MISUSE
Dr Daniel Commenges, Inserm BPH, ISPED, University of Bordeaux
11h50 SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS IN OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH: INTRODUCING THE E-VALUE Prof Tyler VanderWeele, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
12h50 CONCLUSION MORNING SESSION
Prof Rodolphe Thiébaut, ISPED, Inserm BPH, University of Bordeaux
13h00 LUNCH / BUFFET
14h00 INTRODUCTION AFTERNOON SESSION
Dr Thomas Pradeu, Immunology Unit, ImmunoConcEpT (UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux) & PhilInBioMed
14h10 WHAT IS A CAUSE AND HOW CAN WE IDENTIFY IT? Prof Jon Williamson, University of Kent (UK)
14h40 ON CAUSES, CAUSAL INFERENCE, AND POTENTIAL OUTCOMES
Prof Tyler VanderWeele, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
15h10 DISCUSSION on both interventions led by Prof Maël Lemoine, Professor in Philosophy of Medicine, Immunology Unit, ImmunoConcEpT (UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux) & PhilInBioMed
16h10 CONCLUSION AFTERNOON SESSION
Prof Christophe Tzourio, Inserm BPH, ISPED, University of Bordeaux
Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D., is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality, faculty affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Director of the Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing at Harvard University. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and applied economics, and biostatistics. His research concerns methodology for distinguishing between association and causation in observational studies, and the use of statistical and counterfactual ideas to formalize and advance epidemiologic theory and methods. His empirical research spans psychiatric, perinatal, and social epidemiology; the science of happiness and flourishing; and the study of religion and health, including both religion and population health and the role of religion and spirituality in end-of-life care. He is the recipient of the 2017 COPSS Presidents’ Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies. He has published over two hundred and fifty papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is author of the book Explanation in Causal Inference, published by Oxford University Press.
Jon Williamson is Professor of Reasoning, Inference and Scientific Method at the University of Kent (UK). He has research interests in the following areas: the philosophy of causality; the foundations of probability; logics and reasoning; and the use of causality, probability and logics in AI. His books Bayesian Nets and Causality and In Defence of Objective Bayesianism develop the view that causality and probability are features of the way we represent the world, not a part of the world itself.
See http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/jonw/ for current work