The UMC will be present at the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management to be held from 23-26 August 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
Oral presentations by UMC researchers Kristina Star and Niklas Norén will be made, in meeting room 113 at CCIB in Barcelona. Their presentations cover topics on electronic health records and spontaneous reports.
The first presentation, by Kristina Star, covers results from a trial use of electronic health records as a reference source in routine signal detection work on spontaneous reports at the UMC. The researchers investigated to what extent highlighted signals of disproportionate reporting in VigiBase can find support in electronic health records from primary care.
The second, from Niklas Norén, focuses on uncovering hidden patterns in spontaneous report data using subgroup surveillance. The study concludes that the theoretical problem of multiple comparisons is a real and important issue to deal with in multivariate exploratory analysis. It also presents techniques for finding patterns otherwise easy to overlook like where the disproportionality measure is dominated by a single subset or confounded.
There will also be a UMC booth where you will be able to get more information about our activities and services.
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