Clinical Epidemiology Workshop 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A clinical epidemiology workshop in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia took place on 10-12 October 2017.
This workshop was organized by Dr Amy Hwong from the National Clinical Research Centre within the Ministry of Health of Malaysia in collaboration with the UMC Utrecht Julius Center in the Netherlands.
The Clinical Epidemiology Workshop aimed to introduce concepts of clinical epidemiology and to provide a basic understanding of different study designs and their applicabilities. During that period, lunch seminars were also held on various topics. Topics included the use of cardiovascular polypills, benefits of and challenges in establishing cardiovascular cohorts and linkages between nationwide registries. Feedback from participants has been positive – with a number of participants expressing their interest to learn more about clinical epidemiology. Prof. Bots and Dr Vaartjes also received several invitations to come back to teach next year!