Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper

Akademiska sjukhuset ing 70 1 tr
751 85 Uppsala

Akademiska sjukhuset ing 70 1 tr

Uppsala universitet
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Seminarier vid Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper

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Epidemiologiseminarier - epidemiology seminars

The seminars are open to PhD students and post doc researchers working in the field of medical epidemiology at Uppsala University. In a friendly atmosphere we discuss around different methodological topics. The seminars are in general held at Epihubben, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B. Unless otherwise stated, it is not required to give notice of attendance. 

Information on the seminars will be posted here and via a mailing list. To subscribe to the mailing list, go to Feel free to recommend the list and the website to others you think might be interested in participating. You can manage your lists and unsubscribe at If you have further questions, please contact Liisa Byberg.

2018-10-03 kl. 13.15-14.15

The C-word. Can we say anything about causality based on observational studies? We discuss the Miguel Hernán paper "The C-Word: Scientific Euphemisms Do Not Improve Causal Inference From Observational Data". (

2018-10-10 kl. 13-14

Shafqat Ahmad: "Gene x Lifestyle interactions with focus on Obesity, Cardiometabolic Traits and Lipoprotein Subfractions"

Shafqat is a collaborator in Tove Fall's research group with a PhD from Lund University and a recent post doc at Harvard. Shafqat will start with a presenation and there will be time for questions and discussions. He has written several papers on the topic and a good preparation before the seminar would be to read Ahmad et al. Adiposity and Genetic Factors in Relation to Triglycerides and Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins in the Women's Genome Health Study. Clin Chem, 2018 ( 

2018-10-17 kl. 13.15-14.15

How to review a research paper. Peer-review is used in medical research for publication of research papers, grant applications and evaluation of PhD students. In this seminar, we discuss how to think when we critically approach a research paper and use this one as an example: Before the seminar, it would be good if you thought of 1) something in the paper that you think is good, 2) something you feel could be improved, and 3) one question that you would like to ask the authors. You can find several guidelines and articles on how to review a paper online, this is one suggestion (open the topic "Writing a review for the BMJ"):

2018-10-31 kl. 13.15-14.15

With reference to John Ioannidis' visit to Uppsala (read more here), we read and discuss around his famous paper "Why most published research findings are false" ( Think about a couple of things where you agree and a couple of things where you disagree with the published paper.

2018-11-14 kl. 13.15- 14.15

How to write a peer-review of a submitted manuscript. Bring examples from your own reviewed manuscripts - select one example that you thought was good and helped you improve the paper and one that you thought was bad or not so helpful.

2018-11-28 kl. 13.15-14.15

We continue the discussion on the review process from the reviewer’s point of view. How do you become a reviewer? When should you accept to review? How do you write a review? You can find some information here that we can discuss:

Previous seminars

2018-05-23 kl. 13-14

Liisa Byberg: “Milk drinking and risk of hip fracture: Findings from Sweden” 

After the short presentation we will discuss around aspects of systematic reviews and meta analyses, based on this article by Susanna Larsson et al: