April training opportunities and resources


The CNODES Training Newsletter collects upcoming training opportunities and resources related to drug safety and effectiveness research.


COVID restrictions continue across the country as conference season approaches. Although it is disappointing that we cannot meet in person, many events have transitioned to virtual this year, and there are some excellent and very affordable opportunities coming up. In this Newsletter, we share our top picks for resources, webinars, courses, conferences, and events happening in April.




ISPE | Mentor Match


A mentoring relationship exists between two people: one with experience and insight into a specific career, field or area of knowledge and one who is either new to the field, or looking to expand their development in a specific area. The challenge is how to facilitate effective matching. To solve this problem, ISPE has developed an automated, online mentor match program! Apply to serve as a mentor, or sign-up to search for mentor matches.



George & Fay Yee CHI | A Crash Course on Causal Inference with Propensity Scores

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 4-5, 2021 / 9am-12pm (CT)


Propensity scores (PS) are widely used to mitigate confounding and improve causal inference of observational studies in health research. This workshop will cover the why, when and how to use PS for causal inference.


Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the value of PS in addressing confounding.
  • Select variables and estimate PS.
  • Compare strengths and weaknesses of different PS methods.
  • Implement the PS methods in SAS.

CADTH | Combining Different Types of Evidence on Effectiveness, Implementation, & Views to Better Understand Complex Interventions

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 11am-1pm (EST)

Centre for Journalology | Everything You Need to Know About Preprints

Thursday, April 15, 2021 / 12-1pm (EST)

SERjournal Club | Identifying cardiovascular severe maternal morbidity in epidemiologic studies

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / 12-1pm (EDT)

PopData BC | Marginal Structural Models

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / 1-2pm (EST)



ISPE | Mid-Year Virtual Meeting

Monday-Tuesday, April 19-20, 2021


Registration is open for the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) Mid-Year Meeting. There are a variety of sessions being offered in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. One of the most anticipated sessions includes The Shot Heard Around the World: COVID-19 Vaccines. Check out the program and click the link in the title to register.

Register to Attend (Early Bird)

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Abstract Submission

Thursday, May 6, 2021




McGill | Summer Sessions in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

May 3-28 & May 31-June 25, 2021


The Summer Session in Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers health professionals the opportunity to gain familiarity with the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics. It also offers graduate students and medical residents from McGill, and graduate students from other Quebec and Canadian universities, the opportunity to acquire academic credits and thereby accelerate course work during a summer term. Courses may also be taken for a Professional Interest Certificate. This year, McGill is taking these sessions online.

PopData BC | Introduction to R

April 6-15, 2021 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) | 2-4pm (PST)

Queen's University | JBI 2021 Online Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

April 23, 26-27, 29-30, 2021

PopData BC | Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data

Registration is open now

Columbia University | episummer@columbia

Registration is open now


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