Upcoming Course

Webinar: Introduction to Epidemiology in Vaccines and Related Statistical Methods

  • Dates of the new session be communicated soon
> Organization

Desire Consulting (https://desire-consulting.com/)

> The Teachers

Dominique Rosillon, Ph.D, 35 years epidemiology and biostatistics in various CRO’s and Biopharmaceutical companies.

Emilia Gvozdenović, Ph.D, 7 years of experience in epidemiology and clinical biostatistics in multi-national pharmaceutical companies


> Participation fees (excl. Tax) for part 1 and part 2

Private sector: 350 Euros

Academic or non-profit sector: 200 Euros

Prices include all course material.

> To Register

Please fill the form on the the right to register.

The payment procedure by bank transfer will be communicated in a separate Email.

> About the course

Description of the course:

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases in populations, and the application to the control of health problems. Real World Evidence (RWE) is in an expanding development phase in medical research. This Course is an introduction to epidemiological concepts and related statistical methods.

Content of the course:


  • What is epidemiology?
  • History of epidemiology

  • Epidemiology and Human Subjects Research

Classification of Epidemiological Studies:

  • Descriptive epidemiology

    • Measurement of Disease Occurrence
    • Sampling methods
  • Analytic epidemiology
    • Cohort Studies
    • Case-control Studies (+ variants)
    • Cross-sectional Studies
    • Ecological Studies

Vaccine effectiveness and Vaccination Impact:

  • Measurement errors & Confounding

  • Type of errors

  • Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Confounding factors

Causal inference in Epidemiology


  • Two half-day sessions
  • Webinar

Target audience:

Researchers who work or plan to work on epidemiological research projects, particularly in vaccines.

Entry level/prerequisite:

Basic knowledge in statistics is required but no advanced experience in epidemiology is needed.

To register to the Webinar “Introduction in Epidemiology in vaccines and related statistical methods”, please complete and send the below form before <date>. A link to webinar with invitation for the 2 sessions will be sent later.

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Part 1: 15 September 2023, 1 to 5 pm (CET)Part 2: 22 September 2023, 1 to 5 pm (CET)

The registration costs for the full course (2 sessions) are (please tick)
Private sector: 350 EurosAcademic or non-profit sector: 200 Euros

The payment procedure by bank transfer will be communicated in a separate Email.