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Causality in Epidemiology
May 2-4 2024 | Linz, Austria

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

This years first conference in the Causality in the Sciences (CitS), opens an external URL in a new window series focuses on causality in the science of epidemiology and the methods needed to assess public health claims. The conference will take place between May 2-4, 2024 at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria). The conference aims to bring scholars from multiple disciplines, including (but not limited to) epidemiology, public health, statistics, and philosophy together. Papers addressing issues concerning the epistemology, semantics and metaphysics of causality in epidemiology are welcome. We can offer some suggested topics of interest, however we encourage submitting abstracts on all of the related topics:

  • What counts as evidence for causal claims in epidemiology?
  • What is the role of experiments and simulations in causal inferences in epidemiology?
  • How do, or should, new developments in methods of causal inference play a role in epidemiology?
  • Is there a hierarchy of evidence in epidemiology? Is it defensible?
  • What is the role of evidence-based medicine in causal inferences in epidemiology?
  • What characterises the notion of causation in epidemiology?
  • Are different notions required for different methods?
  • Are there differences in the notions that are explicitly and implicitly assumed in the methods employed?
  • What is the role played by information of interventions and physical mechanisms when it comes to identifying causal claims in epidemiology?


Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words (including bibliographic references, if needed). Please submit your abstracts via Microsoft CMT: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/EpiCause2024, opens an external URL in a new window

In regard to abstracts with more than one author, a minimum of one of the authors must registrer to present.

Once an author’s abstract has been accepted, the author will be asked to send a biographical summary (max. 150 words) to: epicause(at)jku.at.

Important Dates

Extended Deadline                     December 11, 2023

Notification                                   January 15, 2024

Conference                                    May 2-4, 2024


*Homepage EpiCause