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

Program

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                                     Thursday, May 2, 2024  
11.30-12.30 Arrival
1.30 pm – 2 pm                                                                                           

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Dean Gerald Pruckner (Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business) and Univ.-Prof. Julian Reiss (Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method, JKU, Member of the Steering Committee)

2 pm – 3.15 pm

Keynote: Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard (online)

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Coffee Break
                                           Session 1 Session 2
3.45 pm – 4.35 pm Causation in Epidemiology: An action-related approach - Atocha Aliseda Exploring Geneticists’ Alternate Understandings of Causation - Hannah S. Allen
4.35 pm – 5.25 pm A new light on causes in human health-associated microbiome studies by unearthing its ecological roots - Aline Potiron The answer is right under your nose but the question never arose - Jonah Steen, Sigrid Sterckx, Stijn Vansteelandt, Wim Van Biesen and Johan Decruyenaere
5.25 pm – 6.15 pm From Treating to Beating Cancer: A Critical Examination of Cancer Prevention, Nutrition, Treatment Methods, and the Production of Ignorance - Courtney E. Foster

What's in an effect? - Veli-Pekka Parkkinen

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                           Friday, May 3, 2024  
9 am – 10.15 am

Keynote: Stefano Canali, Milan

10.15 am – 10.45 am Coffee Break
                                             Session 3 Session 4
10.45 am – 11.35 am The Logic of Counterfactuals and the Epistemology of Causal Inference: A Dose of Econometrics for Everyone – Hanti Lin (online) What are causal relations across the sciences? Towards a hybrid account merging difference-making and mechanistic intuitions about the ontology of causation - Mariusz Maziarz
11.35 am – 12.50 pm                        

Special Session – Causality in the Sciences Roundtable

Phyllis Illari, Bert Leuridan, Julian Reiss, Federica Russo, Erik Weber, Jon Williamson
12.50 pm – 1.50 pm Lunch Break
                                             Session 5 Session 6
1.50 pm – 2.40 pm Epidemiological Evidence and Single-Case Evaluation in Forensic Medicine - The Example of the “Excited Delirium Syndrome” - Enno Fischer and Saana Jukola Formalising extrapolation - Alexander Gebharter and Barbara Osimani
2.40 pm – 3.30 pm Epistemology of Epidemiology: Its Relevance for Efficacy of Pandemic Management – the Case of COVID-19 and its “theory-free” Modeling - Felix Tretter Artificial intelligence methods in Bayesian evidence evaluation - William Peden, Francesco De Pretis and Juergen Landes
3.30 pm – 4.20 pm   Health Effects of Loneliness and Causal Pluralism - Elena Popa
4.20 pm – 4.50 pm Coffee Break
4.50 pm – 6.05 pm

Keynote: Dr. Sarah Wieten, Durham

7.30 pm Conference Dinner

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                              Saturday, May 4, 2024  
9 am – 10.15 am

Keynote: Miguel Hernan, Harvard

10.15 am – 10.45 am Coffee Break
                                             Session 7 Session 8
10.45 am – 11.35 am The evidential role of the key characteristics of carcinogens - Jon Williamson and Michael Wilde Breastfeeding promotion and infant health: Can evidential pluralism go wrong? - Maria Jimenez-Buedo
11.35 am – 12.25 pm Epistemological and practical challenges in using causal inference analyses in social epidemiology: developing a tool to support researchers - Léna Bonin, Hélène Colineaux, Benoit Lepage and Michelle Kelly-Irving Individual-level and population-level causes in epidemiology: a stability account - Thomas Blanchard
12.25 pm – 1.15 pm Epidemiology, RCTs and Econometric Modelling – Nancy Cartwright Biomedical Standard Time somewhere: Unsettling the framing of epigenetic aging as a causal mechanism linking social and environmental exposures to health - Elijah Watson
1.15 pm Closing