The seminar is organised over two days (June 2nd – 3rd, 2022) as a joint effort between Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU and Department of Computer Science, NTNU.
This is an in-person event and we do not plan to record or stream the presentations.
Day 1 (Location: KA12, Kunnskapssenteret)
Session 1 will focus on recent advancements in measurements and analysis. The presentations are followed by a plenary session with questions and discussion. This session is important to facilitate discussions about methodological challenges within the field and to update the community on new methodological approaches.
Session 2 will focus on the 24-hour paradigm, which is a special challenge within the field of technical measurements of physical activity and sedentary behaviour (i.e., the compositional nature of 24 hours data). Compositional data analysis (CODA) has been used in other fields such as geology and economics for several decades but is relatively new within epidemiology. We have several excellent researchers within the Nordic countries that have developed expertise within this. The purpose of this second session is to update the community on recent advancements in the application of CODA within the field of epidemiology.
Session 3 is dedicated to cohort studies, intervention studies, and reviews. Several large cohorts with technical measurements of physical activity and sedentary behaviour have been established in the Nordic countries during the last decade (e.g., HUNT4 2017-19, Tromsø7 2015-16, and SCAPIS 2014-18). These data have now been linked to registry data and other follow-up data to allow prospective studies of the association between physical activity/sedentary behaviour. The seminar provides an important avenue for presenting these results and discuss how the results can be used to inform the development of future interventions and policy.
Evening Program (Location: Rockheim)
Day 1 closes with social activity (speed dating for research collaboration) and a dinner for all participants.
||Speed-dating for research collaboration (chairs: Anne Lovise Nordstoga and Charlotte L Rasmussen)
Day 2 (Location: KBA, Kvinne-barn-senteret)
Session 4 is a continuation of session 3 (day 1), with a focus on cohorts, methods, and interventions. This also includes presentations on harmonisation of existing data and data collection. The latter is an important and challenging issue in health sciences, which hampers data pooling and comparison of results across studies. We aim to establish a Nordic working group to follow up on further work regarding data harmonisation. Session 5 also includes presentations on new methods for making causal inference in epidemiological research, i.e., utilisation of genetic information as instrument variables in Mendelian randomisation studies.
The full program can be found here