10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Methodological Issues in
Oral Health Research

9-11 SEPTEMBER 2024
zmk-School of Dental Medicine of the University of Bern
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YEAR

June 2 – 4,
2021

VENUE

Online Meeting

PARTICIPANTS

N/A

9th International Conference

Methological Issues in Oral Health Research

Translating research into practice and policy: Health economics

It was planned to host the next dental-statistical meeting in New York in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic ruined that idea! After lengthy discussions, the decision was made to postpone the meeting to 2021 and to organize it as an online meeting.

Despite practical issues and a less ideal setting (online meetings are not the best way to stimulate discussions and start-up collaborations), an almost regular meeting was organized with as central topic Translating research into practice and policy: Health economics. Pre-recorded lectures were made available online for the participants to watch before the interactive live panel discussions with the speakers at a time convenient for participants from around the world, an opportunity not possible for in-person meetings.

The meeting in this unique format allowed participants from different continents to connect simultaneously. The meeting counted on the exceptional contribution of John P. A. Ioannidis, one of the distinguished speakers of this unique event.

Event Schedule

Scientific Program & Workshops

13:30-14:00
Opening and introduction
14:00-14:50
Issues in Reproducibility and Replicability
15:15-17:00 (105 min)

Afternoon session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
17:30-18:30
Get together
9:00-9:50
An introduction to pairwise and network meta-analysis
10:00-12:00 (105 mins)

Morning session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
14:00-14:50
Quality and equality in dental research Perspective from the Journal of Dental Research
15:15-17:00 (105 min)

Afternoon session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
19:00-21:00
President’s Dinner

President’s Message

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 10th Congress in Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research that will be held in Bern, Switzerland, September 2024. 

This congress will build on the tradition of the previous congresses and will provide the opportunity for the participants to learn the latest trends in approaches to improve the quality of oral health research. Professor Declerk will discuss the current status of the research in oral health in “Oral
health: some critical reflections”. As most of the published studies in Oral Health are observational, it is important that those studies are conducted in a manner that assures that they are both valid and useful to the patient. Professor Zwahlen will discuss observational studies in “Preventing immortal time and other biases in observational studies via the target trial methodology”.

Clinical decisions should utilize all available evidence, that under certain conditions, can be quantitatively combined to provide more precise estimates of treatment effects and resolve possible controversies arising from individual studies. Modern evidence synthesis approaches will be presented by Professor Mavridis in “Pairwise and network meta-analysis”. A relatively recent development is our understanding of the lack of reproducibility and replicability in biomedical research and the unfortunate consequence of research waste. These topics will be addressed by Professor Held in “Issues in Reproducibility and Replicability” and Professor Jakubovics in “Quality and equality in dental research: Perspective from the Journal of Dental Research”.

Researchers and students will have the opportunity to present their work in short oral presentations or posters.

Bern is a beautiful, medieval UNESCO heritage city, easily accessible in the heart of Europe. It has an interesting history and idyllic sights within the city limits and surrounding areas. September is an ideal month to visit to combine science with pleasure!

I am looking forward to welcoming you to this valuable event.

 
 
Nikolaos Pandis 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BERN
President of the 10th MIOHR Congress 

Preliminary Program Overview

13:30-14:00
Opening and introduction
14:00-14:50
Issues in Reproducibility and Replicability
15:15-17:00 (105 min)

Afternoon session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
17:30-18:30
Get together
9:00-9:50
An introduction to pairwise and network meta-analysis
10:00-12:00 (105 mins)

Morning session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
14:00-14:50
Quality and equality in dental research Perspective from the Journal of Dental Research
15:15-17:00 (105 min)

Afternoon session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
19:00-21:00
President’s Dinner
9:00-9:50
Preventing immortal time and other biases in observational studies via the target trial methodology
10:00-12:00 (105 mins)

Morning session Includes 30 min break

Oral presentations
12:15-13:00
Round TableConcluding remarks, suggestions

Keynote Speakers

Dominique Declerck
Research group Population Studies in Oral Health (PSiOH), Department Oral Health Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Leo Held
Full Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dimitris Mavridis
Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Ioannina, Greece
Nicholas S Jakubovics
Professor of Oral Microbiology at the Newcastle University, UK
Marcel Zwahlen
associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the institute of social and preventive medicine (ISPM) in Bern, Switzerland
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EVENT VENUE

André Schroeder Auditorium (ASA)
zmk bern
Freiburgstrasse 7
3010 Bern
Switzerland

EVENT DATES

9-11 September
2024

CONTACT

info@miohr.net