Overview: The MRC Biostatisitcs Unit is hosting a research symposium which is linked with the Mendelian Randomization short course.
Objectives: Mendelian randomization studies are increasingly being used to distinguish causal relationships from observational associations in epidemiology and to prioritize potential targets for pharmaceutical intervention. The increased demand for Mendelian randomization studies has led to the development of novel statistical methodology to allow for more complex questions to be answered under a Mendelian randomization framework. The aim of the symposium is to present cutting-edge methodology for Mendelian randomization.
Intended audience: The symposium is relevant to all quantitative epidemiologists and medical / applied / pharmaceutical statisticians who have an interest in methodological developments in Mendelian randomization. The methods discussed in the symposium are relevant to causal inference in a wide range of fields including epidemiology, drug development and social sciences. The symposium material is particularly suitable for a PhD or post-doc currently undertaking a project in Mendelian randomization and would like to expand their knowledge in this topic area.