Pre-conference Workshop

Time-series regression analysis in environmental epidemiology: concepts of dlnm (distributed lag non-linear models) and its application


  • Date & Time : Sunday, June 26, 2016   9:00am-15:30pm
  • Location : Hokkaido University, Conference Hall (Room 3)
  • Fee : 4,000JPY (Registration required)
  • Minimum number of participants: 18
  • Maximum number of participants: 35
  • Target participants of the workshop :
  •    Researchers with some background or experience of environmental epidemiology (MS level or higher)


  • Lecturer :
  •   Ho Kim : Professor : School of Public Health, Seoul National University (Korea)

      Yasushi Honda : Professor : Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

      Masahiro Hashizume : Professor : Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University (Japan)

      Yeonseung Chung : Professor : KAIST (Korea)

      Jae-Young Lee: School of Public Health, Seoul National University (Korea)

      Jiyun Jung : School of Public Health, Seoul National University (Korea)

      Tran Ngoc Dang : Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

      Xerxes Seposo : Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

      Yoonhee Kim : Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University (Japan)

      Chris Fook Sheng Ng : Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University (Japan)


  • Purpose of the workshop including specific learning objectives :
  •    -Introducing basic concepts of environmental time-series analysis and dlnm (distributed lag non-linear model)

       -Model building strategies/model diagnostics, interpretation of the outputs

       -Introducing basics of R

       -Practicing R-code to perform statistical analysis

       -Exercising R-code with real data for air pollution and temperature-mortality studies


  • Schedule :
  •      9:00-  9:05   Opening remarks
           - Prof. Yasushi Honda

         9:05-10:00   Introduction to environmental time-series analysis
           - Prof. Masahiro Hashizume & Prof. Ho Kim

        10:50-10:15   Application of DLNM to global projection of heat-related mortality
           - Prof. Yasushi Honda

       10:15-10:20   Break

       10:20-11:05   R programming - A short introduction to R
           - Dang Tran Ngoc & Xerxes Seposo

       11:05-11:50   Modeling temperature and mortality using GLM

       11:50-12:50   Lunch (included)

       12:50-13:15   Modeling temperature and mortality using GLM (continued)
           - Prof. Yoonhee Kim

       13:25-14:25   Modeling temperature and mortality using DLNM
           - Chris Fook Sheng Ng

       14:20-14:25   Break

       14:25-15:25   Bayesian meta-analysis
           - Yeonseung Chung

       15:25-15:30   Q&A and closing
           - Prof. Masahiro Hashizume


  • Other necessary information for all participants :
  •    -Please bring your own laptop which has been charged and laptop charger.

       -Please install the software (basicR and dlnm package) beforehand.


  • Further Information please visit here : http://hosting03.snu.ac.kr/~hokim/iseeac2016

  • *Pre-Conference Workshop is subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participants is not met.



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