4182.0 Other topics in epidemiology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will include presentations of epidemiological research from fields as diverse as pharmacoepidemiology, injury/violence, and epidemiology methods. A discussion of the use of instrumental variables in prescription drug research, will be followed by presentations of epidemiological research about youth violence, drowning mortality, and the fetal effects of anticonvulsant polytherapy exposure.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Briefly introduce instrumental variable approach that addresses unmeasured confounding bias in observational studies; 2) Describe the demographics and trend analysis in unintentional drowning mortality in the United States from 19992006; and 3) Differentiate between the risk of antiepileptic drug (AED) polytherapies and the risk of individual drugs in AED polytherapies taken by pregnant women.

Introductory Remarks
"You get caught up": The role of opportunity in decision-making around youth violence
Luke O. Hansen, MD, MHS, Barbara Tinney, MSW, Chisara Asomugha, MD, MSPH, Jill Barron, MD, MHS, Mitesh Rao, MD, MHS, Georgina Lucas, MSW, Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH and Marjorie S. Rosenthal, MD, MPH
Drowning Mortality in the United States, 19992006
Sana Muazzam, MSc and Muazzam Nasrullah, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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