The Bern Lectures in Health Science

Extending treatment effects from randomized trials to target populations: Pharmacoepidemiologic approaches and applications

Thursday, 2024/09/26, 16:00

Dr. Jennifer Lund

Randomized trials estimate the average treatment effect within a population of individuals that are eligible, invited, and enrolled in a study. However, decision makers often need evidence that applies to populations beyond those that participated in the trial to inform policies or actions for a different population of individuals – often termed the target population. Emerging methods within the field of epidemiology and causal inference are being developed and applied that combined data from randomized trials with observational data from target populations to enhance the evidence base used to inform decision-making. In this talk, Dr. Lund will provide an overview of the concept of target validity as it relates to decision-making, review some of the methodological approaches currently used to generalize (or transport) estimates of treatment effects from randomized trials to target populations of interest, and discuss several applied examples.

Event organizer: Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Lund, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Date: 2024/09/26
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Room 320
BIHAM
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge

Join the lecture on Thursday, 26 September 2024 at 4:00 pm (CET)

on-site at Mittelstrasse 43, room 320