1st Latin American Course of Neuroepidemiology

1 Apr 2018 to 7 Apr 2018

Course Description:
  • To discuss the different types of Characteristics of epidemiologic studies: population surveys, analytic studies, and clinical trials, with special emphasis in multiple sclerosis. 
  • To introduce students to genetic epidemiology and to Understand the basis of gene-environment interaction. 
  • To review the main aspects of statistics applied to epidemiological research, with emphasis on Importance versus significance, and confounding factors and interaction. 
  • To exchange experiences and opinions on MS Between Researchers in Latin America, and to discuss the opportunity and feasibility of a muticentric survey in the region.
  • To give the opportunity to discuss neuroepidemiological studies in different phases of development (preparation, implementation, data analysis, etc.) With Researchers with experience
The complex building of current clinical research continues to stand on four methodological pillars - the population surveys, the case-control study, the cohort study and the clinical trial. This 5 day course provides a review of the four methods. The course will enable the participants to better understand how evidence is constructed in clinical research. Participants will improve their ability to design, conduct, and interpret studies.
The course methodology is based on: 
  • Lectures 
  • Discussion of examples of different types of studies 
  • Analysis of papers published with different study designs 
  • Presentation of neuroepidemiological surveys carried on in Latin America by the authors 
  • Discussion in workshops 

A syllabus will be distributed to participants before the start of the course. 


Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Calle 50