The study of how risk and protective factors dynamically interact to influence later disease outcomes is referred to as life course epidemiology. A life course approach to chronic diseases seems imperative. However, at present there are significant design and analytical challenges that limit the feasibility of life course epidemiological studies. Controversial conceptual and methodological issues exist in life course epidemiology relevant to the causal inference debate in epidemiology.
We will present how hypotheses should be formulated within the lifecourse framework and what are the strengths and weaknesses of some analytical approaches that have been used so far.
Emiliano Albanese (Professeur)
Salon d'accueil - salle 7A-8-739 – 8ème étage - Cluse Roseraie