Causal Methods in Early-Life Research: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Scientific Workshop near Frankfurt (Main)

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024
Dates: 25 – 27 September 2024
Location: Bad Kreuznach (near Frankfurt/Main)

Establishing causal evidence for relationships between early-life exposures and later-life health and human capital outcomes is an important tool for understanding long-term trajectories from the earliest life stages, offering new opportunities for developing health and economic interventions.

By bringing together experts from economics, epidemiology, medicine, the social sciences and other disciplines, this workshop seeks to underscore the value of integrating disciplinary methodologies in investigating causal effects in early-life research. We aim to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, exploration of synergistic research methods, and discussions on the current state of the field.

The on-site workshop will contain interactive components, as well as talks, a poster session, and a keynote lecture (see preliminary program). The keynote will be held by Maya Rossin-Slater, health economist and Associate Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Researchers at all career stages are invited to submit abstract proposals on various early-life exposures through the online submission system by 30 April 2024.

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