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Invited Conference Presentations


  • Karim, M. E.; Pang, M.; Platt, R. "Comparing approaches for Confounding Adjustment in Secondary Database Analyses: High-Dimensional Propensity Score versus two machine learning algorithms: Random Forest and Elastic Net", invited session on 'Statistical Methods to Improve Drug and Vaccine Safety Surveillance Using Big Healthcare Data', XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, Canada 10 - 15 July, 2016 (scheduled)


    Contributed Conference Presentations


    • Karim, M. E.; Pang, M.; Platt, R. "Comparing approaches for Confounding Adjustment in Secondary Database Analyses: High-Dimensional Propensity Score versus two machine learning algorithms: Random Forest and Elastic Net", International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) Annual Conference, 21-25 Aug 2016 Birmingham, UK (scheduled)
    • Karim, M. E.; Platt, R., Tremlett, H.; The BeAMS study group "Estimating Inverse Probability Weights using Super Learner when Weight-Model Specification is Unknown in a Marginal Structural Cox Model Context: An Application to Multiple Sclerosis", 
      • session on "Biostatistics Applications", Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, May 29 - June 1, 2016 Brock University, St. Catharines (abstract, slides)
      • XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, Canada 10 - 15 July, 2016 (slide)
      • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), Annual Conference, 9-13 July 2017, Vigo, Spain (scheduled).


    Invited Research Seminar Talks


    • Karim, M. E.Gustafson, P.; Petkau, J.; Tremlett, H.; The BeAMS study group "Comparison of Statistical Approaches Dealing with Immortal Time Bias in Drug Effectiveness Studies":
      • January 19, 2016, Biostatistics seminar, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC [Abstract].
      • February 8, 2016, Causal inference journal club, Faculté de pharmacie, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC [link to page].
      • March 8, 2016, Epidemiology seminar, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Research Institute, Montreal, QC.
      • June 30, 2016, Department seminar, Landmark Center, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA.
      • July 12, 2016, Statistics seminar, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
    • Rahman, P.K. and Matsui, N. and Ikemoto, Y. and Karim, M. E. (2007). “Livelihoods of Chronically Poor in Rural Bangladesh”. International Workshop on “Chronic  Poor in Bangladesh”. 17-19 March 2007, The Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Japan. (International: Invited talk) [Slide]

    Contributed Research Seminar Talks


    • Karim, M. E. "Causal Inference Approaches for Dealing with Time-dependent Confounding in Longitudinal Studies, with Applications to Multiple Sclerosis Research", Biostatistical Research Group Seminar Series, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, December, 2014 [abstract]
    • Karim, M. E. "Evaluating the Performance of Hypothesis Testing in Case-Control Studies with Exposure Misclassification, using Frequentist and Bayesian Techniques", Seminar Series, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, June, 2009 [seminar | abstract
    • Karim, M. E. “Comparisons of Different Frailty Models: A Simulation Study”, August, 2007, Thesis defense, Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh [slide]
    • Karim, M. E. "Modeling the Daily Rainfall Occurrence: A stochastic approach”, 2005, Project presentation, Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh [slide]


    Outreach 

    (Designed For Non-statistical Researchers)
    • Karim, M. E. “Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Improve Causal Inference in Observational Studies.”, Seminar at School of population and public health, April 21, 2017 
    • Karim, M. E.; Pang, M.; Platt, R. “Automated Confounding Control in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Help or Hype?” Work in Progress Seminar, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital 1081 Burrard Street Vancouver, April 12, 2017 [abstract, related profile] (scheduled).
    • Karim, M. E.; Pang, M.; Platt, R. "Comparing approaches for Confounding Adjustment in Secondary Database Analyses: High-Dimensional Propensity Score versus two machine learning algorithms", Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training  / Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSECT/DSEN) Monthly Seminar Series, Online, Mar 23, 2017. [abstract]
    • Karim, M. E.  "How to estimate beta-interferon treatment effectiveness in MS using some fancy modelling", September 2011, Pharmacoepidemiology in MS Research Group (PiMS), Brain Research Centre conference centre, UBC Hospital, Vancouver [Slide]


    Research Talks in Student Seminars


    • Karim, M. E. “Causal Inference from Observational Data using Propensity Scores, Graduate Students Seminar Series, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, March, 2011 [Slide | seminar | abstract mirror]
    • Karim, M. E. “Estimating the causal effect of a treatment while time-dependent confounding is present: An illustration of the sequential Cox approach”, Graduate Students Seminar Series, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, September, 2011 [Slide | seminar | abstract mirror]


    Poster Presentation (Invited)


    • Karim, M. E.Gustafson, P.; Petkau, J.;  Shirani,A.;  Zhao, Y.;  Kingwell, E.;  van der Kop, M.;  Oger , J.; UBC MS Clinic Neurologists.; Tremlett, Helen "Causal inference tools for estimating the effect of beta-interferon exposure in delaying disease progression in a relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis cohort data obtained from observational sources" 2013 endMS Conference in December 2013, St. Sauveur, Quebec [poster]


    Contributed Posters


    • Shirani, A.; Zhao, Y.; Karim, M. E.; Petkau, J.; Gustafson, P.; Evans, C.; Kingwell, E.; van der Kop, M.; Oger, J.; UBC MS Clinic Neurologists.; Tremlett,  H. (2013) "Investigation of heterogeneity in the association between interferon beta and disability progression in multiple sclerosis: an observational study from British Columbia, Canada", Tools for detecting therapeutic response, ECTRIMS/RIMS meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 2 – 5 October 2013. (abstractmirror)