The next meeting of the Statistics and Law section of the Royal Statistical Society will be held on Wednesday October 21st from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. at Errol Street. It will be preceded by the AGM at 2.00 p.m.
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Epidemiological evidence and tort litigation: A study in judicial confusion about basic statistics
2.00 – 2.30 Annual General Meeting
Seminar on Legal Epidemiology
2.30 – 2.35 Welcome and Introduction by seminar chair, Dr Claire McIvor
2.35 – 3.10 ‘An epidemiologist’s experience of giving expert evidence in asbestos litigation’
Professor Alex Burdorf, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
3.10 – 3.45 ‘A view from legal academia: the doubles the risk test and other basic mistakes that the courts make about epidemiology’
Dr Claire McIvor, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Birmingham
3.45 – 4.20 ‘Legal epidemiology and the significance of the distinction between effects of causes and causes of effects’
Professor Philip Dawid, Emeritus Professor of Statistics, University of Cambridge
4.20 – 4.30 Concluding thoughts
Tea and coffee will be available before the seminar.
Travel Information: The nearest tube stations are Moorgate, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Barbican.