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Stars in Nutrition & Cancer

False Positives, False Negatives, and Small Effects: Genome, Exposome,
and Nutrition

Star Speaker

John Ioannidis, MD, DSc
CF Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention
Professor of Medicine and Director
Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Meeting Date

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Meeting Materials

Meeting Time

Meeting Time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 Opening Remarks
3:15 Lecture and Discussion

Meeting Location

Lipsett Amphitheater
Building 10
NIH Main Campus
Bethesda, MD


To present theoretical arguments regarding the relative presence of false positive and false negative associations in epidemiological investigation;

To discuss the factors that affect the ratio of false positives to false negatives;

To present empirical evidence on the ratio of false positives to false positives and lessons from – omics agnostic research as they may apply to non-genomic exposures, such as nutrition; and

To present empirical evidence on the small magnitude of epidemiological associations and the implications for discovery and application of new epidemiological knowledge.

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Event is pre-approved by the CDR for 2 credits for Registered Dietitians.

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