BPE has created a very high scientific level festival dedicated to pharmacoepidemiology: the Bordeaux PharmacoEpi Festival, which is organized since 2010 (to date, 10 editions of the festival have been successfully held).
World-class experts talk about a topic of their choice. This original master class format allows all participants to stay abreast of the major news in the discipline as well as hot topics in public health.

Hedvig Nordeng
Oslo, Norway
European Initiative to Improve Knowledge about Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Lactation
Andrea Margulis
Barcelona, Spain
Validation of events in database studies on pregnancy Pharmacoepidemiology
Almut Winterstein
Gainesville, USA
Why design trumps analysis – pharmacoepidemiology in the era of big data and AI
Anton Pottegård
Odense, Denmark
The future of (emergency) pharmacoepidemiology
Tarry Ahuja
Ottawa, Canada
The Evolution of Drug Review in Canada – Integrating Innovation in HTA With Real-World Evidence
Cécile Droz-Perroteau
Bordeaux, France
Pandémie et réseaux sociaux : la (pharmaco)-épidémiologie dans tous ses états
(conférence grand public en français – public conference in french)
Daniel Prieto Alhambra
Oxford, UK
Tools for distributed network pharmacoepi studies
Asieh Golozar
Baltimore, USA
Observational Cancer Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Rodolphe Thiébaut
Bordeaux, France
Data science for vaccine development
Vincent Lo Re
Philadelphia, USA
Opportunities and Challenges With Using Real-World Data to Conduct COVID-19 Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
Vera Ehrenstein
Aarhus N, Denmark
Validation of routinely Collected Health Data (RCD) algorithms
Nicholas Moore
Bordeaux, France
Des données de santé, mais pour quoi faire ?
(conférence grand public en français – public conference in french)
Jeffrey Aronson
Oxford, UK
Clinical trials of therapeutic interventions during the covid-19 pandemic.
Krista Huybrechtsn
Boston, US
Using Big Data to Inform Big Decisions regarding Medication Use in Pregnancy.
Rosa Gini
Florence, Italy
Study variables in multi-database pharmacoepidemiology studies.
Nicholas Moore
Bordeaux, France
Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance : The Next Chapter.
Emmanuel Bacry
Paris, France
The French Health Data Hub.
Christophe Tzourio &
Yuan Ma

Bordeaux, France
Boston, US
Brain under pressure: new markers of and targets for hypertension-related brain diseases.
Catherine Quantin
The validity of diagnoses in public health databases (with invited speakers)
Tania Schink
Bremen, Germany
Internal validation of outcomes in public health databases
Giuseppe Traversa
Rome, Italy
Governing pharmaceutical care: Do we need to worry about the « excessive » prices of drugs? A pharmacoepidemiologist perspective
Gianluca Trifiró
Messine, Italy
Challenges in postmarketing surveillance of biologics in the era of biosimilars
Bernard Bégaud
[General Public Conference] A quoi peut servir la pharmacoépidémiologie ?
Kristian B. Filion
Montreal, Canada
The safety of antidiabetic drugs, and Distributed Drug Safety Networks/CNODES
Ron Herings
Amsterdam, NL
Scenario and prediction modeling In pharmacoepidemiology for health personalization
Munir Pirmohammed
Liverpool, UK
The excitement and challenges of being a clinical pharmacologist
Jacques Le Lorier
Quebec, CA
The Pharmacologically Pertinent Period of Effect. Are the editors doing their job ?
Susana Perez-Gutthann
Looking behind the code
Corinne de Vries
London, UK
Drug safety in pregnancy
Tom Walley
Liverpool, UK
Clinical research in the UK
John Ioannidis
Stanford, USA
Reproducible and useful epidemiology: why and how
Andy Stergachis
Seattle, USA
How to communicate benefits and risks, based on pharmacoepidemiological studies
Jesper Hallas
Odense – Denmark
Pharmacovigilance in low- and middle-income countries: need, issues, methods, case studies, and future directions.
Gerard de Pouvourville
Pharmacoeconomics in the modern world.
Til Stürmer
North Carolina, USA
Principled versus pragmatic pharmacoepidemiology: do we need to take sides?
Jaime Caro
Boston, USA
The use of DICE simulation for epidemiologic models
Marc Rodwin
Boston, USA
1) How can inappropriate off-label drug use be managed?
2) Financial relations between pharmaceutical firms and physicians
Arnold Chan
Taipei, Taiwan
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety in Asia.
Jerry Avorn
Boston, USA
Patients, doctors and drug safety
Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
Boston, USA
Are babies the only outcomes in pregnancy?
Stella Blackburn
London, UK
Considerations on risk-benefit assessment
Bert Leufkens
Utrecht, NL
Pharmacovigilance is here to stay
Saad Shakir
Boston, USA
Risk Management in Pharmacovigilance: what is under the bonnet?
Joshua Gagne
Boston, USA
Disease risk scores in pharmacoepidemiology?
Patrick Ryan
Philadelphia, USA
Lessons in pharmacoepidemiology from the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership
Martijn Schuemie
Rotterdam, NL
More Lessons in pharmacoepidemiology from the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership
Morten Andersen
Stockholm, Suède
How things happen in the Nordic countries?
Darren Toh
Boston, USA
Prospective surveillance of newly approved medical products
Nancy Dreyer
Boston, USA
Observational Studies of Effectiveness and Safety: Practical Applications and Challenges
Ken Rothman
Boston, USA
Ten Persistent Research Fallacies1. The randomized trial represents the perfect study design.2. Results from case-control studies are weaker than those from cohort studies, and the results from cohort studies are weaker than those from randomized trials.3. Study subjects should be representative of target populations.4. When measuring rates, the person-time of exposure to an agent goes in the denominator.5. The control group in ca-co studies should be just like the cases except that they don’t have disease.
Ken Rothman
Boston, USA
Ten Persistent Research Fallacies (cont’d)6. When conducting multiple comparisons, take the number of comparisons into account when obtaining p-values.7. Account for missing data with an indicator term for « missingness » in a model8. A good way to categorize a variable is by quartiles or quintiles 9. A reasonable way to interpret data is by using significance tests10. Report power when reporting the results of a study.
Samy Suissa
Montreal, Canada
Time-related biases in pharmacoepidemiology: Randomized trials built on sand.
Jacques Benichou
Attributable and competitive risks in pharmacoepidemiology
Syd Shapiro†
South Africa
Oligognostic mega-analysis. Is Archie turning in his grave?
Michal Abrahamowicz
Montreal, Canada
Modeling the effects of time-varying drug exposures: alternative models, cumulative effects and further challenges
Olaf Klungel
The Netherlands
Improved control for confounding using propensityscores and instrumental variables
Jeremy Rassen
Boston, USA
Computational pharmacoepi – the frontier between computing and PE
Tobias Kurth
The evaluation of different treatment effects in subgroups: practical uses of propensity scores
Bernard Bégaud
« Who cares about The truth? Non-comparative comparisons are safer », the Guru says.
Tom MacDonald Dundee, Scotland A rant about everything that irritates me including data protection, privacy, consent, regulation and ethics, interspersed with singing, art, poetry, philosophy (home-spun and otherwise), fantasy worlds (where are we now) and perfect worlds (will we ever get there?) a bit about risks (to individuals) and benefits (to society), duty of care, politics, changing the world, how we and ISPE can do this and other random thoughts including expressing ideas that are not my own or new and more singing ».
Yola Moride Montreal – Canada Why do I bother doing teleconferences in the middle of the night for data safety monitoring boards when nobody cares about denominators?
Stephen Evans London UK Pharmacoepidemiology and the pharmaceutical industry: undermined by their lawyers & tarnished by their funding?
Judith K Jones Fairfax, Degge group, USA The smorgasboard of exposure options- drugs, biologics, vaccines, devices –how long do you count the biological effect in a population study…?
Miriam Sturkenboom Rotterdam, NL The european database festival:one happy family?
Alexander Walker Boston, USA Signal Detection