Meet the Expert

The World‘s Leading Scholars Brought to Cologne

Meet the Expert is a workshop-based seminar series which brings the world’s leading scientists of their field to Cologne and allows participants to discuss the expert’s findings and work at length and personally in an exclusive workshop environment. It is open to scientists, young researchers and students from all disciplines.

Meet the Expert VIII

Prof. John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc. (Stanford University)

Knowledge is Truth?

Generating Medical Evidence in a Digital Age


Professor John Ioannidis, M.D, D.Sc. from Stanford University will share his insights regarding the generation of medical evidence and present his research leading to his comprehensive methodological critique, which has made him one of the most cited and influential scientists worldwide. Together with the participants of this exclusive workshop, he will highlight the problems and shortcomings of the traditional methods, discuss modern alternatives which present themselves in light of the new possibilities to generate and use vast amounts of data, and debate the chances and challenges of their integration and transformation into modern health care.

Intensive workshop environment

Invited scholars chair an exclusive three-hour seminar, allowing students and young researchers to engage in a face-to-face encounter with the invited expert. The participants are given insights into scientific materials and will discuss the expert’s findings and publications in a small and intensive workshop environment. To ensure an in-depth exchange, participant numbers are limited and allocated on the basis of a short motivational letter.

August 30th, 2018

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

ceres Lecture Room
Universitätsstr. 91, 2nd Floor
50931 Köln

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