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"Personalizing Patient Care Under Uncertainty" - Please See Below for Event Details

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-Student Attendees Ended $190.00 $0.00
Student Attendees Ended $50.00 $0.00
April 11th Optional Dinner with Manski at McMaster Faculty Club Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Center for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) and the Dept. of Economics, McMaster University, and the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE), University of Toronto, are proud to host Dr. Manski at McMaster University for a 2-day course focussed on cutting edge statistical/econometric approaches that can be used to enhance the development of clinical guidelines and in informing treatment choice.  

Prof. Charles Manski pioneered advances in partial identification across many policy applications. His recent work addresses opportunities to build further robustness and rigour into clinical decision-making in relation to patient care under uncertainty with applications to clinical guideline development, prognosis and treatment. 


- April 11th - 10am-4:30
- April 12th - 10am-3pm

April 11th - Optional Dinner with Manski 5:30-8:30pm 
- Taking place at McMaster University Club

The Instructor

Charles F. Manski is a superb speaker who can make technical information accessible to broad audiences. He is currently working on a book on Personalizing Patient Care Under Uncertainty. Previous books include Public Policy in an Uncertain World (Harvard 2013), Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer, 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall, 1988).

He is Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the: Econometric Society, American Statistical Association, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the British Academy. More information on Dr. Manski can be found at: (

Course Topics

  • Review of psychological and economic research comparing evidence-based prediction with clinical judgment in personalized medicine
  • Critical appraisal of inappropriate extrapolation of results from trials and meta-analysis, and limitations of hypothesis testing for treatment decisions and power-based approaches to choosing trial sample size
  • Formal analysis of partial identification and extrapolation of treatment effects with experimental and observational data, including missing data problems
  • Formal analysis of decision under uncertainty with experimental and observational data, including discussion of optimal and reasonable decision criteria; rational expectations and subjective utility-based decisions; and decisions under ambiguity
  • Case study with course methods: nodal observation or dissection in treatment of melanoma
  • An adaptive diversification approach to public health policy which holds promise for reducing uncertainty over time, while fulfilling reasonable decision criteria in the present

Examples and applications may include optimal testing and treatment, surveillance versus aggressive treatment, breast cancer risk assessment, cardiovascular disease prediction, bariatric surgery outcome assessment, and hypertension drug trial outcome assessment. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Visitor parking payment is required from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Exact change, Mastercard or Visa, are the payment options. All guests visiting Tenants in the building are directed to the Visitor Parking area.


- Lot 1, adjacent to the ATRIUM@MIP at 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, and is a pay-and-display parking area
- Lot 5, gated gravel lot located north of Lot 1


- South of the CanMet building on Frid Street
- Visitors’ lot at MARC building (north of the main entrance doors)
- Lot # 4 at MARC building (west of the west side entrance doors)


As of January 1, 2017, the rates have been increased as follows:
- Lot 1 and parking meters: $1.25 per hour with a daily maximum of $8.00
- Lot 5 (Conference/Overflow lot): $1.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $7.00

Directions from MIP to McMaster Faculty Club 

McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Rd S #105, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Head north on Longwood Rd S
280 m
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Main St W/Hamilton Regional Rd 8 (signs for ON-8 E)
450 m
Turn right onto Newton Ave
350 m
Continue onto Sterling St
800 m
Turn right onto Stearn Dr
160 m
Turn left to stay on Stearn Dr
120 m

McMaster University Student Centre

1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email with any questions regarding the event. 


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When & Where

McMaster Innovation Park - Conference Room 1Ct
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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