Scientific content: The main focus of the current course will be to give an overview of Nordic health research based on register data and introduce a wide range of epidemiologic methods relevant for this type of data. Important health registers, and other Nordic registers relevant for register research will be presented.
The workplace, along with the school, primary care and hospital, has been established as one of the priority settings for health promotion. Work-related factors may influence the health of employees in various ways and, in the long run, contribute to healthy ageing.
The graduate course «Register-based research: Pharmacoepidemiology - drug use and safety» will provide junior researchers with knowledge on how to conduct register-based research across the Nordic countries.
In CP-North a highly qualified multidisciplinary team of researchers from all major Nordic countries will address a number of societal challenges associated with living with, or being a parent of a child, with a life-long disability in Norden by merging data from national registers with unique health data from quality registers.
Social conditions, such as income, employment and family resources, matter for health, and health matters for participation in society, employment and economic well-being. These associations are well known.
Globally, the leading cause of years of life lost is ischemic heart disease (IHD). In the EU 13.2 mio. patients are diagnosed with IHD(1) of these 700,000 live in the Nordic countries. IHD causes chest pain, myocardial infarcts, reduced physical capacity and reduces life-expectance. IHD is considered a chronic disease and may progress despite current optimal treatment.
Cancer in children is rare. But cancer remains the disease causing the most deaths in children over the age of 1 year. Most children, who die from cancer, do so because the standard treatment doesn't make their disease disappear (resistant disease) or because the disease returns (relapse of the disease). These children are at a high risk of dying from their cancer and we need to develop new treatments for them.
Children in the Nordic Countries are offered many vaccines that protect against a wide variety of specific infectious diseases. Studies from low-income countries indicate that vaccines might also alter the resistance towards other diseases.
The PERAID project proposes to implement personalized medicine (PM) in severe infectious diseases, specifically focusing on the life-threatening necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) as well as the large heterogeneous group of sepsis patients.