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Webinar: The prospective cohort study; introduction to the workhorse of epidemiological research on ageing

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Prospective cohort studies provide essential data for research on human ageing. They have been instrumental in detecting determinants and patterns of disease, age-related functional
impairments, wellbeing and terminal decline. Evidence obtained from data from cohort studies often feeds into prevention and policy in the clinic as well as in public health. However, they are costly to set-up and maintain and investigators running cohort studies often encounter serious challenges to their quality and infrastructural integrity. This webinar gives a brief overview of the pro’s and con’s of
data from prospective cohort studies, interlaced with examples from the prospective Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA).

Martijn Huisman (NL) is Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing at Amsterdam University Medical Center and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is Principal Investigator of the Longitudinal Aging
Study Amsterdam, which is a prospective cohort study among Dutch older adults that started in 1992. Martijn teaches students of Medicine, of Sociology and of Health Sciences about a broad range of
topics, including the demography of ageing, socioeconomic inequalities in health and ageing and the history of epidemiology. These topics also reflect his research interests.

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