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WEON 2023

Welcome to the annual conference of the Dutch Society for Epidemiology

Researchers are always struggling with uncertainty and causality. Embracing uncertainty requires to take a long, hard look at your data from every possible angle, and to come up with a statement that reflects best the findings of your study. Epidemiologist are well-known for their countless critical arguments why we can only very cautiously arrive at a particular conclusion. While such approach is essential for good science, we sometimes need to be a bit more brave. We need to accept uncertainty as inevitable in science, but uncertainty should not stand in the way of sound interpretation and guidance for society.

The organizers of WEON2023, the annual Netherlands Epidemiology congress, will fully embrace uncertainty in research as the main theme of the congress. We have invited interesting keynote speakers to reflect on uncertainty from many different angles. We expect many scientists to present their ongoing research, thereby collectively creating new insights and inspiration for each other. We have a pre-conference day with six(!) workshops, particularly aimed at PhD students and Post docs, on methods and strategies for dealing with uncertainty in research and for better understanding of causal inference in observational studies. Please note that it is also possible to only register for a pre-conference workshop.

We kindly invite you to participate in this congress. We are looking forward to an exciting WEON2023 in Rotterdam. Be there, and be part of the  research community in epidemiology in the Netherlands.


On behalf of the WEON2023 organizing committee

Chairs of the WEON2023 conference:


Alex Burdorf

Head Department of Public Health, ErasmusMC

Arfan Ikram

Head Department of Epidemiology, ErasmusMC












Day 1:

10.0012.00Large room:
Opening and Keynotes – Trish Greenhalgh and Daniel Oberski
Guided poster session
13.3015.00Large room & Room 1, 2 en 3
Parallel sessions 1-4
15.3017.00Large room
Debate: “Uncertainty in your career“
15.3017.00Room 1
Master class “Introduction to Causal inference Issues in Epidemiology”
15.3017.00Room 2
Master class “Systems thinking”
15.3017.00Room 3
Speeddates “Meet the professors”
Social Program

Day 2:

09.0010.30Large room & Room 1, 2 en 3
Parallel session 5-8
11.0012.30Large room & Room 1, 2 en 3
Parallel session 9-12
12.4514.00Large room:
COREON session
Guided poster session
14.0015.30Large room:
Keynotes – Will Tiemeijer and Ionica Smeets
15.3016.15Large room:
VVE awards and closing
Farewell drinks


Venue information

Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam

The Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam is located in the heart of Rotterdam, a short walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station. Various car parks, hotels and restaurants are situated in the close vicinity of the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam.

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