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Annual Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology

Topic:
“A Comedy of Errors or Much Ado About Nothing? Dietary Measurement and Nutritional Epidemiology”

Lecturer:
Laurence Freedman, Ph.D.
Director, Biostatistics Unit
Gertner Institute for Epidemiology
Tel Hashomer, Israel

Abstract:
Many methodological issues arise in nutritional epidemiology studies, including the problems of dietary measurement. This lecture will focus on whether or not dietary measurement error has been one of the major barriers to obtaining reliable results, and on new approaches to alleviate its effects, including use of new self-report instruments, combining different self-report instruments, and combining self-report instruments with biomarkers. The title of Dr. Freedman’s talk is “A Comedy of Errors or Much Ado About Nothing? Dietary Measurement and Nutritional Epidemiology”. The National Cancer Institute established this lecture to honor the memory of Arthur Schatzkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., a visionary scientist, mentor, and leader in the field of nutrition and cancer.