Call for abstracts – UK Causal Inference Meeting 2017 – 5-7 April

Essex Business School

The University of Essex is pleased to host the 5th annual UK Causal Inference Meeting (UK-CIM), which will take place from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th April 2017. The pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday 4th April.

The meeting is sponsored by the ESRC Research Centre for Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) and Understanding Society: The UK Longitudinal Household Study based at the Institute for Social & Economic Research.

The meeting will include keynote addresses from Fabrizia Mealli (University of Florence) and Elizabeth Stuart (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

Important dates

Friday 17th February 2017: Deadline for a) ‘Early Bird’ registration fee and b) submission of abstracts for talks and poster presentation
Early March 2017: Authors notified whether their abstracts have been accepted
20th March 2017: Registration closes

All those authors who submit abstracts will be eligible for the early-bird registration fee after 17 Feb, whether or not their abstracts are accepted.

Details of the meeting (including registration fees, suggestions for accommodation and travel) can be found on the conference website.

Register for the conference here

Aims and objectives

UK-CIM is an initiative to organise a regular UK based meeting on causal inference as a collaborative effort across the methodology research community in the health, economics and social sciences.

UK-CIM aims to:

  • Provide a forum for people interested in causal inference to meet informally
  • Provide a forum for early career researchers to highlight their work
  • Offer opportunities for networking to foster future research opportunities and collaborations

Please note that registration for the meeting is not restricted to people from the UK, and we welcome participation from anyone who would like to attend.

Theme of the meeting

The theme of the meeting is “Causal Inference in Health, Economic and Social Sciences”. Causal inference is broadly defined, and the focus is on methodology and challenging applications, though presentations relating to interesting applications that highlight necessary methodological extensions are also encouraged.

Meeting website

Find further details about the meeting here

Contact us

For questions about the UK-CIM 2017, please contact the local organisers at

For questions about the UK-CIM initiative, please contact the chair Richard Emsley at or any member of the steering group.


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