The NOFE conference 2018

The Norwegian Epidemiological Association (NOFE) welcomes you to the 25th NOFE Conference in Trondheim, November 14th to 15th. The topic of this year’s conference is «Causality – a never-ending story»
The conference will take place in Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim.

Register for participation and accommodation at the conference

Keynote Speakers

Janet Rich-EdwardsJanet__rich_edwards is co-director of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an epidemiololgist, her focus is on the intersection of women’s health and that of their children, and she is the director of developmental epidemiology for the Connors Center for Women’s health and                                                              gender biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

George Davey SmithGeorge Davey Smith is director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol and scientific director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. As a clinical epidemiologist, his research has pioneered the understanding of health inequalities, lifecourse epidemiology, health care and health policy interventions and the utilization of genetics in epidemiology and population health.



Jon Michael Gran Jon Michael Gran is an associate professor and researcher at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiolgy, a joint centre between the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo and the Oslo University Hospital. He is also associate editor in Biometrika, and works on methods for causal inference.



The preliminary program is available here

Abstract submission
Abstract submission is now open, and we invite you to submit your abstracts for presentation at the conference. Deadline for submission is September 15th.

Please read the abstract submission guidelines carefully and make sure you format your abstract accordingly. Please submit your abstract as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to

Registration fees (including VAT)
Early bird fee (until September 30th):
NOFE members NOK 2990
NOFE non-members NOK 3690

From October 1st:
NOFE members NOK 3690
NOFE non-member NOK 4290

The registration fee covers participation at the conference, lunch and refreshments and a copy of a supplement issue of the Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology containing the program and abstracts. The conference fee includes 25% VAT.

NOFE membership
If you wish to become a member of NOFE and benefit from the reduced conference fee, you may register as a new member and pay the membership fee at the registration form. This concerns new members only; we kindly ask existing members to pay their membership fee using the invoice you will receive via e-mail.

Accomodation at the conference hotel can be booked at a reduced rate through the registration form
If you need to book accommodation exceeding the availabilities in the registration form, please contact, and we will try to assist you. Booking of hotel rooms through the registration form closes at October 30th.

Conference dinner
The conference dinner is not included in the conference fee. If you wish to participate at the conference dinner on November 14th, you can register for this for the cost of NOK 690 per person at the registration form.

EPINOR students
EPINOR covers the early bird NOFE member conference fee for all EPINOR students as well as the membership fee in NOFE.
The conference fee and membership fee will be paid directly by EPINOR for all EPINOR students who are or become a member in NOFE and register as an early bird.
Those who wish to participate at the conference dinner must fill in their private/work invoice address as billing address at the registration form. This does not affect the direct coverage of the conference fee by EPINOR.
Those who do not wish to become a member of NOFE or register after September 30th, will have to register for the conference as an ordinary participant. EPINOR will still cover the cost of the early bird member fee after receiving a travel refund claim, but the participants must cover the difference in price (NOK 700 for either NOFE non-members or late registration or NOK 1300 for NOFE non-members with late registration).