Open national SIMSAM meeting 2016

2016/10/12 @ 12:00 – 2016/10/13 @ 13:20
Visualiseringscenter C
Kungsgatan 54
602 33 Norrköping

The open national SIMSAM meeting of 2016 will be held in Norrköping 12-13 October. This lunch-to-lunch meeting will focus on causal inference and network analyses in register-based research and features lectures, cases, panel discussions, a poster session as well as updates on Swedish registers. The meeting, to be held at Visualiseringscenter C in Norrköping, is free of charge for all participants.

Link to program

Link to registration  Registration deadline 19 September, 2016
If you have a problem to register, please contact

PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to bring personal posters in order to receive feed-back on ongoing projects and future plans, size 70 x 130 cam (width x height).

The meeting including lunches/dinner is free of charge for all participants. However, please note that the full conference fee of 500 SEK will be charged for persons who register but do not turn up at the meeting. Registrations can be cancelled until 4 October, 2016 by sending an e-mail to

50 single rooms for 12-13 October are available for booking for conference participants until 10 September at Elite Grand Hotel Norrköping (please use and state the reference code GKAR121016). Also 10 double rooms are available for booking for conference participants until 10 September at Strand Hotell (please use and state the reference code 33662). Also please note that rooms are to be booked and payed by participants themselves and are not included in the conference package. Please consider sharing rooms and observe that rooms will not be guaranteed after 10 September.

Accommodation costs:
At Elite Grand (ref code GKAR121016)
25 economy rooms of 952 SEK each
10 standard rooms of 952 SEK each
15 deluxe rooms of 1629 SEK each, with the possibility to stay two persons in one room with an addition of 200 SEK

At Strand Hotell (ref code 33662)
1 Classic Grand lit of 1095 SEK
4 Double rooms Classic (river view) of 1195 SEK each
5 Double rooms of 1095 SEK each

The meeting is organized by SIMSAM MEB Family Design at the Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB), Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, and SIMSEG at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS), Linköping University (LiU).

Organizing committee:
Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Arvid Sjölander, SIMSAM MEB Family Design, KI and Eva Fredriksson, MEB, KI. Peter Hedström, Maria Brandén, SIMSEG, LiU, Ulrika Frisk, IAS, LiU and Anna Holmström, Umeå University.

For questions regarding the meeting, please contact national SIMSAM coordinator Anna Holmström (  

SIMSAM is short for the Swedish Initiative in Research on Microdata in the Social And Medical sciences and is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) 2014-2018. For additional information about SIMSAM, please visit