Upcoming Seminars

Please take note of the agenda for the upcoming virtual

Joint Basel Epidemiology Seminar and Basel Biometrics Society on

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on drug utilization and outcome measurements

Date and time:

  • November 23rd, 2021
  • 14:00-17:30 CET 


Virtual event 


  • Free of charge
  • Please register
  • The participation link will be shared upon registration.


14:00 – 14:15 Andrea Burden (ETH Zurich)

Welcome & Introduction

14:15 – 15:00 Tara Gomes (University of Toronto)

Understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the intersection of opioid use, overdose and drug policy in Canada

15:00 – 15:15 Q&A

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 15:45 Teresa Karrer (Roche, Basel)

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine clinical management of patients with neurological conditions: a retrospective cohort study in UK primary care (CPRD)

15:45 – 16:00 Kat Belendiuk (Roche, Basel)

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Utilisation in US People Living with Multiple Sclerosis: an Analysis of the Flywheel MS Cohort.

16:00 – 16:25 Shivani Mhatre (Roche/Genentech, San Francisco)

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on oncology care patterns in the US and considerations for RWD study methodologies

16:25 – 16:30 Q&A/ Buffer

16:30 – 16:50 Andrea Burden (ETH Zurich)

Trends in opioid utilization and overdoses in Switzerland

16:50 – 17:10 Christoph Meier (University of Basel)

Drug utilization in Switzerland in the Covid pandemia: findings from a Swiss claims database

17:10 – 17:30 Discussion & Closure