Five-day course: Individual-based Modeling in Epidemiology

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We are pleased to announce the second version of the course "Individual-based Modeling in Epidemiology: a Practical Introduction".   Individual-based model, also frequently referred to as agent-based models, are a relatively new class of models suited to gain insight into the population dynamics of complex systems that emerge from the characteristics and interactions of individuals in the population.    Summary:- Create your own individual-based model - Improve your skills to design and analyze individual-based models - Explore practical applications in epidemiology  (more…)
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Cancelled: 7th SIMID course September 2017

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Due to unforeseen circumstances and a low number of registered participants we regret to inform you that we had to decide to cancel this year's course. We know this is disappointing news but we would like to thank you for your interest in our course which we plan to run again in 2018.
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Workshop 2017: THANK YOU!

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We would like to thank all the participants and speakers of the 7th SIMID-RESCEU-TransMID workshop. The presence and enthusiasm of such a variety of researchers make these meetings so worthwhile. We saw great and inspiring talks and had plenty of intensive and fruitful discussions. You can find some photos below. See you next year!  
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7th SIMID course September 2017

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Course In Modelling Infectious Diseases And Health Economic Evaluation Of Vaccines: 11-15 September 2017, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium For more information please visit the site here.
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Individual Based Modelling in Epidemiology: A Practical Introduction, Stellenbosch, South Africa (March 2017)

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Prof Wim Delva (SACEMA, Ghent University, Hasselt University and KU Leuven) and Dr Lander Willem (Antwerp University) are presenting an intensive five-day course on Individual-based modelling in epidemiology, organised by SACEMA from March 27-31, 2017. The course will run from 9 am to 4 pm daily, and be held at STIAS (adjacent to SACEMA) in Stellenbosch.
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We must be up to something good: prizes & awards shower!

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Recently Prof Niel Hens was awarded a €1.6m Consolidator grant from the European Research Council for a new project on mathematical modelling called TransMID The grant will reinforce the SIMID project and the bridge between our research groups in Antwerp and Hasselt. Dr Benson Ogunjimi received the University of Antwerp’s Research Award in Biomedical sciences for his PhD research. Benson is in clinical pediatric training while continuing his postdoctoral research on modelling of within-host immunological response mechanisms. Dr Jeroen Luyten’s PhD thesis was awarded the Flemish Research Foundation’s McKinsey prize . Jeroen is currently at the London School of Economics, and will return to Belgium to join the KULeuven’s faculty. We wish him all the best!
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Dr Adriaan Blommaert

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Adriaan Blommaert successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Health econometric studies into the determinants of antibiotic consumption and the cost-effectiveness of adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination strategies." on 3rd February 2016 at the University of Antwerp. It was a joint PhD UAntwerp-UHasselt. Adriaan will continue working at CHERMID on the cost-effectiveness of infectious disease prevention strategies and on identifying the determinants of different forms of health care use.
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