We are happy to announce the 8th SIMID course on "Infectious Disease Modelling and Health Economic Evaluation of Vaccines" for people who want to expand their modelling toolbox and understanding of cost-effectiveness analysis when it is applied to vaccines. The 5 day course in Antwerp, Belgium, will include many tutorials in R and MS Excel. (more…)
Are you interested in epidemic models of within-host dynamics and between-host transmission? If so, a postdoc with Dr. Lorenzo Pellis in Manchester (School of Mathematics, which includes pure, applied and statistics), might be something for you. He's advertising two postdocs of 2.5 years, one is more theoretical and one more applied, but both involving modelling and computer programming. More info: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=14669
Anthony Scott and Stefan Flasche run an intensive 2-week course on The Epidemiological Evaluation of Vaccines at LSHTM. In 2018, the course will run from 2rd to 13th July. Although there are several courses in vaccinology, few are aimed at advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an understanding of the methods used in the evaluation of vaccines from early clinical trials through to assessment of population impact, modelling, cost-effectiveness analysis, safety surveillance and policy. It aims to tackle issues in high, middle and low income countries.
We are pleased to announce the third 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 Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on the practical implementation and analysis with R and NetLogo. The emphasis of the course will be on the process of designing and exploring individual-based models to address complex questions in epidemiology and not on the technical aspects of writing computer programs. Prior experience with R is a plus, experience with NetLogo is…
The first Belgian health economics research prize “Fernand Nedée” of the Royal Academy was awarded to Philippe Beutels for research on determinants of health care consumption and of quality of life, covering seven journal articles. This research line continues at CHERMID through an FWO project that started in 2017.
Nine SIMID members joined the Sixth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics to share three days of intense dialogue on our ideas, data, insight, models and methods. It was great to promote our work and to meet other researchers to discuss future research opportunities. (more…)