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…)
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…)
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.
Yannick Vandendijck has recently been awarded his PhD in Statistics degree from Hasselt University. We are very happy that Yannick will continue to be a member of the SIMID team. Yannick Vandendijck: ‘ Semi-Parametric Methods for Applications in Survey Data and Geostatistical Data’ – 25 September 2015.
Steven Abrams has recently been awarded his PhD in Statistics degree from Hasselt University. We are very happy that Steven will continue to be a member of the SIMID team. Steven Abrams: 'Statistical models for estimating individual heterogeneity in acquisition of infectious diseases and outbreak risk in highly vaccinated populations' - 18 September 2015.
Wim Delva has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the FWO and will join the SIMID group. His FWO research project is a collaborative project between Hasselt University (Niel Hens) and the KULeuven (Annemie Vandamme), entitled "Combining phylodynamics and agent-based HIV transmission modelling to advance epidemiological methodology and evidence- based public health policies for HIV prevention and treatment"