If half of the Belgians would telework, it can really make a difference in #flattenthecurve! Using our meta-population model for Belgium, we are analysing many distancing scenarios and made a first press release in de Standaard on March 17. See our cover-19 page for other ongoing projects.
We are happy to announce that our yearly course is integrated in the Antwerp Summer University initiative and will take place from 7-11 September 2020 in collaboration with Hasselt University and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. (more…)
The cost-effectiveness results of typhoid vaccination for 73 Gavi-eligible countries are now available online on Take on Typhoid. The website shows the disease and economic burden of each country, as well as the impact of different typhoid vaccination strategies. The study was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Elise Kuylen went to the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) to present her work on measles transmission. Tapiwa Ganyani, Pietro Coletti and Lander Willem went to the 7th International Conference on Infectious Diseases Dynamics (Epidemics) to promote ongoing work on overdispersion, flu and RSV. Both conferences were a succes! (more…)
Dr. Sereina Herzog won the ISCB poster award for her poster presentation "Estimating the force of infection and incidence using routine data affected by outcome dependent sampling" at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics.
Members of SIMID are be present at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics in Leuven from July 14-17, 2019. We are happy to promote our work and to meet other researchers in the field. Discover our contributions on our Dissemination & Awards page.
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…)
This crash course is intended to provide the fundamentals of modelling and public health decision-making, including cost-effectiveness analysis and health care operations (and not just infectious disease modelling). More info at https://cvent.me/RVrng
Prof. Niel Hens gave an interview for the EU Research magazine on the TransMID project and it implications for public health. Within the project, new sophisticated methods are developed to model transmission dynamics of infectious diseases more accurately. Read the full article here or download the pdf.
Today starts the 7th SIMID course on "Infectious Disease Modelling and Health Economic Evaluation of Vaccines". (more…)