SIMID Workshop 2014

Wednesday APRIL 16, 2014

The statistical analysis of serological data
Michiel van Boven Influenza A patterns of immunity and infection revealed by antibody protein microarray
Benny Borremans & Jonas Reiniers Using serological data to estimate the time since infection
Ruth Nysen Constrained generalised profiling inference for biomathematical models with applications to serological
Using serological data to inform public health
James Wood  Evaluating measles outbreak potential in Australia 
Steven Abrams  A method to assess outbreak risk in highly vaccinated populations using spatial seroprevalence data: an application to MMR in Belgium
Annelie Vink  Serological surveys for monitoring the effects of HPV vaccination: projections of infection-induced seroprevalence in partly vaccinated populations 
Poster Session
The statistical analysis of social contact (network) data
Timo Smieszek How to measure social mixing: pathogen biology and host behaviour, measurement methodology and practice, unknowns and research needs
Carlos Grijalva A household-based study of contact networks in the highlands of Peru relevant for the spread of infectious diseases
Nele Goeyvaerts Within-household contact networks: implications for epidemic modeling
Eva Santermans Using the social contact hypothesis to elucidate the transmission potential of VZV in European countries
Topics in infectious disease epidemiology – part I
Chris Kenyon The serosociology of STIs in sub-Saharan Africa – an ecological perspective
Wim Delva Variability and heritability of HIV viral load: when or why should modellers care?
Fei Meng Age mixing relationships and HIV prevention

Thursday APRIL 17, 2014

Topics in infectious disease epidemiology – part II
Anne Benoit Taking into Account Strains Heterogeneity in the Estimation of Vaccine Efficacy Against Seasonal Influenza
Tadesse Awoke Long-term outcomes of Antiretroviral treatment among a cohort of HIV/AIDS patients in Ethiopia
Amin Azmon Generation interval contraction
Spatial analysis of infectious disease data
Rob Deardon Optimal experimental and study design for infectious disease systems of animals
Andrew Lawson An FMD epidemic: some issues in aggregate spatio-temporal modeling
Yannick Vandendijck Kriging splines: a new method towards geostatistical analyses
Poster Session
Dynamic models of infectious diseases
Virginia Pitzer  Modeling the spatiotemporal pattern and strain dynamics of rotavirus in developed countries
Michael Höhle  Bayesian inference for dynamic modelling of infectious diseases: Rotavirus in Germany
Joke Bilcke  Comparing the impact of Rotarix(r) and RotaTeq(r) on rotavirus disease in England & Wales using transmission dynamic modelling and MCMC
Niel Hens  The role of (a)symptomatic infections to the spread and control of influenza
Prioritizing health care: discrete choice and cost-effectiveness analysis
Roselinde Kessels Designing discrete choice experiments in health: an overview
Jeroen Luyten Public preferences for prioritizing preventive and curative health care interventions: a discrete choice experiment
Philippe Beutels The comparative cost-effectiveness of thousands of options for seasonal influenza vaccination in Belgium