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Five-day course: Individual-based Modeling in Epidemiology

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. 


– 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 not required. The course will be in English and is based on three “class-room examples” (HIV, influenza and malaria) to illustrate the theoretical concepts and methods. By the end of the week, participants will be able to develop their own (extensions of an) individual-based model, which they will present in small teams on the final day of the course.

Please find more info at

Course Venue:
Stadscampus University of Antwerp,
Hof Van Liere,
Prinsstraat 13,
2000 Antwerpen

The course will run daily from 9h-17h and the participation fee is 350 euro. The minimum and maximum number of course participants are set at 12 and 30 respectively.

We hope you can join us in Antwerp.

With kind regards,
Dr. Lander Willem  
Prof. Dr. Wim Delva

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