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OPTIONS X Pre-conference Workshop

*Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

 
Date:     26-27 August                                                                              
Time:    8.30am-5.30pm 
Venue: 
National University of Singapore
Seminar room 1 (Level 8)
Tahir Foundation Building (MD1)
12 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117549

Cost:     SGD $25    

Registration:

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(*A SPHERIC Workshop - Singapore Population Health Improvement Centre)

About the course:

Mathematical and computer modelling of infectious diseases has become an important tool to assess strategies to prevent or mitigate outbreaks. With influenza, for instance, models have been used to assess vaccination strategies, school closure, and the impact of other social distancing measures, for both pandemic preparedness and response to seasonal influenza outbreaks. However, as their complexity increases, models become increasingly hard for non-experts to understand.

The objectives of this workshop are two-fold. On the first day, our experienced team of instructors will introduce simple models of influenza transmission through a mixture of lectures and hands-on practical sessions. On the second day, we will hold a ‘modelling masterclass’ in which expert modellers will present cutting edge research through extended seminars.

Experienced modellers will appreciate the opportunity to share their research on day two (and may register for day two only) while those wishing to learn about modelling will leave the workshop with an understanding of both the basic principles as well as how these apply to current research problems.

Draft Programme

     

INSTRUCTORS:

Mark Jit 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
 
Joe Wu
Hong Kong University (HKU)
 
Hannah Clapham
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)
 
Alex Cook
National University of Singapore (NUS)
 
 DAY 1
8.30-9.00 Registration       (tea & coffee provided)
9.00-9.10 WELCOME and introduction to teaching staff
9.10-10.40

Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

Alex Cook
National University of Singapore (NUS)
10.40-11.00  Refreshment Break
11.00-12.30

Practical: Building a Simple Model for Measles

Mark Jit 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
12.30-13.30  Lunch Break
13.30-15.30

Lectures - topics to include a mix of influenza-relevant areas: age-structured, vaccination, vector-borne

Joe Wu
Hong Kong University (HKU)
 
Hannah Clapham
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)
15.30- 15.45  Refreshment break
15.45-17.15

Practical: Influenza Vaccination

Mark Jit 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
17.15-17.30 DAY 1 - Wrap Up Session
 DAY 2
8.30-9.00 Registration for Modelling Masterclass     (tea & coffee provided)
9.00-10.30

SESSION 1:

Presentations by Experienced Modellers
Speakers TBC
10.30-11.00 Refreshment Break
11.00-12.30

SESSION 2:

Presentations by Experienced Modellers
Speakers TBC
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-15.00

SESSION 3:

Presentations by Experienced Modellers
Speakers TBC
15.00-15.30 Refreshment break
15.30-17.00

SESSION 4:

Presentations by Experienced Modellers
Speakers TBC
17.00-17.15 DAY 2 - Wrap Up Session