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an introduction to infectious disease modelling







Date: Tuesday 1 April 2014
Location: Imperial College, Paddington campus, central London
Cost: £25.09 per delegate

CPD accredited for 6 points (through the Royal College of Pathologists)

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The event is being heavily subsidised by both the Infectious Disease Research Network and Imperial College London's MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling (many thanks to them for their support). The day will be ptiched at 'beginner level' to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area.

Event background and information

As infectious-disease modelling becomes more mainstream, including through the development of user-friendly tools, it is increasingly important for public health professionals to understand what modelling can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise models. The best models are not necessarily those that are the most complicated or have the prettiest graphics!

Topics include use of models for economic evaluation, evidence synthesis, real-time analysis of outbreaks, scenario analysis, and informing policy; why infectious diseases are fundamentally different from non-infectious diseases and require specialised analysis; how different types of models represent the natural history of infections and heterogeneities in population risk.

Diseases used as examples include influenza, TB, healthcare-associated infections, STIs & HIV, and vaccine-preventable infections.

Speakers will be Pete Dodd (Sheffield), Tim Hallett (Imperial), Deirdre Hollingsworth (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Warwick), Mark Jit (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & Public Health England), Jon Read (Liverpool), Julie Robotham (Public Health England), and Peter White (Public Health England & Imperial). The speakers have internationally-recognised expertise and are members of national and international expert groups.


The talks will take place in the Rothschild lecture theatre at Imperial College, on the Paddington (St Mary's) Campus.

Full address - Imperial College London, St Mary's campus, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG

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Start and finish times

Registration is from 9am, first presentation at 9:30am, and closing at 5:30pm. Immediately after the event, there will be a wine reception.

Abstract information

EVENT PAST, SUBMISSION CLOSED. Deadline for these is 10 March. Submission can be on any topic of infectious disease research that is about, or included an element of, modelling.

Maximum 300 words, in format of title/authors/institutions (not counted in word limit), then introduction/methods/results/discussion.

Payment information

The cost is just £25.09 per delegate.

During the registration process, you will be asked to specify your chosen payment method. If you select bank transfer, we will email you instructions. You can also select the option of having an invoice sent to your employer (or other chosen contact).

If you wish to pay online by credit or debit card, then please bear with us, the online payment system should be ready in early January.

Please make cheques payable to 'University College London' and send to Michael Head, Research Dept of Infection & Population Health, UCL Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF.


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Event contact

Please Michael Head, , or phone 020 7794 0500 ext 38822.

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