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[afro-nets] Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications

  • Subject: [afro-nets] Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications
  • From: Emilia Vynnycky <Emilia.Vynnycky@lshtm.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 00:10:57 +0200

Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications

19 - 30th July, 2004
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (Health Protection
Agency, UK)

Mathematical modelling is increasingly being applied to inter-
pret and predict the dynamics and control of infectious dis-
eases. Applications include predicting the impact of vaccination
strategies against infections and determining optimal control
strategies against HIV and vector-borne diseases.

This two week intensive course, now running for the fourth year,
is intended to introduce professionals working on infectious
diseases to this exciting and expanding area. The emphasis will
be on developing a conceptual understanding of the basic methods
and on their practical application, rather than the manipulation
of mathematical equations.

Who should attend:
The course is designed for individuals interested in expanding
their knowledge of the techniques for analysing and interpreting
epidemiological data on infectious diseases and for predicting
the impact of control programmes, including medical and health
professionals, policy makers, veterinary scientists, medical
statisticians and infectious disease researchers.

Specialist mathematical training is not a prerequisite. However,
individuals with degrees in mathematical disciplines working on
some aspect of infectious disease dynamics and/ or control, who
wish to learn about the potential of infectious disease model-
ling will also benefit.

For copies of the leaflet and application form, please contact:
Registry London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP, UK

Further details about the course content are available at

or contact one of the course organizers:
Emilia Vynnycky
Richard White

Emilia Vynnycky
Modelling and Economics Unit
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre
61 Colindale Avenue
London NW9 5HT, UK
Tel: +44-208-200-4400 Ext. 4439
Modelling short course page: