May 30, 2016

MMED 2016: Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data

30 May – 10 June 2016, AIMS South Africa

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling (SACEMA) will be holding its seventh annual Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data (MMED). This two-week modelling clinic, mounted in collaboration with the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Programme and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), will bring together graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other researchers from North America and Africa, with the goal of engaging the participants in epidemiological modelling projects that use real data to grapple with practical questions in a meaningful way.

The Clinic will consist of a series of lectures, discussions, and tutorials that will guide participants through the process of developing data?based, dynamical models of disease spread and using models to answer public health questions. Participants are encouraged to bring data sets and questions to the Clinic, and to start collaborative projects with each other or the organizers. Various statistical and dynamical modelling paradigms will be explored. Computer exercises and group projects will reinforce and extend the concepts covered, and participants will gain experience using tools such as R, R Studio, git, and GitHub for collaborative projects. Please review the schedule from MMED 2015 for additional information on the topics covered.

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