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Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data

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    The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), in collaboration with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), is holding a 2 week modelling clinic that will emphasize the use of data in understanding infectious disease dynamics. The Clinic will bring together graduate students, post-doctoral students, and researchers from the United States, Canada, 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 discussions and tutorials that will guide participants through the process of data‐based epidemiological modelling. 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 modelling paradigms will be discussed. Computer exercises and group projects will reinforce and extend the various concepts covered. Participants are encouraged to continue research projects begun during the Clinic when they return to their home institutions.

    Students and researchers with prior exposure to mathematical modelling or epidemiology are encouraged to apply, and all participants will be required to present on previous or ongoing research that is related to the Clinic's themes.

    Funding is available to cover the food and lodging of Clinic participants, and we expect that travel support will be available for a limited number of participants from Africa.

    The application process for the Clinic is highly competitive. The deadline for receipt of applications is 18 March 2011. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    For more details, gonga hapa: Events ยป SACEMA