Ebola Modeling Workshop: THURS-FRI, JAN 22-23 at GA Tech

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Joshua Weitz
Chair, Organizing Committee
Georgia Tech
ebola-modeling-workshop@gatech.edu

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Join HHS Center co-director Dr. Pinar Keskinocak and other public health experts for a 1.5 day workshop on "rapid response" and the modeling of the Ebola outbreak.

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This workshop will highlight concepts, challenges, and results arising from the use of models to predict the spread and facilitate the control of Ebola in W. Africa with a focus on the following central themes: predicting and interpreting initial outbreak dynamics, planning and evaluating interventions, real-time monitoring and surveillance, and modeling as a tool for communication.

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MODELING THE SPREAD AND CONTROL OF EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA

A rapid response workshop

January 22-23, 2015         (1/22 8:30AM - 1/23 1:30PM)

Venue: Historic Academy of Medicine @ Georgia Tech

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spurred an international response. The scope of this response has been strongly influenced by epidemiological models that predicted a devastating rise in cases without large-scale changes in behavior and intervention. There is increasing agreement that epidemic models have an important role to play in controlling Ebola. But models must also be examined carefully in light of uncertainties and constraints.  This meeting will highlight concepts, challenges, and results arising from the use of models to predict the spread and facilitate the control of Ebola in W. Africa with a focus on the following central themes:

  1. Predicting and interpreting initial outbreak dynamics
  2. Planning and evaluating interventions
  3. Real-time monitoring and surveillance
  4. Modeling as a tool for communication

The meeting will include panel discussions, break-out groups, a poster session, and field-reports from W. Africa.  Confirmed speakers include scientists, public health experts and policy makers. Space is limited, so please register early. A limited number of travel awards will be given, with preference to graduate students, postdocs and participants from developing countries.

Organizers: Joshua Weitz (Chair, Georgia Tech), Rustom Antia (Emory), John Drake (UGA), John Glasser (CDC), Jonathan Dushoff (McMaster), Pinar Keskinocak (Georgia Tech), Lauren Meyers (UT-Austin), Fredrik Vannberg (Georgia Tech)

REGISTER NOW: http://bioinformatics.gatech.edu/ebola-modeling-workshop-registration

$50 - registration on or before January 8, 2015 

$100 - registration between January 9-January 14, 2015 

Registration fee includes access to all events, as well as breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on both days.  Space is limited - please register early.

Participants who wish to present a poster must register and include a poster abstract before January 8, 2015.  Expedited decisions on poster presentations will be made by January 12, 2015.

 

We are grateful for financial support from the following sources:

This workshop is made possible with additional logistical support from:

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Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS)

Categories
Institute and Campus, Art Research, Special Events and Guest Speakers, Research
Related Core Research Areas
Bioengineering and Bioscience, National Security, People and Technology, Systems
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Keywords
Ebola, emergency, health systems, medical, modeling, monitoring, outbreak, planning, predictions, public health, rapid response, surveillance
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