DIMACS Workshop on Modeling the Impact of Policy Options during Public Health Crises

July 27 - August 1, 2008
Banff International Research Station

Zhilan Feng, Purdue University, zfeng@math.purdue.edu
Fred Brauer, University of British Columbia, brauer@math.ubc.ca
John W. Glasser, CDC, jglasser@cdc.gov

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.

Workshop Program:

Monday, July 28, 2008

 8:30 -  10:00 How modelers can help policymakers prepare for, and facilitate sound
               policy decisions during foreseeable health crises (speaking from experience)
               David Earn, John Glasser, Simon Levin, Fred Roberts 

10:30 - 12:00  Spatial spread of pathogens (and policy implications, opportunities) 
 1:30 -  3:00  Julien Arino, Michael  Johansson, Alun Lloyd, Steven Riley, Pauline van den Driessche 

 3:30 -  5:00  Mathematical epidemiology for policymakers (what they need to know to understand the literature, collaborate with modelers,..) 
               Fred Brauer, Christophe Fraser, Linda Gao 

 7:30 -  9:00  Other crises (besides influenza) 
               Jim Alexander(polio), Ellis McKenzie (malaria)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

 8:30 - 12:00  Heterogeneous transmission by setting (e.g., households) or activity (e.g., age groups) and intervention targeting 
               Frank Ball, Christophe Fraser, Gabriela Gomes, James Lloyd-Smith,
               Lorenzo Pellis, Pauline van den Driessche, James Watmough 

 1:30 -  5:00  Hike (conversations in inspiring natural settings)
               James Watmough 

 7:30 -  9:00  Engaging policymakers (what they really want from modelers) 
               Jen-Hsiang Chuang, Pete Estacio 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

 8:30 - 12:00  Evolution in response to host defenses, to newly available hosts, to.. 
               Troy Day, Zhilan Feng, Gabriela Gomes, Mirjam Kretzschmar, James Lloyd-Smith, Dashun Xu 

 1:30 - 5:00   Compartmental vs. network or individual-based modeling (indications for each approach)
 7:30 - 9:00   Gerardo Chowell, Mac Hyman, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Alun Lloyd, Markus Schwehm, James
               Watmough, Da-Wei Wang, Ping Yan, Fan Zhang 

Thursday, July 31, 2008

 8:30 - 10:00  Game theory and applications to decision-making about health 
               Alison Galvani, Simon Levin, Eun-ha Shim 

10:30 - 12:00  Immunoepidemiology (how disparate individual immune responses affect epidemiological patterns) 
               Jonathan Dushoff, Christophe Fraser, James Lloyd-Smith 

 1:30 -  5:00  Hike (conversations in inspiring natural settings)
               James Watmough 

 7:30 -  9:00  Other crises(continued) 
               Alun Lloyd (dengue), Fred Roberts (global warming)

Friday, August 1, 2008

 8:30 - 10:00  Policy needs (how modelers can assist in meeting institutional obligations)
               Jim Alexander, Lance Rodewald, Diane Simpson (CDC),
               Richard Hatchet, Ellis McKenzie (NIH), 
               Ping Yan (PHAC), Lara Wolfson (WHO) 

10:30 - 12:00  Next steps (volume, next workshop,..) 
               John Glasser, Mary McCauley, Fred Roberts 

 7:30 -  9:00  Other crises (besides influenza) 
               Jim Alexander (polio), Ellis McKenzie (malaria) 

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