This workshop and an associated Advanced Study Institute (ASI) and are jointly organized with the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS).
This workshop and ASI are jointly sponsored by:
Monday, August 3, 2009 8:45 - 9:15 Opening Remarks Ag. Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Livingstone Luboobi, former Chancellor, U. of Makerere Prof. Joseph Mugisha, Makerere U. Prof. Fred Roberts, DIMACS Session I: Economics And Infectious Disease Dynamics 9:15 - 9:45 The Role of Economic Epidemiology A Mathematical model with Multiple Strategies for Combating HIV/AIDS S.D.Hove-Musekwa National University of Science and Technology 9:45 - 9:55 Question & Answer 9:55 - 10:25 The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS In Uganda Fred Matovu University of Makerere 10:25 - 10:35 Question & Answer 10:35 - 10:50 Break and discussion period 10:50 - 11:20 Poverty Trap Formed by Feedback Between Economics and the Ecology of Infectious Diseases Matthew H. Bonds Harvard University 11:20 - 11:30 Question & Answer 11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Session II: Algorithms and Decision Making Tools in Public Health 1:00 - 1:30 Sometimes it Pays to be Greedy: Greedy Algorithms in Economic Epidemiology Fred Roberts Rutgers University 1:30 - 1:40 Question & Answer 1:40 - 2:10 Evaluating the Capacity, Efficiency, and Cost of a Mass Influenza/Pneumococcal Vaccination Clinic Via Simulation. Michael Washington US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2:10 - 2:20 Question & Answer 2:20 - 2:40 Break and discussion period 2:40 - 3:10 Studying the Relationships Among Individual Behavior, Social Networks, Public Policies and Epidemic Process Madhav Marathe Virginia Tech 3:10 - 3:20 Question & Answer 3:20 - 3:50 Putting Non-Parametric Methods in the Service of Public Health Seydou Doumbia Malaria Research Traning Center (MRTC), Mali 3:50 - 4:00 Question & Answer 4:00 - 4:30 Introduction to Health Economics Nelly Biondi SACEMA 4:30 - 4:40 Question & Answer 4:40 - 6:00 Poster Session 6:30 - Conference dinner Tuesday, August 4, 2009 9:00 - 9:15 Announcements Session III: Infectious Diseases of Africa 9:15 - 9:45 Trends and Challenges of Infectious Diseases in Africa Paul Mugambi Makerere University 9:45 - 9:55 Question& Answer Session IV: Comparative Cost/Benefit Analyses for Public Health Management Strategies 9:55 - 10:25 Optimizing Influenza Vaccine Distribution Jan Medlock Clemson University 10:25 - 10:35 Question & Answer 10:35 - 10:50 Break and discussion period 10:50 - 11:20 Cost vs. Benefit of Strategies to Control Antibiotic Resistance Patricia Geli Resources for the Future 11:20 - 11:30 Question & Answer 11:30 - 12:00 Assessing the Public Health and Economic Impact of HPV Vaccination Strategies Elamin H. Elbasha Merck Research 12:00 - 12:10 Question & Answer 12:10 - 1:30 Lunch Session V: Estimating Economic Costs and Risks 1:30 - 2:00 Aspects of Complications Arising from Pathogen Co-Infections and their Socio-Economic Implications Livingston Luboobi Makere University 2:00 - 2:10 Question & Answer Session VI: Malaria 2:10 - 2:40 Modeling the Risk-Benefit of Chemoprophylaxis for Travelers to Areas with Stable Malaria Transmission Eduardo Massad Universidade de Sao Paulo 2:40 - 2:50 Question & Answer 2:50 - 3:05 Break and discussion period 3:05 - 3:35 Cost-effectiveness of malaria prevention in pregancy Antony Mbonye Uganda Ministry of Health 3:35 - 3:45 Question & Answer 3:45 - 4:15 Pilots of ACTs in Uganda Andrew Balyeku Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) 4:15 - 4:25 Question & Answer 4:25 - 4:55 The role of economic modelling in estimating the cost-effectiveness of artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in southern Africa. Charlotte Zikusooka Health Net Consult 4:55 - 5:05 Question & Answer Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:00 - 9:15 Announcements Session VII: Modeling Individual vs. Public Good 9:15 - 9:45 Incentives for Surveillance and Reporting of Disease Outbreaks Ramanan Laxminarayan Resources for the Future 9:45 - 9:55 Question & Answer 9:55 - 10:25 Disease Surveillance as a Global Public Good: An Economic Epidemiology Analysis Josh Michaud Johns Hopkins University 10:25 - 10:35 Question & Answer 10:35 - 10:50 Break and discussion period 10:50 - 11:20 Accounting for Individual and Community Interests in the Public-Health Management of Infectious Diseases Tim Reluga Penn State 11:20 - 11:30 Question & Answer 11:30 - 12:00 The Impact of Household Capital Models on Targeted Epidemiological Control Strategies for Diseases with Age-Based Etiologies Nina Fefferman Rutgers University 12:00 - 12:10 Question & Answer 12:10 - 12:30 Group photo 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Session VIII: Economics of Infection in Human and Animal Diseases 1:30 - 2:00 Fish Diseases: The Impact of Periodic and Constant Harvesting Policies on TAC-regulated Fisheries Systems Abdul-Aziz Yakubu Howard University 2:00 - 2:10 Question & Answer 2:10 - 2:40 Some Perspectives of the Dynamics of Leishmaniasis Infection in Poor Nations of the World Joseph Mugisha Makerere University 2:40 - 2:50 Question & Answer 2:50 - 3:05 Break and Discussion 3:05 - 4:05 Panel: Next Steps Joseph Mugisha, Makerere U. Fred Roberts, DIMACS Dorothy Hove-Musekwa, U. of Zimbabwe Ramanan Laxminararayan, RFF Nina Fefferman, Rutgers 4:05 - 4:10 Closing Remarks