SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 19, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

2011-12
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Afficionados (IDEA) Journal Club
Hosted by the Fields Institute

Organizing Committee:
Dr. David Fisman (UToronto)
Dr. Sivaloganathan (Centre for Mathematical Medicine)
Dr. Jianhong Wu (York/MITACS)
Dr. Amy Greer (Public Health Agency of Canada and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, UToronto),
Dr. Chris Bauch (Guelph)

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Afficionados (IDEA) Journal Club and seminar series as an activity that will provide the opportunity to link mathematicians, epidemiologists, mathematical modelers, and public health professionals interested in infectious disease dynamics.

Meetings are held once a month on Fridays in the Stewart Library at Fields.

PAST SEMINARS

Jun 15, 2012

 

TALK CANCELLED

Dr. David Fisman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
You've Got the Wrong Number: fallacies Associated with Number-Needed-to-Vaccinate Calculations

Apr 20, 2012
Fields Institute,
Stewart Library

 

Dr. Rob Deardon, University of Guelph
A Bayesian Approach to Dealing with Uncertainty in Infectious Disease Modelling

March 15, 2012

CANCELLED

Feb 17, 2012
Fields Institute,
Stewart Library

Dr. Victoria Ng, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ), University of Guelph
Zoonotic diseases are diseases that are transmitted between humans and animals

Zoonotic diseases account for over half of all communicable diseases causing illness in humans and approximately 75% of new emerging diseases. As limited resources are usually available for the control and prevention of zoonotic diseases, it becomes necessary to prioritize diseases in order to direct resources into those with the greatest needs. While there is general consensus for the need to prioritize zoonotic diseases, there are numerous challenges in the process of prioritization. This talk will present on the use of Conjoint Analysis to overcome the limitations in traditional prioritization methodologies and the results from a study involving over 3,000 participants across Canada and the US.

January 20, 2012

Hana Dobrovolny
The Role of Mathematical Modelling in Understanding Influenza Infections
Nov 18, 2011
Corey Green and Shailee Tanna (Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch)
Opportunities and challenges: Communicable disease surveillance for First Nations peoples living on reserves in Ontario
Oct 21, 2011

Dr. David Fisman, University of Toronto
Weather driven models for West Nile virus risk assessment and forecasting
Sept16, 2011

Dr. Huaiping Zhu, York University
Weather driven models for West Nile virus risk assessment and forecasting