MISMS regional meetings and technical workshops

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Objectives

  • Review the state of knowledge of influenza epidemiology and evolution
    • Disease burden
    • Transmission
    • Vaccine
    • Evolution
    • Seasonality
  • Analyze data through a hands-on workshop on advanced methods of quantitative analysis
    • Time-series analysis (R, EPIPOI, etc.)
    • Disease modeling
    • Reproductive numbers
    • Phylogenetic analysis (BEAST)
  • Establish new collaborations for binational and multinational studies

Target audience

  • Virologists interested in learning phylogenetic analyses to study genetic surveillance data
  • Public health officials, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians interested in estimating the seasonality and burden of influenza-related disease
  • Veterinarians studying influenza in non-human hosts (birds, pigs, horses, dogs, bats, etc.)
MISMS Latin America - Lima, Peru

MISMS Latin America – Lima, Peru

Meeting Length

Typically three to five days, including 1-2 days of scientific research presentations and 2-3 days hands-on training workshop led by the MISMS scientific staff.

Data

While we strongly recommend that participants bring their own data, software and sample datasets created by the MISMS team are distributed freely to workshop participants prior to the meeting.

Resources from Previous Workshops

Presentation by Wladimir Alonso on Time Series Analysis

Presentation by Eddie Holmes on Phylogenetics 101

Presentation by Cecile Viboud on Time Series Models

Presentation by Dan Weinberger on Wavelets Time Series Analysis

Presentation by Gerardo Chowell on Reproduction number estimation and disease modeling