2012 St. Gallen

SMIDDY 2012 was organized by the Institute of Modelling and Simulation IMS and the St.Gallen Innovation Centre IZSG and took place at the Rathaus in St. Gallen on Thursday, 30 August 2012.

09:20 Welcome address
09:30 Modelling in Infectious Diseases, will physicians trust the results? (Slides)
Prof. Dr. Pietro Vernazza
Division of Infectious Diseases, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Switzerland
10:15 How does HIV-1 drug resistance evolve at a population level? (Slides)
Dr. George Shirreff
Theoretical Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
10:35 Coffee break
11:00 Generalized multistate simulation model GEMSIM to test the effectiveness of health interventions: development and first applications (Slides)
Luisa Salazar Vizcaya & Nello Blaser
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
11:20 A Demographic Model of Mongolian Livestock Populations (Slides)
Dr. Nakul Chitnis
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
11:40 Demographic model of the Swiss cattle population 2009-2011 (Slides)
Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag
Human and Animal Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Human Factors Design for Patient Safety
PD Dr. med. Hugo Sax
Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
14:15 Estimation of the reproduction number for the Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 2009 in India (Slides)
Ali Sheikh Taslim
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
14:35 Case and partnership reproduction numbers for a curable sexually transmitted infection (Slides)
Janneke Heijne, Msc
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
14:55 Coffee break
15:30 Forecasting Malaria: ensemble modelling and predicting the impact of interventions
Dr. Melissa Penny
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
15:50 Modelling the requirements and benefits of mosquito control interventions in the presence of mosquito dispersal (Slides)
Angelina M. Lutambi
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
16:10 Closing address