Program

The SMIDDY symposium on infectious disease epidemiology will take place on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, from 11:00 to 12:30 (see program below).

Before the symposium, there will be a plenary on “The IT revolution for health” (Chair: Edward Kelly, Speakers: Marcel Salathé, Effy Vayena, Amadoune Touré) from 09:00 to 10:30.

SMIDDY participants will be able to attend the full program of the Geneva Health Forum during 20 April 2016.

11:00 Zika virus as a cause of neurologic disorders
Fabienne Krauer
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
11:25 Modeling the spread of cholera using human mobility estimates derived from mobile phone records
Flavio Finger
Laboratory of Ecohydrology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
11:50 A stochastic SIR model with non-linear mass action
Tapiwa Ganyani
Center for Statistics, Hasselt University, Belgium
12:15 Potential impact of sexual transmission of Ebola virus on the epidemic in West Africa
Dr. Christian L. Althaus
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland