2015 Basel

SMIDDY 2015 was organized by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and took place in Basel on Tuesday, 20 October 2015.

09:00 Welcome coffee
09:25 Welcome remarks
09:30 On the necessity to integrate epidemiology and ecology
Prof. Dr. Hans Heesterbeek
Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Farm Animal Health, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
10:20 A general model for multiple infections with applications to HPV
Dr. Samuel Alizon
CNRS, Montpellier, France
10:40 Coffee
11:00 Statistical challenges when analysing emerging epidemic outbreaks
Prof. Dr. Tom Britton
Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University, Sweden
11:50 Phylodynamic analysis of an Ebola virus epidemic
Louis du Plessis
Computational Evolution, D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:10 Digital Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Marcel Salathé
School of Life Sciences & School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Rabies simulation in a non-endemic environment using a novel dog-dog transmission model
Dr. Salome Dürr
Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
14:20 (Simple) infectious disease models as basis for economic decision making
Beat Thomann
Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
14:40 Combining personal protection and mosquito killing into effect on malaria transmission: Modeling how holes in long-lasting insecticidal nets compromise their efficacy against pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes
Dr. Olivier Briët
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel, Switzerland
15:00 The public health impact and cost-effectiveness of malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01: a systematic comparison of predictions from four mathematical models
Dr. Melissa Penny
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel, Switzerland
15:20 Coffee
15:40 Analysing steps in evolution of multidrug antibiotic resistance in a clinical patient infected with Klebsiella pneumonia
Prof. Dr. Marc Creus
Laboratory of Molecular Evolution, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
16:00 What is additivity? Linking ad-hoc combination terms to mechanistic multi-hit models
Désirée Bäder
Institute of Integrative Biology, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
16:20 Investigating the consequences of interference between multiple CD8+ T cell escape mutations in early HIV infection
Dr. Victor Garcia
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
16:40 Closing remarks
17:00 Apéro