The 2nd UNISA-UP Workshop has finished - thank you to everyone who participated, we look forward to seeing you again next year.
This joint University of South Africa (UNISA)-University of Pretoria (UP) Workshop on Theoretical and Mathematical Epidemiology is the second in a series of three. Download the workshop flyer here.
Date: 2 - 7 March 2015
Venue: High Performance Center (hpc), LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Maps and directions can be found here.
The first workshop was hosted by UNISA from 3 - 8 March 2014. The objective of that workshop was to produce a local pool of expertise on the place and role of mathematical epidemiological modeling with the aim of influencing the formulation of public health policies in a positive way. The aim of this second workshop is to build on this local expertise to identify adequate responses to new and older forms of diseases - such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, which pose a massive threat to development in South Africa and other African countries.
Format: The workshop will be divided into two main parts:
- 28 February to 1 March 2015: An intensive two-day preliminary workshop will be presented to accommodate newcomers and beginners to inform them of the material dealt with during the first workshop.
- 2 - 7 March: (a) formal lectures conducted by keynote speakers for all participants, and (b) participants’ presentations on their own research.
Keynote Speakers: Speakers participating in this year's workshop are:
Organising Committee: Jean Lubuma (Chair); Justin Munganga (Vice-chair); Rachel Combrink (Administrator, [email protected]); Michael Chapwanya; Salisu Garba; Jeanine Mwambakana; Riette Maritz; Franc Goufo, Magda Swanepoel, Quay van der Hoff and Nafiu Hussaini.