UNISA-UP Workshop 2015

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 SpeakersSpeakers participating in this year's workshop are: 

Christopher Kribs

University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Farai Nyabadza

University of Stallenbosch, South Africa

Pauline van den Driessche

University of Victoria, Canada

Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

Howard University, Washington DC, USA

Organising CommitteeJean 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.


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