DIMACS Workshop on Modeling of Infectious Diseases with a Focus on Ebola

This is a satellite workshop of the Next Einstein Forum and is coordinated with a Mini-symposium on the same topic on March 5, 2016.

March 6 - 7, 2016
Novotel, Dakar, Senegal

Aboubaker Chedikh Beye, former AIMS-Senegal President, Director of the Doctoral Course in Physics at University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, acbeye at gmail.com
Martial Ndeffo Mbah, Yale University, martial.ndeffo-mbah at yale.edu
Farai Nyabadza, Stellenbosch University, nyabadzaf at sun.ac.za
Fred Roberts, Rutgers University, froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University, ayakubu at howard.edu
DIMACS thanks the National Science Foundation for support of this event.

Workshop Program:

Sunday, March 6, 2016

 8:30 -  9:00  Coffee

 9:00 -  9:15  Welcome: Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Lara Campbell

 9:15 -  9:30  Opening Remarks: Fred Roberts  Overview of Two-Day Workshop, Expected Outcomes, Etc.

 9:30 - 10:10  Multi-Disciplinary, -Compartment, and -Scale Analyses and Models of Emerging Zoonoses with Application to Ebola
               Plenary Speaker: Wayne Getz (session Chair Aboubajer Chedikh Beye)

10:10 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:10  Ebola Outbreaks in Uganda: Same level of risks, difference in approaches
               Plenary Speaker: Joseph Mugisha (session Chair Farai Nyabadza)

11:10 - 12:00  2 Minute, 1 Slide Introductions:  20 people (session Chair TBN)

12:00 -  1:00  Lunch

 1:00 -  1:30  2 Minute, 1 Slide Introductions: 10 people: Farai Nyabadza (session Chair)

 1:30 -  2:10  Panel on the Zika Virus: Folashade Agusto, Wayne Getz, Nina Fefferman

 2:10 -  2:15  Introduction to Work Group 1 (Key factors entering epidemiological modeling): Aboubaker Chedikh Beye, Steve Bellan, Susan Shepler (chairs)
               Working Group 1 Participants: Aboubaker Chedikh Beye, Steven Bellan, Nina Fefferman, Amira Kebir, Olusola Kolebaje, 
               Edward Lungu, Angelina Mageni Lutambi, Achla Marathe, Joseph Mugisha, Alpha Amadou Sall,  
               Susan Shepler, Michael Washington, and Wayne Getz

 2:15 -  2:20  Introduction to Work Group 2 (Improving the use of data in models to inform governmental and non-governmental organizations): Farai Nyabadza, Juliet Pulliam (chairs)

               Working Group 2 Participants: Abdoul Aziz Fall, Brad Greening, Diene Ngom,
               Farai Nyabadza, Juliet Pulliam, Grzegorz Rempala, and Sadie Ryan

 2:20 -  2:25  Introduction to Work Group 3 (Effects of climate change on spread of infectious disease): Ben Cash, Samuel Bowong (chairs)

               Working Group 3 Participants: Folashade Agusto, Samuel Bowong, Benjamin Cash, Holly Gaff, 
               Abba Gumel, Senelani D. Hove-Musekwa, Theresia Marijani, Fred Roberts, and Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

 2:25 -  4:05  Work Groups Meet

 4:05 -  4:25  Break

 4:25 -  4:55  Work Groups Report Out (10 minutes each)

 4:55 -  5:55  Panel 1: Lessons Learned from Ebola: Nina Fefferman (chair), Brad Greening, Sadie Ryan, Angelina Mageni Lutambi, Dienne Ngom

 5:55          Adjourn for the Day

 7:00          Banquet with Speaker: Aboubaker Chedikh Beye

Monday, March 7, 2016

 8:30 -  9:00  Coffee

 9:00 -  9:15  Opening Remarks: Farai Nyabadza, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

 9:15 -  9:55  Modeling Social Pathways of Epidemics
               Plenary Speaker: Achla Marathe (session Chair Abdul-Aziz Yakubu)

 9:55 - 10:15  Break

10:15 - 12:00  Work Groups Meet

12:00 -  1:00  Lunch

 1:00 -  3:00  Work Groups Meet to Start Writing 

 3:00 -  3:30  Work Groups Report Out (10 minutes each)

 3:30 -  4:00  Workshop Report (Finalizing it, Where to Send it)

 4:00 -  5:00  Panel 2: Next Steps (US-African Collaborations, Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases): 
               Senelani Hove-Mosekwa (Chair), Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Fred Roberts, Aboubaker Chedikh Beye, Greg Rempala, Michael Washington 

 5:00          Closing 

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