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Borders in public health and mathematical epidemiology
October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Most research in Mathematical Epidemiology focuses on infectious disease characteristics within local, isolated populations and geographic regions. However, infectious diseases are not confined to small regions. They cross borders, affecting multiple populations, jurisdictions, and governments. This workshop aims to foster mathematical models of infectious diseases across borders and at the intersection of mathematics and public health. An important component of this workshop is the inclusion of infectious disease modellers that work in local, federal, and global health organizations. The workshop will provide an important platform for knowledge translation and discussion, enabling the identification of the key questions in public health policy that involve borders, and the mathematical models and methods that can be utilized to address these key questions and advance public health policy. The workshop will bring together Canadian and international mathematical epidemiologists and public health decision-makers who work at the forefront of infectious disease research.