Fogarty International Center, NIH – National Institute for Communicable Diseases : Training Workshop on Infectious Diseases Dynamics and Evolution

National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa
Event Date: 
Monday, 3 December, 2018 to Wednesday, 5 December, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Monday, 29 October, 2018

The objective of this 3-day workshop is to train epidemiologists, virologists, microbiologists, and public health professionals, on the use of the computational methods in infectious diseases. Participants will learn how to characterise seasonality, disease burden, transmission dynamics, molecular analysis and phylodynamics of viral infections, with key focus on influenza and HIV.

Participants will be invited to work with their own data and with publicly available sample datasets. The workshop will include 2 parallel tracks on epidemiology and phylogenetics.

Prospective participants for the workshops are requested to submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) describing the data which they will be bringing and their research questions along with their registration information.

Limited funding is available to support travel and accommodation of participants from outside Johannesburg.

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts including details of recent relevant analyses or the datasets which they intend bringing to the workshop.

Applications for this course are now closed