Announcement – 3rd MONID Summer School in Halle in September 2024

What? MONID Summer School 2024 with the topic “Agent-based Modeling for Spread of Infectious Diseases – Basics, Challenges and Best Practices”

When? September 23-27, 2024

Where? PULS/Active Learning Space at the Language Center, organized by the Junior Research Group Health Economics/Public Health and the Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Who? The course is designed for postgraduate students and scientists interested in agent-based modeling with basic knowledge of infectious disease modeling.

Course fee? The course is free of charge.

Content description:

Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a powerful computational approach for simulating the spread of infectious diseases by modeling interactions among agents, usually individuals within a population. This method is particularly useful for exploring complex scenarios in heterogeneous populations and assessing the effectiveness of public health interventions, providing valuable insights for disease control and management.

We will outline the key concepts of agent-based modeling in the context of infectious diseases, highlight challenges including building a synthetic population and data acquisition, explain the modeling of (non-pharmaceutical) interventions, and discuss how to make large models fast.

The course will be offered by lecturers from the MONID network and other external partners.

Detailed information on course objectives, main topics and the software used can be found in the flyer or on our website.

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