5123.0 Models to Support Public Health Practice: MIDAS

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Modeling Infectious Disease Agents Study (MIDAS) Network is a collaborative network of research scientists who use computational, statistical and mathematical models to understand infectious disease dynamics. One purpose of these models is to assist governmental entities to prepare for, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Active interchange between modelers and public health officials will make the prototype models more useful. In this session, the experiences during the H1N1 outbreak of 2009, use of models for other human-to-human as well as vector-borne infectious transmissions, and use for improved program implementation are discussed.
Session Objectives: Researchers will share their experiences At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will gain an understanding of: 1) the scope and relevance of MIDAS modeling approaches for epidemiology practice; 2) the applications of MIDAS modeling to various types of infectious disease and to alternative strategies for surveillance and mitigation; and, 3) tools and prototypes currently under development in the MIDAS program for application to epidemiology practice at the state and local levels.

Public Health System Support for Controlling Infectious Disease
Margaret A. Potter, MS, JD and Margaret Potter, JD, MS

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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