2010 Clinic Schedule

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The schedule below contains links to many different elements of the program, which will be made available through this page. Red links indicate elements that are not currently available. Note that some links may only be accessible through the AIMS networks, and some may require a password to the participant wiki.

Monday, 24 May

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Registration and welcome (Green, Hargrove, Pulliam, Dushoff)
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Lecture: Introductions (all participants) and Motivation for Workshop (Hargrove)
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Lecture: Public Health, Epidemiology, and Models (Scott, Delva)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 11:10 Introduction to computing at AIMS (Groenewald)
  • 11:10 – 11:40 Lecture: History of Mathematical Disease Modeling and its Use in Public Health (Dushoff)
  • 11:40 – 13:00 Lecture: Work with spreadsheets as a group on projector (Hargrove)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Computer Session: Uganda data in groups of <4. (All mentors)
    • 14:00 Computer set-up for visitors with laptops (Groenewald)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Computer Session: Uganda/RSA/Harare data in groups of <4. (All mentors)
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Discussion: Uganda data and spreadsheet work (Hargrove)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 – 20:00 Social Activity: Ice breakers
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Social Activity: Card games: Bullsh!t and Casino

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 9:00 – 9:50 Lecture: Introduction to Thinking About Data (Scott)
  • 9:50 – 10:20 Discussion: Why fit models to data? (Moderator: Hargrove)
  • 10:20 – 10:30 Reading Group Session: Introduction to reading groups, division into groups, paper assignments, & reading guides (Bellan)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Computer Session: Each group works on HIV data from different country/countries (All mentors)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Computer Session: Each group works on HIV data from different country/countries (All mentors)
    • 14:00 Computer set-up for visitors with laptops (Groenewald)
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Group Presentations: Results from working with HIV data in spreadsheets (Moderator: Pulliam)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Student Talks: Talks #1-10. (Moderator: Dushoff)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Guest lecture: Cost effectiveness analysis of hospitalization and home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS in high prevalence settings (Dr. Senelani D. Hove-Musekwa, AIMS Guest Researcher)
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Computer Session: Introduction to the wiki (Dushoff/all mentors)

Wednesday, 26 May

Thursday, 27 May

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Lecture: Variability, Sampling Distributions, and Simulation (Scott, Bellan)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Computer Session: Exercises linked with Wed and Thurs lectures on Study Design and Variability (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Computer Session (cont'd) & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Student Talks: Talks #16-20 (Moderator: Bellan)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Discussion: The big picture + Modeling and data issues that have arisen thus far (Moderator: Hargrove)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Lecture: Introduction to data sets available on the Working Wiki + ground rules for each (Rabies: Dushoff, Trachoma: Porco, HIV (via USAID): Scott, HIV (Harare): Hargrove, Childhood disease data (IIDDA): Dushoff, Livestock viruses: Pulliam )
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Student Talks: Talks #21-25 (Moderator: Pulliam)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 – 21:00 Social activity: Drumming

Friday, 28 May

  • 9:00 – 9:45 Lecture: Introduction to data management and cleaning (Pulliam)
  • 9:45 – 10:30 Computer Session: Data management and cleaning (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Lecture: Introduction to Statistical Philosophy (Dushoff)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lecture: Introduction to Likelihood (Bellan)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Computer Session: Maximizing likelihoods in R and comparison to least-squares for different distributions (All mentors)
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Mid-session Feedback (Moderator: Hitchcock)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Student Talks: Talks #27-33 (Moderator: Scott)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 – 21:00 Social Activity: Movie night (Love in the Time of Cholera)

Saturday, 29 May

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Computer Session (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Lecture: Likelihood fitting and dynamic models (Bellan)
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Lecture: Likelihood fitting and dynamic models (Dushoff)
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Organizational Session: Individual and group goals for second week (Moderator: Pulliam)
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Social Activity: Group lunch at Kalky's
  • 14:00 – Free/working afternoon

Sunday, 30 May

  • Free day – optional group trip to Simon's Town

Monday, 31 May

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Lecture: Why we're here and what we've learned – regroup and remotivate (Hargrove, Williams)
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Discussion: Historical Disease Trends in slides (Williams)
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Organizational Session: Schedule for the second week (Moderator: Pulliam)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Organizational Session: Formulation of group projects & further discussion of available data (All mentors)
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Work Session: Groups meet for first time and discuss project ideas (All mentors)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Work Session: Mentors meet with groups (All mentors)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Real-world example (optional lecture): Mentor Research Lecture #1 (Porco)

Tuesday, 1 June

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Reading Session (all groups): The Granich Paper (Williams)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Computer Session: Wiki, wiki, wiki! (Dushoff)
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Discussion (optional): The Granich Paper (Williams)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Reading Group Session: Paper session #2
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Real-world example (optional lecture): Mentor Research Lecture #2 (Bellan)

Wednesday, 2 June

  • 9:00 – 9:45 Lecture: Demographic stochasticity (Dushoff)
  • 9:45 – 10:30 Computer Session: Linked with above lecture (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Reading Group Session: Paper session #3
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:15 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 17:15 – 18:00 Organizational Session: Informal updates/progress reports from all participants, further planning as needed (Moderator: Pulliam)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Real-world example (optional lecture): Mentor Research Lecture #3 (Dushoff)

Thursday, 3 June

  • 9:00 – 9:45 Lecture: Introduction to model assessment (Pulliam)
  • 9:45 – 10:30 Project Session (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Reading Group Session: Paper session #4
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Real-world example (optional lecture): Mentor Research Lecture #4 (Pulliam)

Friday, 4 June

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Work Session (All mentors)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Work Session & Mentoring Session (All mentors)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Final Presentations: Lab-meeting style progress reports on all group projects (Moderator: Bellan)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Feedback Session (Moderator: Hitchcock)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Organizational Session: Further planning as needed for follow-up work (Moderator: Pulliam, Dushoff)
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 – 21:00 Social Activity: Game night

Saturday, 5 June

  • Clinic officially ends on Friday, but there will be an optional group trip to Cape Point on Saturday

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