Clinic Schedule

This is an archived version of the schedule from the DAIDD 2018 clinic.

Sunday, 16 Dec

  • 14:00 Check-in available for all participants
  • 16:00-16:30 Welcome and introductions
  • 16:30-16:45 What are we doing here? (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 16:45-17:30 What is Science: models and data (Carl Pearson)
  • 17:30-17:45 Working with the DAIDD Dropbox Folders (Carl Pearson)
    • Make sure your slides are uploaded for tomorrow’s morning session!
  • 17:45-18:30 Ice breakers (Masimba Paradza and Gavin Hitchcock)

Monday, 17 Dec

  • 8:40-10:30 Research pitches (Moderator: Cari van Schalkwyk)
  • 10:30-11:00 Morning break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Intuitive aspects of dynamics and introduction to model worlds (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-2:15 Intuitive aspects of dynamics and introduction to model worlds (Juliet Pulliam) - continued
  • 2:15-2:45 Overview of research plan development and structure (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 2:45-3:40 Writing exercise: formulating research questions for modeling projects (Cari van Schalkwyk)
  • 3:40-4:00 Afternoon break
  • 4:00-5:45 Dynamical Fever - computer exercise and discussion (John Hargrove)
  • 5:45-6:00 Dynamical Fever - model description, modeling terminology and taxonomy (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 6:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday, 18 Dec

  • 8:40-9:00 Faculty research presentations - (Carl Pearson)
  • 9:00-10:30 The SIR model family - conceptual framework and introduction to difference and differential equations (Cari van Schalkwyk and John Hargrove)
  • 10:30-11:00 Morning break
  • 11:00-11:45 Small group session: research questions for modeling projects (All faculty)
  • 11:45-12:30 Simple individual-based models (Carl Pearson)
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00-3:00 Simple individual-based models (continued) (Carl Pearson)
  • 3:00-4:00 Modeling in practice: The life cycle of a modeling project, from conception to publication (John Hargrove)
  • 4:00-4:30 Afternoon break
    • Make sure your research question is in the researchQuestions folder on Dropbox before the next session!
  • 4:30-6:00 Exercise: Creating a model world to address a research question (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 8:00-9:00 Working session

Wednesday, 19 Dec

  • 8:40-9:00 Faculty research presentations - (John Hargrove)
  • 9:00-10:30 Stochastic simulation models (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 10:30-11:00 Morning break
  • 11:00-12:30 Small-group session: matching models to questions (All faculty)
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00-3:30 Impact of contact patterns, consequences of heterogeneity, and modeling options (Jonathan Dushoff)
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon break
  • 4:00-4:30 Work session
  • 4:30-6:00 Writing exercise - description of proposed model and assumptions (Alex Welte)
  • 8:00-9:00 Mid-session feedback (Masimba Paradza and Gavin Hitchcock)

Thursday, 20 Dec

  • 8:00-9:30 Group hike
  • 9:30-10:00 Shower / swim
  • 10:10-10:30 Regroup after feedback (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 10:30-11:00 Morning break
  • 11:00-12:30 Models and data: introduction to model fitting (Cari van Schalkwyk)
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00-3:30 Model fitting tutorial (John Hargrove)
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon break
  • 4:00-5:30 Exercise: Planning your approach
    • 30 minutes working individually; 30 minutes in your usual groups
  • 5:30-6:00 Small-group mentored working session (All faculty)
  • 6:00-7:00 Exercise: Simulation for validation (Cari van Schalkwyk) - optional
  • 8:00-9:00 Social activity (Game night)

Friday, 21 Dec

  • 8:40-10:10 Use of models in public health decision-making: Dengue vaccination roll-out (Carl Pearson)
    • 10:10 Group Photo
  • 10:20-10:40 Faculty research presentations (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 10:40-11:00 Morning break
  • 11:00-12:30 Mentored working session (All faculty)
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch break
    • 13:00 Mentored working session (continued)
  • 2:00-3:00 Model evaluation and comparison (Jonathan Dushoff - remote)
  • 3:00-3:30 Model-based inference and the bigger picture - (Carl Pearson)
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon break
  • 4:00-6:00 Writing exercise - complete your Research Plan and your presentation slide (final research question and diagram)
    • Full research plans are due by 9:00 on Saturday (see instructions).

Saturday, 22 Dec

  • 8:00-8:50 Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00 Use of models in study design for dynamic systems: Ebola vaccine trial design (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 10:00-10:15 Short break
  • 10:15-11:30 Discussion of research plans/proposals (Moderator: Cari van Schalkwyk)
  • 11:30-11:45 Short break
  • 11:45-13:00 Final feedback session (Masimba Paradza and Gavin Hitchcock)
  • 13:00-13:15 Closing session (Juliet Pulliam)
  • 13:15-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Departure from Mont Fleur