Intended audience

This clinic targets quantitative scientists, including mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and infectious disease epidemiologists with strong quantitative backgrounds. Applicants should be junior / early career researchers and can be based at institutions anywhere in the world. Participants will engage with meaningful questions about infectious disease dynamics by integrating mathematical models with epidemiological data.

Selection criteria

Selection of participants will be on the basis of the applicant’s academic background, the unique perspectives that they will bring to the Clinic, and the degree to which the selection committee expects the applicant will benefit from attending the Clinic. We expect to have up to eight places for applicants based outside Africa and up to ten places for applicants from African institutions.

Course fees

The course registration fee is ZAR 6,000. A small number of scholarships will be available. Instructions for paying the course fee will be made available to successful applicants by the end of May.

Venue

MMED 2021 will be held online via Microsoft Teams. All participants must have access to high-speed internet for the duration of the Clinic.

Schedule

Specific session times will vary by day. The general daily structure will be as follows:

In South African Standard Time:

  • 11:00-13:00 Independent work session (African faculty available)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-16:00 Independent work session (African faculty available)
  • 16:00- 16:30 Afternoon break
  • 16:30-18:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 18:30-19:30 Evening break
  • 19:30-21:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)

In British Summer Time:

  • 10:00-12:00 Independent work session (African faculty available)
  • 12:00-13:00 Morning break
  • 13:00-15:00 Independent work session (African faculty available)
  • 15:00- 15:30 Afternoon break
  • 15:30-17:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 17:30-18:30 Evening break
  • 18:30-20:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)

In Eastern Daylight Time:

  • 10:30-12:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30-15:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 15:30- 16:00 Afternoon break
  • 16:00-18:00 Independent work session (American faculty available)
  • 18:00-19:00 Evening break
  • 19:00-21:00 Independent work session (American faculty available)

In Pacific Daylight Time:

  • 7:30-9:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 9:30-10:30 Morning break
  • 10:30-12:30 Interactive session (all faculty and participants)
  • 12:30-13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00-15:00 Independent work session (American faculty available)
  • 15:00-16:00 Afternoon break
  • 16:00-18:00 Independent work session (American faculty available)

Participants from other time zones are welcome, as long as they can participate fully in the scheduled interactive sessions and reserve approximately 4 hours a day for independent work.

There will be a mid-session evaluation on Wednesday. The full schedule for MMED 2021 will be available via the Clinic website approximately 1 month before the Clinic.

Schedules from previous years:

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