Models and Methods in Epidemiology, Ecology and Public Health

As part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 initiative, PIMS, along with AARMS, BIRS, CRM, Fields, MITACS and Mprime, are sponsoring a focus period on Models and Methods in Epidemiology, Ecology and Public Health to run from January through November, 2013.

The goal of this thematic program is to tackle pressing and emerging challenges in population and ecosystem health, including understanding and controlling major transmissible diseases, optimizing and monitoring vaccination, predicting the impacts of climate change on invasive species, protecting biodiversity and managing ecosystems sustainably.

The program is being organized by James Watmough (AARMS), Jacques BĂ©lair (CRM), Frithjof Lutscher (coordinator, CRM), Jianhong Wu (Fields) and Mark Lewis (PIMS). The complete schedule can be found at:

PIMS is directly supporting the following activities:

Disease Dynamics 2013: Immunization, a True Multi-scale Problem, January 17 - 19, 2013, University of British Columbia

Mathematics Behind Biological Invasions, May 27 - June 14, 2013, University of Alberta