In this hands-on workshop, learn to use FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), a flexible, agent-based modeling platform that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. Workshop participants will become familiar with the FRED platform, learn the basics of incorporating and simulating agent behavior in simulation models, and create and run their own behavioral models using FRED Web, an online interface in which FRED models can be designed, run, and analyzed.
FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, and is a tool for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing and changes in vaccination behavior. Using census-based statistically representative synthetic populations, FRED captures the demographic and geographically heterogeneous characteristics of actual populations, including realistic neighborhood, household, school and workplace social networks.
Presented by Pitt Public Health's Center for Social Dynamics & Community Health and Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Modeling Core, this conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field. Registration is required; no cost.
The Dawn Gideon Lecture and webcast is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania.
If you are attending the luncheon, it will begin at noon on Monday, November 12. The lecture portion of the program is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.
Registering ahead of time is highly recommended. This event is well attended.
ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics with the nation's most influential thought leaders; to gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery; and to network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.
** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **
Pittsburgh is home to experts in medicine and computational modeling alike. Join the Clinical + Translational Science Institute (CTSI) for a chance to meet with local innovators in quantitative medicine, share ideas on computational and mathematical approaches to pressing medical problems and learn about cutting-edge computational translational research in town. Food and drink will be served.
Last Updated On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Skillman, Rachel Diane
Created On Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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