International Workshop on Policy-relevant Applications of Infectious Disease Models in Asia
Date: 15 December 2015 (Tuesday)
Venue: Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo
We are pleased to announce the first International Meeting on Policy-relevant Applications of Infectious Disease Models in Asia to be held at Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo on 15 December 2015 (Tuesday). Given recent advancement in the application of infectious disease modeling techniques to the analysis of empirical epidemic data and expansions of models to be employed for policy-relavant decision making, the first meeting will bring together lead experts of epidemic modeling, disease surveillance and public health policy in Asia to present the latest issues of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, especially in China, Korea and Japan and share experience in practicalizing the use of epidemic models in respective countries.
The meeting aims to go beyond ordinary scientific meeting that only presents modeling study results to explore smooth integration of epidemic modeling results with policy-relevant issues of infectious diseases in each country setting. We expect the meeting to be an opportunity for experts who share common interests to interact from each other and figure out the future path of these countries to usefully apply mathematical models to public health problems and achieve fully objective policy making. We also discuss the ideal career path for infectious modelers in China, Korea and Japan to attract young experts.
Questions to be addressed
- Current situation of modeling studies in each country setting with a particular focus on policy-relevant studies
- Career path of students who aim to become a master of practical epidemic modeling.
- Specific effort to integrate mathematical models with policymaking in each country setting
- How should we fill the gap between modeling and epidemiology or between modeling and policy
- Possible improvement in the training program for policy-relevant modeling studies
Coop with Math Program, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
R&D program "Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" of RISTEX, JST ("Realizing Policymaking Process of Infectious Disease Control using Mathematical Modeling Techniques" project, PI: Hiroshi Nishiura)
Program and Speakers
The contents of this meeting as well as any presentation by our speakers will never represent the voice or stance of any research institute or governmental organizations.
9:30-10:00 "Welcome &Japan perspectives". Hiroshi Nishiura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
10:00-10:45 "Mathematical Modeling in KCDC and its Implications to Public Health Policy." Chaeshin Chu and Bryan Inho Kim (Korea Centers for Disease Control, Korea)
11:00-11:30 "Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Combined Approaches for AIDS Control and Prevention." Yiming Shao (National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China)
11:30-13:00 Lunch time
From Academia session 1:
13:00-13:20 "Use of Mathematical Modeling to Gain an
Insight into the Public Health Policies" Eunha Shim (Soongsil University, Korea)
13:20-13:50 "Policy Related Infectious Disease Modeling Studies in our Group: Opportunities and Challenges" Sanyi Tang (Shaanxi Normal University, China)
13:50-14:10 "Animal Health Administration and Infectious Disease Modeling" Takehisa Yamamoto (National Institute of Animal Health, Japan)
From Academia session 2:
14:20-14:40 "Same Bed, Different Dreams: Modeling and Policy" Yongkuk Kim (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
14:40-15:00 "Mathematical epidemiology in Japan
- from personal experiences -" Hisashi Inaba (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
15:00-15:20 "The first international meeting on the policy-relevant applications of infectious disease models in Asia" Eunok Jung (Konkok University, Korea)
15:20-15:40 "Some ideas for mathematical modeling and public health policy" Sunmi Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea)
15:55-16:50 "Infectious Disease Modeling for Public Health Decision" Jianhong Wu (York University, Canada)
16:50-17:30 Panel discussion (Hiroshi Nishiura, Jianhong Wu, Chaeshin Chu and Yongkuk Kim)
Free of charge. Mandatory in-advance registration. Deadline of registration by 5 December. First-come, first-served basis.