Charting a Future for Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling in Canada (23w7101)


Mark Lewis (University of Victoria)

(University of Toronto)

Caroline Colijn (Simon Fraser University)

Kumar Murty (The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences)

Nick Ogden (Public Health Agency of Canada)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Charting a Future for Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling in Canada" workshop in Banff from January 19 - 22, 2023.

This is a two-day summit involving public health modellers and academics who currently lead network groups that model emerging infectious diseases using mathematics and statistics. It's goal is to chart a path forward for the modelling of emerging infectious diseases in Canada and strengthen the potential for public health gain.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).