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Pawsey Friday: Improving strategies to tackle infectious disease spread, WA dengue spread model

24 November 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Event cost: Free

Pawsey Fridays are opportunities to get to know users and Pawsey experts.

The afternoon will give you the opportunity to network and get to know both staff and users in a relaxed and informal setting while finding out more about researchers’ experiences with Pawsey systems and their outcomes.

This Pawsey Friday our special guest is Prof George J Milne, from the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, at the University of Western Australia. Prof Milne is leading a team of researchers in developing models of dengue transmission. During his presentation, Prof Milne will outline how they designed those models and how they have used them to quantify the effectiveness of interventions. He will also outline how they are redeveloping simulation code to better exploit a parallel architecture and its intended use in simulating spread of the Zika virus.

Come and join us to find out how this project has allowed Prof Milne and his team to evaluate a range of different strategies for using newly available dengue vaccines and the results that have had a significant impact on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of vaccinations, including the level of vaccination coverage achieved, and the age at which children are vaccinated. 
This presentation will be followed by a brief Pawsey update from one of our staffs.
A sundowner session will also take place where a selection of drinks and snacks will be available.

Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please contact pr@pawsey.org.au.