International conference on infectious disease dynamics, including epidemic and pandemic modelling and field studies

New website for EPIDEMICS6 coming soon

Epidemics6 - The Sixth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics will take place November - 1 December 2017 in Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain


Fifth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics

1- 4 December 2015, Florida, USA

Plenary Speakers
Dirk Brockmann

Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Ben Cowling
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Azra Ghani
Imperial College London, UK
Ana Maria Henao Restrepo
WHO, Switzerland
Deirdre Hollingsworth
University of Warwick, UK
Ramanan Laxminarayan
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Washington DC, USA
Jamie Lloyd-Smith
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mercedes Pascual
University of Chicago, USA
Paul Rainey
Massey University, New Zealand
Burton Singer
University of Florida, USA

Marc Suchard
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Join us for the  Fifth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics to share another three days of intense dialogue on our ideas, data, insight, models and methods.

A short course "Using genomic data to uncover the dynamics of infectious diseases" will take place on December 1, in advance of the main conference. Unfortunately places for this course are now sold out.

This conference regularly attracts over 400 scientists, with representatives from many of the major research groups in this area worldwide. If you want to meet many of your peers in this field, this is the place to go.

We hope to see you (again) in Clearwater Beach in December,

Ira Longini & Hans Heesterbeek
Epidemics5 co-chairs.

Topics include:

  • Dynamics of infectious diseases of humans
  • Dynamics of infectious diseases of animals
  • Within-host dynamics and immuno-epidemiology
  • Ecology of infectious diseases
  • Evolution and phylodynamics in infectious diseases
  • Dynamics and consequences of antimicrobial resistance
  • Global, economic and policy aspects of control and prevention
  • Statistical methods for infectious disease data
  • Social, spatial and network aspects of interaction
  • Problems related to the "end game" of eradication
  • Zoonoses and other cross-species events
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Host behaviour and infectious diseases
  • Multi-host and multi-pathogen/parasite systems
  • Problems in vaccine-preventable infections & vaccination strategy
  • Modelling for Ebola, its control and vaccination strategy
  • Problems in neglected tropical macroparasitic diseases

“Best conference in the field.”

At the last conference, leading scientists from around the world gathered to promote and share their research. Here’s how they described Epidemics4:

“Best conference in the field.”
“Great for meeting other researchers.”
“It is one of the most important and useful conferences for someone in this field.”

Hear about the research presented at to previous conferences in the series from the researchers themselves – watch the EPIDEMICS Poster Pitches

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Supporting Journal

Supporting Journal - Epidemics