This Open for Business half day event was part of a programme of events held at the Isaac Newton Institute during the 2013/14 Programme on Epidemic Modelling.
This workshop aimed to highlight fundamental problems inherent in modelling specific diseases and their public health impact. It brought together mathematicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, biologists and ecologists as well as policy makers/government, health managers, NGOs, funding agencies and industry.
Talks explored various models to inform public health decisions and to help analyse where and why models fail in their predictions. There was also an overview of potential future research and the main challenges both in understanding and public health needs and in methodology.