Epiwork @ Epidemics3
Several works developed within the Epiwork project have been selected to contribute to the Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics “Epidemics3” that took place in from November 29th to December 2nd in Boston, MA, USA.
Epidemics3 is a wide-ranging conference that deals with infectious disease dynamics in the broadest sense: it includes modeling as well as field and laboratory studies. The conference scope covers both within-host dynamics of infectious agents and dynamics at the population level, particularly the interaction between the two. Areas of emphasis include: spread, transmission, population and public health as well as policy aspects of control and prevention.
Epiwork contributed with poster presentations and talks. Among the Committee Members, there’s prof. John Edmunds, coordinator of Flusurvey, the UK node of WP5 Influenzanet network for influenza surveillance.
One of the poster presentations was about the WP4 Computational Platform, based on the GLEaMviz software.
- run simulations to assess epidemic scenarios
- predict infectious disease spread
- manage health emergencies
It is based on GLEaM, a stochastic metapopulation approach that integrates high-resolution sociodemographic and mobility data to simulate the spread of epidemics at the worldwide scale. GLeaMviz Simulator allows you to explore your epidemic simulations through a highly flexible disease model, a customizable simulation scenario, and an easy to use visualization platform. Download the software and run your simulations!