• DAY 1  - Monday 2nd September 2019 (11h-17h)
    Introduction to Mathematical  models for infectious diseases (using R)
  • DAY 2 - Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (9h-17h)
    Inferring parameters from data (using R)
  • DAY 3 - Wednesday 4th September 2019 (9h-17h)
    Meta-population and agent-based models (using R)
  • DAY 4 - Thursday 5th September 2019 (9h-17h)
    Introduction to health economic evaluation:  general concepts and dealing with uncertainty (with practical applications using R and MS Excel)
  • DAY 5 - Friday 6th September 2019 (9h-15h)
    Economic evaluation of vaccination programmes: specific issues (with practical applications using R and MS Excel)

Participants can choose which set of days to attend days 1-3 or/and days 4-5



  • Prof Philippe Beutels
  • Prof Joke Bilcke
  • Prof Niel Hens
  • Dr Lander Willem 

All instructors are researchers of the SIMID group, i.e. members of the Centre for Health Economics Research & Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID), Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute at the University of Antwerp and/or of the Center for Statistics, Interuniversity Institute of Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics at the Universities of Hasselt and Leuven.

The instructors have published an influential body of methodological and applied work on health economics and modelling of infectious diseases, including a text book covering subjects of DAYS 1-3 (Hens et al. Springer international, 2012).