Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economic Evalution of Vaccines

Date: 17 - 21 September 2018

Venue: Antwerp University, Stadscampus, Hof van Liere, Prentenkabinet - Prinsstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: CHERMID - VAXINFECTIO

Short description: 7th SIMID Workshop

Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economic Evalution of Vaccines


  • DAY 1  - Monday 17 September 2018 (11h-17h)
    Introduction to Mathematical  models for infectious diseases (using R)
  • DAY 2 - Tuesday 18 September 2018 (9h-17h)
    Inferring parameters from data (using R)
  • DAY 3 - Wednesday 19 September 2018 (9h-17h)
    Meta-population and agent-based models (using R)
  • DAY 4 - Thursday 20th September 2018 (9h-17h) 
    Introduction to health economic evaluation:  general concepts and dealing with uncertainty (with practical applications using R and MS Excel)
  • DAY 5 - Friday 21 September 2018 (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 workon health economics and modelling of infectious diseases, including a text book covering subjects of DAYS 1-3 (Hens et al. Springer international, 2012). 

Entrance fee: These subscription fees include tuition, course materials (handouts and memory stick), lunch and coffee breaks): Students/nonprofit/profit sector Days 1- 3: €400/€600/€900 Days 4-5: €250/€400/€600 Days 1-5: €600/€900/€1400 A discount of 50 euro will be given to members of the Quetelet society

Registration: Via website

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Contact phone: +32 3 265 21 51