Disease Dynamics 2013: Immunization, a true multi-scale problem

  • Start Date: 01/17/2013
  • End Date: 01/19/2013

Rustom Antia, Emory University
Dennis Chao, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Miles Davenport, University of New South Wales
Elamin Elbasha, Merck Research Laboratories
Jane Heffernan, York University
Katia Koelle, Duke Univeristy
Jan Medlock, Clemson University
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Timothy Reluga, Pennsylvania State University
Jamie K. Scott, Simon Fraser University
David P. Wilson, University of New South Wales

David Patrick, University of British Columbia


University of British Columbia


The search for an effective HIV vaccine, recent debates surrounding the HPV vaccine and the rush to develop and distribute a vaccine during the 2009 influenza pandemic are reminders of the important role immunization plays in our fight against infectious diseases. This workshop will provide a forum for presentation of leading-edge research in applied mathematics focused on infectious disease dynamics, with emphasis on vaccine development and use to halt or mitigate the impact of diseases, in particular HIV/HPV/influenza. By facilitating interactions between scientists from a variety of disciplines (epidemiology/ immunology/mathematics), we aim to bring a broad perspective to the role of immunization at population and host levels.


A summary of the program may be downloaded here.




Jessica Conway

Dan Coombs 

Rafael Meza

Other Information: 

Conference Venue:  Earth Sciences Building: 2207 Main Mall, UBC. Room 5106. Map (See box E3). 





Registration for this event is currently CLOSED. Enquires about late registration should be directed to Ruth Situma at <ruths@pims.math.ca>


Application deadline for student/postdoc travel funding: November 26th, 2012. See the short form below.


Poster presentations are highly encouraged for everyone. Poster submission is done via the survey form below. We have a limited amount of travel funding available for students and postdocs who are presenting posters at the meeting.  We will notify you about your application for travel funds by November 30th.





Park Inn Suites  (located on Broadway and Laurel) is our preferred conference hotel and has provided a special rate of $90 per night (Standard Double Room) for Disease Dynamics Participants.

Address: 898 West Broadway Map 

Reservations: 1- 800-670-7275 or Hotel Direct at 604-872-8661.

Group Rate: please mention: "Disease Dynamics" Conference to qualify for our group rate.

Note: This rate will apply to reservations made on or before January 2nd, 2013. After this date, their regular "University Rate" will apply.


UBC campus Accomodation: Should you wish to stay on campus, please connect with UBC Conferences and Housing to book at their West Coast Suites. 



For questions and queries, please contact:

Dan Coombs: coombs@math.ubc.ca

Ruth Situma: ruths@pims.math.ca




Content for this event is available on Mathtube.org





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This workshop is part of the Canadian thematic year on Models and Methods in Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health (M2E2) and the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 activities.