Statistical Science


Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current status and challenges

This workshop aims at discussing the methodological status quo in infectious disease modelling and the potential issues associated with its extension to an economic (rather than a purely epidemiological) context. The workshop will consist of three sessions devoted to current challenges to the full implementation of health economic modelling of infectious diseases from the technical, industry, and regulatory perspective. 

The workshop will be held at UCL, Anatomy G29 J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre on July 4th. The schedule for the day is the following.

  • 9.30-10.00: Reception and coffee

Part 1: Methodological perspective

Part 2: Industry perspective

Part 3: Reimbursement perspective

  • 15:15-16:00: What makes a model "fit for purpose": The experience of NICE. Elangovan Gajraj (NICE)
  • 16:00-16:45: The use of modelling based cost effectiveness evidence by the Department of Health to inform immunisation and wider policy. Peter Grove (Department of Health, Health Protection Analytical Team)
  • 16:45–17:00: Discussion
  • 17:00–17:15: Closing remarks. Andreas Karabis (Mapi)

The workshop is sponsored by Mapi; free registration is available here.