ANNOUNCEMENT: CDC 2013 to co-locate with ASID 2013
CDC Conference 2013, Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 March, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, ACT
In March 2013, the Communicable Disease Network Australia's, Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Conference will co-locate with the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting to host back-to-back conferences in Canberra at the Hyatt Hotel. The co-located conference will bring together infectious disease specialists and public health practitioners to discuss communicable diseases from the community to the hospital bedside.
The Communicable Disease Control Conference 2013 will be held on 19-20 March, which overlaps for one day with the ASID Annual Scientific Meeting held on 20-23 March.
Delegates will have the option of registering for one conference, or both conferences. Special rates are available for delegates who register to attend both conferences.
The joint conference will provide greater opportunities for networking and hearing from specialists in clinical medicine and public health.
The organising committees have planned some exciting speakers and interesting workshops that will complement the conference program.
Places are strictly limited to 600 people on the overlap day, so make sure you get your registration in early!
Please find below an overview on the 2 pre-conference workshops taking place on Monday 18 March. You are able to confirm your attendance during the registration process, more details here.
Understanding Infectious Disease Modelling, 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday 18 March 2013, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
This introductory workshop on infectious disease modelling will give participants an understanding of the uses and development of infectious disease models. The workshop will cover the uses of modelling to examine causes and strategies for control using different disease models. The workshop is targeted at a broad range of participants including epidemiologists, clinicians and public health professionals. No prior detailed knowledge of modelling infectious diseases or epidemiology is required. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers with an interest in the topic to see a broad range of modelling techniques applied to disease transmission. The workshop will be conducted at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University. This workshop costs $110 per person.
Introduction to Epi Info 7, 1:30pm-5:00pm, Monday 18 March 2013, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Epi Info 7, which is a new form of the popular free software produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Epi Info 7 has some unique and helpful tools for people conducting studies in the field, including the capacity to develop field-ready questionnaires, enter data into a database, and analyse epidemiological data. Epi Info 7 has the capability to geocode and map data making spot maps easy. In addition, the new ‘Visual Dashboard’ makes rapid analysis of data easy and visually appealing. Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) scholars with the Australian National University (ANU) will conduct this ½ day workshop in computer laboratories on campus at the ANU. No prior experience with Epi Info is necessary, but participants should have an understanding of epidemiological concepts. This workshop is limited to 20 people and costs $55 per person.
A copy of the registration brochure can be found here.
For more information on the ASID ASM including the program please visit www.asid.net.au/Annual-Scientific-Meeting
The Conference Secretariat
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
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Darlinghurst NSW 1300
Phone: +61 2 8204 0770
Fax: + 61 2 9212 4670