Disease Dynamics 2013

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.