The 6th Annual Institute for Disease Modeling Symposium was held April 16th-18th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. This year’s theme was Software Accelerating Research and many sessions will focued on a variety of software modeling tools and algorithms where analytics and quantitative analysis can help address difficult questions.

Symposium Agenda

  • Day 1

    • 7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 8:45am-9:00am
      Welcome - Auditorium
      Bob Hart, IDM VP & General Manager
    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 1; Software Tools - Auditorium
      Jen Schripsema, IDM (Chair)
      Mandy Izzo, IDM
      Bobby Reiner, IHME
      David Aanensen, Sanger Institute
    • 10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Typhoid and Enteric Infections - Auditorium
      Jillian Gauld, IDM (Chair)
      Alicia Kraay, University of Michigan
      Myron Levine, University of Maryland
      Ben Lopman, Emory University
      Virginia Pitzer, Yale School of Public Health
      Brittany Hagedorn, IDM
      Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling - Cottenwood
      Mandy Izzo, IDM
      Jen Schripsema, IDM
      HIV Population Level - Juniper
      Anna Bershteyn, IDM (chair)
      Carol Camlin, UC San Francisco
      Edinah Mudimu, University of South Africa
      Kathryn Peebles, International Clinical Research Center
      Alain Vandormael, University of KwaZulu-Natal
      Graham Medley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
      Malaria in Low-Transmission Settings - Larch
      Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, IDM (chair)
      Mable Jerop, Amref Health Africa
      William Pan, Duke University
      Antonio Quispe, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Jennifer Flegg, University of Melbourne
      Nguyen Tran, Penn State University
      Influenza and Pandemics - Laurel
      Joel Miller, IDM (chair)
      Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
      David Pigott, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Jonathan Read, Lancaster University
      Lone Simonsen, Roskilde University
      Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University
      Software Best Practices - Madrona
      Christopher Lorton, IDM
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm - Lunch at Eques

      With its causal Northwest décor and creative menu, Eques serves a fresh and contemporary buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

    • 1:30pm-3:15pm
      General Session 2; Models 1
      Hil Lyons, IDM (chair)
      Min Roh, IDM
      Christopher Lorton, IDM
      Thomas Smith, Swiss TPH
      Dave Smith, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Cecile Viboud, Fogarty International
    • 3:15pm-4:00pm - Coffee Break
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm
      Keynote - Auditorium
      Robert Hart, IDM (chair)
      James Chirombo, Lancaster University
      Spencer Fox, University of Texas, Austin
      Poppy Miller, Lancaster University
      Katie Owers, Yale University
      Molly Steele, Emory University
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
      Software Open Forum - Auditorium
      Gene Oates, IDM
  • Day 2

    • 7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 3; Risk Maps
      Benoit Raybaud, IDM (chair)
      Guillaume Chabot-Couture, IDM
      Stephane Vouillamoz, Novel-T
      Paul Chenoweth, WHO
    • 10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Risk Mapping - Auditorium
      Guillaume Chabot-Couture, IDM (chair)
      Graham Medley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
      Bobby Reiner, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Vince Seaman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Qinghua Long, IDM
      Evolutionary Epidemiology - Juniper
      Mike Famulare, IDM (chair)
      Gytis Dudas, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
      Katia Koelle, Emory University
      John McCrone, University of Michigan
      Katherine Xue, University of Washington
      Mike Famulare, IDM
      Compartmental Modeling Software - Laurel
      Min Roh, IDM
      HIV & TB Within Host - Madrona
      Stewart Chang, IDM (chair)
      Miles Davenport, Kirby Institute
      Alison Feder, Stanford University
      Shuyi Ma, Center for Infectious Disease Research
      Somdatta Sinha, University of British Columbia
      Kirsten Wiens, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch at Eques

      With its causal Northwest décor and creative menu, Eques serves a fresh and contemporary buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

    • 1:30pm-2:30pm
      General Session 4; Models 2 - Auditorium
      Niket Thakkar, IDM (chair)
      Jaline Gerardin, IDM
      Britta Jewell, UC Berkeley
    • 2:30pm-9:00pm Excursion & IDM hosted Dinner
  • Day 3

    • 7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 5; Epi Databases, toolsets, estimation - Auditorium
      Christopher Lorton, IDM (chair)
      Peter Diggle, Lancaster University
      Benoit Raybaud, IDM
      Dan Klein, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Wilbert Van Panhuis, University of Pittsburgh
    • 3:15pm-4:00pm - Coffee Break
    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Small Area Estimation in Public Health and Demography - Auditorium
      Laina Mercer, IDM (chair)
      Monica Alexander, UC Berkeley
      Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Jon Wakefield, University of Washington
      Katie Wilson, University of Washington
      Access, Treatment, and All-Cause Mortality - Juniper
      Hao Hu, IDM (chair)
      Patrick Munywoki, CDC Kenya
      Assaf Oron, IDM
      Travis Porco, UC San Francisco
      Bobby Reiner, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Abraham Flaxman, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Laura Lamberti, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      TB Population Level - Larch
      Brad Wagner, IDM (chair)
      Christy Hanson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Per Liljenberg, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Cliff Kerr, Burnet Institute
      Romesh Abeysuriya, Burnet Institute
      Sarah Metzger, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Adrienne Shapiro, University of Washington
      Jennifer Ross, University of Washington
      Measles - Laurel
      Kevin McCarthy, IDM (chair)
      Allison Portnoy, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
      Laura Sampson, Penn State University
      Niket Thakkar, IDM
      Anne Rimoin, UCLA
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm - Lunch at Eques

      With its causal Northwest décor and creative menu, Eques serves a fresh and contemporary buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

    • 1:30pm-3:30pm
      General Session 6; Panel Discussion - Auditorium
      Mandy Izzo (chair)
      Ruanne Barnabas, University of Washington
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm
      Software Open Forum - Auditorium
      Gene Oates, IDM

2018 Sponsors

The Keynote Session: Emerging Researchers was funded in part by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. IDM is grateful for PLOS’ support of our symposium. PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a leading nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. The PLOS suite of journals – PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Pathogens – contain rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access research articles from all areas of science and medicine, together with expert commentary and analysis. In addition to its suite of journals, PLOS advances innovations in scientific publishing through collections, collaborations, communities and an award-winning blog network. As a leading Open Access publisher, PLOS pursues a publishing strategy that optimizes the openness and integrity of the publication process by aiming to ensure that research outcomes are discoverable, accessible and available for discussion and that science communication is constructive, transparent and verifiable. PLOS strives to implement policies and innovations that promote reproducibility, credit and accountability, as these priorities support establishment of an Open Science culture, with open data, early sharing of work and clear contributor recognition. PLOS sees the benefit of Open Access content in relation to future advances in machine-readable formats and text and data mining. Founded to catalyze a revolution in scientific publishing by demonstrating the value and feasibility of Open Access publication, PLOS is committed, and uniquely positioned, to innovative and forward-looking solutions to scientific communication.

Symposium 2018

The 6th Annual Institute for Disease Modeling Symposium will be held April 16th-18th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. This year’s theme is Software Accelerating Research and many sessions will focus on a variety of software modeling tools and algorithms where analytics and quantitative analysis can help address difficult questions.

Presentations Available for Download

  • Day 1
    • 7:30am-8:45am
      7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 8:45-9:00am
      Welcome - Auditorium
      Bob Hart, IDM VP & General Manager
    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 1; Software Tools - Auditorium
      Jen Schripsema, IDM (Chair)
      Mandy Izzo, IDM
      Bobby Reiner, IHME
      David Aanensen, Sanger Institute
    • 10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Typhoid and Enteric Infections - Auditorium
      Jillian Gauld, IDM (Chair)
      Alicia Kraay, University of Michigan
      Myron Levine, University of Maryland
      Ben Lopman, Emory University
      Virginia Pitzer, Yale School of Public Health
      Brittany Hagedorn, IDM
      Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling - Cottenwood
      Mandy Izzo, IDM
      Jen Schripsema, IDM
      HIV Population Level - Juniper
      Anna Bershteyn, IDM (chair)
      Carol Camlin, UC San Francisco
      Edinah Mudimu, University of South Africa
      Kathryn Peebles, International Clinical Research Center
      Alain Vandormael, University of KwaZulu-Natal
      Graham Medley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
      Malaria in Low-Transmission Settings - Larch
      Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, IDM (chair)
      Mable Jerop, Amref Health Africa
      William Pan, Duke University
      Antonio Quispe, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Jennifer Flegg, University of Melbourne
      Nguyen Tran, Penn State University
      Influenza and Pandemics - Laurel
      Joel Miller, IDM (chair)
      Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
      David Pigott, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Jonathan Read, Lancaster University
      Lone Simonsen, Roskilde University
      Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University
      Software Best Practices - Madrona
      Christopher Lorton, IDM
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch
      Lunch at Eques

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 1:30pm-3:15pm
      General Session 2; Models 1
      Hil Lyons, IDM (chair)
      Min Roh, IDM
      Christopher Lorton, IDM
      Thomas Smith, Swiss TPH
      Dave Smith, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Cecile Viboud, Fogarty International
    • 3:15pm-4:00pm Coffee Break
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm
      Keynote - Auditorium
      Robert Hart, IDM (chair)
      James Chirombo, Lancaster University
      Spencer Fox, University of Texas, Austin
      Poppy Miller, Lancaster University
      Katie Owers, Yale University
      Molly Steele, Emory University
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
      Software Open Forum - Auditorium
      Gene Oates, IDM
  • Day 2
    • 7:30am-8:45am
      7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 3; Risk Maps
      Benoit Raybaud, IDM (chair)
      Guillaume Chabot-Couture, IDM
      Stephane Vouillamoz, Novel-T
      Paul Chenoweth, WHO
    • 10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break

      Coffee Break

    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Risk Mapping - Auditorium
      Guillaume Chabot-Couture, IDM (chair)
      Graham Medley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
      Bobby Reiner, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Vince Seaman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Qinghua Long, IDM
      Evolutionary Epidemiology - Juniper
      Mike Famulare, IDM (chair)
      Gytis Dudas, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
      Katia Koelle, Emory University
      John McCrone, University of Michigan
      Katherine Xue, University of Washington
      Mike Famulare, IDM
      Compartmental Modeling Software - Laurel
      Min Roh, IDM
      HIV & TB Within Host - Madrona
      Stewart Chang, IDM (chair)
      Miles Davenport, Kirby Institute
      Alison Feder, Stanford University
      Shuyi Ma, Center for Infectious Disease Research
      Somdatta Sinha, University of British Columbia
      Kirsten Wiens, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch
      Lunch at Eques

      With its causal Northwest décor and creative menu, Eques serves a fresh and contemporary buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

    • 1:30pm-2:30pm
      General Session 4; Models 2 - Auditorium
      Niket Thakkar, IDM (chair)
      Jaline Gerardin, IDM
      Britta Jewell, UC Berkeley
    • 2:30pm-9:00pm Excursion & IDM hosted Dinner
      Excursion & IDM hosted Dinner

      Content TBD

  • Day 3
    • 7:30am-8:45am
      7:30am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast

      Please join us for a continental breakfast located outside the main entrance of the Auditorium.

    • 9:00am-10:30am
      General Session 5; Epi Databases, toolsets, estimation - Auditorium
      Christopher Lorton, IDM (chair)
      Peter Diggle, Lancaster University
      Benoit Raybaud, IDM
      Dan Klein, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Wilbert Van Panhuis, University of Pittsburgh
    • 10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break

      Coffee Break

    • 11:00am-1:00pm
      Small Area Estimation in Public Health and Demography - Auditorium
      Laina Mercer, IDM (chair)
      Monica Alexander, UC Berkeley
      Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Jon Wakefield, University of Washington
      Katie Wilson, University of Washington
      Access, Treatment, and All-Cause Mortality - Juniper
      Hao Hu, IDM (chair)
      Patrick Munywoki, CDC Kenya
      Assaf Oron, IDM
      Travis Porco, UC San Francisco
      Bobby Reiner, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Abraham Flaxman, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Laura Lamberti, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      TB Population Level - Larch
      Brad Wagner, IDM (chair)
      Christy Hanson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Per Liljenberg, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Cliff Kerr, Burnet Institute
      Romesh Abeysuriya, Burnet Institute
      Sarah Metzger, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Adrienne Shapiro, University of Washington
      Jennifer Ross, University of Washington
      Measles - Laurel
      Kevin McCarthy, IDM (chair)
      Allison Portnoy, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
      Laura Sampson, Penn State University
      Niket Thakkar, IDM
      Anne Rimoin, UCLA
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch
      Lunch at Eques

      With its causal Northwest décor and creative menu, Eques serves a fresh and contemporary buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

    • 1:30pm-3:30pm
      General Session 6; Panel Discussion - Auditorium
      Mandy Izzo (chair)
      Ruanne Barnabas, University of Washington
      Tom Smith, Swiss TPH
      Stephane Vouillamoz, Novel-T
      Adrienne Shapiro, University of Washington
      Sahar Zangenah, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm
      Software Open Forum - Auditorium
      Gene Oates, IDM