2023 IDM Annual Symposium

Frontiers in Modeling & Data Science for Global Health

May 22, 2023 – May 24, 2023
Seattle, WA

Scientist collects river water for testing.

The 2023 IDM Annual Symposium was held May 22-24, 2023 in Seattle at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Conference Center. This was our first three-day Symposium since the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme was Frontiers in Modeling & Data Science for Global Health and it shaped up to be an exciting three days! We had a plenary panel on Large Language Models as they relate to global health and many other exciting presentations on measles, human resources for health (HRH), maternal and newborn health, development of modeling expertise in Africa, TB, malaria, and more.

Presentations day 2

Modeling inequity from local to global levels

Quantifying the ‘softer side’ of effective health systems

Software demonstrations


Presentations day 3


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