2024 IDM Annual Symposium

Global public health in a chaotic world: The role of modeling & data science

October 1, 2024 – October 2, 2024
Seattle, WA

Immunisation coordinator Amadou Lawal, 59 years old (with beard) verifies a cold box filled with the polio vaccination Biopolio B1/3 in the village of Nakera on the Niger/Nigeria border, Niger on April 22, 2017.

Save the date! The 2024 IDM Annual Symposium will be held in Seattle October 1 and 2, 2024 in Seattle at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Conference Center. The symposium will be a hybrid event, supporting both in-person and virtual attendance. The theme this year will be Global public health in a chaotic world: The role of modeling & data science.

Call for abstracts

We are currently accepting abstracts for proposed oral and poster presentations. If you’re interested in sharing your work with others in the global health and disease modeling community at the symposium, we encourage you to submit an abstract. For all abstracts accepted for oral presentation, the presenting author must register for either in-person or virtual attendance. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation require in-person attendance. All speakers presenting in-person may be eligible for travel support. The call for abstracts will be open until May 31, 2024, 11:59 PM (PST). Please submit your abstracts using this web form

Previous Symposia

  • 2023 IDM Annual Symposium

    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 […]

  • 2022 IDM Annual Symposium

    The 2022 IDM Annual Symposium talks and discussions ranged from environmental and genomic surveillance, nutrition, under immunization and vaccine coverage, data collection and analysis, to the new StarSim modeling platform.

  • 2018 IDM Annual Symposium

    The 2018 IDM Annual Symposium covered a wide range of topics. Multiple talks focused on small area estimation in public health and demography. Other talks discussed access, treatment, and all-cause mortality in child health. Pandemic preparedness, pandemics and big data, and seasonality of pandemic influenza talks were also given.

  • 2019 IDM Annual Symposium

    The 2019 IDM Annual Symposium covered malaria, tuberculosis, health seeking behavior, trends in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), health economics, social and behavioral analysis, policy, social science, disease burden, and mortality reduction with Azithromycin were discussed.

  • 2017 IDM Annual Symposium

    The 2017 IDM Annual Symposium included talks on model calibration, pneumonia, diarrhea and respiratory infections, measles, and malaria – including the potential of genomic epidemiology, surveillance, and ecology.

  • 2016 IDM Annual Symposium

    The 2016 IDM Annual Symposium covered the modeling tool EMOD, malaria genetics and elimination, several vector-borne diseases, enteric diseases, and HIV.