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About the conference
There is growing recognition that despite the overwhelming success of childhood vaccination programs deployed since the mid-20th century, infectious diseases continue to pose a threat to national and global health. Increased encroachment of humans on natural habitats has led to an increased incidence of novel zoonotic infections (animal cross over). Drug-resistance is an emerging threat, particularly for malaria, TB, influenza and numerous bacterial pathogens. Modern travel facilitates faster outbreaks of diseases such as influenza and SARS. 2013 is also the year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth, and this workshop will focus on mathematical methodologies relating to epidemics, under the theme "A planet at risk".
The main thrust of this workshop will be exploring the interface between important methodological areas of infectious disease modelling. In particular, two main themes will be explored:
An integral part of this workshop is a student and ECR poster competition, with allotted time for poster viewing.
Confirmed keynote speakers include
Contributed Talks (and Posters)
Contributed talk (and poster) abstracts can now be submitted online.
The conference will be held at the Newcastle City Hall. Details to follow.
This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities. Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to their Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel, accommodation and registration fee for out of the departmental travel allowance.
Registration costs are as follows:
Abstract submission will open in June and close on 7th September.
Contributed session slots will be available, as well as poster boards with a dedicated time in the programme for poster viewing. A prize will be awarded to the best poster by a student or early career researcher.
The 57th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held during the week following this workshop, from 30th September to 3rd October at the University of Sydney.
Sydney Airport to Newcastle
For those arriving at Sydney Airport we recommend taking the train to Newcastle. Take the Airport & East Hills train from Domestic/International Airport Station to Central Station and then the Newcastle and Central Coast train from Central Station to Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website at www.cityrail.info.
Alternatively, there is the Happy Cabby Airport Shuttle Service which you will need to book in advance.
Newcastle Airport to Newcastle
For those arriving at the Newcastle Airport we recommend taking a taxi to Newcastle. The taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals area of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal.
Alternatively, you can catch the 130 or 131 bus from the Newcastle Airport to the Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website or the Port Stephens Coaches timetables.
Local Transportation in Newcastle
Newcastle Taxis: bookings can be made online or by calling 133 300 within Australia.
Newcastle Buses: the free green 555 Newcastle Shuttle Bus runs every 20 minutes, seven days a week, on a continuous loop around the city centre.
If you have any questions, please contactRoslyn Hickson
Telephone: (02) 492 16081
Facimile: (02) 492 16898
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