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The Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting and Conference, July 25-28, 2012

SMB 2012 Minisymposia

MS9: Recent advances in infectious disease modeling - July 25, 3:40-5:20 p.m.   SESSION C
Organizer: Robert Smith? (Mathematics, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada)
Presenters: Cameron Browne, Jane Heffernan, Elissa Schwartz, Robert Smith?

Summary.   Infectious disease modelling has led to significant advances in understanding the mechanisms of viral spread and the means to control it. This minisymposium will examine the effects of several diseases, such as drug combinations for within-host spread of HIV, immune responses to retroviral infection, the effect of pre-existing immunity on H3N2 influenza... and the spread of that most fearsome disease known only as Bieber Fever. You have been warned.


Elissa Schwartz (Washington State Univ.). Understanding viral escape from the cellular immune response using computational modeling

Jane Heffernan (York Univ.). Influenza pandemic waves under various mitigation strategies with 2009 H1N1 as a case study.

Cameron Browne (Univ. of Florida). Periodic Multidrug Therapy in a Within-Host Virus Model.

Robert Smith? (Univ. of Ottawa). A mathematical model of Bieber Fever: the most infectious disease of our time?