Date: Sept. 23-24, 2013
Staff Representative: Jack Herrmann
Member Representative: N/A
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH created an initiative called Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) in 2004. This workshop highlighted the accomplishments of MIDAS over the past 10 years and presented a variety of computational modeling projects by academic institutions associated MIDAS. A special session focusing on modeling in preparedness was moderated by Jack Herrmann, NACCHO’s Senior Advisor and Chief, Public Health Programs, and highlighted projects on such topics as influenza pandemics (i.e., modeling disease spread), medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing (modeling dispensing of lifesaving vaccine and other medications), and crisis standards of care (modeling such things as ventilator allocation). Visit the website for more information about the workshop and to download the presentations. Videos of the workshop can be viewed online.