4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Rio Mar 4
For Parts II and III, see MS17 and MS25.
The global resurgence and spread of infectious diseases and the emergence of drug-resistant disease agents have reached an alarming state at the end of the 20th century. With a predicted world population explosion, globalization of world economies, and ever increasing international travel, the control and prevention of the global spread of infectious diseases will be one of the great challenges facing mankind in the 21st century.
Mathematical modeling has proven to be very effective in epidemiological studies of infectious diseases. It provides an indispensable tool for understanding the problems and predicting the effective measures of disease control and prevention. During the last twenty years, epidemic models have evolved to include such details as time delays, spatial heterogeneity, age structures, multiple groups, vectors, intermediate hosts, and stochastic variations. The speakers in these minisymposia sessions will discuss mathematical problems arising from the analysis and application of the present and new models in epidemiology.Organizers: Zhilan Feng