Bayesian Disease Mapping 2017

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This course is organised by Dr Pamela Warner, CRFR and Centre for Population Health Sciences (UIPHSI), at The University of Edinburgh.

Bayesian Disease Mapping

Introductory and Advanced BDM courses and BDM with INLA

June 5th to June 9th 2017, The University of Edinburgh

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Course content

These courses are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the area of Bayesian disease mapping in applications to Public Health and Epidemiology:

Bayesian Disease Mapping Part I (IBDM) June 5th and 6th 2017
Bayesian Disease Mapping with INLA (BDMI) June 7th 2017
Bayesian Disease Mapping Part II (ABDM) June 8th and 9th 2017

The BDMI course provides a hands-on introduction to spatial health modeling with INLA, while more advanced INLA examples are included in Part II of the sequence.

Both spatial and spatio-temporal analyses using WinBUGS and INLA will be considered.
Examples will range over childhood asthma data from Georgia, influenza in South Carolina, foot-and-mouth disease in the UK and Ohio respiratory cancer.

Course presenter


Professor Andrew B. Lawson (Medical University of South Carolina) has wide ranging experience of the application of Bayesian modeling to Biostatistical applications. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and author of many Biostatistical journal papers and a range of books on Bayesian methods in disease mapping and more general Biostatistical application areas. He has run many courses on related topics over a number of years.

The 2nd Edition of the volume ‘Bayesian Disease Mapping’ will be a course text for the IBDM course, and is included in the IBDM course fee.


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