This four-day short course, co-organised by the R Epidemics Consortium (RECON) and the EPIET Alumni Network (EAN), will provide an introduction to surveillance and outbreak analysis using the R software. It will take place at SoHo workspace in Sofia Bulgaria, 8-11 October 2018. Participants will get an introduction and overview of conducting epidemiological analyses in R and gain practical experience of new packages for outbreak analysis developed by RECON, including descriptive approaches (epicurves), single- and multi-variable analyses (in the context of outbreak investigations) and depending on partipant feedback phylogenetic analyses using R, short-term forecasting or automated sitrep generation. While the course will be pitched at a beginner level, we strongly recommend that participants revise R basics by completing the free introduction session provided on Datacamp. Applications should be sent using the providing form (see 'Register' tab above).
Organising members and facilitators
Outbreak response analytics and head of RECON.
Field epidemiologist/microbiologist and coordinator of RECON, president of the EPIET Alumni Network
Facilitator - R developer and population geneticist; core developer and trainer for RECON
Course Facilitator - Infectious disease modelling
Instigator of this event and EPIET alumni
Providing logistics support on behalf of EAN, EAN treasurer
Providing logistics support on behalf of Imperial College