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Section of epidemiology

Course: Bayesian Disease Mapping in Edinburgh

June 5th - June 9th 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Complete course sequence

Introduction to Bayesian Disease Mapping (IBDM) (2 day)
Bayesian Disease Mapping with INLA (BDMI) (1 day)
Advanced Bayesian Disease Mapping (ABDM) (2 day)

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: The Introductory course (Part I) will run on June 5th- June 6th, the BDMI course will run on June 7th and the advanced course (Part II) will run on June 8th - June 9th 2017.

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

The speaker

Professor Andrew B. Lawson (Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina) is a World Health Organization (WHO) advisor on Disease Mapping and organized with the WHO an International workshop on this topic  which has led to an edited volume “Disease Mapping and Risk Assessment for Public Health”. He has published a number of books focused on disease mapping and spatial epidemiology. Most recently, acted as chief editor of the CRC press Handbook of Spatial Epidemiology (2016). The 2nd Edition (2013) of the volume *Bayesian Disease Mapping* will be a course text for the introductory course, and is included in the IBDM course fee.

Registration Information

Detailed information and registration form is available from


Part I: 495 GBP (465 GBP academic discount)

Part I & BDMI: 650 GBP  (620 GBP academic discount)
BDMI & PART II:  same as above

Whole sequence:  850GBP  (760 GBP academic discount)

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