monthly meetings

The cmmid holds monthly meetings, as a chance to catch up with recent research activities. Meetings usually take place on the first Tuesday of the month. These meetings are generally restricted to members of the cmmid.

Upcoming meeting(s)

February 6, 2018, 12:45 pm-1:45 pm. cmmid@meeting.
March 6, 2018, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting.

Past meeting(s)

December 5, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Roz Eggo, Adam Kucharski – Git and GitHub – how to keep your programs under control.
November 7, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting.
October 3, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Moritz Wagner
July 4, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: CMMID monthly meeting
June 9, 2017, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. cmmid@meeting. Vector Borne Disease session. Presenting: CMMID monthly meeting
May 15, 2017, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm. cmmid@seminar. Vaccine Centre/CMMID seminar: Alexandra Hogan (Imperial College London). Presenting: Title: Estimating the impact of a maternal RSV vaccine using a mathematical modelling approach

Abstract: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important respiratory pathogen in children and presents a significant global health burden. It is the main cause of hospitalisations in young children. There is currently no licensed vaccine for RSV, but it is widely recognised that a vaccine intervention would have a considerable public health impact. Several candidates are being developed and a vaccine for pregnant women is currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trials, prompting the need for mathematical modelling to help assess the vaccine benefits for different target populations.

We developed a differential equation model for RSV transmission, with 75 age classes and cohort ageing, and validated the model using linked RSV hospitalisation data for the high income setting of Western Australia. We adapted the model to incorporate a maternal RSV vaccine, and estimated the expected reduction in RSV hospitalisations arising from the vaccine for a range of vaccine coverage, effectiveness and duration scenarios. The introduction of a vaccine was estimated to reduce RSV-related hospitalisations in Western Australia by 6–37% for 0–2 month old children, and 30–46% for 3–5 month old children, for a range of vaccine effectiveness levels, and assuming coverage similar to existing maternal vaccination programs. Children up to six months of age would derive the greatest benefit, meeting the objective of a maternal vaccine in delaying an infant’s first RSV infection to an age at which severe disease is less likely.

March 7, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Stefan Flasche
February 7, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Matt Quaife
January 3, 2017, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Alexis Robert
December 6, 2016, 1:00 pm-2:15 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Albert Jan Van Hoek
November 1, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Zaid Chalabi
October 4, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Alexis Robert
September 6, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Rein Houben
July 5, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Oliver Brady, Stefan Flasche, Mark Jit
June 7, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Maria Camila Calvo Cortes
May 3, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Graham Medley
April 5, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Nuno Sepulveda
March 1, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Zika virus.
February 2, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Akira Endo
January 5, 2016, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Gwen Knight
December 8, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting.
November 3, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Stéphane Hue
October 6, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Giovanni Luca Masala
September 1, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. CANCELLED: cmmid@meeting.
August 5, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Olivier le Polain
July 7, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Benoit Visseaux
June 2, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: Alexis Robert
May 6, 2015, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm. cmmid@meeting. Presenting: John Ojal

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