COVID-19 Decision Models 28 April 2021 Webinar

The SMDM COVID-19 Modeling Committee will be hosting a live, free webinar titled COVID-19 Decision Models: Connecting modelers and decision makers on 28 April 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT (3:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC). 

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Webinar Schedule (subject to change)

11:00 AM EDT / 3:00 PM UTC 

Welcome ​

Kathy McDonald, Lisa Prosser, and Gillian Sanders Schmidler

11:10 AM EDT / 3:10 PM UTC Panel 1

Establishing a Dynamic Decision-Making System in Real-Time on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico City

Fernando Alarid-Escudero

Targeted COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies: An Agent-based Modeling Evaluation Considering Limited Vaccination Capacities (TAV-COVID) 

Beate Jahn and Uwe Siebert

Covid-19 Models and Social Determinants of Health: Evaluating Evidence to Inform Policy Decisions

Ava John-Baptiste and Shehzad Ali

11:55 AM EDT / 3:55 PM UTC Panel 2

Informing State-Level COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing using the COVID-19 Simulator 

Jagpreet Chhatwal

Discrete Event Simulation for COVID-19 Testing: Identifying Bottlenecks and Supporting Scale-Up

Erica Gralla

Emerging Therapies for COVID-19:  The Value of More Clinical Trials vs. Implementation

Myriam Hunink

12:40 PM EDT / 4:40 PM UTC Panel 3​

Coupling COVID-19 Social Distancing with Influenza Vaccination to Manage Healthcare Surges

Lauren Meyers and Michael Pignone

Optimizing Societal Reopening Plans and Vaccine Distribution Strategies under COVID-19 using Simulation Optimization Modelling Tools

Shan Liu

Community-tailored Adaptive Strategies for Managing the Health and Economic Consequences of COVID-19

Lauren Cipriano and Eva Enns

​1:15 PM EDT / 5:15 PM UTC Closing Remarks


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