Workshop on Spatial Analysis for Decision Making on Arbovirus Control

The First Edition of CADDE Workshop on Spatial Analysis for Decision Making on Arbovirus Control will take place in Sao Paulo, 25 to 29 May 2020. This will be a training hands-on course organized by the University of Sao Paulo and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The aim of the Workshop is to convey how spatial data analysis can be used to improve arbovirus surveillance and control activities in Latin America

Registration deadline March 15, 2020

From: 25/05/2020 To: 29/05/2020

Target Audience: Public health professionals, researchers and graduate students in the area of arbovirus control from Brazil and Latin America.

After this workshop, participants should be able to: Understand how mapping can be used to guide control of arboviral diseases; Geolocate mosquito breeding sites and other relevant features in the field; Convert data from multiple sources into spatial data in R; Carry out basic data manipulation of arbovirus surveillance data in R; Make maps in R and use them to inform surveillance and control decisions; Identify barriers to sustainable, integrated and operational use of spatial data for arbovirus control

Places are limited and will be allocated according to the following criteria:
Background in either statistical modeling, public health, or biology; Familiarity with, or interest in, arboviral diseases; Basic knowledge and interest in epidemiological data analysis; Conversational English (English will be the language of instruction); Ability to bring a laptop computer.

We will be able to offer accommodation (double occupancy room) for 10 Latin American students in the Hospital das Clinicas International Student House.