October 7-8, 2013
This 2-day conference was sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, including the MIDAS National Center of Excellence, the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory of the Graduate School of Public Health, and the School of Law.
October 22-24, 2012
This 3-day conference was sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health. The conference brought together researchers, public policy makers, and research sponsors to present, critique, and propose innovative methods for the study of emergency preparedness in public health systems. Results from the conference will be published in summer 2013 in a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on Dynamics of Preparedness.
May 8-9, 2012
April 1-3, 2011
This 3-day conference sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s MIDAS National Center of Excellence, along with the Center for Philosophy of Science, explored the theme “Building Bridges between the Philosophical and Modeling Communities." The goal of this event was to bring together sophisticated work in philosophy of science and on-going efforts in modeling in order to build more effective collaboration between philosophers of science and those who build and employ models in a range of disciplines and applications. The event took place at the University Club on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.