Epi on the Island 2013 - Module 2

Part 2 of our 3 part Epi on the Island conference finished at AVC on Friday afternoon. Over a 5 day period, 23 participants were engaged in a course entitled "An Introduction to Multilevel Modelling".

The course was instructed by Ian Dohoo, DVM PhD FCAHS,Professor Emeritus - Epidemiology,Atlantic Veterinary College; Henrik Stryhn, MSc PhD, Professor – Biostatistics, Atlantic Veterinary College; with assistance from Javier Sanchez, DVM PhD, Associate Professor - Epidemiology, Atlantic Veterinary College.

Epi on the Island is a successful program, which has been running for a number of years, that brings researchers and graduate students from across Canada and around the world to UPEI for intensive course work in epidemiologic methods.

Participants this year were from Columbia, Chile, Nepal, Iran, Ireland, Spain, the United States, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island.

The final module of this summer's program began yesterday, Sunday morning, June 23rd. Ten participants are taking part in a 4 day course entitled "Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery – an introductory course with focus on veterinary epidemiology applications", instructed by Fernanda Dórea, BVM MSc PhD, Swedish Zoonosis Centre, Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology, National Veterinary Institute (SVA); and Crawford Revie, BSc MSc PhD MBCS, Canada Research Chair - Population Health: Epi-Informatics, Professor – Epidemiology, Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College.