Public Release:  Symposium on drug-resistant diseases set for annual AAAS conference

University of California - Los Angeles

WHAT: "Modeling the Dynamics of the Drug-Resistant Killers of the 21st Century"

WHO:

  • Sally Blower, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Thomas Lietman, University of California, San Francisco
  • Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University
  • Peter Small, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ellis Mckenzie, Fogarty International Center
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan, Resources for the Future

WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17

WHERE: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Back Bay Ballroom D (on the second floor).

BACKGROUND: Drug resistance is a major public health concern, and the problem of resistance continues to grow. Recently, infectious disease modelers have begun to develop mathematical models for predicting the evolutionary dynamics of drug resistance. This symposium brings together experts in the real world of infectious diseases and mathematical modelers. Speakers show how models can be designed and analyzed so that theoretical work can have a significant effect on informing medical and public health decision-making processes.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu, (310) 794-2273.

Earl Lane, AAAS
elane@aaas.org, office: (202) 326-6431; AAAS meeting newsroom, (617) 954-2757

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