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Bayesian Disease Mapping with INLA and WinBUGS: June 23rd -27th 2014 University of Edinburgh, UK

posted 15 Mar 2014, 12:58 by Havard Rue   [ updated 15 Mar 2014, 12:59 ]
New courses offered by Andrew Lawson.

DISCLAIMER:  These courses are not affiliated by the

Announcing new course offerings:
Introduction to Bayesian Disease Mapping (IBDM)
Bayesian Disease Mapping with INLA (BDMI)
Advanced Bayesian Disease Mapping (ABDM)
**Offering of Introductory and Advanced BDM courses and BDM with INLA at
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland UK June 23rd - 27th 2014**
*Course content*
These courses are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to
the area of
Bayesian disease mapping in applications to Public Health and Epidemiology:
The IBDM course will run on June23rd -24th, the BDMI course will run on
June 25th
and the ABDM course will run on June 26th -27th 2014.

The BDMI course provides a hands-on introduction to spatial health
modeling with INLA,
while more advanced INLA examples are included in the ABDM course.
Both spatial and spatio-temporal analyses using WinBUGS and INLA will be
Examples will range over childhood asthma data from Georgia, influenza
in South Carolina,
foot-and-mouth disease in the UK and Ohio respiratory cancer.

*The speaker*

Professor Andrew B. Lawson (Department of Public Health Sciences,
College of Medicine,
Medical University of South Carolina) is a World Health Organization
(WHO) advisor
on Disease Mapping and organized with the WHO an International workshop
on this topic which has led to an edited volume
“Disease Mapping and Risk Assessment for Public Health”.
He has published a number of books focused on disease mapping and
spatial epidemiology. In particular, the 2nd Edition of the volume
*Bayesian Disease Mapping* will be a course text for the IBDM course,
and is included in the IBDM course fee.


Detailed information and registration form is available from