General Information

The 2009 Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) will be held in the South Campus Center of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Click here for a map showing this location.

The Institute consists of a series of two-and-a-half day workshops designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling and to introduce statisticians and mathematical modelers to the statistical and dynamic problems posed by modern infectious disease data. Prerequisites are minimal, and the modular nature of the Institute enables participants to design a program best suited to their backgrounds and interests. Most participants will likely take two or three modules.

Individuals attending the Institute will receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation.

In 2009 there will be three concurrent Institutes in Seattle and a European Institute in Liège, Belgium. Details about the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics in Seattle, June 15-July 1; the Summer Institute in Public Health Genomics in Seattle, June 22-26; and the European Institute in Statistical Genetics in Liège, August 31-September 9, are available online via the Summer Institutes website.

Registration for the Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases is available only online via this website. This Institute’s modules are timed such that participants may also register for modules for the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics.

Some registration-fee and travel scholarships are available for students and post-doctoral fellows.

Participants are invited to attend a Symposium in Honor of Elizabeth Thompson on Saturday, June 27, 2009. For more information about this symposium, please click here.