The Nordic Society for Veterinary Epidemiology (NOSOVE) is an informal organization with the vision of advancing veterinary epidemiology. The volunteering board aim to fulfill the vision by providing courses and opportunities to socialise and strengthen the network among post graduate students, researchers and others with an interest in epidemiology. Events are presented through the society network (blogspot).
NOSOVE started in 1988 as a collaboration between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and has expanded to include the Baltic countries, but welcome members and participants from all countries.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Network Analysis Workshop and NOSOVE General Assembly

Update 14.07.2014
Sadly we have had to cancel the course due to lack of registered participants. We hope it will be possible to organize the course at a later date.

Time:
September 24th -26th, 2014

Venue
Hotel L’Ermitage
Toompuiestee 19, 10137 Tallinn, Estonia 
Website: www.lermitagehotel.ee/en/

Instructor
Rob Christley
Reader in Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Institute of Infection & Global Health, and 
School of Veterinary Science
University of Liverpool,
UK

Provisional Outline
The course will introduce the terminology, methods and some of the software available to analyse networks. The workshop will be a combination of short lectures, discussions and hands-on analysis (half of each day will be spent completing exercises designed to give participants practical experience of network analysis). By the end of the workshop participants will be able to design and undertake studies appropriate for the collection of network data, and use such data to create network images, describe important features of the network and identify important individuals and subgroups within the network. In addition, we will cover aspects of the statistical analysis of network data and the impact of networks on infectious disease dynamics.

Data will be provided for the practical sessions; however, participants will be encouraged to bring their own data to work on during the workshop. In addition, participants are encouraged to discuss their ideas for network analysis with the group.

The course outline below provides the basic course structure and topics to be covered. This may be subject to some modification.

Requirements:
Course material with notes, practicals and solutions to the exercises will be provided during the first session of the workshop.
Participants will be required to bring their own laptop.
Software required: UCINET. A free trial version will be provided for the course.

Costs for participation:
Participation in the whole programme: 300 EUR (includes teaching all days, teaching material, workshop, AGM, all lunches, dinners and coffe breaks) 

Accommodation:
Hotel L’Ermitage; Toompuiestee 19, 10137 Tallinn, Estonia  www: www.lermitagehotel.ee/en/

Rooms have been booked for participant in the NOSOVE workshop/course 

Per night in a single room: 60 EUR including breakfast
Per night in an advanced single room: 72 EUR including breakfast
Per night in a twin or double room: 60 EUR including breakfast for two (30 EUR per person) 

Detailed program and Registration: 

Deadline for registration: 30th of May 2014

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