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Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference

13th September 2012, 08:00 to 14th September 2012, 17:00, Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre (CG91), Dept of Chemistry, Durham University

Tipping Points will hold a conference on 13th-14th of September at Durham on modelling social problems and health issues in society.

This conference focuses on realistic modelling of social problems and health. We will present and discuss health problems of concern within society today together with mathematical and statistical models, which may be useful predictive tools for deriving strategies that practitioners may use. Emphasis of the workshop will be placed on actual health issues that are a huge financial burden to governments and taxpayers, such as smoking, alcoholism, substance abuse and heart problems.

Lectures will be given on mathematical and statistical methods by experts from the Universities of Bologna, Durham, Manchester, Strathclyde and Turin within the context of health problems. A key feature of the workshop are lectures by practitioners from government-sponsored bodies like FRESH (smoke-free North East), and NEPHO (North East Public Health Observatory), together with guests from Volterra Consulting, Rinicare, the Wolfson Research Institute, the NIBHI (Northwest Institute for BioHealth Informatics), and the Universities of Lancaster and Manchester.

Limited seating is available. To register for the conference please email with name and affiliation by 5 September.

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