Announcements



SACEMA Postdoctoral Fellows Programme

Posted on Fri, Feb 24 2017 08:11:00

SACEMA is looking for up to three postdoctoral fellows to join us in 2017.

MMED 2017: Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data, May 29 - June 9, 2017

Posted on Wed, Jan 18 2017 13:17:00

MMED 2017: Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data, May 29 - June 9, 2017

Individual Based Modelling in Epidemiology: A Practical Introduction 27-31 March 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted on Wed, Nov 16 2016 22:05:00

Individual-based modelling in epidemiology: 27-31 March 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Studies: 24-28 October 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted on Sat, Aug 27 2016 10:46:00

Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Studies: 24-28 October 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Call for SACEMA External Bursaries for 2017: Deadline 17 October 2016

Posted on Thu, Aug 04 2016 13:42:00

Call for SACEMA External Bursaries for 2017: Deadline 17 October 2016

Call for SACEMA Internal Bursaries for 2017: Deadline 19 September 2016

Posted on Thu, Aug 04 2016 13:30:00

Call for SACEMA Internal Bursaries for 2017: Deadline 19 September 2016 (CLOSED)

New R Package of Incidence Estimation Tools Released on CRAN

Posted on Thu, Jun 02 2016 11:42:00

New R package of incidence estimation tools (inctools) available on CRAN

Bayesian Biostatistics: 4-8 April 2016 (Stellenbosch) South Africa

Posted on Tue, Apr 26 2016 21:10:00

Bayesian Biostatistics: 4-8 April 2017 Stellenbosch, South Africa

SACEMA Research Days, 11-14 April 2016

Posted on Tue, Apr 26 2016 11:18:00

Introduction To Epidemiology And Research Methodology March--June 2016

Posted on Fri, Feb 19 2016 08:42:00

Epidemiology is primarily concerned with the transmission of disease among groups or populations, while of course this has to be balanced by ethical considerations and concern for the health of individual members. The assessment or treatment of the individual patient is the domain of the clinician.

Using Quantitative Bias Analysis with Epidemiologic Data: Short Course at SACEMA, 18-20 May 2016

Posted on Sat, Dec 19 2015 04:43:00

Using Quantitative Bias Analysis with Epidemiologic Data: Short Course at SACEMA, 18-20 May 2016.

New R Package to Support Calibration of Recent Infection Test

Posted on Thu, Aug 27 2015 10:50:00

New R package to support calibration of recent infection tests

Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD): 13-19 December 2015

Posted on Thu, Aug 20 2015 14:45:00

Request for Applications: Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD): December 13-19, 2015: Jacksonville and Yulee, FL.

Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Studies: 26-27 November 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted on Tue, Aug 11 2015 14:29:00

Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Studies: 26-27 November 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa

SACEMA exhibits at launch of National Science Week 2015

Posted on Fri, Jul 31 2015 08:52:00

SACEMA exhibits at launch of National Science Week 2015

19-21 October 2015 (Stellenbosch) Introduction to the Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data, with Applications in R

Posted on Mon, May 11 2015 10:55:00

Short course in the Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data with Applications in R: 19-21 October 2015

Characterizing concurrent partnerships in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Wed, Feb 18 2015 08:22:00

Characterizing concurrent partnerships in Cape Town, South Africa

SACEMA Research Days, 24-25 March 2015

Posted on Fri, Feb 06 2015 13:12:00

Advanced Epidemiological Methods Seminar, 18-21 May 2015

Posted on Wed, Nov 26 2014 14:33:00

SACEMA issues policy brief on access to antiretrovirals

Posted on Thu, Jul 24 2014 10:10:00

Bayesian Biostatistics: 20-24 October 2014 (Stellenbosch): Deadline extended to 8 September 2014

Posted on Mon, Jun 23 2014 08:22:00

Prof. Emmanuel Lesaffre (Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) presented a second edition of this intensive five-day course at Stellenbosch.

MMED and DAIDD clinics

Posted on Wed, Mar 12 2014 15:36:00

Using quantitative bias analysis with epidemiologic data: Short course at SACEMA, 21-23 May 2014. Register now!

Posted on Wed, Dec 18 2013 12:32:00

Using quantitative bias analysis with epidemiologic data: Short course at SACEMA, 21-23 May 2014.

Toy Drive 2013

Posted on Thu, Dec 12 2013 14:09:00

Call for Bursaries for 2014 Closed.

Posted on Thu, Sep 19 2013 12:02:00

The DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) is a national research centre based in the University of Stellenbosch. The centre is dedicated to the modelling of disease transmission and progression, focusing on South Africa's major health challenges. SACEMA provides research facilities and a stimulating environment in which scientists can interact to transcend disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Our goal is to engage innovatively with fundamental issues in epidemiology and produce quantitative evidence to guide important decisions in national and international health policy.

Seminar by Cuc Tran on Translating Mathematical Models into Public Health Practice: The Control Flu School-located Influenza Vaccination Program

Posted on Wed, Sep 18 2013 11:29:00

Cuc is a PhD Student at the Department of Environmental & Global Health, a Training Fellow at the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and a Research Associate at the Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida. She came to Cape Town for the big international flu conference: Options for the Control of Influenza VIII, 5-10 September 2013, at which she presented a poster.

Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, pays site visit to SACEMA

Posted on Wed, Sep 04 2013 15:42:00

Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, pays site visit to SACEMA

Mail and Guardian perspective by Alex Welte, SACEMA director.

Posted on Wed, Jul 24 2013 15:09:00

Is there still, if indeed there ever was, any value, or legitimacy, in guidelines for who is ‘eligible' for Antiretroviral Treatment, and does mainstream academic discourse obscure the issues? Alex Welte, SACEMA director, explores this complex issue in a Mail and Guardian perspective. (page 38, printed edition 19 July 2013)

New paper published: When to start ART in Africa - primarily guided by RCTs or patient autonomy?

Posted on Mon, Jul 15 2013 09:25:00

This Viewpoint article, published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society, is a reaction to an opinion piece in which two leading scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), argued that an African RCT is urgently needed, in order to "definitively settle" the question of optimal timing of ART initiation in Africa.

Coital frequency and condom use in monogamous and concurrent sexual relationships in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Mon, May 06 2013 10:55:00

A decreased frequency of unprotected sex during episodes of concurrent relationships may dramatically reduce the role of concurrency in accelerating the spread of HIV. Such a decrease could be the result of coital dilution - the reduction in per-partner coital frequency from additional partners - and/or increased condom use during concurrency.

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 (Stellenbosch) Introduction to the Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data, with Applications in R. Course Completed

Posted on Mon, Mar 04 2013 14:40:00

Dr. Dimitris Rizopoulos (Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus University Medical Center, the Netherlands) presented this intensive five-day course at Stellenbosch.

4 - 8 Nov 2013 (Stellenbosch) Bayesian Biostatistics. Course completed.

Posted on Mon, Mar 04 2013 14:38:00

Prof. Emmanuel Lesaffre (Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) presented this intensive five-day course at Stellenbosch.

19-23 August 2013 (Stellenbosch) Advanced Epidemiological Methods. Course completed.

Posted on Fri, Feb 15 2013 09:25:00

The Advanced Epidemiological Methods seminar was held in Stellenbosch from 19-23 August 2013. This 5-day course was presented by Matt Fox.

10-21 June 2013 (Stellenbosch) Topics in Biostatistics.

Posted on Fri, Feb 15 2013 09:07:00

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), in association with the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town held an intensive ten-day BioStats course from the 10th to the 21st of June 2013.

Course on Collaborative Programming

Posted on Tue, Feb 12 2013 07:59:00

SACEMA spreads the holiday cheer

Posted on Fri, Dec 14 2012 08:47:00

Application process for BIARI 2013 is now open

Posted on Thu, Nov 29 2012 09:41:00

20-24 August 2012 (Stellenbosch) Advanced Epidemiological Methods. 5-day Course presented by Dr. Matt Fox. Course completed

Posted on Sun, Aug 19 2012 23:00:00

Dr. Matthew Fox of the Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University will be presenting an intensive 5-day course on advanced epidemiological methods at Stellenbosch University under the auspices of the South African DST/NRF Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis (SACEMA). The course will take place from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily at a venue in Stellenbosch (to be announced). The course registration fee is R2 000. Enquiries may be directed to the SACEMA Research Manager, Ms Lynnemore Scheepers, at scheepersl@sun.ac.za (and copy to Matthew Fox ), or phone: 021 808 2589/2893.

9-20 July 2012 (Stellenbosch) Introduction to Statistics and its Applications in Biology. 2-week Course. Course completed.

Posted on Sun, Jul 08 2012 23:00:00

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), in association with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the University of Ghent, Belgium, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to attend the above course. The purpose of the course is to train Southern African students, health workers and professionals in the basic concepts and the most commonly applied methods of biostatistics, and so contribute to capacity building in this important field.

2-6 July 2012. (co-sponsored by AIMS). Applications of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine. 5-day Course. Course completed.

Posted on Sun, Jul 01 2012 23:00:00

Targeting university third year and Honours mathematics students interested in postgraduate work in mathematical modelling of problems in biology, epidemiology and medicine.

Request for applications for the 2012 Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data

Posted on Mon, Feb 13 2012 09:29:00

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Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data
Muizenberg, Cape Town, RSA
27 May to 8 June 2012
Request for Applications



SACEMA funded UKZN Statistics Student Takes First Prize

Posted on Wed, Sep 21 2011 12:29:00

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UKZN Statistics student, Ms Tarylee Reddy has won First Prize in the 2011 South African Statistics Association (SASA) national Postgraduate Student Paper Competition, sponsored by Statistics South Africa.





SACEMA Postgraduate Bursary Applications - CLOSED

Posted on Fri, Aug 19 2011 11:37:00

SACEMA is calling for applications for postgraduate (MSc/PhD) bursaries for study in 2012.

Matt Fox's course slides!

Posted on Thu, Aug 18 2011 09:51:00

Matt Fox's course slides from his Advanced Epidemiology course are available online now, in Powerpoint format.

Post-course reading- Applications of Maths in Biology and Medicine

Posted on Tue, Jun 21 2011 07:50:00

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Course material for the recent course, Applications of Maths in Biology and Medicine

How different are the costs and consequences of delayed versus immediate HIV treatment?

Posted on Tue, Jun 07 2011 07:16:00

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A new approach to HIV prevention, focusing on regular HIV testing and HAART provision regardless of CD4 count or stage of disease, has been proposed. In response to the debate over the affordability of this treatment-for-prevention strategy, we compared long-term costs and consequences of delayed versus immediate HIV treatment.

Matt Fox's advanced epidemiology course: Application process reopened!

Posted on Thu, May 19 2011 07:17:00

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Dr. Matthew Fox of the Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University will be presenting an intensive 5-day course on advanced epidemiological methods at Stellenbosch University under the auspices of the South African DST/NRF Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis (SACEMA), 15-19 August 2011.

Applications of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine - Application process closed!

Posted on Wed, Apr 20 2011 09:10:00

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Applications no longer being accepted for this course.





Introduction to Applied Biostatistics-Application process closed!

Posted on Tue, Apr 19 2011 14:13:00

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Applications for the two-week course for post-graduate students at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg, Cape Town, are now closed

Female Sex Work and the 2010 Soccer World Cup

Posted on Fri, Oct 22 2010 09:36:00

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Now that the dust has begun the settle, the sounds of the last Vuvuzela to fade, and the flags and razz-mataz has quietened; now is the time to reflect on the experience in a way that makes us leverage the good, mitigate where necessary, and take lessons for the future.

SACEMA's Professor Brian Williams makes major presentation at CROI

Posted on Tue, Feb 23 2010 12:17:00

On February 16th 2010, San Francisco, Prof Brian Williams gave a presentation titled, "Put Your Money Where Your Model Is: ART for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS", as part of CROI's 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (16-19 February 2010).

US-Africa Clinic on Meaningful Modelling

Posted on Wed, Feb 03 2010 13:26:00

US-Africa Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data

Fellowships in Ecosystem and Population Health

Posted on Fri, Jan 08 2010 10:30:00

The African Research Consortium for Ecosystem and Population Health (funded through the Wellcome Trust's African Institutes Initiative) is seeking to appoint eleven post-doctoral research scientists to its prestigious 4-year fellowship program.

SACEMA Director - Five year contract appointment

Posted on Tue, Jan 05 2010 11:27:00

SACEMA needs to appoint a new Director in 2010. This is a senior, full-time, academic position with an internationally competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

South African Research Chair in Mathematical Epidemiology and Disease & Invasion Ecology

Posted on Tue, Jan 05 2010 10:31:00

SACEMA, with the support of the South African Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), is recruiting a senior scientist of international standing in the area of dynamical systems modelling in epidemiology and disease ecology.

SACEMA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Posted on Fri, Aug 14 2009 15:31:00

SACEMA is urgently seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the estimation of HIV incidence in South Africa. Applications now closed.

Applications of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine 2009

Posted on Wed, May 20 2009 15:34:00

South African 3rd year and Honours students in the Mathematical Sciences are invited to join SACEMA for the week 6-10 July 2009 to learn more about the applications of mathematics in biology and medicine. Applications now closed.