Building a decision-support system for pandemic influenza
During a pandemic, decisions are often made under significant uncertainty, in continually evolving conditions, and with limited prior experience. National pandemic plans tend to cover a huge variety of control options with typically non-specific recommendations for action. Synthesis of disease surveillance data and modelling of pandemic impact are active areas of research that have not yet been integrated into decision-support. In this talk, I will explore the range of data, modelling, and policy priorities that must be considered and integrated to provide effective decision-support for pandemic influenza in the Australian context.
Dr Freya Shearer, University of Melbourne