UK MMSG Foot and Mouth Disease Followup Meeting 2009

The meeting took place at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, on Wednesday 9th December 2009, as part of the UK Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Groups series. This was a follow-up meeting, inspired by the problem Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines, which was studied at the UK MMSG Imperial College 2009.

Meeting Programme

Review of study group model
Discussion of necessary improvements and potential for development
Derivation of revised model and agreement of future work
Allocation of tasks and tentative timetable for progress

The meeting sought input from local IAH immunologists and experimentalist on the modelling assumptions and structure. It was agreed that the existing model required revision before further progress could be made, and this was achieved by the end of the day. It was also decided how the project would progress, including the collation of necessary additional data for parameter estimates and simulation of the new system, with activities taken on by specific participants and sub-groups.

List of participants.

Follow-Up Activities

The following publications have been written as a result of this meeting:

Modelling the influence of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine antigen stability and dose on the bovine immune response
D Schley, RJ Tanaka, K Leungchavaphongse, V Shahrezaei, J Ward, C Grant, B Charleston, & CJ Rhodes (2012)
PLoS ONE 7 (2).