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22 April, 2024 
- 24 April, 2024
Venue: Faculty of Medicine, Biopolis, Larissa, Greece
The event is a training school, part of the HARMONY COST Action 18208 training activities, with introductory didactic teaching and hands-on practical sessions on Bayesian methods for true prevalence estimation & diagnostic test evaluation. The following core topics will be covered: Pre-course preparation work will also be provided as a prerequisite for attending the course....
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31 January, 2024 
- 2 February, 2024
Venue: COST Association Avenue du Boulevard – Bolwerklaan 21 Brussels, Belgium
Conference Highlights List of Topics We invite abstract submissions on the Action’s objectives: Case studies, real-world applications, related methodological advancements as well as software tools, packages and applications in the aforementioned topics are welcome. Submissions outside these fields are also welcome if they fall within the conference’s theme. Submission Guidelines Submission guidelines, and further details...
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31 January, 2024 
- 2 February, 2024
Venue: COST Association Avenue du Boulevard – Bolwerklaan 21 Brussels, Belgium
We are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for the upcoming conference organized by SBED and also invite people to become a member of the society. This pivotal event, scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 2, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium, is a unique platform for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts in the...
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25 October, 2023 
- 27 October, 2023
Venue: Joist Innovation park, Larissa, Greece
Training material for the training school on “Navigating through Bayesian approaches in disease measurement” in Larissa, Greece, 25-27 October 2023. – part of the HARMONY training activities.
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25 October, 2023 
- 27 October, 2023
Venue: Joist Innovation park, Larissa, Greece
The Action members from Greece are organizing a three-day training school “Navigating through Bayesian approaches in disease measurement” in Larissa, Greece, 25-27 October 2023 – part of the HARMONY training activities. The event is a training school, part of the HARMONY COST Action 18208 training activities, with introductory didactic teaching and hands-on practical sessions on Bayesian methods...
Madrid, Spain
12 July, 2023 
- 14 July, 2023
Venue: VISAVET Health Surveillance Center, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Training material for the advanced training school on “Bayesian methods: Going beyond test evaluation and true prevalence estimation” in Madrid, Spain, 12-14 July 2023 – part of the HARMONY training activities.
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2 May, 2023 
- 3 May, 2023
Venue: Athens, Greece
The HARMONY COST Action 18208 is organizing a 2-day training school in Athens, Greece, 2-3 May 2023. This 2-day event is a training school, part of the HARMONY COST Action 18208. Training activities with lectures, hands-on practical sessions and discussion will focus on understanding the risks of bias in epidemiological studies of prevalence. This training...
Madrid, Spain
12 July, 2023 
- 14 July, 2023
Venue: VISAVET Health Surveillance Center, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Going beyond test evaluation and true prevalence estimation The HARMONY COST Action 18208 is organizing a 3-day training school in Madrid, Spain, 12-14 July 2023. This 3-day event is a training school, part of the HARMONY COST Action 18208, training activities with didactic teaching and hands-on practical sessions and discussion, focusing on Bayesian statistics. The...
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HARMONY newsletter presenting our plans for 2023.
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26 April, 2023 
- 28 April, 2023
Venue: Novi Sad, Serbia
EPIZONE European Research Group – 15th Annual Meeting The EPIZONE 15th Annual Meeting will be from 26-28 April 2023 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The event will be hosted by the Scientific Veterinary Institute ‘Novi Sad’. The theme of this year’s edition will be “New perspectives for the new era”. The venue will be the leading fair institution...
scientific output
20 January, 2023 
HARMONY – Grant Period IV – Dissemination Activities The main strength of HARMONY lies in the diverse group of interested relevant experts andstakeholders that collaborate towards the practical and flexible application of Bayesian Latent Class Models, under the various related fields of diagnostic test evaluation, prevalence estimation and certification of disease freedom. Scientific publications and...
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20 January, 2023 
HARMONY – Grant Period IV – Events As of October 1, 2022 Grant Period IV of the HARMONY COST Action has been launched. During November 2022 HARMONY organized two training schools in Cork, Ireland and Valencia, Spain on “Bayesian Latent class models for test evaluation and true prevalence estimation”. The training material (R/JAGS scripts, exercises-solutions)...
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A series of videos explaining Bayesian true prevalence estimation. The videos start with very basic concepts explaining the sensitivity and the specificity of a diagnostic test and goes all the way-up to a full hierarchical model. Full Playlist
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Prof. Polychronis Kostoulas, Chair of COST Action ” Novel tools for test evaluation and disease prevalence estimation” explains a novel tool created for the early warning in the case of upcoming waves. An online web application has been produced based on the EVI model, providing daily updated COVID-19 predictions. Link to app: http://83.212.174.99:3838/ Full Playlist...
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11 January, 2023 
Presentation of the HARMONY: Novel tools for test and disease prevalence estimation” COST Action 18208 as part of the SOUND-control CA17110 webinars
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23 November, 2022 
- 25 November, 2022
Venue: Hospital General Universitario, Avda Tres Cruces 2, 46014, Valencia, Spain
Training material for the training school on “Introduction to Bayesian Latent Class models for health scientists” in Valencia, Spain, 23-25 November 2022 – part of the HARMONY training activities.
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17 November, 2022 
- 18 November, 2022
Venue: The Kingsley Hotel, Cork, Ireland
Training material for the training school on “Diagnostic test evaluation with Bayesian Latent Class Models” in Cork, Ireland, 17-18 November 2022 – part of the HARMONY training activities.
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25 October, 2022 
- 27 October, 2022
Venue: Joist Innovation park, Larissa, Greece
Training material for the training school on “Introduction to Bayesian Disease Measurement (BDM) for Health scientists” in Larissa, Greece, 25-27 October 2022 – part of the HARMONY training activities.
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23 November, 2022 
- 25 November, 2022
Venue: Hospital General Universitario, Avda Tres Cruces 2, 46014, Valencia, Spain
The Action members from Spain are organizing a three-day training school on Introduction to Bayesian Latent Class models for health scientists in Valencia, Spain on 23 – 25 November 2022. This 3-day event is a training school, part of the HARMONY COST Action 18208 training activities with introductory didactic teaching and hands-on practical sessions and...
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25 October, 2022 
- 27 October, 2022
Venue: Joist Innovation park, Larissa, Greece
The Action members from Greece are organizing a three-day training school on Bayesian Disease Measurement (BDM) for Health scientists in Larissa, Greece on 25 – 27 October 2022. The training school is organized with both introductory didactic teaching and hands-on practical sessions on Bayesian methods for true prevalence estimation & diagnostic test evaluation. The following core topics...