WORKING GROUPS

Working Group 3: Estimation of true disease prevalence with BLCMs

Working Group 3

WG3 will focus on BLCM methods for estimating the true prevalence of disease by accounting for the imperfect Se and Sp of the diagnostic process.

These methods will capture the hierarchical structure of the data (i.e. they will estimate the prevalence at each level of data organisation).

In line with the work carried out in WG2 a review of existing BLCMs methods for true prevalence estimation will be followed by the identification of outstanding needs and the necessary modification to existing methods that is required to address these needs.

Training and dissemination activities of the updated BLCMs for true prevalence estimation will be carried out by WG3 in connection with WG5.

Tasks

  • T3.1: Perform systematic review and evaluation of existing BLCMs for the estimation of the true disease prevalence. There will also be, wherever required, specific overview within distinct life-science domains.
  • T3.2: Write up of technical reports/white papers about suitable methods for sound application of BLCMs for Se/Sp estimates in life sciences.
  • T3.3: Develop training material for domain-expert scientists as well as methodologists in BMLCs.

WG3 Members

Matthew Denwood
Vice Chair & WG3 Leader & MC Member
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Noemi Kiss
WG3 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Austria Health Insurance Institute
Austria
Andrzej Jarynowski
WG3 Co-leader & MC Member
Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Poland
Anouk Veldhuis
MC Member
GD
Netherlands
Arvo Viltrop
MC Member
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia
Aurélien Madouasse
WG4 Leader & MC Member
Oniris - INRA
France
Boris Bikbov
MC Substitute
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Italy
Christiana Demetriou
MC Member
University of Nicosia Medical School
Cyprus
Conor McAloon
MC Member
University College Dublin
Ireland
David Faraggi
MC Member
University of Haifa, Israel
Israel
Dora Buonfrate
MC Member
IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria hospital
Italy
Eleftherios Meletis
Grant Holder Manager
University of Thessaly
Greece
Elena Von Der Lippe
WG2 Member
Germany
Felix Fischer
MC Member
Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
Giles Innocent
WG2 Leader & MC Member
The James Hutton Institute
United Kingdom
Hayley Jones
MC Member
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Iskra Cvetkovikj
MC Member
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje
Macedonia
Julio Alvarez
WG2 Co-leader & MC Member
VISAVET Health Surveillance Center
Spain
László Ózsvári
MC Member
University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest
Hungary
Lejla Dzananovic
MC Member
Faculty of Medicine University of Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Locksley Messam
MC Substitute
University College Dublin
Ireland
Lubica Murinova
MC Member
Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
Slovakia
Luzia Gonçalves
MC Member
Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
Portugal
Marcel Leppée
STSM Coordinator & MC Member
Institute for Healthy Ageing
Croatia
Matthias Greiner
MC Substitute
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Germany
Michel Vaillant
MC Member
Luxembourg Institute of Health
Luxembourg
Milton Severo Barros da Silva
MC Member
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Portugal
Miroslav Benić
MC Member
Croatian veterinary institute
Croatia
Müller-Graf Christine
Member
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR)
Germany
Naime Meric Konar
Member
Hacettepe University
Turkey
Nikolaos Solomakos
MC Substitute
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Greece
Polychronis Kostoulas
Action Chair
University of Thessaly
Greece
Sara Savic
MC Member
Scientific veterinary institute "Novi Sad"
Serbia
Saraya Tavornpanich
WG5 Co-leader & MC Member
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Norway
Sonja Hartnack
WG2 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Vetsuisse faculty
Switzerland
Søren Saxmose Nielsen
MC Member
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Denmark
Thibaut Lurier
MC Member
France
Vesna Velikj Stefanovska
MC Member
Medical Faculty, University "St Kiril and Metodij"
Macedonia
Xhelil Koleci
MC Substitute
Agricultural University of Tirana
Albania