WORKING GROUPS

Working Group 4: Certification of disease freedom BLCMs

Working Group 4

The updated BLCMs methods of WG3 will be modified under WG4 to be used for calculating the probability of disease freedom, as well as the probability of not exceeding pre-specified critical thresholds of true prevalence at each compartmental level

The work of WG4 is strongly linked to WG3. The updated BLCMs methods of WG3 will be modified under WG4 to be used for calculating the probability of disease freedom, as well as the probability of not exceeding pre-specified critical thresholds of true prevalence at each compartmental level (e.g. the probability that less than 10% of households or other regional divisions within a country are infected).

As with WG2 and WG3, training and dissemination on disease freedom calculations will be the responsibility of WG4 and WG5 members.

Tasks

  • T4.1: Review and update existing methods for calculating the probability of disease freedom.
  • T4.3: Prepare of a white paper reporting sound and case-specific methods for calculating the probability of disease freedom.
  • T4.3: Develop training material for domain-expert scientists as well as methodologists in BMLCs.

WG4 Members

Arianna Comin
WG4 Co-leader & MC Member
National Veterinary Institute - SVA
Sweden
Aurélien Madouasse
WG4 Leader & MC Member
Oniris - INRA
France
Tarmo Niine
WG4 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia
Andrzej Jarynowski
WG3 Co-leader & MC Member
Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Poland
Arvo Viltrop
MC Member
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia
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
Eleftherios Meletis
Grant Holder Manager
University of Thessaly
Greece
Giles Innocent
WG2 Leader & MC Member
The James Hutton Institute
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
Marcel Leppée
STSM Coordinator & MC Member
Institute for Healthy Ageing
Croatia
Matthew Denwood
Vice Chair & WG3 Leader & MC Member
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Miroslav Benić
MC Member
Croatian veterinary institute
Croatia
Müller-Graf Christine
Member
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR)
Germany
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
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