EpiX Analytics Consultants Participate in International Expert Working Group

Two of our senior consultants were part of an expert working group (EWG) assembled to evaluate the risk of introduction of PRRSv, a swine disease into New Zealand via imported fresh/frozen pig meat. New Zealand is currently free of the disease and wanted to evaluate the potential for PRRSv introduction as a result of a change in pig meat import regulations.

The EWG was composed of invited experts from multiple countries and institutions. New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) invited EpiX’s consultants to provide their expertise in quantitative risk assessment and epidemiology.  Dr. Howard Pharo, Team Manager of the Animals, Risk Analysis Group and MAF biosecurity says “We initially engaged EpiX’s consultants to help us with the implementation of our model, but we quickly realized that their expertise went well beyond the modeling software so we decided to use their expertise in the expert working group. EpiX’s consultants were always extremely responsive to all our requests and questions, and provided invaluable technical input to build the risk assessment model”.   

Dr. Zagmutt led EpiX’s participation in the panel and consulting work with MAF and explains “This project was very motivating for us, as it allowed us to help New Zealand to make decisions on an important policy issue, and also let us interact with experts on different aspects of PRRSv while contributing with our modeling expertise. We got the opportunity to work not only on the modeling itself, but we also interacted with stakeholders and decision makers.”

New Course Program and Discounts for 2011!

In addition to the new courses we announced in our last newsletter, we will be offering exciting new courses in conjunction with educational institutions such as the University of London. These courses allow us to provide training that combines our consulting expertise with the academic knowledge from prestigious educational institutions. 

Also new to this year are our government discounts.  Please visit our website for details on our discount program, which also includes groups, academic, and early registration discounts.

We believe in using practical examples to flesh out and reinforce the concepts and techniques that are presented in our in-house and open courses. For this, approximately half of the course time of each course is reserved to solving problems that are relevant to the participants' field and interests. It encourages the creative problem solving that is critically important in risk assessment. Below is our current 2011 course schedule.

EpiX Analytics 2011 Course Schedule

Location

Course type

Dates

Fee

Boulder, CO, USA

Introduction to Quantitative Project Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis New!

February 16-17, 2011

US$1,490

Boulder, CO, USA

Quantitative Risk Analysis

March 23-25, 2011

US$1,790

Online Course

Introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis

April 8 - May 6, 2011

US$499 or US$399 (academic)

Boulder, CO, USA

Risk Modeling for Pharmaceuticals New!

April 14-15, 2011

US$1,490

Online Course

Financial Risk Modeling

May 20 - June 17, 2011

US$499 or US$399 (academic)

London, UK Applied Risk Analysis in Epidemiology New! May 23 -27, 2011 Please contact us for details

Amsterdam,The Netherlands

Risk Modeling for Pharmaceuticals New!

June 6 � 7, 2011

US$1,490

Fort Collins, CO, USA

Quantitative Risk Analysis and Disease Modeling in Epidemiology

June 13 -17, 2011

US$2,490

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Introduction to Quantitative Project Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis New!

August 4-5, 2011

US$1,490

London, UK

Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis

September 5 � 16, 2011

US$2,995 per week

US$4,995 2 weeks

Online Course

Introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis

Sept 30 - October 28, 2011

US$499 or US$399 (academic)

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Risk Modeling for Pharmaceuticals New!

October 3 - 4, 2011

US$1,490

Online Course

Financial Risk Modeling

Nov 4 - Dec 2, 2011

US$499 or US$399 (academic)

Upcoming Courses

We have added three new courses
to our 2011 course roster:

Please visit our  website to see our course schedule and/or to register


We can organize a customized course at a client location for your specific needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your particular needs.



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