Risk Analysis in Health, Epidemiology and Food Safety

Duration: 2 days

Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20

Course overview

This 2-day hands-on workshop will cover essential risk modeling methods available in food safety and animal health, particularly emphasizing microbial, antimicrobial, and trade risk analysis applications. Course participants will learn simulation and calculation methods in the R statistical language, while the solution to course exercises and models will also be provided in @RISK with Excel for those participants who may want to transition between software platforms. Participants will also learn how to select appropriate distributions, use data and expert opinion, and avoid common modeling mistakes. Example models from the instructors, including antimicrobial risk assessments, and animal health risk assessments will be used to reinforce the methods and best modeling practices discussed during the class.

 

 

 

 
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Individual Price $1,490.00
$1,490.00

Duration: 5 full days

Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20

Course overview

This course will cover the key principles of quantitative risk analysis in epidemiology and the most important risk modeling principles, methods and techniques available. Unlike other training courses in risk analysis, we dedicate a portion of the course to the modeling of epidemic and endemic diseases, and how resulting outputs can be used in risk assessments.

The course provides participants with hands-on skills to effectively use a risk modeling software environment. For this training, @RISK with Excel and a few examples with the statistical software R are used, but the lessons apply equally well to other modeling environments. Rather than just learning how to use software, the course focuses on how to conduct accurate and effective quantitative risk analyses, including best practices of risk modeling, selecting the appropriate distribution, using data and expert opinion, and avoiding common mistakes. The course will also cover essential probability and statistics theory and various stochastic processes to provide participants with a solid understanding of the foundations of quantitative risk analysis.

 

Start Date To be confirmed
Individual Price $2,995.00
$2,995.00

(Formerly Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis and Disease Modeling)

Duration: 5 full days

Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20

Course overview

This course is internationally regarded as the reference for professionals interested in learning the latest techniques for the quantitative modeling of epidemiology and/or food safety risks. It has been updated to incorporate more hands-on group exercises, new techniques, and case studies which will guide participants through the main steps of the development of a risk assessment model. Given the increasing popularity of the R statistical language, this course is now taught primarily using R while also including material in @RISK, allowing participants to choose between the two software to develop their exercises.

  • Track record of success: taught for over a decade by EpiX Analytics, this course has also been used as the basis for courses that EpiX has delivered in universities and research institutions around the globe.
  • Hands-on course: focus on solving real-world risk analysis problems and use of a variety of case studies to illustrate applications, good practices or mistakes to avoid.
  • Expert instructors: all instructors have PhDs and extensive risk analysis experience, allowing them to share their insights with course participants.
  • Networking: opportunity to create potential research collaborations with other participants and the instructors.
Start Date To be confirmed
Individual Price $2,995.00
$2,995.00

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Brief History of EpiX Analytics

EpiX Analytics was founded in 2003 in Princeton, NJ under the Vose Consulting name, and among its offerings it included specialized software to perform Monte Carlo simulations. Read More >>