University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Workshop

CAVEPM 2013 Post-Conference Workshop

"Molecular Epidemiology – A First Introduction" 

Dates: May 29-31, 2013

Location: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Sask.

Instructors: The workshop is presented by cofounding members of the International Working Group for Molecular Epidemiology - mEpiWorks

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The availability and application of molecular tools has increased exponentially; these tools provide critical information into the understanding of infectious disease. When applied correctly, molecular approaches provide unique avenues for advancing the field of applied epidemiology.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge base for the application, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies that use molecular tools.

The workshop will introduce participants to the molecular epidemiology of pathogens, present guidelines for the conduct of molecular epidemiological studies and introduce various analytical techniques specific to the output of molecular tools. Course participants will acquire skills to plan, analyze, and interpret such studies successfully.