A series of four events is proposed: each event consists of a school and an associated workshop held at the end of the school with the same theme as the school. These events present key mathematical modelling techniques for application to modelling human bio-medical and clinical problems reflecting control aspects at primarily the organ and system level. Models that are sufficiently detailed to have predictive value typically involve a significant number of parameters, rendering parameter identification difficult. Also, the restricted number of minimally or non-invasively measurable physiological quantities and the highly individualized variation in the relative responses of physiological control mechanisms render clinical application problematic.
However, the appearance of new analytic, biometric, and numerical techniques and methods are contributing to making the above complications tractable. Each combined school/workshop event has its own primary mathematical and biomedical focus reflecting aspects of the modelling and clinical issues described above. These events are designed to introduce new researchers to important methods for developing, analysing, and applying mathematical models in several key clinical areas. Each school's associated workshop introduces the school participants to state-of-the-art research in the focus topics of the school, allowing school participants to utilize what they have learned. School courses and workshop presentations will be given by an interdisciplinary array of experts from academia, industry, and the clinical setting.
Besides the educational benefit, two other important benefits are sought:
(a) creating potential collaborative connections between new and established researchers;
(b) promoting a network of researchers in mathematical modelling for biomedical application.
Such a network can be generated by these new collaborative contacts as well as by other networking influences of this event series.
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