Special Topic Meeting on R - Session 3

Special Topic Meeting on R - Session 3

Date: Friday 11 June 2021, 2.00PM
Location: Online
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Throughout the current epidemic there has been considerable focus on, and some controversy around, the use of R as a headline summary of the state of the epidemic. We are holding an online Special Topic Meeting to discuss statistical issues around this general topic. In the tradition of RSS Discussion Meetings, the programme will consist of oral presentations based on written papers that will be made available beforehand, followed by open discussion contributions and responses from the authors, all of which will then be published as a permanent record.

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14.00. Lorenzo Pellis, Paul Birrell, Joshua Blake, JUNIPER consortium, Daniela De Angelis
Estimation of the effective reproduction number in real-time: conceptual and statistical challenges 
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14.15. Maria Bekker-Nielsen Dunbar, Leonhard Held on behalf of the SUSPend modelling
Consortium Assessing the effect of school closures on the spread of COVID-19 in Zurich 
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14.30. Invited discussants: Adam Kucharski, Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba
14.50. Open discussion
Professor Sylvia Richardson and Peter Diggle
Royal Statistial Society