Social Contacts and Mixing Patterns in Epidemiology (SCaMPiE): a day-long meeting to discuss methods for measuring human social contact patterns; from diaries and interviews to mobile phones and electronic tags.

18th April, 2011, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

A meeting of interest to all researchers who consider the impact of patterns of person-to-person mixing on the spread of infectious dieases. It will cover a range of methods for measuring mixing patterns, highlighting the good and bad points of current methodologies, and will identify gaps for future research.

Left: pre-SCaMPiE recent social contacts
(colour-coded by institution)

This meeting was organised through the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has been made possible by the support of the
National Institute for Health Research