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Workshop on Dynamical disease and mHealth: treating rare events

Neurons, skeletal and cardiac muscle cells, and certain endocrine cells are examples of excitable cells. Over the last 70 years the mathematical analysis of excitability has provided fundamentally important insights into, for example, the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias and epileptic seizures. These insights, in turn, have led to a growing area of medicine in which implantable electronic devices are used to treat medical emergencies, control pain, and replace functions lost by disease. Examples include restoring movement to those who have lost the ability, such as amputees and patients with Parkinson's disease and, most recently, providing an artificial pancreas to treat patients with diabetes. Advances in computational capabilities have made possible physiologically "realistic" representations of parts of, and in some cases, entire organs. This workshop addresses the crucial modeling question of determining at what level of detail, for a given organ or system, a mathematical model can be considered "adequate".

November 20 — 22, 2019

Monday: Dynamical disease and mHealth: treating rare events
Tuesday: Epilepsy
Wednesday: Balace: Falls