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The Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare is organising the International Summer School Riga 2021 (ISSR 2021), which this year will focus on Modelling and Simulation in Health Care. ISSR 2021 will take place 23–27 August 2021 at 16 Dzirciema iela in Rīga.

ISSR 2021 will be an intensive week of in person and interactive seminars. ISSR 2021 is organised within the framework of international cooperation of the Health Management master's program. It is open to both international and RSU students, as well as academic and research staff from RSU and other universities.

Contents

  • Introduction to Modelling and Simulation in Health Care
  • Steps of conducting a simulation study
  • Data Analysis, verification and validation of simulation models, modelling baseline scenarios and conduction experiments
  • Case study-based group work on a simulation consulting project using MS Ex-cel, “MedModel” and “R”

Programme

Monday 23 August
9.00–10.30 (1st session)Opening of ISSR 2021
Initial presentation: "The Challenges of Health Care - An Introduction to Economic Modelling and Simulation"
Dr. Daiga Behmane, Prof. Olav Götz
10.30–11.00Coffee break
11.00–12.30
(2nd session)
Theory on Modelling and Simulation
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba; Prof. Olav Götz
12.30–13.30Lunch
13.30–15.00
(3rd session)
Theory on Modelling and Simulation
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba; Prof. Olav Götz
15.00–15.30Coffee break
15.30 –17.00
(4th session)
Theory on Modelling and Simulation + case study based on a paper
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba; Prof. Olav Götzxx
Tuesday 24 August
9.00–10.30
(1st session)
Theory and practical work - MedModel
short theoretical input, practical work on the theoretical input, presentation of case study for the ISSR 2021 practical work on Tuesday and Wednesday
Prof. Olav Götz
10.30–11.00Coffee break

11.00–12.30
(2nd session)

Theory and practical work - MedModel
Prof. Olav Götz
12.30–13.30Lunch
13.30–15.00
(3rd session)
Theory and practical work - MedModel
Prof. Olav Götz
15.00–15.30Coffee break
15.30–17.00
(4th session)
Theory and practical work - MedModel
Prof. Olav Götz
Wednesday 25 August
9.00–10.30
(1st session)
Theory and practical work - R
short theoretical input, practical work on the theoretical input
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba
10.30–11.00Coffee break
11.00–12.30
(2nd session)
Theory and practical work - R
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba
12.30–13.30Lunch
13.30–15.00
(3rd session)
Theory and practical work - R
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba
15.00–15.30Coffee break
15.30–17.00
(4th session)
Theory and practical work - R
Prof. Sebastian Rachuba
Thursday 26 August
9.00–10.30
(1st session)
Case study work in groups, 1 day consulting project
(4 groups = 2 groups "R", 2 groups "MedModel")
supervised by Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
10.30–11.00Coffee break
11.00–12.30
(2nd session)
Case study work in groups, 1 day consulting project
(4 groups = 2 groups "R", 2 groups "MedModel")
supervised by Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
12.30–13.30Lunch

13.30–15.00
(3rd session)

Case study work in groups, 1 day consulting project
(4 groups = 2 groups "R", 2 groups "MedModel")
supervised by Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
15.00–15.30Coffee break
15.30–17.00
(4th session)
Case study work in groups, 1 day consulting project
(4 groups = 2 groups "R", 2 groups "MedModel")
supervised by Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
Friday 27 August
9:00–10:30
(1st session)
Consulting project presentations (2 groups each 30 minutes) + feedback on the presentations
Dr. Daiga Behmane, Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
10.30–11.00Coffee break
11.00–12.30
(2nd session)
Consulting project presentations (2 groups each 30 minutes) + feedback on the presentations
Dr. Daiga Behmane, Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
12.30–13.30Lunch
13.30–15.00
(3rd session)
Consulting project presentations (2 groups each 30 minutes) + feedback on the presentations
Dr. Daiga Behmane, Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, Prof. Olav Götz
15.00–15.30Coffee break

Lecturers

  • Prof. Olav Götz, APOLLON University of Applied Science (Germany)
  • Prof. Sebastian Rachuba, University of Wuppertal (Germany)
  • Dr. Daiga Behmane, Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

Important information

  • The summer school will take place in person in the RSU computer lab. A personal computer is required for the online format.
  • Participation fee: 350 EUR.
    • The fee includes the course program and materials.
    • The university will cover the participation fee for RSU students and staff.
  • Special software will be provided and additional information for registered participants will follow.
  • Participants are expected to cover travel and living costs themselves. 
  • Summer school schedule: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00
  • The number of participants is limited (up to 30)
  • Please apply by 30 July 2021 by filling out an application on the RSU website:

Registration form

NB!!! Only participants with an interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test or recovery certificate (COVID-19 certificate) will be able to attend the in person classes.

For further information and questions regarding accommodation and travelling issues, please contact:

Daiga Behmane, RSU Institute of Public Health, daiga[pnkts]behmaneatrsu[pnkts]lv

Prof. Dr. Olav Götz, APOLLON University, olav[pnkts]goetzatapollon-hochschule[pnkts]de