Updated June 8, 2010 (Final program) ; Version française

First International Workshop on
The Role and Impact of Mathematics in Medicine

Henri Poincaré Institute, Paris, FRANCE, June 10-12, 2010
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris Vème (Hermite Auditorium)

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Please note below an invitation to submit problems to the MMSG Session - it's not too late.

Registration is now closed.


The organizers gratefully acknoweldge the financial/logistical support of:

Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), UK Math in Medicine Study Group (MMSG), Research Group MABEM (GDR MABEM), Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes (RNSC), Université de Lyon I (UCBL).


This workshop will bring together mathematicians, statisticians, modellers, biologists, epidemiologists, engineers, physicians, computer scientists, public health officials and others who are interested in sharing views and experiences on the use of mathematics in a broad variety of medical areas. The goal is not to present highly technical papers. Instead, participants will step back from their day-to-day activities and reflect on the impact of their research: how and to what extent do mathematical results "trickle down" to the front lines of the fight against disease and make a real difference to the "end-users" and their patients? (for example through tangible benefits of improved cancer therapies or positive global health effects of infectious disease modelling). Medical imaging, cardiology, oncology, pharmacology, epidemiology and other fields of medicine benefit from the use of mathematical/statistical methods and will be represented at the workshop. English will be the working language.


Dr. Colin Begg
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.

Dr. Radomir Chabiniok
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Rocquencourt, France.

Prof. Jacques Demongeot
Director, TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble University, France.

Prof. Antoine Flahault
Director, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Paris-Rennes, France.

Dr. Alex Foss
Queens Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Prof. Pierre-Yves Geoffard
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France.

Prof. John Hargrove
Director, South African Center of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Prof. Eva K. Lee
Director, Center for Operations Research in Medicine and Health Care, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Prof. Francis Levi
Directeur de l’Unité 776 « Rythmes Biologiques et Cancers », Hôpital Paul Brousse, Paris, France.

Dr. Stephane Liwarek
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Rocquencourt, France.

Prof. Alfred Louis
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Dr. Jennifer Siggers
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

Prof. Siv Sivaloganathan
Director, Centre for Mathematical Medicine, Fields Institute, Toronto,  Canada.

Prof. Bertrand Thirion
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Saclay, France.

Dr . Marcus Tindall
School of Biological Sciences and Department of Mathematics, University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Prof. Jack Tuszynski
Department of Physics and Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Vladimir Vainstein
Institute for Medical Biomathematics, Bene Ataroth, Israel.


INVITATION to submit problems to the Math in Medicine Study Group (MMSG) Session:
The Thursday afternoon MMSG session will be divided into three segments:

i. Dr. Tindall will describe the workings and outcomes of a MMSG. MMSGs are weeklong workshops that bring together mathematicians and practitioners working in the biomedical sciences. The goal is to solve concrete mathematical problems encountered by the practitioners.

ii. Dr. Siggers and Dr. Foss will present two "case studies".

iii. A discussion will follow during which participants are invited to submit medical/biological problems of a mathematical/statistical nature. The organizers encourage participants to submit problems in advance of the meeting to M. Tindall.


Marc Artzrouni (University of Pau, e-mail)

Jean Clairambault (INRIA, Paris, e-mail)

Mostafa Adimy (INRIA,Lyon, e-mail)