Webinar: model-based evaluation of scenarios for reopening Denmark

Models to simulate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) have been developed by researchers from Statistics Denmark, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University. These models have been used to evaluate the predicted burden on critical hospital functions, including beds on normal hospital wards and intensive care units, in connection with the gradual reopening of Denmark. The webinar will focus on the technical elements of the models, including descriptions of the models and parameter estimates that were used.

The webinar is open to everybody with an interest in mathematical modelling and a desire to understand the technical aspects of the models as well as the rationale behind them.


CEBI member Frederik Lyngse Plesner is member of the expert group. And from the Department of Economcs participate professor Mogens Fosgerau.

The full list of speakers include moderator Jakob Stoustrup (Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion of the models and parameters by Susanne Ditlevsen (professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen), Mogens Fosgerau (professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen) and Jens Lundgren (professor, Department of Infectious Diseases at Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen). There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Your participation

The webinar will be held in English, using an online format with questions via the chat function. Attendance is free and does not require registration.

Access to the webinar is provided via ssi.dk at least 3 days in advance and will be updated in the public invitation.

Following the webinar, a recording will be provided via en.ssi.dk.