Selected presentations by Drs. Thompson and Duintjer Tebbens on polio-related research:

“Polio eradicators use integrated analytical models to make better decisions.” Keynote speaker at INFORMS, San Francisco, CA (with Duintjer Tebbens, RJ, Pallansh MA, Wassilak SGF, Cochi, SL), November 2014.

“Seeing the Big Picture: Systems Analysis and Disease Eradication.” Keynote speaker at 1st Gordon Research Conference on Science & Technology Policy: Systems Approaches to Research and Practice, Waterville Valley, NH, August 2014.

“Understanding and Managing Complex Systems: Insights from Modeling Disease Eradication.” Invited speaker at the 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, NM, March 2013.

“Integrated Policy Models in the Context of Managing Global Polio Risks.” Plenary for the 2011 Association of Public Policy Analysis & Management Conference, Washington, DC, November 2011.

“Children at Risk.” Session for the 2011 Benefit Cost Analysis Conference, Washington, DC, October 2011.

“Seeing Time: Using System Dynamics to Inform Public Health Choices.”  Plenary for the 2011 System Dynamics Society Conference, Washington, DC, July 2011.

“Using models to inform policy: Insights from Modeling the Complexities of Global Polio Eradication,” Keynote for the 4th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, College Park, MD, March 2011.

"The economics of the global polio eradication initiative (GPEI)."  Launch of the Global Polio Eradication Strategic Plan 2010-2012, World ealth Organization, Geneva, June 2010.

“Using System Dynamics to Develop Policies that Matter: Global Management of Poliomyelitis and Beyond.” Jay Wright Forrester Award Lecture Presented at the 2008 System Dynamics Society Conference, Athens, Greece, July 22, 2008.

"Polio eradication: What can we learn from analysis?" Presented at the NIH, NIAID Conference on Polio Immunization: Moving Forward, September 19, 2007.

“Global Poliomyelitis Eradication: Challenges & Benefits.” Presented at the 41st National Immunization Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 5, 2007.

“Costs and Cases of Polio Eradication Compared to Control.” Presented at the WHO Urgent Stakeholder Consultation on Polio Eradication, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2007.

“Update on Polio End Game Policy Modeling.” Presented at the WHO Advisory Committee on Polio Eradication, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, October 12, 2006.

“Using Decision Analysis to Support Future PAHO Polio Vaccination Policies.” Presented with Andrus JK and Landaverde M at the XVI Reunión del Grupo Técnico Asesor sobre Enfermedades Prevenibles por Vacunación, Organización Panamericana de la Salud (PAHO), Mexico City, Mexico, November 4, 2004.

“Risk and Decision Analysis Research for Post-Certification.” Presented at the WHO Information Consultation on Research Towards Development of Post-Certification Polio Immunization Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, September 20, 2004.

“Decision Analysis of Post-Certification of Polio Eradication Policies.” Presented at the National Immunization Program Seminar, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, August 3, 2004.

“Decision Analytic Research on Post-Certification Immunization Policies: An Update.” Presented at the WHO Informal Consultation on Research Towards Development of Post-Certification Polio Immunization Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2, 2003.

“Decision Analytic Research on Post-Certification Immunization Policies.” Presented at the WHO Informal Consultation on Economics Research on Post-Certification Immunization Polices, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, October 7, 2002.