Conference Vision: To provide an open and participatory forum for advancing the effective use of spatial information and geographic information system technologies across the domains of public health, healthcare and community health preparedness.
The conference program was developed through a review of submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The response to the Call was phenomenal. The range of focal areas for the URISA GIS in Public Health Conference is broad, reflecting the varied areas of interest those engaged in both research and practice in public health.
“What makes this conference such a valuable experience is the mix of academics and practitioners, experienced GIS professionals and younger public health staff, with students from a variety of disciplines as well. While the trainings, lectures and presentations add to one’s knowledge, the real perk of the conference for me is the interactions that occur during scheduled breaks and over dinner and evening activities. I came away from the last conference in Providence very inspired, and developed a new graduate seminar in Spatial Perspectives in Community and Family Health at my university in part as a result of the conference.” Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE - University of South Florida
Two preconference workshops were presented:
In addition to the twenty-one comprehensive educational sessions on topics ranging from “Using Mapping to Assess Community Health Risk” to “Applications in GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Health”, three keynote speakers were featured:
The poster session is a key part of the conference with nearly 30 participants to date. Exhibits and networking events round out the conference experience.
The volunteers who serve on the conference committee are vital to the success of the program. They contribute their time and expertise to develop an educational program that is important and powerful. Thank you!
Chair: Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE - University of South Florida
James Tobias, GISP – Northrop Grumman
Carl Kinkade, GISP – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Program Committee Members: