June 17-20, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Miami - Miami, Florida
Don't delay... make your hotel reservation by June 3!
URISA is pleased to present this specialty conference, to explore the many uses of GIS for public health access, processes, and decision-making. The conference was developed as a result of a high level of interest in the 'public health program track' at URISA's annual conference for several years. A dedicated committee of well-known and respected professionals in the field has spearheaded this effort to create a specialty conference to promote sharing of information and networking within the discipline.
The inaugural conference took place in May 2007 in New Orleans. In 2009, the conference was presented in Providence, Rhode Island; in 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, and is guided and organized by an esteemed group of professionals. Without their expertise and enthusiasm, this conference would not be possible.
The conference is developed from abstract submissions to the Call for Presentations. An exposition and networking events are important features of the conference.
Miami photos courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
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.
Monday, June 17, 2013 (click for details)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Welcome & Keynote Address
Networking Reception and Poster Session
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Closing Plenary Session
Presentations - The conference is developed through a peer review of abstracts received through the Call for Presentations. Proceed to the Call for Presentations Late submissions will be considered.
The opportunity for attendees to meet with organizations that have the products, tools and services they need to propel their organizations to the next level is an important part of the conference. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with this enthusiastic and informed audience. Click here for details.
Conference Registration Fee Schedule (note that preconference workshops incur additional fees):
Student rates apply to full-time students only.
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA 33131-2197
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, ideally located in downtown Miami, Florida. Great deal! The special conference hotel room rate is $109 single/double (includes in-room Internet access!) Be sure to make your reservations by June 3, 2013.
Make your reservations: Call (888) 421-1442 and reference "Urban & Regional Info Sys" or make your room reservations online.
Enjoy easy access to a multitude of upscale restaurants, stores, leisure activities, attractions and other things to do in Miami. The Hyatt Regency Miami is in the center of it all. Located just 15 minutes from South Beach, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, the Hyatt is also just seven miles from Miami International Airport and less than two miles from the Port of Miami (where many cruise ships depart).
GREATER MIAMI AND THE BEACHES: WHERE THE WORLD COMES TO PLAY
Great year-round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are the backdrops for a cosmopolitan metropolis, pulsing with the rhythms of its diverse international population. Boasting an exciting arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife scene and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, Miami invites an eclectic mix of visitors to come out and play. Take some time to explore Miami and its numerous attractions and opportunities. Click here to start planning your free time (and try to come to the conference early or stay late to take full advantage of this thriving destination!).
Airport - The Miami International Airport (MIA) is a major hub for American Airlines. MIA is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the leading international passenger and freight airports in the world. Only 7 miles away from the Hyatt Regency Miami.
Miami offers multiple public transit options as an inexpensive alternative to taxis and rental cars. Check out the options online and note the convenient FREE MetroMover, a 4.4-mile tram that loops around Downtown Miami (with a stop steps from the Hyatt Regency). Cars run every few minutes and stop every few blocks, and the service is free.
Climate/Weather - June in Miami is typically quite warm and humid, with a likelihood of tropical rain showers. The average low temperature of 75°F (24°C) and an average high temperature of 90°F (32°C)
Dress - No formal attire required. Conference attendees are typically dressed in business casual clothing. Remember that the temperatures outside will be warm and the temperatures in the meeting room, with ample air conditioning, will be quite cool. So bring sweaters and jackets!
“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