Abstract submissions for URISA’s GIS in Public Health Conference will be accepted until January 31, (extended to) February 11, 2013. The conference will take place in Miami, Florida, June 17-20, 2013 and is chaired by long-time program committee member, Jason K. Blackburn, PhD, Emerging Pathogens Institute & Department of Geography at the University of Florida. This biennial conference has been previously presented in New Orleans (2007), Providence (2009) and Atlanta (2011) and was established 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 educational program is developed through a peer review of submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The broad conference theme for the 2013 event is: Geospatial tools for understanding health issues related to the environment, human population, and animal populations and the intersections of the three.
Individuals are asked to categorize their abstract submissions according to the thematic areas noted below:
Disease Ecology & Environment
Geospatial/GIS Applications & Techniques
Health Care Services, Delivery & Access
The committee encourages the submission of individual papers, sessions, and posters until February 11, 2013. The link to the Call for Presentations is: http://www.urisa.org/2013health_call