URISA recently announced plans to hold a ‘GIS in Public Health Conference’ on June 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta. This specialty conference will explore 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. 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.
For more infomration see: www.urisa.org/conferences/health