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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Thursday, June 2 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome & Keynote Address – Carrie Stokes: Health is Wealth: Reducing Poverty Through a Geographic Approach

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We are so pleased to welcome Carrie Stokes as our esteemed keynote speaker. 

Symposium Keynote Address
Health is Wealth: Reducing Poverty Through a Geographic Approach 
Carrie Stokes has worked for over 25 years in international development and the environment. She currently serves as the first Geographer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), headquartered in Washington, DC. She established and now directs the Agency’s GeoCenter, which applies geographic analysis to USAID’s international development programming. Prior to becoming the Agency Geographer, Carrie served as the director of the SERVIR program for USAID, in a joint venture with NASA. Carrie has a technical background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global climate change, and natural resource management. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, and holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. 

Attendance at this session will offer 1.5 AICP credits, pending approval 

Moderators
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

Speakers
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Carrie Stokes

Geographer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Carrie Stokes has worked for over 25 years in international development and the environment. She currently serves as the first Geographer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), headquartered in Washington, DC. She established and now directs the Agency’s GeoCenter, which applies geographic analysis to USAID’s international development programming. Prior to becoming the Agency Geographer, Carrie served as the... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Hamilton Ballroom, Lower Level

Attendees (19)