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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 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Breaking Out GIS to Enhance Understanding of Disease Risks

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Presenters in this session will analyze the relationship between vector borne disease incidences and a number of spatial factors in order to understand outbreak risks and patterns.

Attendance at this session will offer:
1.5 AICP credits, pending approval.
1.5 CPH credits, pending NBPHE approval.

  • An Examination of the Spatial Factors of Dengue Cases in Quezon City, Philippine
    Fernando Jr. Garcia, Assistant Professor,
    University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Chikungunya and Dengue in Cali, Colombia: Epidemiological and Geospatial Analyses
    Amy Krystosik, MPH, Graduate Assistant, Kent State University, College of Public Health, San Francisco, CA United States
  • The Use of Remote Sensing and GIS Data to Model Non-biomedical Risk Factors of Leptospirosis at the Community Level
    Maria Vega Corredor, and Jacob Opadeyi, PhD, MBA, FRICS, Professor of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad and Tobago
  • Effect of Temperature and Precipitation Change on Historical Plague Outbreaks in Europe
    Yuhao Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA United States

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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling species, analyzing hydrologic resources, and studying the perception of sea level rise and literacy. Alyssa has completed maps and analyses for the NC Wildlife... Read More →

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Maria Vega Corredor

PhD candidate, University of The West Indies
Maria Cecilia Vega Corredor is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, with an MSc in tropical ecology.  Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at the University of The West Indies, with research interests in using multidisciplinary approaches that combine GIS, remote sensing and spatial statistics within ecological analyses to help understand the causation of neglected and zoonotic... Read More →
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Fernando Jr. Garcia

Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
Fernando Garcia Jr. is a Health Economist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila. He became more interested in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) when he received a research fellowship for the program Urban Planning and Land Administration (UPLA.2) at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation... Read More →
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Amy R Krystosik, MPH

Graduate Assistant, Kent State University College of Public Health
Holds MPH in international health and development from Tulane SPHTM, Currently studying for doctorate in public health epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health with Mark A James. | | Interested in mapping vector borne diseases and promoting social justice in public and community health.

Jacob Opadeyi, PhD, MBA, FRICS

Professor of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, The University of West Indies
Dr. Opadeyi has a PhD in Land Management and a Masters of Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada; an MSc and a BSc in Surveying from the University of Lagos in Nigeria; an Executive MBA from the UWI. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) awarded him a certificate in flood hazard mapping, modeling and monitoring. Dr. Opadeyi has received an extensive array of academic awards and fellowships. He served... Read More →
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Yuhao Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Tech
Connor Wu has been the Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech since February 2016. Before that, he was the research associate at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the primary responsibilities to investigate the association between historical plague outbreaks and climate change from the GIS perspective. He earned a PhD in Geography from HKU, a Msc in Geomatics (GIS) from the Hong Kong... Read More →

Thursday June 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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