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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 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
GIS and Health Go Global

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This session will feature several applications of GIS to current environmental and public health issues around the globe. Discover how spatial video is supporting field epidemiology, how accurate health indicator mapping can improve decisions in the health sector, by what modeling methods air quality impacts can be forecasted for rapidly industrializing areas, and in what ways vulnerable communities may be especially vulnerable to climate change.

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

  • Mapping the Water-Health Nexus in Challenging Urban Environments: A Case Study of Spatial Video in Haiti
    Andrew Curtis, PhD, Professor, Kent State University, Kent, OH United States
    Jason Blackburn, PhD, Assistant, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL United States
  • Using  GIS for Defining Hospital Service Area at Jeddah City
    Abdulkader Murad, FCinstCES, Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
  • Establishing a Relationship between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Concentration and Traffic Density along the Roadways of a Small Island State: A Spatial Analysis Technique
    Faisal Mohammed and Jacob Opadeyi, PhD, MBA, FRICS,Professor of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad and Tobago

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Bernadette de Leon, GISP

PhD Student/IT Director, Indiana University School of Public Health
Bernadette de Leon, GISP is currently a PhD student and the IT director at the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington. She has developed and taught GIS courses at both the undergraduate- and the graduate-level as an adjunct instructor, and she was certified as a GISP in 2013. When she completes her PhD, she wants to combine her IT management background with GIS in an educational role.

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Andrew Curtis, PhD

Co-Director of GIS/Health & Hazards Lab, Kent State University
Andrew Curtis is the current Co-Director of the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab at Kent State University and is a former Director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health. His work employs geospatial technologies and geographic information system (GIS) analysis to support neighborhood scale intervention strategies designed to reduce health disparities. 
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Faisal Mohammed

Ph.D Student/Research Technician, The University of the West Indies
Research Technician for Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. | Graduate Student in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine pursuing Ph.D in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry. | Modelling the Characteristics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) along Motorways in a Tropical Climate 

Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia, Professor
Prof. Abdulkader A. Murad is a Fallow at the Charted Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, FCInstCES. Currently, he is the GIS and IT Advisor for the Vice President for projects in king AbdulAziz University and a Professor of GIS in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at King AbdulAziz University. Previous to this, he was Vice Dean for research at the faculty of Environmental Design and the Chairman of the Department of Urban... Read More →

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 →

Thursday June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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