CPH and AICP-CM Credits and Important GIS and Health Topics in Washington DC

Des Plaines, IL, May 24, 2016 – URISA and the American Public Health Association (APHA) are pleased to announce that attendance at the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium will count towards professional certification maintenance for Public Health (CPH), Planning (AICP) and GIS (GISP) professionals. The Symposium has applied to the National Board of Public Health Examiners for approval of 22 CPH credits and to the American Institute of Certified Planners for approval of more than 40 AICP-CM credits. In addition, attendance at the Symposium earns education points for GIS professional certification or renewal (GISP).

The Symposium theme is “ Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities” and newsworthy topics ranging from mental health and the Zika virus to the Ebola response and active lifestyles will be discussed in the presentations.

Review the detailed Symposium program here:  https://gishealth2016.sched.org/

We are honored to welcome Carrie Stokes, the first Geographer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), as our esteemed keynote speaker on June 2.

Breakout sessions are scheduled on June 2 and 3 and are organized into these themes:

  • Creating New Directions in Health for Vulnerable Populations
  • Using GIS to Fight Dengue and Zika
  • Using Social Media in Health
  • Assessing the Impact of GIS in Planning for Health
  • Breaking Out GIS to Enhance Understanding of Disease Risks
  • The ABCs of Health Disparities
  • Active Pathways to Health
  • GIS and Health Go Global
  • Who's Getting Served?
  • Patterns of Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Power Tools for Community Health
  • The Effects of Crime and Place
  • At the Intersection of Transportation and Health
  • Exposing Community Health Risks through GIS
  • Geospatial-based Health Advocacy, Education, and Interventions
  • GIS and Cancer: Research, Surveillance & Patient Outcomes
  • Making Health Measures Count
  • Protecting the Health of Mother and Baby

The conference will wrap up with an important conversation about GIS and Mapping Support for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, which was one of the most challenging and acute public health crises of modern time.

Join us in Washington DC in June to take part in the discussions (and encourage your colleagues in public health to check it out). Registration discounts are available until May 27. Details are available online: http://www.urisa.org/URISAHealth

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director – Urban and Regional Information Systems Assocation
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