October 13, 2010 — (Des Plaines, IL) - URISA is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2011 URISA GIS in Public Health Conference. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27-30, 2011. The conference was established 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.
The educational program is developed through a review of submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The range of focal areas for the URISA GIS in Public Health Conference is broad, reflecting the varied areas of interest those engaged in both research and practice in public health. The committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, sessions, and posters in any area that meets the general criteria:
- has a spatial component,
- is related to public health, and
- holds interest due to its novelty or information content.
Individuals who submit abstracts are asked to indicate the Thematic Area(s); Methods and Data Sources; and Programs, Policy and Practice Area(s) which apply to their topic.
Abstract submissions will be accepted until January 11, 2011. The link to the Call for Presentations is: http://www.urisa.org/2011health_call
About URISA — The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. URISA is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. For more information, visit www.urisa.org
Executive Director - URISA