2nd Annual GIS in Healthcare Day

          The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre in partnership with ESRI Canada, invites you to this special event

May 14, 2007 -- On May 17th, 2007, speakers from across North America will be in Sault Ste. Marie to speak about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and new applications that are being applied to healthcare and medicine.  Participants will experience how GIS is supporting and improving work in health and human services. This is your last chance to be part of this invaluable workshop! 

When     :   May 17, 2007
Time       :   8:30 – 4:30 (all day workshop); visit: http://www.ssmic.com/pdf/agenda1.pdf for agenda
Location :   Algoma University College
                   1520 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4 
                   Great West Life Amphitheatre

Why is the event important?
Most health problems have a geographic context and understanding issues ranging from medical epidemiology to healthcare access in that context can enhance research, save money and improve service delivery. 

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is increasingly being recognized as a leader in this field and for operating one of the best community-based GIS models in the world.

On May 17, please join us for the  2nd Annual GIS in Healthcare Day - and discover how SSMIC has developed partnerships among virtually ALL local community groups, the city, hospitals, law enforcement, and more, to deliver a holistic view of the Sault - something no other community has done.

The agenda is packed with a mix of outstanding speakers, expert demonstrations, networking opportunities and will focus on the following topics:

  World spatial statistics expert Dr. Lauren Scott from ESRI Redlands California
   First Nations health and what GIS means for future developments
   Dr. Kieren Moore, Emergency Room physician and leader of the QUESST surveillance project in Ontario will highlight how
  GIS can support and understand the discovery of local outbreaks
   Niall Wallace of Infonaut Inc. will outline his work on Ontario’s Post-SARS response and how GIS can support preparedness

For those interested in participating in the upcoming workshop, please contact Jessica at 705-942-7927 x3122 or Email Contact or Alex at 705-942-7927 x3128 or Email Contact

About Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre was founded in 1999 as a catalyst for economic development activities in the IT and knowledge based sectors in the Algoma District. It works closely with community partners to enhance and improve IT sector opportunities. 

The Innovation Centre is focused on three core areas: the operation of a business incubator to encourage the establishment and growth of technology start-ups; the provision of support services to the SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) IT community and the development of strategic markets such as the highly successful GIS project.  The Innovation Centre has developed and implemented an award-winning GIS product, which serves a number of municipal customers and is responsible for the growth of private sector GIS firms in the Algoma District.

Contact :

Jessica Portelli
Communications Manager
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
1520 Queen Street East, NW 307
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 2G4
Telephone: 705-942-7927, Ext. 3122

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