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GIS conference fee: $10

Local Site:
University at Albany School of Public Health
George Education Center Auditorium
University at Albany East Campus, Routes 9 & 20 (near Interstate 787 & downtown Albany).

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Event Detail

2nd Annual GIS and Public Health Day: Methods and Strategies for Enhancing Environmental Health Surveillance

May 9 - May 10, 2006

Carl Kinkade, Bearing Point GIS Consultant, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC

Thomas Talbot, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, New York State Department of Health

Glen Johnson, Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health

Alex Charleston, Environmental Public Health Tracking Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC

Eric Roberts, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, California Department of Health Services

William Huber, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics Haverford College, Haverford,PA

Program Description:

The University at Albany School of Public Health presents the second annual GIS and Public Health Day at the University at Albany School of Public Health. The cost for this day will be $10.00 and includes breakfast and lunch. The purpose of this day is to give an overview of how Geographic Information Systems can be used for environment health surveillance.

This event is supported by the UMDNJ's Academic Partner for Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, and funded by the National Center for Environmental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information please contact Mike Zdeb at msz03@albany.edu, Allison Houston at ah671974@albany.edu, or Janelle Armstrong-Brown at (518) 402-4792

Schedule

May 9th, 2006

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carl Kinkade – Bearing Point GIS Consultant, National Center for Public Health
Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:00am - 10:45am
METHODS: Thomas Talbot – Chief, Environmental Health Surveillance Section Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, NYSDOH“Spatial Analyses of Environmental Public Health Tracking Data: The NYS experience”

10:45am - 11:00am
BREAK

11:00am - 11:45am
Glen Johnson – Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health “Spatial Smoothing of Disease Maps”

11:45am - 1:00pm
LUNCH AND POSTERS

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Alex Charleston – Informatics Team, Environmental Public Health Tracking Branch, NCEH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Environmental Public Health Tracking: Building a Sustainable, Geocoded, Standards-based National Network“

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Eric Roberts – Environmental Public Health Tracking Program,
California Department of Health Services“GIS for State-Level Environmental Health Surveillance”

2:30pm - 3:00pm
BREAK

3:00pm - 3:45pm
William Huber – Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics
Haverford College, Haverford, PA “Designing Environmental Investigations with GIS”

3:45pm - 4:15pm
PANEL DISCUSSION

Epi Map Training Workshop - 9 AM to 12 PM on May 10th

On May 10, 2006 there will be a training on Epi Map. Epi Map is part of the free Epi Info software package distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has an 'ArcView Style' interface and is both a good introduction to GIS functions and a useful, low level GIS tool. Epi Map training is intended for those with little or no experience in using GIS. A series of exercises will introduce you to Epi Map capabilities using sample data provided with Epi Infor, plus New York State geographic and data files. The data files comprise both 2000 census and health related data on births, deaths, and hospital discharges. Each attendee will be provided with a CD containing shapefiles of various levels of New York State Geography (counties, Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptop computers to the class and follow along with the exercises)

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners, specifically those that work in environmental health.  

When:
May 9, 8AM -4:15PM
May 10, 9AM-12PM

This project was supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). Grant number U36/CCU 30430. The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or ASPH.

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