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Cost: registration for May 5 is $30 and the training program from 9 to 12 on May 6 is $25

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).

Event Detail

5th Annual GIS & Public Health Conference

May 5 - May 6, 2009

Program Description:
On May 5th the University at Albany School of Public Health will hold its 5th Annual GIS & Public Health Conference. The theme of this year's conference is international health. In addition to the conference on May 5th, on May 6th we will be offering two training classes.

May 5th Conference:

Ellen K. Cromley, PhD, The Institute for Community Research; Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center. Presentation: Developing Spatial Databases for Social Behavioral Health Research in Communities Outside the US

Molly E. Brown, PhD, Research Scientist, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Presentation: Climate Change and the Famine Early Warning System

Jared Aldstadt, PhD, Department of Geography, University of Buffalo. Presentation: Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Dengue Virus Transmission in Thai Villages

Wayne Myers, PhD., Professor of Forest Biometrics; Co director, Office of Remote Sensing of Earth Resources, The Pennsylvania State University School of Forest Resources. Presentation: Multi-factor Frameworks for Spatial Interaction Analysis: Coping with Complexity of Social Environmental Issues-Health Plus

Deborah Balk, PhD, Associate Professor Baruch College/CUNY School of Public Affairs. Presentation: A Spatial View of Urbanization: What Are the Implications for Understanding Climate Change, Poverty and Health?

Raoul Kamadjeu, MD, MPH, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD), Global Immunization Division (GID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Presentation: Tracking the Polio Virus Down the Congo River: A Case Study on the Use of Google Earth in Public Health Planning and Mapping

May 6th Training Classes:

Frank Boscoe, Assistant Professor, Albany School of Public Health Research Scientist, Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health. Training Session: Google Earth & Public Health

Tom Talbot, Assistant Professor, Albany School of Public Health Chief, Environmental Health Surveillance Section, New York State Department of Health. Training Session: Using the NYSDOH Geographic Aggregation Tool (GAT)

Speaker Bio's (PDF)
Training Classes (PDF)

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc). 

May 5 - May 6, 2009 8:30AM - 4:30PM

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-04. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.



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