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GIS Day Event - exploring health GIS

Join us as a presenter or attendee for GIS Day November 15th.


WHAT IS IT? “Health GIS: STAR (Spatial Thinking in Applied Research)” is a GIS Day event, that will promote and showcase GIS research in Health and other applications.

WHO IS ORGANIZING IT? It is organized by the Geography of Health research group, with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH)

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT? It will take place in the Foothills campus of the University of Calgary on November 15th, 2017 (12-4pm)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: We invite abstract submissions for poster or oral presentation at “Health GIS: STAR”. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the organizing committee members. Accepted abstracts will be published electronically as Proceedings of 2017 “Health GIS: STAR”.

ABSTRACT FORMAT AND LENGTH. Submitted abstract should be maximum 250 words and should be structured, i.e., contain an Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion (or Work in progress) section. Please do not include figures, tables, or reference list. Authors should indicate their preference for a poster or a lightening talk (10 minute presentation).

IMPORTANT DATES. Abstract should be submitted by October 11th to Melina Avila with the subject heading “Health GIS” Authors will be notified by the organizing committee by October 18th. Further instructions for poster format and oral presentation will be provided.

RELEVANT (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVE) TOPICS. GIS research on a variety of applied topics will be considered. The following list provides examples of relevant topics. The list is not exhaustive and potential topics are not limited to those listed below.

  • GIS research in public health
  • GIS research in epidemiology
  • GIS research in socioeconomic or environmental determinants of health
  • GIS research in human or animal health
  • Environmental applications of GIS research
  • Socioeconomic applications of GIS research
  • GIS research in urban geography
  • GIS research for policy and planning
  • GIS research in human geography

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