GEOSTATS: Call for Papers -- GIS in Public Health Conference
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), with
institutional cosponsors and partnerships with California State
University at Fresno, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), Bureau of the Census, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA),
the US Geological Survey (USGS), the American Public Health Association
(APHA), the National Association of County and City Health Officials
(NACCHO), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
(ASTHO), and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
(NCGIA), is currently planning a "GIS in Public Health" conference for
August 17-20, 1998, in San Diego, California. This conference will
highlight innovative applications of GIS (geographic information
systems) and spatial analysis techniques for the protection of public
health and the environment.
On behalf of all sponsors, I invite your participation in this timely
conference for discussions with an international group of professionals
in the field of GIS and public health. Abstracts describing
presentations of your current research in the protection of human health
through the use of GIS are now being solicited for the August
Complete conference details can be obtained on ATSDR's Home Page,
http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/GIS/conference/ An online abstract
submission form is available to facilitate entry of your conference
abstracts. If you do not have access to the Internet, please respond to
this E-mail and I will be more than happy to send you a conference
An exposition demonstrating state-of-the art equipment, software, and
books to support spatial analysis will also be occurring at the
convention center. Regardless of your level of expertise, I encourage
your participation in this conference.
Please pass this information on to your colleagues and to other
Bill Henriques, PhD, MSPH
Conference Steering Committee Chair
GIS Coordinator, ATSDR
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