UIC Public and Environmental Health GIS Day

Date / Time

February 8, 2018 - February 8, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Please join the Public & Environmental Health GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day at the SPH to discuss our curriculum and see examples of a number of GIS applications in the fields of public/environmental health and emergency management. Whether you are a novice or an expert to these data management and visualization systems, the SPH GIS Day will give you the chance to see innovative applications and participate in the discussion sessions.
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Coordinates: SPHPI (N 41° 52.227′ W 87° 40.049′) Room 932
9:00 am – 9:20 am: Welcome and Refreshments
9:30 am to 10:15 am: The GIS curriculum and educational initiatives in the SPH: past, present, and future.
Presentation and Discussion
Speakers: Michael D. Cailas, SPH-EOHS and Edward Mensah, SPH-HPA
10:20 am to 12:30 pm: GIS applications in the Environmental Health field.
Presentation of Web based GIS, EH applications, and discussion
Speakers: John Canar, EPA-Region V & SPH-EOHS, Brian Cooper, EPA-Region V, and Chuck Roth, EPA-Region V
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Brown-bag talk on Visualization of Big Data techniques
Speakers: Arash Jalali, SPH-HPA and Greg Filla, Senior Manager, Data Science Experience, IBM Analytics
1:30 pm to 2:40 pm: GIS applications in the emergency and preparedness fields.
Presentation of specialized technologies, software applications, and discussion
Speaker: Apostolis Sambanis, SPH-EOHS
2:40 pm to 5:00 pm: GIS applications with an emphasis on health disparities and social vulnerability.
Presentation and discussion
Speakers: Kristin Osiecki, U. of Minnesota, Rochester and SPH-HPA and Sage KimSPH-HPA

​Students, staff and faculty from all three University of Illinois campuses are welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required. To register, visit go.uic.edu/UICgisDay.

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