GeoHealth

GeoHealth– Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities

Speakers

ModeratorPREM SUNDARAM, CEO and President, Sundaram Applied Technologies, USA
ModeratorPREM SUNDARAM CEO and President
Sundaram Applied Technologies
USA
ModeratorANNA FJALLSTROM, Chief Executive Officer, Future Position X, Sweden
ModeratorANNA FJALLSTROM Chief Executive Officer
Future Position X
Sweden
NADER AHMADI, Associate Professor and Vice President, University of Gavle, Sweden
NADER AHMADI Associate Professor and Vice President
University of Gavle
Sweden
ROLAND NORGREN, Process Manager - R&D, Future Position X, Sweden
ROLAND NORGREN Process Manager - R&D
Future Position X
Sweden
GLORIA MACASSA, Professor in Public Health, University of Gavle, Sweden
GLORIA MACASSA Professor in Public Health
University of Gavle
Sweden
CLIVE SABEL, Professor of Environmental Geography, Aarhus University, Denmark
CLIVE SABEL Professor of Environmental Geography
Aarhus University
Denmark
GEOFFREY JACQUEZ, Professor - Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, USA
GEOFFREY JACQUEZ Professor - Department of Geography
University at Buffalo
USA
TRACY HAMMOND, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
TRACY HAMMOND Associate Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University
USA
DANIEL GOLDBERG, Associate Professor | Director, Geoinnovation Service Center Texas A&M University, USA
DANIEL GOLDBERG Associate Professor | Director
Geoinnovation Service Center Texas A&M University
USA
ARTHUR BERRILL, Senior Advisor, Scotia Bank Former CTO, DMTI Spatial, Canada
ARTHUR BERRILL Senior Advisor
Scotia Bank Former CTO, DMTI Spatial
Canada
Dr. Melliyal Annamalai, Senior Principal Product Manager, Big Data Technologies, Oracle, USA
Dr. Melliyal Annamalai Senior Principal Product Manager
Big Data Technologies
Oracle
USA
Dr Sairam Challa, Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine and Public Health, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Dr Sairam Challa Associate Professor
Dept of Community Medicine and Public Health
Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
India
Prof. Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of California, USA
Prof. Michael Goodchild Emeritus Professor of Geography
University of California
USA

Tentative Structure

0900-1100 hrs

Geo Health, the emergence of a new field of knowledge and opportunities for researchers

1100-1230 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break & Visit to Exhibition

1230-1400 hrs

Networking Lunch

1400-1530 hrs

How will health and well-being be transformed by geospatial technology in the next 10 years? What are the opportunities for future entrepreneurs?

Geographic information systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies offer tremendous benefits for the health care industry. Whether used in strategic planning for hospitals, epidemiological studies by public health officials or policy construction by government agencies, GIS is important for accurate and nuanced analysis and decision support. GIS has become important to any modern health care organization that wants to more efficiently examine information for better strategic directions and decisions. From the analysis of big data related to patient demographics and insurance claims to facility site location and accessibility to health care, GIS can play a critical role in improving the strategic business decision-making process of heath care organizations large and small.

Understanding the value of smart geospatial technologies in managing health resources, enhanced decision making, enhancing the efficiency of workflows, and improving the accessibility of information, an exclusive forum for health is being organized with the theme: "GEOHEALTH– "Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities" on 24th January as part of the Geospatial World Forum – 2017.

It is an ideal venue for the practicing planner, health and GIS professionals to learn about access to and availability of community and health data sources, integration of spatial information in planning, best practices in creating active and walkable communities, health/environmental impacts, disease prevention and the built environment, hazard/emergency management planning, spatial modelling and visualization and emerging/applied methods and technologies including crowd-sourcing health related data and other mobile applications. Creating synergy between the public health realm and urban and regional entities carrying out planning, research and policy will be an integrated theme of the conference.

Session I: Geo Health, the emergence of a new field of knowledge and opportunities for researchers

The fields of Geospatial technology and public health & wellness are two areas that have never been combined, until a few years ago. Today there is a new emergence of research and inquiry into this new field of GeoHealth. In this session you will hear from leading international researchers more about this new field of knowledge and about latest trends in the monitoring, mapping and visualization of epidemics and diseases. Learn about how mapping and visualization contribute to the fight against the explosion of multi-resistant bacteria.

Session II: How will health and well-being be transformed by geospatial technology in the next 10 years? What are the opportunities for future entrepreneurs?

For several years there has been talk about space technology and Global Earth Observation. Perhaps it's time to start talking about "Global Human Observation" and small sensors that operate in our bodies. And what about the role of Artificial Intelligence. All these topics and more will contribute the future of the GeoHealth field. This session is open for researchers and experts to describe how geospatial technology and knowledge in a wider sense can contribute to better public health and more individual wellbeing, globally. We will discuss the interchange between researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs. We shall attempt to answer the following questions: How will health and well-being be transformed by geospatial technology in the next 10 years? And what are the opportunities for future entrepreneurs?

Target Audience

  • Ministries & Department of Health from different countries
  • Health Research Agencies
  • Multilateral Agencies
  • Industry Players
  • Health Associations & Unions
  • Health Universities & Colleges
  • Consultants
  • Policy Makers

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Sarah Hissam
Product Manager – APAC
Phone No: +60 12 332 8577
Email: Sarah@geospatialmedia.net

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