Victoria, British Columbia

GEOMED 2011 is the 7th international, interdisciplinary conference on spatial statistics and geomedical systems. This meeting will be held on October 20, 21 & 22nd, 2011 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada.  Today, more and more issues are arising in public health involving geography, spatial statistics, and medicine. GEOMED brings together statisticians, geographers, epidemiologists, computer scientists, and public health professionals to discuss methods of spatial analysis, as well as present and debate the results of such analyses. The first conference was held in Rostock in 1997 and since then it has been held biennially in Paris (twice) and previously at the University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore. In 2005 it was held at the University of Cambridge at Fitzwilliam College,  and in 2009 the meeting was held in Charleston, at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The 2011 meeting in Victoria is jointly sponsored by the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University,  MITACS, GEOIDE, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

For inquires, please contact Farouk Nathoo at

Program Committee
Sudipto Banerjee – University of Minnesota
Patrick Brown – University of Toronto
Daniela Cocchi – The University of Bologna
Charmaine Dean (Co-Chair) – Simon Fraser University
Robert Haining – University of Cambridge
Andrew Lawson – Medical University of South Carolina
Ravi Maheswaran – University of Sheffield
Farouk Nathoo (Co-Chair) – University of Victoria
Lance Waller – Emory University

Conference Venue
Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8V 1Z8
Phone: 250-386-8721

Pre-meeting short course on Disease Mapping by Andrew Lawson

The two-and-a-half day Bayesian Disease Mapping – Part II workshop, from October 17th to 19th, will provide an in-depth understanding of the basic issues, methods and techniques used in the analysis of spatial health data using a Bayesian approach. The instructor, Professor Andrew Lawson, is a leading researcher in the field of disease mapping and spatial epidemiology.