The scientific program is structured around invited speaker sessions coupled with extended ‘led’ floor discussions. Each invited session consists of a number of speakers and is followed by floor participation with discussion led by a discussion leader. It is intended that these discussions will generalize the issues raised by the speakers and also add focus on the important research questions that should be addressed in the near future.
In addition to these invited sessions, we have two additional featured sessions: a contributed Poster session and a New Researchers session. The scientific program includes invited sessions covering the following topics:
- Pattern Detection and Public Health Surveillance
- GIS and Public Health
- Disease Mapping
- Spatial Statistics for Neuroimaging
- Spatial Statistics for Environmental Epidemiology
- Spatial Point Processes and Applications
- Health Geography and Spatial Data
View a PDF of the Program (subject to change: Last updated October 14, 2011)
Poster Session (contributed): this will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday October, 20th in the Terrace Room, Inn at Laurel Point. This will run concurrently with the Reception so that participants can socialize and browse the poster exhibits. Submission of contributed posters is described here. If need be, we reserve the right to select posters for display.
New Researchers Session: this session will take place at 3:45pm on Thursday October 20th. This session is intended to provide an outlet for the work of new researchers. It is an invited session.
Conference Proceedings: Two special issues of Statistical Methods in Medical Research (SMMR) have been reserved for refereed papers from this meeting. The first issue will focus on general disease mapping, and the second issue will focus on spatial statistics for neuroimaging. Priority will be given to suitable papers based on invited talks. In addition, an issue of the new Elsevier journal Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology (SSTE) will be set aside for refereed papers with a less statistical focus.
The main formal event of the social program is the poster session and reception in the Terrace Room – Inn at Laurel Point. This will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday October 20th.