Travel & Accommodation
The conference takes place in the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) auditorium, MUSC located at 67 President
Street, Charleston (view map)
It is located close to hotels and walking distance from the downtown center of Charleston.
View a PDF of the Program
(Subject to change. Last updated Nov 2, 2009)
The GEOMED/SAMSI conference/workshop 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.
Poster Session (contributed): this will take place at 6pm on Saturday 14th November in the Gazes Auditorium.
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 4.45pm on Sunday 15th November in the IOP auditorium.
This session is intended to provide an outlet for the work of new researchers. It is an invited session.
Conference Proceedings: A special issue of Statistical methods in
Medical Research (SMMR) has been reserved for refereed papers from this meeting. 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 reception in the Gazes Auditorium, MUSC.
This will take place at 6pm on Saturday 14th November. The Gazes Auditorium is located in the Thurmond-Gazes
Research Building at the corner of Doughty Street and Courtenay Drive (view map).
This is a short walk from the main conference location.
Informally, downtown Charleston has a wealth of good restaurants and pubs to sample
and we hope that participants will be able to avail themselves of the manifold charms of this old city during this weekend meeting.