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** Poster submission deadline extended to October 20th **
** Abstract submission and registration NOW OPEN **
GEOMED 2009 is the 6th international, interdisciplinary conference on geomedical systems.
This meeting will be held on November 14, 15 & 16th 2009 at the Institute of Psychiatry auditorium,
MUSC, Charleston, SC, USA. This meeting is a jointly sponsored event with SAMSI and so the meeting also
represents a SAMSI workshop on spatial epidemiology as part of the 2009 - 10 SAMSI Program on
Space-time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change.
Today, more and more issues are arising in public health involving geography 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 in NA at the University of
Maryland Medical School, Baltimore. In 2005 it was held at the University of Cambridge at Fitzwilliam College.
SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute) is a national institute whose vision is to forge a new synthesis
of the statistical sciences and the applied mathematical sciences with disciplinary science to confront the very hardest and most important
data- and model-driven scientific challenges. SAMSI achieves profound impact on both research and people by bringing together researchers who
would not otherwise interact, and focusing the people, intellectual power and resources necessary for simultaneous advances in the
statistical sciences and applied mathematical sciences that lead to ultimate resolution of the scientific challenges.
SAMSI is a partnership of Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the
National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and is part of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes program of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation.