California, USA, 21 September 2006: ESRI announces that the Health GIS Conference will be held October 23–26, 2006, at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The conference provides a lively forum for discussing how GIS technology is transforming the use of information technology (IT) in health and human services professions.
Attendees include health administrators, clinicians, professionals, and educators; IT managers from hospital, public health, and human services fields; and state and local preparedness coordinators. They will have a chance to hear discussions and presentations about the role of GIS in influenza pandemic preparedness, integrated incident command systems, health workforce education programs, data integration, Hurricane Katrina recovery, epidemiological analysis, and more. Conference presenters and panelists include professionals from national and international health organizations and emergency management.