Symposium GeoHealth

Building: Ravelijn, room 1501, University of Twente
Time: 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
Entrance: FREE


How can we use geo-information to improve the quality and accessibility of health care? What is the relationship between spatial data and geographic variation in health status? How can we combine our scientific efforts to monitor health trends, to early-detect infectious diseases and improve prevention?

These are the questions addressed during the first GeoHealth Symposium, concerning the convergence of concepts and knowledge, tools and techniques developed in the health domain and the geographics domain. During the symposium we explore cutting-edge perspectives offered by several disciplines that find a home at our university. The symposium is a collaboration between two faculties Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS) and Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC).

Staff and students with an interest for health and technology, from all faculties and research institutes, are invited to join in and share their insights with the key-note speakers: dr. Sherif Amer (ITC), prof. dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen (BMS) and Marco Gerritsen M.D. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

This pioneering transdisciplinary subject matches well with our ambitions as formulated in Vision 2020. This event is open to staff and students of the University of Twente and to other interested parties.

For registration and program visit the website.

More information
For more information contact Dr. Hans C. Ossebaard,
Center for eHealth and Wellbeing Research (BMS/PGT)

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