Leading Expert in Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases to Discuss
Integration of GIS with Biosurveillance to Enhance Decision-Making
Processes, Reduce Relative Risk to Communities
an industry leader in GIS and location technology solutions for the government
sectors, will lend its subject matter expertise to a discussion at the 2016
GIS and Health Symposium on how GIS can be used to control
vector-borne diseases, such as Zika and Dengue. The theme for the
symposium, which will take place June 1-3, 2016, at the Hamilton Crowne
Plaza, is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities.”
GISinc Health Solutions Consultant, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, and
GISinc Account Manager Wendy Peloquin will present on the topic titled
“Fight the Bite: Enhancing Essential Information with Location
Technology for Biosurveillance,” on Thursday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m.
During the session, Macgregor-Skinner and Peloquin will present
real-world examples of how the decision-making processes in mosquito
vector control and infectious disease programs are being enhanced by the
use of GIS to visualize location-based data and patterns.
“The control of vector-borne diseases represents one of the greatest
global public health challenges of the 21st century and
requires the cooperation of the entire community including local
governments, healthcare providers, and citizens,” explained
Macgregor-Skinner. “The utilization of location technology to analyze
and interpret data gathered through a comprehensive biosurveillance
program contributes to overall situational awareness of the health
aspects of an incident and enables better decision-making at all levels
to decrease the relative risk to the community.”
For more information on GISinc and award-winning portfolio of services
and solutions, visit www.gisinc.com.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, GISinc is an award-winning GIS
professional services firm with offices located throughout the United
States. For more than 25 years, GISinc has delivered customer-driven
location technology solutions to federal, state and local governments
and commercial organizations. Through its broad portfolio of
award-winning solutions and services, GISinc enables its customers to
gain insight through location technology.
For more information about GISinc, visit www.gisinc.com.
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