The GECO (#jiscgeco or #jiscgeo) project invites you to spend a day exploring Open Source, Geo & Health through a programme of speakers and hands on activities.
09.30 Arrive / Coffee
10.00 Welcome: James Reid, JISC GECO Project
10.10 Speaker 1: “Participatory Health Surveys” – Sergiusz Pawlowicz et al, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham
10.35 Speaker 2: “Primary care perspectives on open source GIS in the UK”- Edgar Samarasundera et al, Imperial College, UK
11.25 Speaker 3: “Green Space and Mental Well-being: Does Green Space Make a Difference?’ by Catharine Ward Thompson, OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities.
11.50 Workshop A – Why are GIS/spatial tools under utilised in the NHS? led by Kate Jones, JISC G3 Project
2.00 Workshop B – Body storming the subject with GPS by Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art – Bring an iPhone if you can!
3.00 Workshop C – Mini presentations from Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University on infection tracking and and future ideas, and from Seraphim Alvanides, Northumbria University on his research into the relationship between built, natural and social environments, activity and health. This will be followed by discussions of ideas and possible project building.
4.00 Conclusions on the day and thoughts on future follow up.
In keeping with Open Source we are keen that you bring your own ideas into the day we welcome contributions from anyone interested in the connections between health and geography.
If you have an idea or would like to present your own work on health and open geo then please indicate this when you book your place and/or email the GECO team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please let your colleagues, friends and contacts know about this free event which we hope will be a really valuable opportunity for discussion, exchange of ideas and hands-on activity. You can also follow tweets from the day via the hashtag #gecohealth.
We would like to thank the British Computer Society, the University of Nottingham, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University and JISC for their assistance and support for this event.
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