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Texas State Round Rock Campus to host Health & GIS Conference

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 8, 2018

SAN MARCOS – The Texas State University Round Rock Campus will host a Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference May 17-18, featuring presentations on cutting-edge GIS challenges and solutions for improved healthcare access and health outcomes.

Attendance is free but space is limited and advance registration is required at www.geo.txstate.edu/healthgis. The conference will be held in the Nursing Building and registration includes two lunches, one dinner and a social hour.

The Health and GIS Conference will bring together university researchers, health industry professionals, non-profit service providers and government health policymakers to address complicated issues such as the importance of place in healthcare, mapping disease spread and exposure, big data and health, and health access and disparity. GIS and geographic information science play a fundamental role in dealing with these issues.

The conference will features speakers from across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to traditional presentations, the conference will develop action themes and working groups for participants to engage in cross-specialty discussions leading to collaborative work.

The event is sponsored by Texas State University, Baylor Scott & White Health, Seton Medical Center Williamson and Texas Oncology.

For more information, contact Rebecca Davio at (512) 431-9119 or email healthgis@txstate.edu.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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