Faculty of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and
2nd Spatial Epidemiology Conference 2006
23-25 May 2006
1st Spatial Epidemiology Conference 2003
30 March - 01 April 2003
EUROHEIS aimed to develop integrated information systems for rapid
assessment of relationships between the environment and health
at a geographical level.
The conference brought together international expertise in
health and environment information systems. In particular, the
experiences of EU partner countries in developing integrated systems
for point source investigations and disease and exposure mapping
There were demonstrations of the Rapid Inquiry System (RIF)
co-developed by the UK and the other EU partner countries. This
integrated risk assessment and disease mapping package produces
indirectly standardised ratios and directly standardised rates for
any disease/end point, for specified age and year ranges and for
any geographical area held within the system. It also automatically
generates contextual maps and statistics for the study area and
smoothed maps of disease risk.
In addition, there were keynote addresses in the areas of spatial epidemiology,
GIS and relevance to public health.
The conference was organised jointly between EUROHEIS and the
Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
The conference was sponsored by:
The European Union
The UK Department of Health
The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta