Jun 132011

You may recall we have been planning an Open Source, Geo and Health Workshop for some time. Today we are delighted to say that bookings are now open!

Image of a stethascope and a laptop computer

"Twitter Consult" by Flickr user "24oranges.nl"

This is a free workshop and we welcome contributions and participation by anyone interested in the connections and possibilities of open source, geo and health. The workshop will take place on Tuesday 9th August at the Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus and the draft schedule is:

09.30 Arrive / Coffee

10.00 Welcome: David Flanders, JISC

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

11.00 Coffee / Bio break

11.25 Speaker 3: “Green Space and Mental Well-being: Does Green Space Make a Difference?’ by Jenny Roe, Catharine Ward Thompson et al, OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities.

11.50 Workshop A – Discussion based in small groups

12.45 Lunch

2.00 Workshop B – Body storming the subject with GPS by Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art – Bring an iPhone!

3.00 Workshop C – Project building

4.00 Reconvene for mapping and close

There should be ample room in the schedule for networking and for your own contributions – whether through discussions, workshops or short presentations of your own work.  There is space on the booking form for your ideas or you can email us via: edina@ed.ac.uk.

You can book your place via our EventBrite page: http://open-geo-and-health.eventbrite.com/

Image or the 2011 Fringe Festival Brouchure

Fringe Festival Brouchure 2011

Because the workshop is taking place in early August we would recommend booking transport and accommodation early as Edinburgh gets very busy during the annual festival. However this does mean you can combine participation in the Open Source Geo & Health workshop with a wee look at the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival (4 Aug – 4 Sept. 2011) and a glimpse at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe (5 Aug. – 29 Aug. 2011).

Even if you can’t make it along on the day we’d appreciate it if you let colleagues and friends know about the event. We’ll be using the hashtag #gecohealth so you can also track and join in discussions on the day.


 June 13, 2011  Posted by at 11:52 am Events

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