Advances and Perspectives in Spatial Epidemiology

Organizers: Blake Byron Walker & Nadine Schuurman, Dept. of Geography, Simon Fraser University

Recent studies in the mapping and analysis of health events are uncovering increasingly nuanced patterns, while contributing to a growing body of knowledge on the roles of socioeconomic deprivation, environmental determinants, and spatial access on health, disease, and wellbeing. This session will showcase recent advances in spatial epidemiological research, emphasising methodological innovation and policy relevance. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts in, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Spatial access and health
  • Disease cartography and communication
  • Spatial epi in policy
  • Geographical correlation and clustering studies
  • Mixed methods
  • Theoretical developments

Please send paper abstracts of no more than 200 words to Blake Walker ( or Nadine Schurman ( by February 15, 2015. Please send as a Word document with a title and your affiliation and contact details. You will also need to register for the Conference.