• Big Data, Small Area Symposium
    14 Nov, 2017 to 15 Nov, 2017
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    Royal Geographical Society
    1 Kensington Gore
    W7 2AR
    United Kingdom

    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to host a two-day symposium in celebration of 30 years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit. This international symposium will give an overview of the current developments, future prospects and scientific methods and techniques in using big data in small areas. It will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London on the 14th and 15th of November 2017. More information, including a draft programme, is available on the conference website

    Registration for the two-day symposium is £150, with a discounted rate of £75 for early career researchers and students. Abstract submission is currently open for both posters and early career researcher talks.  

  • GIS for Public Health short course
    10 Jul, 2017 to 14 Jul, 2017
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    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    United Kingdom



    The Small Area Health Statistics Unit runs again its highly successful workshop on GIS for Public Health. The course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.

    Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment. Please contact the course directors Daniela Fecht ( and John Gulliver ( for more information.

    A full programme and details on how to register, please go to

  • Surf 64: Advanced OMIC Profiling and Integration
    10 Jul, 2017 to 21 Jul, 2017
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    After three successful editions of the Stat-XP short course and in response to the positive and constructive evaluations we received from the ~100 attendees, we have decided to organise a 10-day summer school to be held from July 10-to July 21st, in Anglet, Basque Country (France).

    The course will feature:

    - 4 days lecturing on advanced OMIC profiling and integration approaches

    - 6 days group project work using real data.

    More information is provided in the brochure.

    In order to secure the course, we have implemented an early bird registration policy available until May 31st.

    We have also been able to secure flats (limited availability though) in Bayonne’s  student’s residence (€200 for 2 weeks).

    Former Stat-XP/Utrecht MEC course attendees will also benefit from a discount £1,800 registration fee until May 31st.

    For more details, and information on how to register, please visit