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OIE - GIS training course: the use of GIS in animal disease response. 12th-16th March 2018, Shenzhen (China)

OIE – GIS training course «The use of GIS in animal disease response». 12th-16th March 2018, Shenzhen (China)

Posted: 19 December 2017 Last update: 19 December 2017

The OIE – GIS training course “The use of GIS in animal disease response” will be held in Shenzhen (China) between the 12 and the 16 March 2018

Maps have always played an important role in the management of disease response. More than one hundred years ago, John Snow (an English physician widely considered to be the father of modern epidemiology) used maps to identify the source of the London cholera outbreaks. The modern application of Snow’s method is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tool.

Several examples of GIS applications in the surveillance and monitoring of animal diseases have been developed all around the world; nevertheless, applying GIS technology to veterinary sciences is not a trivial matter: it requires substantial background and skills in GIS discipline, and, most of all, specific knowledge of data collection, spatial data manipulation and data analysis related to veterinary usage.

The purpose of this GIS-course is to train veterinarians (of either national or local veterinary health authorities), technicians of the veterinary service, university researchers involved in the field of GIS and related activities on the use of GIS as a tool for animal disease management in general, and in the control of emerging avian diseases in particular.

By the end of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the GIS basic features, data collection, and explorative spatial data analysis for emergency responses to animal diseases.

You can find more information on the course website: http://gis.izsvenezie.it/gis-courses/course.php?courseid=3&mvid=16&lan=EN

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