NOTE FROM PRESIDENT

Dear Members of GnosisGIS,

As we discussed in Brisbane, we have been invited to organize a GnosisGIS session at the 2017- edition of the Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases conference at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in the beautiful and cultural city of Trieste, Italy, 17-19 May 2017.

Our GnosisGIS session should focus on the spatio-temporal aspects and dynamics of infectious diseases spread and risk predictions in the frame of environmental changes as well as the interrelated population dynamics.

Please visit the website (http://www.iecid.com/).

It will be great if many of you attend the meeting and present your contribution.

All my best

Laura

Welcome to the International Society of Geospatial Health

The objectives of GnosisGIS are to:

- Facilitate collaboration of health scientists dedicated to development of GIS-based infectious disease forecast systems
- Publish the official journal Geospatial Health for peer-reviewed articles on health applications in the geospatial sciences for disease risk mapping and ecological niche modeling
- Offer training courses on health applications of geospatial tools through an 'International School of Geospatial Health'
- Sponsor an 'International Symposia on Geospatial Health' series at annual meetings
- Publish maps, data and metadata on the web on GIS health applications

The aim of GnosisGIS is to maintain a network of collaborating health workers and earth scientists dedicated to development of global computer-based models that can be used for improved control programs for schistosomiasis and other snail-borne diseases of medical and veterinary importance. The scope of the organization has since been expanded to include other infectious diseases of medical and veterinary importance.