Wednesday, January 30, 2013

John Snow's Legacy

See below for a set of events on John Snow, discussed in GG3090 as a 'founding father' of epidemiology and GIS:
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 08:55 AM PST
John Snow (1813-1858) is an iconic figure in epidemiology and public health, best known for his pioneering work tracing the source of a deadly outbreak of cholera to a water pump in Soho, London. Visit the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in Spring 2013 for a series of events to celebrate the bicentenary of John Snow’s birth, his achievements and the new research that continues his legacy throughout society.
§ 15-16 March 2013: Mapping Disease
Discover the history of John Snow at a public lecture and reception on 15 March, followed by an all-day scientific symposium looking at historical aspects of his work on 16 March.             
§ 11-12 April 2013: Snow’s Legacy
This two-day conference will gather leading researchers in a contemporary evaluation of John Snow’s legacy and explore how epidemiology is influencing education, criminology and economics. The event will close with a panel debate chaired by Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow. A conference gala dinner will take place at the Wellcome Trust on 11 April with after-dinner speaker Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science.                
§ 13 March - 17 April 2013: Cartographies of Life & Death exhibition
Historical treasures and contemporary artworks inspired by modern science feature in this public exhibition exploring the significance of John Snow’s work.                    
All events will take place at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT.
If you have any questions, please enquire via email.

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