Spatial Dimensions of Opioid Risk Environments: Mapping Spatial Health Data

August 25, 2021
Our three-hour workshop, or “Short Course,” at the R/Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference will introduce spatial data analysis and mapping for physicians, practitioners, and medical professionals using the R software environment. The workshop will cover an overview of spatial data, choropleth (thematic) mapping, cartographic techniques, geocoding addresses, creating overlay maps with health resource location point data (i.e. clinics), and calculating new spatial variables such as the number of clinics or resources within a one mile buffer area. For the full workshop schedule, see here.
 
 The goal of this workshop series is to help researchers, analysts, and practitioners develop stronger spatial data analytics and visualization skills. We will introduce spatial analytic functionalities for the practitioner community using the R software environment using applied examples for visualizing and mapping health data at the neighborhood level.

Target Audience

The activity is designed for physicians, healthcare professionals, researchers, and other medical professionals leveraging medical applications to improve population health.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Standardize health data at the neighborhood level;
  • Integrate data from another source;
  • Calculate new variables, including the number of clinics or health resources in an area and the number of clinics or health resources within a set distance (i.e., 1 mile);
  • Discuss how to use R Spatial libraries and applications for mapping spatial analysis;
  • Identify how and where to access additional resources on R Spatial tools and tutorials as well as  open-source health data.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Susan Paykin
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.75 Participation
Event starts: 
08/25/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
08/25/2021 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
08/25/2021
Activity expires: 
11/25/2021
Webinar
Philadelphia, PA
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact us via e-mail at spaykin@uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

FACULTY
  Marynia Kolak, PhD
  Assistant Director of Health Informatics
  Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science
  Center for Spatial Data Science

 

  Susan Paykin, MPP
  Senior Research Specialist
  Center for Spatial Data Science
  The University of Chicago

 

 

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content. .

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
 
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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