GIS Training for APMEN Fellows

14-31 AUG 2018Bangkok, Thailand

GIS TRAINING AGENDA FOR APMEN FELLOWS
FACULTY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
14-31 AUGUST 2018

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) comprise an integrated collection of computer software used to view and manage information about locations, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes. A GIS provides a framework for gathering and organizing spatial data and related information so that it can be displayed and analyzed. Recently, it has become an integral part of epidemiologic research as well as in national-level surveillance systems. Despite the popularity and ubiquity of the technology, there is still a skills gap among health professionals who work on vector-borne diseases, particularly malaria, due to highly specific prerequisite knowledge and skills required to fully utilize GIS. This training course will allow the participants to enhance their skills in GIS, managing data relevant to malaria elimination, and use of innovative data collection tools that can simplify data gathering of location-based data.

Date
Time
Activities/Sessions
Resource Person(s)
Venue
14-Aug
08:30-09:00
Registration


0900-1200
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1300-1430
Basic statistics: nature of data
1430-1600
Basic epidemiology (disease frequency and study designs)
15-Aug
0900-1030
Introduction to ArcMap/ArcGIS
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1030-1200
Digital maps and projections
1300-1430
Creating maps in ArcMap/ArcGIS
1430-1600
Geoprocessing in ArcMap/ArcGIS
16-Aug
0900-1200
Database management for GIS (I) – Database preparation and conversion
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1300-1600
Database management for GIS (II) – Data joining
17-Aug
0900-1200
Electronic Malaria Information System
Mr. Amnat Khamsiriwatchara
Training room
1300-1600
Mapping factors, diseases, interventions, and other outcomes (Polygon/area data)
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez

20-Aug
0900-1200
Introduction to the Global Positioning System
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1300-1600
GPS Practice
21-Aug
0900-1200
Google Earth/Maps
1300-1600
Perspectives in receptivity and vulnerability maps
Dr. Jeffrey Hii
22-Aug
0900-1600
Insecticide Resistance Mapping - lab sessions; use national IR datasets
Dr. Melinda Hadi (Vestergaard)
Training room
1630-2000
Travel to the Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Centre (RTIC)


23-Aug
0900-1000
RTIC introduction
Mr. Wanchai Maneebunyang
RTIC
1000-1200
Introduction to EpiCollect
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
1300-1700
Preparation of data collection tools
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez/Dr. Patchara Sriwichai
24-Aug
0900-1200
Preparation for field survey
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez/Dr. Patchara Sriwichai
1300-1700
Household and entomological survey
RTIC and Entomology Teams
25-Aug
0900-1200
Lab work - mosquito identification
Dr. Patchara Sriwichai and Mr. Yudthana Samung
1300-1500
Data processing and exporting of survey data
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez/Dr. Patchara Sriwichai

Depart for Bangkok


28-Aug
0900-1200
Mapping and analysis of collected data I
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1300-1600
Mapping and analysis of collected data II
Mr. Patiwat Sa-angchai
29-Aug
0900-1200
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Mr. Patiwat Sa-angchai
Training room
1300-1600
Image to Image Georeferencing
30-Aug
0900-1200
Practice
Mr. Patiwat Sa-angchai
Training room
1300-1600
Preparation of presentations
Participants
31-Aug
0900-1200
Introduction to spatial analysis
Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Training room
1300-1500
Presentations
Participants
1500-1530
Awarding of certificates and closing
FTM-MU, APMEN, and MC

Participants list for APMEN VCWG GIS training

14-31 August 2018
Mahidol University, Bangkok

  1. Ms. Safnatul Salisa Binti Ismail - Malaysia
  2. Mr. Songpol Eiamsam-ang - Thailand
  3. Ms. Wiranpach Disthapant - Thailand
  4. Ms. Phanida Thuksai - Thailand
  5. Mr. Dawa Tshering -Bhutan
  6. Ms. Phatchani Nakkhara - Thailand
  7. Mr. Nithipat Mipoksom - Thailand
  8. Mr. Kinga Dorji - Bhutan
  9. Mr. Tobgyel Drukpa - Bhutan
  10. Dr. (Mr.) Manonath Marasinghe - Sri Lanka

NOTES:

  1. The Training room is located at the 9th floor of the Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (labelled as Building 3).
  2. The Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Centre (RTIC) is located near the Thai-Myanmar border in Suanphung District, Ratchaburi province.
  3. Coffee breaks are scheduled at 1030 and 1430 hours and 1-hour lunch breaks at 1200.

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