Big Data, Small Area Symposium

On behalf of the Big Data, Small Area Organising Committee, SAHSU is delighted to announce that the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is hosting a two-day symposium in celebration of 30 years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit. This symposium will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London on the 14th and 15th of November 2017.


Symposium Overview:

This international symposium will give an overview of the current developments, future prospects and scientific methods and techniques in using big data in small areas.

The sessions in Big Data, Small Area are centered around five main themes with three speakers in each. There will be keynote speakers and an opportunity for early career researchers to present their work in one session. We encourage all early career researchers to submit an abstract using the link below to be able to present at the symposium. Poster sessions and presentations will be conducted across the event.


The main themes for the symposium;

Theme 1: EXPOSURE - Novel Use of Technology - Big Data in Small Area Environments

Theme 2: DEMOGRAPHY - Small Area Denominators and Confounders

Theme 3: STATISTICS- Putting it All Together

Theme 4: EPIDEMIOLOGY- Environmental Epidemiology- Using Data at Different Scales

Theme 5: GLOBAL- It's a Small (Area) World - Thinking Globally

Offical program on side page link


Annual Geoffrey Rose Lecture:

Geoffrey Rose (1926–93), formerly the Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was an eminent epidemiologist whose ideas have been credited with transforming the approach to strategies for improving health. This year the annual lecture will follow the conclusion of the Big Data, Small Area Syposium and will be presented by Professor Bert Hoffmann.


Conference Registration:

The conference registration fee is £150 - please click on the side link to register.


Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission for Early Career Research presentations and posters and dealines are detailed in the side links.