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Collaborative on Health Equity Solutions (CHES) meet-up

December 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Collaborative on Health Equity Solutions (CHES) invites all those interested in networking on future collaborative opportunities to an in-person luncheon meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The meeting will be at Plaza de la Raza in Northeast Los Angeles.

More program details are forthcoming.

CHES is a group of faculty, staff, students and community leaders who are engaged in finding ways to reduce the persistent health disparities and are working to improve health outcomes in the communities surrounding USC and beyond.

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert O. Vos, associate professor (teaching), USC Spatial Sciences Institute, at





Solving Critical Problems in Cancer Control using Spatial Science

January 18, 2023 - January 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A National NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Meeting

presented by the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center with support from the USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Join us for two days of exciting discussions about all things spatial in cancer control. The meeting topics include the current state of the art and sneak peaks at innovative approaches and new research. Participate in charting the course for future collaborations.


Register now before December 17, 2022:
General Admission: $150
Student Admission: Free

Be a Presenter

Submit an abstract: Abstract submission deadline is November 20, 2022.


The topics in the plenary and concurrent sessions include:

  • Geospatial approaches to population-based cancer control
  • Improvements in geostatistics and geostatistical methods
  • Spatial approaches to cancer control at the individual level (prevention)
  • Spatial approaches to cancer control at the individual level (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Geoinformatics, spatial uncertainty, and confidentiality
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Enhancing implementation science with spatial approaches
  • Tackling disparities with spatial science

Program Highlights

  • Hearing the overview from NCI leadership
  • Meeting program officers over lunch
  • Participating in a student competition
  • Networking
  • Exploring the USC University Park campus, adjacent to the USC Hotel


This meeting will be in person. Most sessions will be livestreamed for those unable to join in person.


Stay tuned for more information.


For more information, visit or contact Myles Cockburn ( or Marlene Caldera (

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