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2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference

Published on: 21st March 2016

When
22 - 26 August 2016

Where
Swansea

In collaboration with The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to announce the 2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference, taking place at Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales from 22-26 August 2016.

Hosted by the current Director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and Co-Deputy Director of the The Farr Institute Professor David V Ford, this unique international conference is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians with opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge population data linkage work that is underway across the world.

The call for abstracts is now open (submission deadline 04 March 2016) for delegates wishing to present on the subject of ‘Linking Data – Improving Lives’ and the following sub-themes:

  • Analytical approaches to distributed data
  • Data and linkage quality
  • Advanced analytics
  • Privacy, regulation & governance
  • Applied projects
  • Linking to emerging data types
  • Public engagement
  • Capacity building
  • Delivering and measuring impact

About The Conference
Linking Data – Improving Lives
‘Big Data’ and its potential to improve health and society is much discussed across the world. Linking disparate population-scaled datasets together is a key technique in the production of powerful new data resources that can illuminate, evaluate and steer policy and practice right across society.

However, with this work comes the responsibility to build trustworthy and well-governed approaches that safeguard privacy at all times. Opportunities for new infrastructures and architectures present themselves, new analytical techniques are needed, and a cadre of people equipped with a new blend of skills is required.

This unique conference is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge work that is underway across the world, together with a chance to showcase their own achievements, and listen to talks from international leaders in the field.

It is a great pleasure to be able to host this important international event in Wales this year, as part of its bi-annual journey around the world. We hope you will take the opportunity to join us either by submitting an abstract of your work, or by attending as a delegate.

Conference Sub-Themes

  • Analytical approaches to distributed data
  • Data and linkage quality
  • Advanced analytics
  • Privacy, regulation & governance
  • Applied projects
  • Linking to emerging data types
  • Public engagement
  • Capacity building
  • Delivering and measuring impact

Who Should Attend?

  • Academia Heads of Departments, Professors, Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Statisticians
  • Data Analysts
  • Epidemiologists
  • Clinicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Data Custodians / Stewards
  • Government Officials
  • Directors and Senior Managers of Trusts and Foundations
  • Public Health Specialists

Key Dates

Registration open 30 November 2015
Abstracts submission opens 30 November 2015
Pre-conference workshops application opens 09 February 2016
Pre-conference workshops application closes 23 February 2016

Abstracts submission deadline 04 March 2016
Registration closed for all-inclusive package with gala dinner 30 June 2016

To find out more, submit your abstract and to register your place, visit www.ipdlnconference2016.org

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