2018 International Population Data Linkage Conference

On behalf of the International Population Data Linkage Network’s (IPDLN) International Scientific Committee, we invite you to participate in the 2018 IPDLN Conference on 12-14 September, 2018, at the Banff Centre, located in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

With our theme, Linking Data – Improving Lives, we have created a forum for the presentation and discussion of research and innovation in the area of Linked Population Data Science and Policy Impact.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for oral, poster, rapid fire and creative presentations. All abstracts presented will be posted on the IPDLN website, and published in the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS), the official publisher for the 2018 IPDLN Conference..

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

(The abstract submission deadline will not be extended)

Submit Abstract

Submissions are invited for presentations at the 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference which address the conference theme Linking Data – Improving Lives and one of the following conference sub-themes:

  • Analytical approaches to distributed data: overcoming the challenges of reproducibility and replication for findings verification and big ‘n’ studies, when local data is just not enough
  • Data and linkage quality: measurement, reporting, improvement, and managing bias; data interoperability, standards, etc.
  • Advanced analytics: computational and statistical approaches to deal with large scale, complex and messy data; data visualization
  • Privacy, regulation and governance: how to make progress in and between regulatory and legal environments; confidentiality and data security; ethical issues
  • Applied projects: work that has contributed new knowledge to health or social science, using data linkage or data sciences approaches with a focus on innovative approaches to knowledge exchange and translation
  • Linking to emerging data types: linking data to genetic and omic data, population-scaled sensor data, imaging, social media
  • Public engagement: working towards public understanding and assent; patient/citizen scientists; policies and guidelines
  • Capacity building: projects focused on delivering new multidisciplinary skills and understanding in the field
  • Delivering and measuring impact: approaches to demonstrating impact of an individual work/study, or case studies of how health/social/economic impact of a specific work/study was demonstrated
  • Social determinants of health and cross-sectoral data inkage: overcoming challenges and sensitives of cross-sectoral data linkage, may include  longitudinal perspectives and data on the social determinants of health and the environment

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ORAL, RAPID FIRE, POSTER and CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS

Using a blind review process, the International Scientific Committee will guide a review of abstracts using the following criteria:
  • The content of the abstract provides new insight and/or knowledge
  • The content of the abstract is relevant to the advancement of population data science research, development and evaluation
  • The abstract is clear and well organized
  • The proposed presentation is innovative and/or original
  • The proposed presentation will be of significant interest to conference delegates

 

PRESENTATION FORMATS and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Oral, Rapid Fire, Poster and Creative Presentations

You will have the option to identify your preference of presentation format(s) for which you would like your abstract to be considered.
 

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations will be grouped by the International Scientific Committee into thematically related areas and presented in concurrent sessions. Each oral presenter will be given 10 minutes to share their work, and 5 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 15 minutes. Abstracts submitted for consideration as oral presentations will subsequently be considered for rapid fire or poster presentations if not accepted for the oral format. 
 

Rapid Fire Presentations

Rapid Fire Presentations will be presented during dedicated rapid fire concurrent sessions during the conference. Each presenter will have 3 minutes to present their work using only one slide. The presentation should focus mainly on results and impact or novelty of the findings. Rapid Fire presentation details will be emailed to those selected.
 

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be on display at the conference. The viewing times and the schedule for the posters will be confirmed after the call for abstracts is completed and presentations are selected. Posters must remain on display for the assigned presentation day. Poster submission details and printing requirements will be emailed to those selected.
 

Creative Presentations

The IPLDN Co-Directors and International Scientific Committee welcome creative and non-traditional presentations.  These could include use of video, images, animation, live performance and other alternatives to simple slides with bullet points.  Submitters opting for creative presentations should submit traditional format abstracts and indicate “creative/non-traditional presentation” using the check box in the abstract submission form.  Creative presentations will be distributed across concurrent sessions, within thematically-related areas. There are limited spaces available for this format. Creative presentation details will be emailed to those selected.
 

Abstract Submission Content Guidelines

The online process will collect contact information regarding the presenter and co-authors, and sources of funding. It will also collect preference for oral, poster or rapid fire presentation, whether the presenter would like to be considered for a creative presentation, and whether the submission represents a student’s project.
 
To facilitate peer review, abstracts must be submitted in a structured format comprising four sections:
 
  • Introduction (What is Known) (50-word limit)
  • Objectives and Approach (100-word limit)
  • Results (125-word limit)
  • Conclusion/Implications (50-word limit) 

 

The abstract submitted should not exceed 325 words.

Abstracts submitted to this conference should reflect original work. If questions arise about the eligibility of work for submission to this conference, please contact the organizers to discuss the details.
 
Authors accept sole responsibility for the statements in their abstracts. Abstracts should be carefully proofread to avoid errors. Once the abstract has been submitted, editing can only be performed in exceptional circumstances by contacting the organizers. 
 

INSTRUCTIONS and IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read the information below carefully

 
  • Each abstract is to be submitted for one of four preferred formats:
    • Oral Presentations
    • Poster Presentations
    • Rapid Fire Presentations
    • Creative Presentations
  • Abstracts must be submitted before 23:00 (GMT) on the abstract submission deadline. Abstracts received after this deadline will NOT be accepted
  • Proposals for presentations should select a primary sub-theme (see above) which they would like to be considered, and up to two other sub-themes that are also applicable
  • Proposals for presentations of any format must identify the presenting author as the main contact
  • The presenting author information should not be included in the content of the abstract itself unless otherwise specified
  • All abstracts must be submitted using IPDLN’s online abstract submission process
  • The text should appeal to IPDLN's interdisciplinary membership
  • All presenters accepted through the abstract submission process and/or presenting at the conference must register for and pay to attend the conference, and are responsible for their own related expenses. In addition, if the accepted presenter invites additional speakers to present with them at the conference, they must also register for and pay to attend the conference. Anyone who is invited to attend the conference to present must register for the conference (one day rate available). Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit; however, the number of accepted presentations may be limited for each presenter. Groups of authors are therefore encouraged to share presenting responsibilities
  • Accepted abstracts will be posted on the IPDLN website and published in the International Journal of Population Data Science.
  • Please note that the main body of the abstract will not be edited, thus the author is responsible for any spelling, grammatical or typographical errors
  • All presentations will be in English
  • Abstract submissions should be for research that is either complete or will have significant findings by the conference date
  • Names of authors and organizations must not appear in the text of the abstract (for oral and poster presentations only) to allow for blind peer review
  • Avoid specialized jargon and undefined abbreviations. Do not include tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, references, or acknowledgements in the text of the abstract
  • The conference office will aim to meet all reasonable requests for audio-visual equipment, based on the type and duration of the presentation. Upon acceptance, the conference secretariat will confirm audio visual details for your presentation
  • Please be sure to note specific requirements or considerations when submitting your abstract online
 
For any questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact the Conference Secretariat at:
Face 2 Face Events Management
(613) 288-9239 ext. 102
Toll Free: (866) 306-5714
 

International Collaborative Sessions

THE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 MARCH 2018

(The submission deadline will not be extended)
 
The 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference will bring together a multidisciplinary audience of researchers in the general area of Big Data and its potential to improve health and society across the world.
 
Proposals are invited for International Collaborative Sessions.
 
The sessions are a formal item in the concurrent program, and will create opportunities to meet new peers, open up potential for new collaborations and discuss and document best practice across a number of areas of linked data science and policy impact.
 

SESSION FORMAT and PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The International Scientific Committee is welcoming proposals for International Collaborative Sessions. The sessions are intended to support facilitated discussions around tractable issues and important topics, and must result in an output or outcome in the area of international data linkage.
 
The IPDLN International Scientific Committee welcomes all proposals and topics for the session. A few examples of potential topic areas for International Collaborative Sessions are below:
  • ­Quality of linked data
  • Approaches to international comparative work
  • Data science methods (e.g. natural language processing, machine learning)
  • Consent and public accountability around use of data
  • Career development in linked population data science
  • Capacity building and advice for new investigators in linked population data science
  • Novel training initiatives 
  • Best practice in policy engagement
 
Proposals should comprise a maximum of 500 words and can be in any format. Each submission should communicate the following:
  • Session topic area
  • Overall objectives or goal
  • The facilitators involved (and their home institutions)
  • The intended output or outcome
 
Sessions may include a short presentation or series of presentations; however more time for discussion is encouraged. Ideally, listed presenters/facilitators should represent more than one country/jurisdiction.
 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE SESSIONS

The International Scientific Committee will guide a review of proposals using the following criteria:

  • The session has identified an outcome or tangible deliverable
  • The session’s facilitators represent different countries
  • The session has potential to provide new insight and/or knowledge
  • The content of the proposal is relevant to the advancement of population data science research, development and evaluation 
  • The session is innovative and/or original
  • The session will be of significant interest to conference delegates

 

INSTRUCTIONS and IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read the information below carefully

  • Proposals must be submitted before 23:00 (GMT) on the proposal submission deadline. Proposals received after this deadline will NOT be accepted
  • Proposals  should select one main theme from the conference sub-themes. Session proposals must identify the session facilitators as the main contacts
  • All proposals must be submitted using IPDLN’s online submission process
  • The session should appeal to IPDLN's interdisciplinary membership
  • All presenters accepted through the proposal submission process and/or presenting at the conference must register for and pay to attend the conference, and are responsible for their own related expenses. In addition, if the accepted presenter invites additional speakers to present with them at the conference, they must also register for and pay to attend the conference. Anyone who is invited to attend the conference to present must register for the conference (one day rate available). Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered
  • Sessions will be minuted, and proceedings can be  made available electronically on the IPDLN website
  • All presentations will be in English
  • The conference office will aim to meet all reasonable requests for audio-visual equipment, based on the type and duration of the presentation. Upon acceptance, the conference secretariat will confirm audio visual details for your presentation
 
Please note that these submissions will not be “blinded” of the presenters’ identities. Additionally, there may be opportunity for the International Scientific Committee to assign another facilitator to a session.
 
 
For any questions regarding the proposal submission process, please contact the Conference Secretariat at:
Face 2 Face Events Management
(613) 288-9239 ext. 102
Toll Free: (866) 306- 5714
 

2018 conference poster