IPDLN 2020 Conference, 27-29 October, Adelaide, South Australia

The 2020 IPDLN Conference will be held in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre from October 27-29, 2020. With pre-conference workshops on the 26 October 2020.  

 “…creating more opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, cross-jurisdictional studies and expanding and robust accessible international data is vital to to the improvement of outcomes for population health and society across the globe…”   Dr Merran Smith, Director, IPDLN, October 2019

Conference Website now live!  Call for Abstracts Open  http://ipdlnconference.org/


Call for Abstracts:  http://ipdlnconference.org/?page_id=759

Call for Workshops: http://ipdlnconference.org/?page_id=924



These are exciting times for the IPDLN. Since its formation in 2008, IPDLN has grown steadily, and nowboasts more than 1,000 members from 55 countries.

The IPDLN conferences attract industry leaders, researchers, data analysts and policy makers in the health and bio-medical sciences, population health and well being, education and the wider range of human services from across the globe. Speakers and delegates attend from health and medical research institutes, universities, government, non-government and private corporate sectors.

The 2018 Banff Conference, saw a record number of 500 delegates from 22 countries; who exchanged knowledge and expanded their networks through a range of preconference workshops, international collaborative sessions and keynote speakers from around the globe.



Submissions are invited for presentations at the 2020 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference which address the conference themes:
Research using real-world data
Applied research; case studies of health/social/economic impact with linked data research; health service evaluation; work that has contributed new knowledge to health or social science; approaches to knowledge exchange and translation.
Multi-sector data linkage
Overcoming challenges and sensitivities of cross-sectoral and cross-jurisdictional data linkage; linkage to non-health data; linking to other emerging data types; data on social determinants of health and well-being.
Tackling global issues through data linkage
Climate science; environmental health; sustainability; cross-national data sharing; migration; poverty; child abuse and neglect.
Indigenous health and well-being
Data on first-nations populations; cultural awareness with data-driven research; cultural indicators for health and well-being; cultural data custodianship and governance; data sovereignty.
Data linkage, methods, systems and technology
Innovative data platforms; measurement, reporting, improvement, and managing bias; data interoperability; quality and standards; new linkage approaches; capacity building.
Advanced analytics and methods
Computational and statistical approaches to deal with large-scale, complex and non-standard data; data visualisation; next generation analytics; business intelligence analytics.
Public involvement, ethics, law and social implications
Navigating regulatory and legal environments; data governance models; confidentiality; privacy and data security; ethical issues; working towards public understanding and assent; community involvement; patient/citizen scientists; policies and guidelines.

Internationally recognised High-profile keynote speakers will showcase leading developments and emerging issues in research, governance and technical fields.

Chair of the Scientific Committee

The Conference Organising Committee has appointed Professor David Preen, Chair in Public Health, School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia.