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.  

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

Registrations Opening Soon


These are exciting times for the IPDLN.  Since its formation in 2008, IPDLN has grown steadily, and now boasts more than 1,000 members from 56 countries.  Worldwide interest in the possibilities – and complexities – of using data to enhance the quality and sustainability of our health, environment and social care systems make the work and expertise of IPDLN members more relevant than ever.

Nationally and internationally, increasingly sophisticated research and complex analysis is undertaken using integrated population level data to benefit our health, education and human services systems. 

Through its biennial conferences, the IPDLN creates opportunities for collaborations on national and international research and interdisciplinary initiatives.  The conferences support sharing analytical expertise and the collective learnings from those with responsibilities and experience in the governance and management of data systems for research leading to greater community benefit. 

The IPDLN conferences attract industry leaders, researchers, data analysts and policy makers in the health and bio-medical sciences, population health and wellbeing, 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 grew their networks through a range of pre-conference workshops, international collaborative sessions and keynote speakers from around the globe.

We are excited to inform you about sponsorship opportunities at the 2020 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, 27-29 October 2020.



The 2020 Conference themes will include research outcomes, policy impacts, emerging data, technical and analytical innovations, consumer and community engagement - including engagement with indigenous populations, regulatory environments and more generally, the promotion of population data science.

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. Professor Preen is in the process of recruiting members to the Scientific Committee.  We will provide more information on the Scientific Committee members soon.

Call for Abstracts Opening Soon