Three members of HeRC’s patient and public involvement Forum participated in a major health data science conference held in Swansea, Wales in August 2016.
The bi-annual conference hosted by the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and The Farr Institute is a key date in the calendar for world-leading academics in the field of health data science. This year’s conference was held over three days (24-26th August) and was attended by 500 delegates from 22 countries, spanning six continents.
Alan Campbell, Lay Chair of HeRC’s public forum, was selected to represent northern England alongside three other members of the public as part of a well-attended panel discussion, taking centre stage in the main auditorium on the second day of the conference. Members of the panel each delivered speeches and took questions from the audience in a lively session about their views on data linkage research and public engagement.