conference review

A 3-post collection

European Psychiatric Association 18th meeting in Gothenburg

The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Gothenburg 18th meeting of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry aims to to provide a platform for psychiatric epidemiology and social psychiatry research from across the world. I submitted an abstract related to the use of Health Episode Statistics (HES) in epidemiology (more on this later). This year EPA was held in Gothenburg, Sweden between November 30-December 3, 2016 at the Scandic Hotel Opalen, near the centre of Gothenburg. We flew from London Gatwick on Tuesday 29th November in time for registration on Wednesday 30th. I was really excited to attend this conference, it is my first overseas conference with King's College London (KCL). Day 1 - Wed 30 Nov The conference started with...

Society for Social Medicine: Conference Review

The Society for Social Medicine (SSM) aims to promote the development of scientific knowledge in social medicine. It covers a wide range of topics from epidemiology to health services. I submitted work related to the methodology employed to link electronic healthcare records in England, Scotland and Wales; out of all the work I observed at the conference it was the most technical (more on this later). Each year the Society holds an Annual Scientific Meeting for members and non-members to attend, present work, network and collaborate. This year SSM 2016 was held in York, England, at York University, James College campus from 14th September 2016 to 16th September 2016. The campus is located about 45 minutes walk from York train...

IPDLN 2016: A conference review

IPDLN is an international conference on Population Data Linkage. It takes place every two years. This year IPDLN 2016 was hosted in Swansea, Wales, at the Swansea University Bay campus from 24th August 2016 to 26th August 2016. The campus is located on the sea front, approximately a one hour walk from Swansea train station (I decided to walk it). It has taken me a couple of weeks to post this - been very busy due to a new project starting up. I arrived in Swansea on the 24th August 2016 direct from London. I was really excited because I did not know what to expect from this type of conference. After all, it was my first data linkage conference...