Dr Merran Smith, New IPDLN Director 2019-2020

Dr Merran Smith, New IPDLN Director 2019-2020

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dr Merran Smith, New IPDLN Director 2019-2020

On 13 September in Banff, Alberta, Dr Merran Smith, Chief Executive of the Population Health Research Network was announced as the new director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) at the 2018 IPDLN Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This is a two year appointment for 2019 and 2020.

Dr Smith and the PHRN are excited to be taking on the Directorship of IPDLN and are looking forward to engaging with all current members and expanding the membership further.

We are also pleased to announce that the PHRN will be working with SA NT DataLink to host the 2020 IPDLN Conference in Adelaide, Australia.



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