The Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit held a 1-day data linkage Symposium on 22 June 2016 at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research Hobart Tasmania. Attendees represented areas including state and federal government, non-government, education, research and the private sector. Keynote speaker for the event was Professor Louisa Jorm, the Foundation Director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. Louisa is a renowned and respected leader both in Australia and internationally in policy-relevant research using linked administrative health data, including hospital inpatient, mortality and Medicare data.

All presentations delivered during the event are available to download using the links below; click to download the Symposium Program:

1. Prof Louisa Jorm - Routinely collected data - a strategic resource for research and policy

2. Dr Merran Smith - Australian Data Linkage Infrastructure

3. Prof Louisa Jorm - Using linked data to plan and evaluate policies and programs

4. Dr Phil Anderson - Linkage of National and Commonwealth Data

5. Hayden Jones - Sharing data within, between & beyond government

6. Brian Stokes - Data Linkage in Tasmania: An Overview

7. Martin Hensher - Linkage of Tasmania Health Data, a DHHS Perspective

8. Nicola Stephens - Chlamydia Data Linkage Project

9. Andrew Oakley -  ABS-DoE Educational Outcomes 2016-06-21

10. Dr Martin Schultz - Exertion Study

11. Ms Jane Barrow & Mr Kim Hawthorne - PHT Primary Health Care Programs and Data Linkage

12. Dr Amanda Neil - The Conception to Community Study

13. Nadine Wiggins - Applying for Linked Data

The Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit can be contacted using the following details.

Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania

Level 3, 17 Liverpool Street
Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Phone: 6226 4291

Email: tdlu.menzies@utas.edu.au