Conference and Workshop 2011

St Andrews CathedralThe SHIP biennial conference:

"Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research"

was held on 9th - 11th September 2011 at the University of St Andrews. The conference was designed for researchers and practitioners interested in record linkage and the use of routine health data in their research.

The plenary speakers were:

Dr Harry Burns MPH FRCS (Glas) FRCP(Ed) FFPH, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Click here for slides

Professor Paul Burton MD, C. Stat, FFPH Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Departments of Health Sciences and Genetics, University of Leicester Click here for slides

Professor Sir Rory Collins FMed Sci FRCP, Chief Executive and Principal Investigator of the UK Biobank and co-director of the University of Oxford's Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit

William W. Lowrance PhD, Consultant in Health Research Ethics and Policy, La Grande Motte, France Click here for slides

The conference covered four broad themes:

• The value of record linkage in health research
• The use of routinely collected data in clinical trials
• Patients Rights and the Public Interest: What does good governance look like?
• The methodological challenges of record linkage

Click here for further details about the conference. Click here for the final programme.

Prior to the conference there was be a 5-day course from 4th-8th September 2011 on the theory and practice of analysis of large sets of linked health and social data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Click here for further details about the training workshop.

Please direct any further enquiries to