September 25, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Join us for an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Burden of Disease study, September 25–27, 2017, in Seattle. The GBD is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and population. With 2,303 collaborators in 130 countries and territories, the study examines 332 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors. The GBD has helped transform health care policy in numerous countries, and has greatly influenced research, policy, and education. This event will be webcasted. Please visit this page during the days of the event to view the live stream.
Speakers and participants will explore various topics, including:
The history and evolution of the Global Burden of Disease enterprise
The epidemiological transition and progress toward improving health
Since health metrics sciences is a multidisciplinary field, conference participants will represent a variety of academic and professional perspectives. Invitees include researchers, academic leaders, students, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and national and multinational health organizations.