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IHME Presents: GBD 20th Anniversary Event

September 25, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

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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
  • Emerging challenges in health metrics sciences
  • The key risk factors that are driving health loss 
  • The power and impact of subnational estimates 
  • The future of the GBD

The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and The Lancet. This event is primarily organized into a series of plenary and panel sessions, with the exception of one full day of training on September 25 and a special event on September 27 with Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Mr. Gates and Dr. Kim will be delivering keynote addresses between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 27, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Admission is free, though seating capacity is limited. To register for the keynote addresses, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/PUmvZXHsTkOwiZUS2. 

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. 


September 25, 2017 @ 8:30 AM
September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
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