COST Action CA18218

2nd WG meeting & 3rd MC meeting

Date & Place

7-9 December 2020
Online event

Because of the ongoing corona situation, the MC and WG meetings will take place online. In addition to the e-cost invitations, you will therefore also receive Webex invitations to the planned sessions. In preparation of the WG meetings, a survey will be sent out to all members.

Program

 Monday 7/12Tuesday 8/12Wednesday 9/12
9h00      
10h00 MC meeting    
11h00    
12h00      
13h00   WG meeting: COVID-19 disease burden WG meeting: GBD 2019 results
14h00  
15h00  
16h00      

Management Committee meeting (7/12, 10-12h CET)

During the Management Committee (MC) meeting, a general update of the progress of the COST Action will be presented, including an update of the budgetary status. The MC meeting is restricted to invited MC members/substitutes/observers.

Working Group meeting, session 1 — COVID-19 disease burden (8/12, 13-16h CET)

Some way or another, COVID-19 has played an important role in our lives the past few months. Several countries are planning to calculate COVID-19 disease burden, calling for a harmonized approach. Furthermore, COVID-19 provides a nice case study to demonstrate and discuss burden of disease methods and knowledge translation.

This WG session will be dedicated to the COVID-19 disease burden, and will address your questions and needs regarding burden of disease methods and knowledge translation. This WG session will be open to all members of the network.

Programme

13h00 Welcome & Introduction
Overview of activities since previous WG meeting

— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium
13h15 Update on the European Burden of Disease Network of the WHO Regional Office for Europe
— Dr Christian Gapp, Acting Unit Head, WHO Regional Office for Europe
13h20 Impact of COVID-19 on our COST Action
— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium
13h30 Overview of COVID-19 disease burden activities
— Dr Sara Pires, DTU Food, Denmark
14h00 COVID-19 disease burden in Germany
— Dr Alexander Rommel, RKI, Germany
14h30 Discussion on COVID-19 disease burden methodology
— Dr Elena von der Lippe, RKI, Germany & Dr Sara Pires, DTU Food, Denmark
15h30 Knowledge translation of COVID-19 disease burden estimates
— Dr Henk Hilderink, RIVM, Netherlands & Dr Elena Pallari, Cube Engineering, Cyprus
15h50 Wrapup
— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium

Working Group meeting, session 2 — GBD 2019 results (9/12, 13-16h CET)

On 17 October 2020, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation launched the latest iteration of the Global Burden of Disease study. The GBD 2019 study provides estimates for 369 disease and injuries and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, for the period 1990-2019. It therefore offers a powerful resource to understand the changing health challenges facing people in Europe and across the world.

This WG session will be dedicated to the new GBD 2019 results, and will address your questions and needs regarding the interpretation and use of the new GBD results. This WG session will be open to all members of the network.

Programme

13h00 Welcome & Introduction
— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium
13h15 Introduction to the GBD Study
GBD 2019 results, and the state of health in Europe
Prospects for the GBD 2020 study
GBD visualisation and data tools
Methodological changes in the GBD 2019 study

— Prof Dr Theo Vos, IHME, USA & Dr Dietrich Plass, German Environment Agency, Germany
15h30 Knowledge translation of GBD 2019 estimates
— Dr Henk Hilderink, RIVM, Netherlands & Dr Elena Pallari, Cube Engineering, Cyprus
15h50 Wrapup
— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium

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